At the beginning of the month I wrote about how Avianca’s LifeMiles program launched their latest bonus on purchased miles. While the promotion is valid through September 30, 2016, LifeMiles offered an “early bird” bonus, where you could get additional bonus miles if you purchased miles by September 10, 2016.
With the early bird promotion you could purchase miles with up to a 130% bonus.
While that promotion ended a bit over a week ago, there’s now an opportunity to purchase miles with an even better bonus. You can purchase LifeMiles with up to a 140% bonus thanks to a promotion being offered in conjunction with Brazlian blog Passageiro de Primeira (LifeMiles has offered similar promotions in the past).
To take advantage of this offer you have to register on this page between September 19 and September 26, and then have to buy miles between September 20 and September 27, 2016. You have to wait 24 hours from the time you register until you buy miles through the offer to get the better bonus. You should see the better bonus reflected on the purchase page once you’re eligible.
With a 140% bonus, you can buy LifeMiles for as little as 1.375 cents each. This is the best bonus we’ve seen in a very long time. In June there was a similar increased offer through Passageiro de Primeira, though that promotion maxed out at a 135% bonus. Of course you still need to spend quite a bit of cash to maximize this promotion. You need to buy at least 101,000 miles pre-bonus at 3.3 cents each to get the 140% bonus, so that’s at least $3,333 out of pocket.
As far as the overall value of purchasing LifeMiles goes, see my previous post for more on the best uses of these points. This could certainly make a lot of sense for the purposes of redemptions in Star Alliance premium cabins.
Redeem LifeMiles for Asiana A380 first class
Do you plan on buying LifeMiles with this 140% bonus?