Lifemiles are on sale again with a 125% bonus, plus 15% for readers of OMAAT (which is basically everyone). In order to get the 140% promotion you need to register your Lifemiles account via this link. After 24 hours, you will be able to buy Lifemiles at these promotional rates below-
You need to register by 18th September and buy your miles by 19th September latest. A 140% bonus means buying miles at 1.375 US cents each.
Check out the Lifemiles award chart here. As a point of reference, it costs 78,000/99,000 miles for one way business/first class from SIN to the USA, or US$1,073/US$1,361 if you were to buy Lifemiles (there will be some airport taxes payable too, but those are minimal and Lifemiles does not levy fuel surcharges).
Lifemiles transactions code as airline spend, so you can consider using
- DBS Woman’s World Card- 4 mpd
- DBS Altitude AMEX/Visa- 3 mpd, first S$5K per month only
- Any other card where you’re trying to hit a minimum spend
I’d recommend you play around with the Lifemiles booking engine and see if you can identify dates and flights that work with you. Miles purchased credit instantly, so if you see something you like lock it in quickly. Do remember though that Lifemiles has recently increased cancellation fees, so don’t be too trigger happy. As always, I don’t advise buying miles speculatively.
Remember that you will not be able to book SQ long haul premium award space (77W, A380, A350s) through Lifemiles, nor Lufthansa or Swiss cabins (although exceptions pop up here and there). If you need more education on Lifemiles be sure to check our historical posts on the topic.