Buy LifeMiles With Up To 160% Bonus Plus A 10% Rebate On Redemptions

Buy LifeMiles With Up To 160% Bonus Plus A 10% Rebate On Redemptions

The Avianca LifeMiles has just launched the first buy miles promotion for this year and you might find it useful for your next award redemptions as it offers one of the highest bonuses.

Buy LifeMiles With A 160% Bonus

Through January 25, 2023, the LifeMiles program is offering up to a 160% bonus when purchasing miles. With this promotion, members are able to receive bonus miles in tiers:

  • Purchase between 1,000 to 20,000 miles and get a 140% bonus
  • Purchase between 21,000 to 50,000 miles and get a 150% bonus
  • Purchase between 51,000 to 200,000 miles and get a 160% bonus

To buy LifeMiles with bonuses, you have to log in to your LifeMiles account and proceed to the buy miles page.

How Many Miles Can You Purchase

The LifeMiles must be purchased in increments of 1,000 and you can buy up to 200,000 miles per calendar year before any possible bonuses.

How Much Does LifeMiles Cost

LifeMiles usually cost US$33 per 1,000 miles and with the current promotion, you can receive up to 520,000 miles for US$6,600 which is around 1.276 cents per mile.

I would say this is a good offer for the start of the year and it is better in value compared to LifeMiles’s frequent 150% bonus offers. So I would recommend you buy miles during this promotion if you have specific travel plans in mind.

Redeeming LifeMiles

Avianca belongs to Star Alliance and its frequent flyer program, LifeMiles is one of my favorite airline programs to redeem miles and I frequently use them to redeem on flights. And unlike Aeroplan or MileagePlus, the best feature of this program is that it charges no fuel surcharges when redeeming awards on Star Alliance partners.

Paying US$6,600 for 520,000 miles might be costly but given that a one-way flight from Asia to Europe in first class costs 102,000 miles or Asia to the US for 99,000, you can book first and business class tickets with a fraction of the regular cost.

However, keep in mind that the program sometimes gives you hard time ranging from technical issues and of course a horrible customer service connection.

10% LifeMiles Rebate on Redemptions

On this purchased miles promotion, LifeMiles has added an interesting extra feature. Miles redeemed between January 17 thru February 17, 2023, corresponding with the buy miles offer, members will receive 10% miles back on their next award redemption.

Here are further details about the rebate:

  • The award redemptions must be made from January 17th through February 17th, 2023.
  • The rebate is valid on routes between the US and Europe redeemed between the above dates.
  • The rebate applies only for tickets redeemed with Star Alliance partner airlines.
  • If redeeming more than one award ticket, the 10% rebate applies to the main member who purchased the miles.
  • The rebated miles will be posted to the member’s LifeMiles account within 15 business days.

To take advantage of the rebates, you don’t have to purchase the whole hundred thousand miles but the minimum 1,000 miles are enough to take part in the offer. It is based on redeeming on top of your existing LifeMiles balance and 1,000 miles is just to take part.

Earn 1 Qualifying Miles Per 2 LifeMiles Purchased

This year Avianca LifeMiles has made changes to its frequent flyer program where members are able to earn “Qualifying Miles” via partner spending that includes buy miles too. Given that the program’s top-tier Diamond requires 40,000 qualifying miles, technically, you can buy 80,000 miles to easily become a Star Alliance Gold member.

This is a great change but I am still having a careful approach as the new changes can alter anytime. I will be writing about the new program change in a separate section soon.

Summary

Through January 25, 2023, Avianca’s LifeMiles is offering a bonus of up to 160% when buying miles where you can buy miles as low as 1.276 cents per mile. This is a great offer from LifeMiles as of now so if you have specific travel plans in mind, I would take advantage of the offer.

On top of the bonus miles offer, the program added an additional perk where members redeeming miles before February 17, 2023, on a route between the Us and Europe will be eligible for a 10% mileage rebate. Therefore, with this dual promotion, you will be able to save much more on award redemptions.

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