Buy Avianca Lifemiles Now and Get up to 145% More Miles!

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Until July 31st, 2019, there is a great deal for anyone who wants to buy Avianca LifeMiles. If you purchase between 101,000 and 200,000 miles, you can earn a 145% bonus, bringing the total cost per mile down to 1.35 cents.

 

Terms and Conditions

First, you need to create a frequent flyer account with Avianca LifeMiles if you haven't already done so. Once you have your LifeMiles number, you can register for the promotion. Then it's just a matter of purchasing LifeMiles. The bonus miles awarded are based on a sliding scale as follows:

  • 1000-10,000 will get you a 105% bonus – equivalent to 1.6 cents per mile.
  • 11,000-50,000 will get you a 115% bonus – equivalent to 1.53 cents per mile.
  • 51,000-100,000 will get you a 135% bonus – equivalent to 1.40 cents per mile.
  • 101,000-200,000 will get you a 145% bonus – equivalent to 1.35 cents per mile.

Avianca LifeMiles limits purchased miles to 200,000 per account, per calendar year. So, if you already purchased 50,000 earlier this year, you could only get a bonus on up to 150,000 bought before the end of July.

If you buy the maximum 200,000 Lifemiles for $6,615, you'll end up with 490,000 total miles after the bonus has been applied. Although that is a huge cash outlay, you could turn those miles into eight one-way business-class segments between the U.S. and Europe.

Is This Deal Worth It?

This is a relative question for each person, based on their current points balances and upcoming travel plans. If you have a Citi Prestige® Card or The Platinum Card® from American Express, buying Avianca LifeMiles will count as an airline purchase and net you an additional 5X points on the purchase price of the miles.

The deal is probably only worth it for those who can buy in bulk for a bonus in the 135% or 145% range. Purchases in small quantities could work with the right travel itinerary, but a smaller bonus will limit your potential savings. Not a lot of people are in a position to spend $3,000 or more on miles, but if you're one of them, the price doesn't get better than this. You have until July 31, 2019 to complete your purchase.

Buy Avianca Lifemiles Now and Get up to 145% More Miles!
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Comments

  • Looks like a good deal, but what US carriers does Avianca partner with? Thanks!

    • Avianca is a Star Alliance member, so United will be your go-to partner in the U.S. Air Canada is also a member with lots of U.S. destinations that could be useful if you’re connecting to Asia, Europe, or Latin America. The only major partner outside of Star Alliance is Oneworld member Iberia (Spain).

  • Steven William Van Meter says:

    I have flown Avianca many times. I thought they were professional and efficient. The last time I thought they slipped a bit.

  • I never buy miles on a speculative basis! I once bought a small quantity of miles to complete an award booking.

  • The Star Alliance award consolidator does it again! Thanks for the heads up!

  • The problem with these promos is that you never really get the best deal when all you want is a small-ish top-up to add to existing miles.

  • This program has a lot of possibilities for those who fly business class on points. Good to know which credit cards will give extra points for the purchase itself. For a large purchase like that, the extra points are helpful.

  • I don’t like buying miles speculatively, but these have a lot of possibilities

  • Good! Avianca launching more promos like I predicted in previous Avianca article.

  • Stacy Y Liu says:

    Sounds like a good deal if you already have a AMEX platinum card. Unfortunately I don’t fly Avianca and wish they had these sorts of deals with other carriers.

  • The promo is good.
    The problem is that it is now quite normal to have it each month.
    I hope there will be no devaluation soon.

  • Nice to know about for long term planning, especially if it appears regularly as others suggest.

  • According to the Points Guy Avianca miles are worth 1.7 cents/mile, which is less than the discounted cost although not much.

    • Thanks for quantifying the miles value. To truly assess an offer, this is the number that is needed, allowing for a straight apples to apples, cents/miles to cents/miles comparison. And, the comparison here reveals this promotion to be rather ho-hum.

  • This promo frequently but the miles seem expensive.

  • Remember their new 12 months expiry policy.

  • Yeah, 12 months expiration is a handicap, but flying Avianca have other good advantages for some travellers.

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