[Edit: on closer inspection I found this in the T&C: Promotion applies exclusively for members who have received this email directly from LifeMiles. Appears to be targeted, but I’d be surprised if LifeMiles doesn’t do a general sale for upcoming CyberMonday]
Ah, Singles Day. The day where those not getting any solve the problem by buying stuff online instead of, you know, solving the problem.
Lifemiles is offering a Singles Day sale from 11th to 18th November so you can buy cheap award tickets and luxuriate in your First Class seat sipping champagne while you watch young married couples and families with kids shuffle their way past you to economy. Pah! Who needs ’em?
The additional bonus on offer this time round is 140%, which means you can buy miles at 1.375 US cents each. What’s even better about this deal is that this bonus applies regardless of how many miles you buy.
With regular sales, your bonus normally follows a tiered structure that scales up depending on how many miles you buy. So even though previous sales maxed out at 140% too, you’d have to buy a large number of miles to hit that bonus tier.
This promotion is therefore great for topping off an account cheaply. As you can see in the screenshot below, even a token purchase of 1,000 miles generates 1,400 bonus miles (140%) for 2,400 miles in total.
The maximum miles you can buy in a calendar year pre-bonuses is 200,000. But really, if you max your account out, why not just create a second one?
Lifemiles recently revamped its award engine and gave us all a scare, but it seems that regular service has resumed and Star Alliance partner awards are showing up as per normal.
Remember that Lifemiles purchases code as airline spend, so your best options are
- DBS Woman’s World Card (4 mpd, first $2,000 per month)
- DBS Altitude Card (3 mpd, first $5,000 per month)
- Standard Chartered Visa Infinite (3 mpd, assuming you spend more than $2,000 in a month)
If you’re new to Lifemiles or just need a refresher, check out all our past coverage here.