Update 9/15/21: One Mile At A Time reports that LifeMiles is advising that there isn’t a separate 15% bonus after all – the bonus advertised on their site refers to the 15% bonus on the Membership Rewards end. It sounds like an extra 15% was being added on the LifeMiles end early in the promotion, but they’ve since fixed that.
Thanks to Josh in the comments below for the heads up about this.
Update 2: Gene has shared in the comments that LifeMiles is clawing back the extra 15% bonus miles that they’d inadvertently awarded. That’s a poor state of affairs seeing as it was their mistake and means people will be rightly dubious about future promotions that they run.
American Express launched a dozen transfer bonuses to airline and hotel loyalty programs last week. One of those was a 15% transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles which stacks nicely with a separate 15% bonus on the LifeMiles end.
- Get a 15% bonus from Avianca LifeMiles when transferring American Express Membership Rewards to LifeMiles.
- Direct link to offer.
- This Promotion is valid only for the transfer of American Express Membership Rewards to LifeMiles from September 1st, 2021 (12:00 AM GMT-6) to September 30th, 2021 (11:59 PM GMT-6).
- A minimum transfer of 1,000 Membership Rewards point is required.
- During the promotion, the member will receive a 15% bonus over the Membership rewards transfer rate.
- The bonus miles and the transferred miles will be reflected in the account statement in two different transactions.
- Transferred LifeMiles as well as the bonus miles will be accrued no later than 24 hours after American Express Membership Rewards reports the request of miles transfer to LifeMiles.
For every 1,000 Membership Rewards points you transfer, you’ll receive 1,150 LifeMiles thanks to the current transfer bonus on the American Express end.
LifeMiles is then offering a separate 15% bonus on their end which will increase those 1,150 miles to 1,322.50. That means you’re effectively getting a 32.25% transfer bonus overall which is a decent offer.
LifeMiles has a number of different sweet spots, so check out this post for ways to get even more value when redeeming your LifeMiles: Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots for award flights.