At the beginning of June I wrote about how Avianca’s LifeMiless program is offering a 25% bonus when you transfer points from hotel partners or Citi ThankYou. This promotion is valid through July 5, 2019.
This promotion can represent quite a good deal, though for a short period there’s an even better deal.
Transfer Citi points to LifeMiles with 30% bonus
For two days only — on June 27 & 28 — LifeMiles is offering a 30% bonus when you transfer points from Citi ThankYou. In other words, you get a bonus that’s 5% better than usual.
This only applies to transfers from Citi ThankYou (and not to transfers from other bank partners or hotel partners). You can transfer between 1,000 and 500,000 points as part of this promotion.
There’s no registration required, you just need to transfer points over the correct period. This bonus won’t be reflected on Citi’s website. That’s because this promotion is entirely being offered on LifeMiles’ end, so you’ll see the bonus when the miles post in your LifeMiles account.
Note that they list specific time zones that are eligible — “Thursday June 27th (12:00 AM GMT-6) and Friday June 28th (12:59 PM GMT-6).” So make sure you adhere to that.
LifeMiles can be a fantastic program for premium cabin Star Alliance award redemptions. LifeMiles also often sells miles at a discount, so there are lots of opportunities to acquire their miles.
Want ThankYou points? Don’t forget about this great offer
This is one of the most rewarding Citi credit card for everyday spend, as it offers:
- 3x points on travel, including gas stations
- 2x points on dining & entertainment
- 1x points on all other purchases
So if you are looking for ThankYou points, the Citi Premier℠ Card is tough to beat.
LifeMiles is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Capital One, and they also frequently sell miles at a discount. So there are lots of opportunities to acquire these points.
They have attractive Star Alliance redemption rates, and also don’t impose surcharges on award redemptions.
A 30% bonus is about as good as it gets when transferring points, so this could represent a very good deal. Just be aware that LifeMiles doesn’t always have access to all Star Alliance award space.
Anyone plan to take advantage of this 30% bonus from Citi to LifeMiles?