Last Chance To Buy LifeMiles For 1.375 Cents Each!

As I first wrote about last week, LifeMiles is offering a special bonus on purchased miles for readers of OMAAT, and the last day to register for the promotion is today. To take advantage of this offer you have to register your LifeMiles number on this page today, and then have to buy miles by tomorrow, December 20, 2016.


This is an opportunity to purchase miles for as little as 1.375 cents each, which is a fantastic deal.

On top of that, LifeMiles is offering discounted Star Alliance first & business class award redemptions, which can help you save on the cost of their already very attractive redemption options.


Even beyond the redemption promotion, there are so many excellent deals that can be had when picking up miles at this rate.

For example, ordinarily it’s tough to find nonstop business class award availability from the West Coast to Europe, though thanks to a couple of new flights that’s not the case anymore, and LifeMiles are one of the best ways to book those flights.

This coming summer Austrian is starting flights between Los Angeles and Vienna, and availability is wide open. The award costs 63,000 miles one-way in business class, which is the equivalent of paying ~$870 for that ticket.


The same can be said for LOT Polish’s new flight between Los Angeles and Warsaw, which would be the same cost.


Or if you’d rather fly ANA first class, you can go from Chicago to Tokyo for 90,000 miles, which is the equivalent of ~$1,240.


So at a rate of 1.375 cents per mile I’d certainly consider picking up miles. To take advantage of LifeMiles’ last promotion of the year, be sure you register your LifeMiles number on this page by tonight, and then 24 hours later the increased offer will be available to you.

Also keep in mind that buying LifeMiles counts as an airline purchase for the purposes of your credit card, so really that lowers the cent per mile cost even further.


  1. and if you use your new Avianca credit card you can get 3 miles per $ spent on these points. So that’s an extra bonus. That is, presuming this counts as airline spend. I know it shows up as travel spend on the CSR card with Avianca as the merchant.

  2. Just spent $151 to buy Lifemiles for a one-way to LAX for New Year’s. To purchase same exact flight on the United website was over $1,000. Great deal!

  3. @Mike S. – It’s not blocked. All seats are just taken (come on, it’s the peak season now). I can still see Dec 21 FRA-ALA in LH F. Also, you can only book LH F only up till 14 days in advance and not beyond that.

  4. I registered and it says in my account

    LMAB41 – 15% ADDITIONAL BONUS FOR One Mile at a Time

    But when I go to purchase 105,000 miles, it wants to charge me $3470.

    Is there a reason for this?

    Can anyone help?

  5. @ Michael — That should be the cost before the bonus. Keep in mind when you select the number of miles to buy you should choose the amount before the bonus. Is that not working?

  6. Lucky,

    I guess it worked out as I ended up getting 252,000 miles for $3465.

    I’m very interested in buying those round trips on Austrian airlines. Can I route LAX-VIE-CDG for the same 63,000 miles each way?

    Also, do you have a link to your most recent post about how to redeem effectively with Avianca?

    Thank you.

  7. By the way, I bought some Lifemiles, but American Express is not counting them as Airline spending.
    You said that if you use your AmEx you will get additional benefit by 5X points, but AmEx told me NO 5X points on miles purchase.
    Just a note because of your earlier comment.

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