As mentioned in a previous post, Lifemiles is the frequent flyer programme of Avianca, a Star Alliance member. Members can purchase miles that can be redeemed for travel on Star Alliance partners. Lifemiles are typically sold in blocks of 1000 at US$33.00 plus taxes, pricing the miles at approximately 3.3 cents per mile. However, there are periodic Lifemiles sales which, when you include all applicable bonuses, can allow you to purchase miles at significantly lower prices.
From now till 28 Sep, you can purchase up to 200000 Lifemiles plus an additional 130% bonus from the miles purchased, bringing the total number of miles to 460000 for US$6600. This brings the cost per mile to 1.4 cents!
In a further exclusive promotion, One Mile at a Time (OMAAT) readers are eligible for a bonus of 140%. Hence, a purchase of 200000 miles will give you an additional 280000 miles, bringing your total to 480000 for US$6600. That’s only 1.3 cents per mile! To qualify for this promotion, you must register here from 5 Sep 2017 to 18 Sep 2017, and you must purchase the miles from 6 Sep 2017 to 19 Sep 2017.
If you are in an urgent need of miles for a well deserved getaway, it doesn’t get any better than this. Note that Lifemiles may not be redeemed on Singapore Airlines sectors featuring the latest long-haul products. Instead, you can get more value for your miles redeeming Business or First Class seats on other Star Alliance partners like ANA, EVA Air, and Thai Airways.