The Lifemiles bonus for Milelion readers has gone live, and registration can now be done at this page. Remember, you need to register between 13 and 17 February and buy miles between 14 and 18 February (all times refer to CST, 14 hours behind Singapore) to enjoy this promotion.
There seems to be some confusion regarding the actual bonus so I thought I’d provide some clarity:
There are two targeted bonuses going out, but all Milelion readers get the same final bonus
Two different targeted offers that went out to people’s emails yesterday:
Regardless of which offer you were targeted for, all Milelion readers get the same final bonus. That’s to say, if you had Offer 1 which maxes out at 135%, your Milelion reader bonus will be 140%, and if you had Offer 2 which maxes out at 125%, your Milelion reader bonus will be 140% too.
|Purchase Amount||Offer 1||Offer 2||Milelion Readers|
In other words, at best this is a 15% promotion over your existing offer, and at worst it’s a 5% bonus. So some people have more upside than others, but the ultimate bonus everyone who registers gets is the same at all tiers.
I was targeted for 135% so got a bit excited at first because I thought it meant I could buy Lifemiles at 135% +15%= 150%, which would put this deal alongside the Black Friday 150% promotion as one of the highest bonuses we’ve ever seen.
Discounted award pricing is now live
Also mentioned in my initial post was the release of discounted awards between certain city pairs. I am seeing those live in the system now, so you should be able to see the same thing. Here are some examples:
SIN-ORD in J, 70,500 miles instead of the usual 78,000 miles
SIN-LAX in J, 70,500 miles instead of the usual 78,000 miles
SIN-YVR in J, 62,500 miles instead of the usual 78,000 miles
SIN-SEA in J, 66,500 miles instead of the usual 78,000 miles
One important thing to add about the Lifemiles engine: it occasionally shows phantom space (award space that doesn’t really exist), so it’s generally considered best practice to confirm award space you see on Lifemiles.com with another engine like United or Aeroplan. I’ve written a detailed article about how you do this which you can find here.