Bonus promotions are coming in thick and fast, its hard to keep pace. Earlier today I wrote about the SPG promo stack and IHG 100% bonus and now the first LifeMiles promotion 2017 is out – up to 125% bonus. This promotion is definitely not their highest and we have seen up to 150% bonus on purchased LifeMiles.

LifeMiles Promotion 2017

LifeMiles Promotion 2017

The first promotion of 2017 (until Feb 28th, 2017) offers three tiers of 2×1 purchase category, with a maximum additional bonus of 25%. The cost of purchasing is $33 USD/1000 miles (before 2×1 bonus). To take advantage of the 25% additional bonus, you will have to purchase a minimum of 101000 miles which will fetch a total of 227,250 miles at $3333 USD.

LifeMiles Promotion 2017

Its interesting to note that the additional bonus is based on the country of residence as captured in the LifeMiles account. The related terms and conditions (as posted on promotion) are as follows;

  • For LifeMiles members that have Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Chile or Venezuela as their country of residence in their Member’s profile the bonus percentage applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 10,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1, for purchases from 11,000 –40,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 15% additional miles, for purchases from 41,000 – 200,000 receive 2×1 + 25% additional miles.
  • For LifeMiles members that have any other country as their country of residence in their Member´s profile the bonus percentage applies as follows: The bonus percentage apply as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1, for purchases from 51,000 – 100,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 15% additional miles, for purchases from 101,000 – 200,000 receive 2×1 + 25% additional miles.
  • The bonuses are calculated based on the miles purchased per individual transaction without taking into account the 2×1 bonus.
  • The miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000.
  • The minimum miles to purchase per transaction is 1,000 LifeMiles.
  • The maximum miles to purchase per transaction during this promotion to receive the bonus showed in the table above is 200,000 LifeMiles if the Member has not purchased miles in 2017 or 200,000 LifeMiles minus the miles previously purchased by the Member in 2017.
  • The Member may purchase miles outside of the limits showed in the table above but in such case the transactions will be processed but no bonuses will be granted.
  • The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member per calendar year outside of this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles (including miles purchased and bonuses received). If the member surpasses the limit, through purchases made during this promotion and other purchases in 2017, taking into account the bonuses received for those purchases, he or she will not be able to purchase any more miles until the next calendar year.
  • Each package of 1,000 LifeMiles costs USD $33.00 without applicable taxes and USD $40.26* including applicable taxes according to correspondence country registered in the LifeMiles database**
  • Only form of payment through Avianca´s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: credit card or international debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca´s Information Centers. Other Conditions: The receipt of the transaction will reflect the total number of miles accrued to the member´s account, including the bonus miles and the total charge for the transaction.
  • This promotion applies for miles purchases made between February 15th and February 28th, 2017 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador).
  • The miles purchased and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain the Elite status.
  • The purchase of miles is not reversible or refundable. The purchase of miles is an immediate execution contract. Once the payment is made, the miles will be accrued immediately on the members account. As of that moment the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. For these reasons the purchase of miles is a contract that cannot be resolved and retraction or similar rights according to applicable law are not applicable.
  • Miles are not endorsable.
  • Miles purchase is available through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Curacao it is only available through LifeMiles.com and Avianca´s Call Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com.
  • Does not apply to the Flexible Redemption (miles + money) during the payment process of air ticket redemption.
  • Miles purchased, once accrued, can be redeemed in accordance with the conditions specified in the LifeMiles Program Terms and Conditions and the portfolio of products and services available for redemption.
  • LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles B.V.

Reasons I love LifeMiles program

  • Reasonable Star Alliance award redemption rates
  • NO FUEL SURCHARGES
  • Offer one-way awards for 50% rates compared to return
  • Ability to book mixed cabin awards
  • Miles purchased post as travel –> Ability to earn Credit card category bonus

Take Away

While this promotion is decent, I will not be making use of it. I have seen LifeMiles promotions offering up to 150% bonus on purchased miles and will wait for those to come back. However, this promotion is a great opportunity to top-up your account balance for short term booking plans.

Will you be purchasing Lifemiles through this promotion?