Great Deal: 150% Bonus On Purchased LifeMiles

And they keep one upping themselves — Avianca LifeMiles is now offering a 150% bonus on purchased miles, which is an opportunity to buy miles for 1.32 cents each.

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, Avianca’s LifeMiles program is offering a sale on the purchase of miles through December 18, 2015. Through that month-long bonus you can earn up to a 125% bonus on purchased miles. Through InsideFlyer you can get an even better version of the offer, as you get a further 10% bonus on purchased miles.

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However, twice during the promotion they’ve raised the bonus to 140% — both over Cyber Weekend and yesterday (an offer which should apparently be valid through today).

Now it looks like we can do even better than that. Brazilian blogger Passageiro de Primeira has arranged a special 150% bonus on purchased miles, which would lower the cost to 1.32 cents per mile.

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It works slightly differently than usual, though. Instead of buying the miles directly on the website, you have to enter your LifeMiles number on this page, and then you should receive an email 24 hours later confirming you’re eligible, with a link to purchase the miles. You can register for the promotion through December 14, 2015, and can buy miles under this deal through December 15, 2015.

Assuming you can purchase miles in small increments and still earn the 150% bonus I’d say this is the best offer LifeMiles has had yet. InsideFlyer had a 150% bonus several weeks back, though in order to take advantage of the full bonus you had to purchase 100,000+ miles before the bonus, which cost $3,300+.

Here are the terms of this promotion:

  1. The promotion is exclusive for subscribers of the “Passageiros de Primeira” blog who are affiliated to LifeMiles and subscribed to the promotion.
  2. You must be previously enrolled to the LifeMiles Program. The last day to enroll is December 14th 2015.
  3. You have until December 14th 2015 to subscribe to the promotion.
  4. You have until December 15th 2015 to purchase miles.
  5. Members will be able to purchase miles 24 hours after subscribing to the promotion.
  6. LifeMiles grants a 150% additional bonus on the miles purchased from December 11th to December 15th, 2015. This 150% additional bonus is calculated taking on account the base miles purchased per single transaction.
  7. The member must follow the miles purchase procedure established by LifeMiles B.V. Miles purchase is subject to the terms and conditions established by LifeMiles B.V.
  8. The150% additional bonus will be credited immediately after the miles purchase.
  9. Minimum LifeMiles purchase per transaction: LM 2,000. Maximum LifeMiles purchase per transaction: LM 150,000. Maximum LifeMiles purchase per member per calendar year during the promotion: LM 375,000 (including bonuses for purchase of promotional miles).
  10. Miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000.
  11. This promotion is only available for purchases through LifeMiles.com
  12. Bonus Miles and purchased miles in this promotion don’t apply to obtain or maintain the LifeMiles Elite Status.
  13. LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles B.V.
  14. LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply which can be found at www.LifeMiles.com

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Redeem LifeMiles for Lufthansa first class

Bottom line

This is a really good promotion. Assuming the 150% bonus works on purchasing smaller increments of miles, you can bet I’ll be taking advantage of this. It’s tough to go wrong picking up LifeMiles at 1.32 cents each.

Do you plan on registering and then purchasing LifeMiles with a 150% bonus?

About lucky

Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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Comments

  1. They are also offering reduced award fares to/from Brazil to/from USA/Europe. It´s possible to book LH first class for U$ 1.056 and UA business RT for a tad bit more.

  2. I was going to buy a few miles today since it’s the last day for 140%. Wondering if I should do that as there’s a risk this 150% strategy won’t work then then it’ll be too late to buy 140% from Lifemiles.

  3. @Nemme, I’m gonna buy some today just in case. And some more tomorrow asssuming that the 150% works with no minimum purchase.

  4. I bought 320K through the Inside Flyer deal and burned them already on 4 seats US to Asia in biz … no dice now: “The miles you want to purchase go over the annual limit of 360,000 miles.”

    The annual limit, is it a calendar year or 12 months period since last purchase?

  5. I got no feedback within 24 hours. do I need to buy any substription from the brazil blog ?

    Can anyone explain step by step please ?

    ‘exclusive for subscribers of the “Passageiros de Primeira” blog who are affiliated to LifeMiles and subscribed to the promotion.’

  6. @ John Smith — No subscription needed, might just require a bit more patience. You should automatically be contacted.

  7. @Nolan, I didn’t get an email either but when I tried to register my FF# again the website said I was already registered.

  8. I registered Friday night, got no email, but when I just went to buy directly from Lifemiles, the 150% bonus is part of the process. Awesome!

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