(EXPIRED) Buy LifeMiles under 1c each & get a hotel stay, too (9/11 only)

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Avianca LifeMiles is offering 4x miles for hotel bookings. That’s not quite as good as the time they offered 5x miles (See: [Dead] HOT deal: 5x LifeMiles with hotel bookings (30K on $390 booking), but that offer sold out in just a few hours. Today’s promotion (valid 9/11/19 only) started at 1pm and ends at 9pm CST (that’s central time) — though I doubt it will last that long. Timing on this is great as you should receive the miles for stays completed in the next two weeks in time to take advantage of the current award sale to Asia (See: LifeMiles Award Sale: Save 7-31% On Select Routes Worldwide (Plus Buy LifeMiles With Up To 145% Bonus).

The Deal

  • Get 3x Avianca LifeMiles when you book hotels through LifeMiles, 12/5/18 only from 10am to 10pm EST or when this runs out, which will likely be sooner
  • Direct link to this promotion

Key Terms

  • Valid for bookings made on September 11th, 2019 between 1:00 PM CST and 9:00 PM CST or until the maximum miles available for the promotion of 5,000,000 is reached, whichever happens first.
  • Offer applies only for bookings made through the dedicated website: https://hotels.lifemiles.com/l/4x/en/
  • Valid to stay between September 12th, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.
  • The bonus will be awarded upon check out
  • Promotional Bonus cannot exceed the maximum bonus amount of 100,000 (two hundred thousand) LifeMiles per reservation.
  • Only two (2) reservations per member
  • If the reservation is cancelled, bonus miles will not be awarded to the customer.
  • The promotional offers above cannot be combined and cannot be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above.
  • Miles accrued under this promotion are not valid to obtain or maintain the LifeMiles Elite Status.
  • Miles will be accrued on the members account entered when paying for the reservation, no later than fifteen (15) business days after the stay has been completed and if all conditions have been met.
  • LifeMiles Hotels reserves the right to retract a bonus at any time if it detects technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or any deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above including multiple accounts.
  • Miles will be credited in two steps: One (01) for the accrual of LifeMiles that is normally awarded through LifeMiles Hotels (1X), depending on the chosen hotel and one (01) credit for the additional 3X LifeMiles awarded due to this promotion.
  • Transactions made hotels.lifemiles.com are made with Rocketmiles and the terms and conditions of such site shall apply.

Quick Thoughts

Reader Bill passed this along to us while noting that there are some instances where you could use this sale to effectively buy miles for around (or maybe less than) one cent each. Here is one example Bill shared:

As you can see, the nightly rate there is $510 per night and a one-night stay would earn 60K total miles. With taxes and fees, that’s probably right around 1 cent per mile, which is an excellent price for LifeMiles — all the better if you actually need a stay in South Miami.

With past similar offers, some folks found outliers that offered really impressive return. Keep in mind that bookings through this promotion are handled through Rocketmiles (but note that you must book through the dedicate site linked to under “The Deal”, not Rocketmiles.com), so stays most likely will not earn elite credit, points, or grant access to elite benefits. Still, the return in some instances likely washes away those benefits. Also keep in mind that a single reservation can’t earn more than 100K miles (that’s a decrease) and furthermore members are limited to 2 reservations through this promotion this time — surely a way to prevent a handful of people from claiming all of the points. This time, they are capping the promo at 5,000,000 bonus miles, at which point they will pull it. If people cap it out at 100K miles per booking, it still won’t last the entire time — though the new limits will slow down the death of the deal considerably.

I’m still traveling at the moment and haven’t yet booked my accommodations for tomorrow and Friday nights, so this deal is particularly timely for me if I can find a place where the return is great enough within the area I want to be. I’m certainly going back to searching after publishing this post.

H/T: Reader Bill

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