(EXPIRED) LifeMiles transfer bonus: 115% bonus miles when you transfer to another member

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Avianca LifeMiles is offering a new transfer bonus when you transfer your LifeMiles to another member. You’ll get a 115% bonus when transferring to friends or family, which means that when you transfer 1,000 LifeMiles to someone else, they will receive 2,150 miles. This could stack nicely with the current Citi transfer bonus to make for a chance to generate LifeMiles at a cost of about 1.1c per mile.

The Deal

  • Avianca LifeMiles is offering a 115% bonus when you transfer your miles to another member through August 31, 2022

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Key Terms

  • This promotion is valid from August 17th, 2022 to August 31st, 2022 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador), as the last date of transfer.
  • Transfer fee for each block of 1,000 LifeMiles: USD $15.00 not including applicable taxes
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Quick Thoughts

Key to understanding this promotion is the fact that this bonus is not directly related to transferring from a partner. If you have 1,000 LifeMiles in your Avianca LifeMiles account today, whether earned from a partner or previously transferred or left over from cancelled bookings, you can transfer them to a friend or family member and they will receive 2,150 miles.

Avianca LifeMiles charges $15 per 1,000 miles transferred to another member (no additional charge for the bonus miles), so you’ll generate 1,150 bonus miles for fifteen bucks. That’s a cost of 1.3c per mile (remember that your friend or family member will receive 2,150 miles, but a thousand of those were miles you already had, so you’re really paying fifteen bucks for the 1,150 bonus miles). That’s not a bad price to pay for LifeMiles, particularly if you have miles trapped in Player 2’s account that would be more useful in Player 1’s account or vice versa.

I think this bonus makes the most sense for someone has points trapped in Player 2’s account that would like to get the points moved into Player 1’s account (or vice versa) since the $15 fee per 1,000 miles wouldn’t make sense without the bonus. This promo could also make sense if you don’t have enough Lifemiles to cover a valuable redemption. That certainly could be appealing in the right situation, but I wouldn’t go after this bonus speculatively since LifeMiles often sells miles almost as cheaply.

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slaven

is the $165 fee worth the bonus 12,650 earned when transferring 11,000 miles?

about to book 3 x 7500 tickets using MR points from my account and just wondering if worth the fee to go thru this extra step by transferring the life miles first to P2.

TimmyD

Do you have a link about the current citi bonus that you mentioned would stack with this?

Michael Scott

I believe the bonus is on the LifeMiles side, so you won’t see it on the Citi site. https://frequentmiler.com/25-transfer-bonus-from-citi-thankyou-to-avianca-lifemiles-2/

rj123456

Will transferring miles reset the expiration date for either transferor or transferee? Would be good to mention that since one of you recently lost a few miles.

Amy

What is the Lisbon sweet spot?–which airline? I’m trying to fly from US to Copenhagen-Trying to decode between a Biz class far or connecting flight on the current Delta reduced points deal. Any suggestions?

Paul

Isn’t the bonus from cap1, not Citi?