Edited by: Nick Ellis
& Keri Stooksbury
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Though many are unfamiliar with it, Avianca LifeMiles is a useful program to leverage when booking award tickets with Star Alliance carriers such as United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and more.
And while you wouldn’t ordinarily want to purchase Avianca LifeMiles at the standard rate, the latest promotion gives you a 170% bonus and represents an excellent value.
Here’s a look at how you can take advantage!
Through January 27, 2024, you’ll earn a bonus when purchasing Avianca LifeMiles at the following tiers:
Since this is a targeted offer, the exact amount of bonus points you are targeted for may differ. But it appears that the bonus kicks in around 1,000 miles.
We value Avianca LifeMiles at 1.4 cents apiece. Therefore, this promotion offers a solid opportunity for those looking to stock up on LifeMiles for a specific redemption.
Head over to Avianca’s buy miles page to complete your purchase. Keep in mind that you’re limited to purchasing up to 200,000 miles per calendar year before any bonuses you may receive.
Since Avianca purchases are processed by the airline, you’ll want to use a credit card that rewards you for airfare. For example, The Platinum Card® from American Express earns 5x points spent directly with airlines or through AmexTravel.com (up to $500,000 per year, then 1x points).
Being able to purchase LifeMiles at a reduced rate effectively allows you to get a deeply discounted cash fare. Then, you can redeem your Avianca LifeMiles across a wide variety of Star Alliance carriers. Here are a couple of compelling options:
Avianca is also a transfer partner of 5 major reward currencies. If you’ve got points or miles with Amex Membership Rewards, Brex Rewards, Capital One Miles, Citi ThankYou Rewards, or Marriott Bonvoy, you’ll want to consider transferring points from one of these programs first to lower your out-of-pocket cost.Hot Tip:
For more redemption options, read our dedicated guide on our favorite ways to redeem Avianca LifeMiles!
While there are plenty of ways to earn Avianca LifeMiles easily, you may find yourself short for a specific redemption. If this is the case, this promotion is an opportunity to score some great value for those planning to travel soon, but are short on the miles needed to do so.
For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
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UP's Bonus Valuation
This bonus value is an estimated valuation calculated by UP after analyzing redemption options, transfer partners, award availability and how much UP would pay to buy these points.