The offer is tiered, and you get a bigger bonus the more miles you buy, as follows:
- Buy 1,000-50,000 LifeMiles, get a 100% bonus (1.65 cents per mile)
- Buy 51,000-100,000 LifeMiles, get a 115% bonus (~1.53 cents per mile)
- Buy 101,000-200,000 LifeMiles, get a 125% bonus (~1.47 cents per mile)
This is a pretty solid deal to begin with, but it’s worth noting that there’s a follow-up offer for this deal. If you make a mileage purchase of 15,000 or more miles (pre-bonus) during this promotion, you’ll receive an email within a day or so giving you the opportunity to purchase miles with a 200% bonus.
The catch is that you can only purchase between 1,000 and 5,000 miles with the 200% bonus. That means at most you can purchase 15,000 miles (after the bonus) at a cost of $165, which is a cost of just 1.1 cents per mile. This offer will be available through May 31, 2017.
You can’t purchase more than 200,000 LifeMiles per account per calendar year pre-bonus, so you’ll want to keep that limit in mind before making a purchase through this promotion, so that you can get the most value. In other words, if you wanted to buy 200,000 miles, you might want to first buy 195,000 miles, and then you can still take advantage of buying 5,000 miles with a 200% bonus.