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Avianca’s LifeMiles program has been offering a ton of promotions lately on the purchase of miles. Perhaps their single best publicly available one yet is at the moment, whereby they’re offering a 150% bonus on purchased miles regardless of how many you purchase. While they’ve offered a 150% bonus in the past, you had to purchase over 100,000 miles to take advantage of the deal (meaning you had to spend $3,300+), which was quite a barrier.
If you want to take advantage of the 150% bonus on purchased miles, you have about a day left to do so. To take advantage of the 150% bonus promotion you have to register by December 14 and purchase miles by December 15, 2015.
This promotion is being offered in conjunction with Brazilian frequent flyer blog Passageiro de Primeira. To take part in the promotion you have to enter your LifeMiles number on this page. Then within 24 hours you’ll automatically be eligible for the 150% bonus.
When you log into your LifeMiles account you’ll automatically see the 150% bonus reflected, giving you the opportunity to purchase LifeMiles for 1.32 cents each. Just give it some time, as it can take up to 24 hours for your account to be updated with the better offer.
This is the case whether you purchase just 10,000 miles (25,000 miles with the bonus) for $330…
…or if you purchase 100,000 miles (250,000 miles with the bonus) for $3,300.
While in the past I’ve advised against speculatively purchasing LifeMiles, this is a really good deal, especially now that you can once again redeem LifeMiles for Lufthansa first class.
Also keep in mind that LifeMiles processes points purchases directly, meaning buying miles with them counts as airfare for the purposes of credit card spend, and you’ll want to use one of the following cards:
|Card||Points earned on airfare spend|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express||3x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Citi Prestige® Card||3x ThankYou points per dollar spent|
|Citi ThankYou® Premier Card||3x ThankYou points per dollar spent|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card||2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent|
If you’re interested in this offer, be sure you register your LifeMiles number by tomorrow and purchase LifeMiles by Tuesday. This is the first time in a while I’ve been tempted to purchase LifeMiles speculatively, even though I have a balance of ~250,000 LifeMiles.
Do you plan on purchasing LifeMiles with a 150% bonus?