Last Chance To Buy LifeMiles With A 150% Bonus

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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:

CardPoints earned on airfare spend
The Platinum Card® from American Express5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent
American Express® Gold Card3x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent
Chase Sapphire Reserve®3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent
Citi Premier℠ Card3x ThankYou points per dollar spent
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent

Bottom line

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?

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  1. Bought 126000 Lifemiles the other day for 2 OWs from Italy back to Boston in June (FLR -> ZRH -> BOS) on Swiss Air in business class. Thanks for keeping us informed about these great deals!

  2. I signed up for the bonus through the blog yesterday, while I did not get a e-mail from lifemiles, However, when I signed into my lifemiles account this morning and tried to buy the miles, it was showing the bonus, I bought 125K miles for $4175 which resulted in my account being credited 312.5K miles. I have already bought the two business class awards to Pakistan, which was 312K miles. With taxes bringing the grand total to $4593.50 for two business class seats to Pakistan. Thanks Ben.

  3. 160% bonus? Likely.

    Another devaluation? Unlikely.

    The reason they’re offering these silly bonuses is because they’re getting hammered as a result of their previous moronic devaluation coupled with increasing the cost of miles. That said, don’t put anything past a South American company.

  4. Hi Lucky, I registered both my account and my parents’ accounts. Neither of us received the email. I jumped in and bought a few miles before, but now my parents kinda stuck without any other options. Maybe you know how I may follow this through? It was not clear to me in their website. Thanks a lot!

  5. Lucky, what should I do if I registered by did not receive the 150% email? neither my account nor my parents’ accounts got anything after we registered. Thanks a lot!!!

  6. @ SW — You should actually just log straight into your account, as the 150% bonus should be reflected there when you go to buy miles. As it turns out, there’s no email.

  7. Hi, have you ever mis connected with Lifemiles on an itinerary with 2 different partners. I am looking at a possible BKK-NRT-NYC. There is an option with a 55 minute connection at NRT and i’d be switching from Thai to ANA. IF I misconnect would ANA accommodate me or would I have to call the Lifemiles call center for help? I’ve heard that can be difficult and I don’t speak spanish at all.

  8. Lucky – several forums have noted LM doesn’t allow booking many ANA F flights. Other than LH F, are there any trends in what is and isn’t bookable through LM? Does LM roughly reflect Asiana and ANA F availability? Swiss J? Thanks!

    Would be awesome to have an article on LM for all the people that bought this time, but even quick thoughts would be much appreciated 🙂

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