Back in July Avianca sent out an e-mail to previous LifeMiles credit card holders that they would be launching a new card with an undisclosed bank offering the offering:
- 60,000 mile bonus
- LM3 for every dollar spent on Avianca purchases
- LM2 for every dollar spent at gas stations and grocery stores
- LM1 for every dollar spent on all other purchases
- Two 50% discounts on award tickets redeemed for travel to Central America or Colombia from the United States
- Free additional bag for travel between the United States and Central America
- No foreign transaction fees
- 15% discount on purchases of miles with Multiply Your Miles
You can now register your interest for this card at: http://lifemilescard.com/. The good news is that there doesn’t seem to be anything that excludes non-previous cardholders from signing up – so everybody might be able to get the card. We still don’t know who will issue these new cards, below they show a cardholder name of CJ Powers – do any card issuers use this name for their mock ups? My gut feel is that Bank of America is going to end up with this card portfolio, because they got caught out with using their regular cardmember names when they were launching the Amtrak card (and have a history of trying to hide that they are the new partner).
What’s also interesting is that it looks like they will launch two new credit cards (this is something Bank of America also often does, offering a Visa signature & Platinum Plus card with a lower sign up bonus and benefits).
Hat tip to zachalt6 on /r/churning
if it is BoA then there is no point buying LifeMiles for cash any more…
How good is the Avianca program, and should we bother to learn it?
Star Alliance; https://www.lifemiles.com/eng/inc/starredawards.aspx
I agree “plz not Barclays”
But to me BofA doesn’t help either :/
They somehow really dislike me. I was never able to get instant approval, not to mention more than 2 apps on same day
Well but at least better than Chase or Citi, and with BofA it’ll be churnable, which is always nice.
up to 60,000 mile bonus….what does that mean?
I assume it will be a tiered bonus (e.g some miles after first purchase and then more miles after minimum spend).
I just wish its not a Barclays !