As mentioned over the weekend, Lifemiles is offering a special bonus during for readers of The Milelion. This week, there’ll be a regular Lifemiles sale running from 13-28 February 2018. Milelion readers who register between 13-17 February and buy miles between 14-18 February will get an additional bonus on top of whatever public bonus exists.
The bonus you get depends on how many miles you buy:
- 1,000-50,000 miles–
100% or 110%115% bonus
- 51,000-100,000 miles–
115% or 125%130% bonus
- 101,000-200,000 miles–
125% or 135%140% bonus
(Update: there are two different Lifemiles public offers that have gone out, but regardless of which one you were targeted for, Milelion readers will enjoy the same final bonus at each tier of purchases)
Lifemiles price at US$33 per 1,000 miles, so if you get the 40% bonus you’re paying the equivalent of 1.375 US cents per mile (~1.82 Singapore cents). This promotion is open to new and existing members of Lifemiles, and registration is required:
Registration opens at midnight CST on 13 February 2018. If you try to register before it opens, you’ll simply get an error message as shown below:
I’m posting the link now because when it does go live I’ll be somewhere over the Pacific Ocean enjoying my virgin United Polaris experience and drinks cart service while it lasts.
Here’s a countdown timer for those of you bad at converting timezones:
Registration is simple:
- Go to this link
- Enter your Lifemiles number and click “register”
- 24 hours later, your “Buy Lifemiles” page will reflect the upsized discount
Remember that Lifemiles is also offering discounted award redemptions between certain city pairs. There are some great premium cabin deals ex-SIN and you can find the full list here.
Note, however, that the discounted awards shown in the excel are not reversible. That’s to say, if you see SIN to JFK for 70,500 miles in business class, that only works for flights leaving SIN and going to JFK, not the other way round. You’ll need to book two one-way awards, with the return leg at the regular price (unless of course you can find the reverse award on the list).
You can buy a maximum of 200,000 Lifemiles (pre-bonus) in a calendar year. Lifemiles expire after 12 months of account inactivity (redeeming miles doesn’t count as an activity), but in any case you shouldn’t be holding them for so long. I’m a firm advocate of not buying miles speculatively; if you see something on the Lifemiles engine you like, buy the miles and make the booking immediately.
Thanks again to Lifemiles for offering this deal for the Milelion community, and here’s hoping you guys can get some great trips out of it.