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LifeMiles is making some big waves and has recently introduced a new credit card to the US market with a 60K signup bonus. Additionally, they're offering a discount on award redemptions on Star Alliance carriers when using LifeMiles. The redemption promo is valid for travel in the US, and for trips to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Brazil.
To take advantage of this discount, bookings must be made by January 3, 2017 — although the travel dates can be anytime during 2017. To access the promotion, you’ll have to go through the promotion page on the LifeMiles site.
For the purpose of the reward redemption, LifeMiles splits the US into three zones, Europe into two zones, and Asia is also subdivided into two zones.
The rates for the award redemptions are published by LifeMiles in the following chart.
The chart is for round-trip journey’, a one-way trip would be half the cost in miles. Unfortunately, the promotion does not cover all routes within the United States. For example, New York, which is in Zone One and LA, which is in zone Three, have no promotional rates between them, so you can’t benefit from reduced redemption rates for US transcon flights.
Key Terms to Know
There are some key terms and conditions for the promotion. These include that all bookings have to be made through the Avianca call center, LifeMiles.com, or Points of Sale. There is an additional fee of $25 for redemptions through LifeMiles.com. A full list of terms and conditions can be found at LifeMiles.com.
How Valuable is the Promotion?
This offer has great value, especially if combined with the current bonus on LifeMiles Purchases. With a bonus of up to 140%, you can pick up 360K miles for $4,950 plus taxes. While this may seem expensive, it is enough for two First Class roundtrip tickets to Europe, and a Business Class roundtrip ticket from New York to Florida.
If you already know some of your travel plans for the next year, this is a great deal. It is also excellent value if you want to use miles for some aspirational travel next year. Considering for example that the cost of a Lufthansa First Class ticket to Europe would be significantly larger than the cost of the miles alone. With known travel plans, then this is a great option to get an excellent bonus on buying miles, and spending them on some great discounted reward travel tickets.
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