LifeMiles is one of my favorite programs because of the tremendous redemption opportunities and cheap miles they sell, but they’re also one of the quirkiest and somewhat unstable mileage currencies in my opinion. It’s a risk to buy LifeMiles, but if you have a specific redemption in mind then this often makes more sense than buying miles in any other program.
Today is the last day ever to buy LifeMiles at 1.5 cents each. This price is made possible because the normal sale price is 3 cents per mile, but during the 2×1 bonus it decreases the price to 1.5 cents each. Going forward the regular price will be 3.2 cents each, meaning a similar promotion would cost 1.6 cents per mile. Still good, but just a little less good.
Before you buy, make sure you read the cautions I’ve written in this post. While there are a ton of reasons why I think LifeMiles is the best mileage program, there’s also a ton of reasons why it’s a bad program for many people. I personally think the good outweighs the bad, but read that post and decide for yourself.
You can buy miles from this link.
Note that US Airways has extended their 100% bonus on purchased miles until 10/14/14, and Alaska continues to have their 40% bonus sale until the same date. For detailed information of how to make the most of these miles, see this post from last week.