LifeMiles 115% Transfer Bonus Promotion: Everything You Need to Know
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Avianca’s LifeMiles program is currently running a noteworthy promotion. If you’re an avid traveler or someone looking to maximize your LifeMiles, here’s what you need to understand about this limited-time offer.
115% Bonus on LifeMiles Transfers
From now until the end of August, LifeMiles is presenting its members with an attractive deal. When transferring LifeMiles between accounts, you can earn a 115% bonus. However, do note that there’s a fee involved. Historically, LifeMiles has launched promotions that provided bonuses ranging from 110% to 125%.
Details of the Offer
- Promotion Period: August 17th to August 31st, 2023 (00.00-23.59 GMT-6, El Salvador).
- Transfer Charge: $15 for every block of 1,000 LifeMiles transferred. With the bonus, transferring 75,000 miles will provide you with 161,250 miles (original miles + 86,250 bonus).
- Pricing: The effective cost for these bonus miles works out to roughly 1.3 US cents each. This rate, which is significantly competitive, is nearly equivalent to what we’ve seen LifeMiles charge for miles in the past.
- Transfer Limits: A minimum of 1,000 LifeMiles is required for the bonus, with an annual cap of 75,000 LifeMiles for transfers.
- How to Transfer: The transfer can be initiated through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com, and Avianca Information Centers. For Venezuelan residents, it’s available exclusively via LifeMiles.com.
Extracting Value from the Deal
Example of travel destinations where you can get the most out of your miles:
- Business-class flights from the eastern U.S. to Europe (including the UK) for 60,000 miles, translating to $783
- First-class flights from the eastern U.S. to Europe for 87,000 miles, or approximately $1,135
- Business-class routes from the eastern U.S. to North Asia (covering regions like China and Hong Kong) at 75,000 miles or around $978
- First-class flights in the same region for 90,000 miles, setting you back by about $1,174
If you have LifeMiles ready for transfer, and a specific redemption lined up, this promotion might be just what you’re looking for. The value of purchasing LifeMiles at around 1.3¢ each is hard to surpass. But, like any deal, think twice before making any speculative mile transfers or purchases.
Furthermore, unless you’re gifting the miles, it’s wise to transfer them to someone you trust — be it a close friend, family, or another account under your control.
While the current LifeMiles promotion does make it simpler to merge miles from various accounts and extend their validity, remember you’ve either accumulated or bought these miles in the past. Therefore, always weigh the pros and cons before proceeding.
Terms and ConditionsThis promotion is valid from August 17th, 2023, through August 31st, 2023 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador), as the last date of transfer. Transfer fee for each block of 1,000 LifeMiles: US$15.00 not including applicable taxes and US$18.30* including applicable taxes according to the country of correspondence registered in the LifeMiles database**
The 115% bonus is calculated over the amount of miles to be transferred. Miles transfer is available through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. At LifeMiles.com, the purchase can only be done through BUY MILES/ Transfer your miles. Only form of payment through Avianca’s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: international credit or debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca’s Information Centers.
The miles must be transferred in multiples of LM 1,000. Minimum transfer miles: LM 1,000. Maximum transfer miles per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses). Maximum LifeMiles to receive per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses). The miles transferred and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain Elite status.
The transfer of miles is not reversible or refundable, except in countries where this right is granted by applicable law, such as the right to retraction in Colombia, in the cases where it applies. The transfer of miles is an immediate execution transaction. Once the miles are transferred, they will be accrued immediately on the receiving member´s account.
As of that moment, the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. Miles transferred, 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 LTD.
*For residents in Colombia: the values are settled based on Colombia´s exchange rate on the date of the transaction. For residents in Peru the fee for each package of 1,000 miles transferred is US$15.00 or S/. 55.65 including taxes. Prices in Nuevos Soles reflect the reference exchange rate as of August 10th, 2023: S/. 3.71 per 1 US$ dollar. Final prices in Nuevos Soles will be determined based on the exchange rate of the date of the transaction. For residents in Costa Rica the values are settled based on the exchange rate as provided by IATA. For the rest of the countries the values are settled based on the exchange rate of the date of the transaction.
**The price can be lower depending on the correspondence country entered on the Member´s profile in their LifeMiles account.