Posted by William Charles on September 23, 2019
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Published on September 23rd, 2019 | by William Charles

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Avianca LifeMiles Credit Cards 40,000 & 60,000 Miles Bonuses After $1,000

Update 9/23/19: Deal has been extended and will be available until December 31st, 2019

Update 8/27/19: Offer still available as new e-mails with the same promo code have been sent out. Hat tip to reader Pahanin

Update 7/28/19: Looks like you need to spend $1,000 to get the extra 20,000 points.

Update 7/27/19: Minimum spend requirement has been reduced from $1,000 to a single purchase. Hat tip to reader Rich D

The Offer

Direct link to offer (note this shows the bonuses as 20,000 & 40,000 miles. You must enter the promo code SB4060 to receive the higher bonus. Click apply now and then on the first page there is a section to add this code)

  • Banco Popular has increased the sign up bonuses on the Avianca LifeMiles credit cards. They are offering the following:
    • Avianca LifeMiles Vuela Visa credit card: 60,000 miles after $1,000 within the first 90 days
    • Avianca LifeMiles Vida Visa credit card: 40,000 miles after $1,000 within the first 90 days

Card Details

You can read our full reviews of these cards here.

Avianca Vida Visa 

  • Sign up bonus of 40,000 Avianca LifeMiles after $1,000 in spend within the first 90 days
  • Annual fee of $59 is not waived first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
    • 1x LifeMiles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 15% discount on purchases of miles with Multiply Your Miles

Fine print for Multiply Your Miles can be found here.

Avianca Vuela Visa Card

 

  • Sign up bonus of 60,000 Avianca LifeMiles after $1,000 in spend within the first 90 days
  • Annual fee of $149 is not waived first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 3x LifeMiles per $1 spent on Avianca purchases
    • 2x LifeMiles per $1 spent on gas stations and grocery stores
    • 1x LifeMiles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free additional piece of baggage for travel between the United States & Central America
  • A 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $12,000 spent each year
  • An additional 50% discount on an award ticket redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States after $12,000 spent each year
  • 15% discount on purchases of miles with Multiply Your Miles

Our Verdict

Some things to note:

I will be adding this bonus to our best credit card bonuses. You can view the full award chart by clicking here. There is currently an award sale as well.



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Brad
Brad

As a DP, my 2nd annual fee was waived when i called in to ask.

Grant

On Monday, I was able to sign up for my second Avianca CC. I got my first Avianca CC in Dec 2016, and closed it around June 2017. I’ve tried to get a second one a few different times but the system blocked my application saying I still had a card. During Monday’s application, I was able to get through the whole application, I used the same LM number, and entered the bonus code. I was instantly approved. Now I just need to meet the minimum spending and see if the LM miles post. I will share an update in a few weeks.

James Bond

Hi Grant, Some mixed DPs regarding churnablility. I am waiting for more solid DPs before applying again. It has been more than 24 months since I last had this card. What is your degree of confidence about receiving the bonus a 2nd time? 50%? 90%?

Grant

Getting approved for the second Avianca CC was the biggest hurdle for me. Since I was approved, I am fairly confident about getting the bonus, so I would say 80%. I will keep you posted.

Ana Ayala
Ana Ayala

Did your miles post? How long did they take to post? My first statement closed, but my miles have not posted.

Grant

Not yet, the first statement closed with just the $149 annual fee. I completed the $1,000 minimum spend, but now I am waiting for the second statement to close.

James Bond

Did you confirm by telephone that the bonus miles offer is attached to your new Lifemiles CC?

Grant

No, I didn’t. I had this CC before, so I didn’t want to ask and get more attention on my account.

James Bond

If the bonus miles do not show up on the 2nd statement, do you plan to close the account and ask for a refund for the $149 annual fee? Or keep the card and pay the $149 annual fee?

Grant

After 1-2 statements, I will call in to ask about the miles.

James Bond

On my first Lifemiles CC a couple years back, the miles posted on the 1st statement. Is this your 1st or 2nd Lifemiles CC?

Grant

Second Avianca Vuela CC.

Grant

My 60,000 LifeMiles posted to my LifeMiles account on 8/28/19.

Grant

William Charles the Avianca CC is churnable. I got the 60k bonus twice.

ian
ian

if we got the $149 card last time (november 2018?), could we at least get the $59 card this time if we still have the $149 card?

last time i don’t recall there being a minimum spend requirement, just a first purchase.

Mike t
Mike t

We can get both ? No weird rules based on card family right?

James Bond

Past DPs say one can only have 1 of the cards. Also, DPs indicate that one must wait at least 24 months after the canceling the previous card before applying for a new card.

Fathiss
Fathiss

FYI. I just got the Vuela card last month at 40k. I called the number on the back of the card today to ask if they would extend the higher offer. A supervisor denied the request,

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

How easy is this get if you are lol/24?

AlwaysFlying
AlwaysFlying

It’s worth trying. The likely result will be: We are unable to approve your application (instant).

HardTacoKit
HardTacoKit

I’m lol/24 on Experian. But they pulled Equifax for me.

Kerberos
Kerberos

Why would your number of accounts appear differently between the two bureaus? Do you mean inquiries?

Douglas Lee
Douglas Lee

Yes, inquiries… hard pulls.

Grant

I’m probably 12/24 at least and I was instantly approved.

HardTacoKit
HardTacoKit

Approved for the Vuela. I entered the promo code, but didn’t see any confirmation of the increased bonus.

Pull was only on Equifax, which is super nice.

Grant

Same for me, I think the bonus points will be manually added by Avianca.

Ricardo Costa
Ricardo Costa

They couldn’t verify my info but still pulled my credit report. I didn’t find the reconsideration line folks helpful. 🙁

yeet
yeet

Auto approved for Vuela 18/24.

James Bond

There are mixed DPs about this card being churnable. YMMV. The long term financial stability of Avianca is another issue to consider. Decisions, decisions…My opinion: plan to use the Lifemiles within 1 year or less.

Alex
Alex

It’s not easy. I tried hard this May/June to use Avianca miles instead of United with no success. My family and I had variety of flights in TK business, LH business and LH first and none of the itineraries was bookable via Avianca but ticketed perfectly fine via United.

DEP
DEP

How does that discount work on purchasing miles? Is it a code or automatically applied as a credit to your statement? Stacking this with their usual sales and promo codes could make this card a little bit more useful.

crystal
crystal

tried for both myself and P2. Got the same denial: WE ARE SORRY.
Unfortunately, you are not able to apply at this time, we were not able to validate the information you provided. Would call recon help? Haven’t seen a hard inquiry yet

MAtthew
MAtthew

Same here.

Yakov Einhorn
Yakov Einhorn

Same here. Calling them tose not help.

jimmy
jimmy

Was just approved @ LOL/24. Shocked. The only bank that will even touch me these days is Amex.

Jamesheine
Jamesheine

How would one go about using these miles if you lived in a city like Louisville? I can’t find much specific info

HardTacoKit
HardTacoKit

They are in star alliance. Does united fly to Louisville?

Alex
Alex

Connect on UA or drive to ORD

Matt
Matt

Approved for $24,900 at 8/24 currently, 815 score.

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