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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.
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