Transfer bonuses have already been pretty exciting the past couple of months! In April 2022, you could get a 25% transfer bonus when transferring Citi points to LifeMiles. Then in May 2022, you could get a 15% transfer bonus for transferring Amex Membership Rewards to LifeMiles. In June 2022, Brex points transferred to LifeMiles with a 25% bonus. This month, it’s Citi’s turn to get a LifeMiles transfer bonus once again.

Now through August 31, you’ll end up with 1,250 Avianca LifeMiles for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points transferred.

However, you won’t see this bonus on Citi’s website. That’s because this bonus is being offered by LifeMiles directly. Instead, we see on LifeMiles’ website that there is a 25% transfer bonus from Citi to LifeMiles running August 1-31, 2022. Thus, the bonus will be tacked on by LifeMiles when your points show up.

Screenshot of LifeMiles website offering 25% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou Points

Key Terms

  • Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Avianca LifeMiles and receive a 25% transfer bonus.
  • This offer is available through August 31, 2022.
  • Citi ThankYou points transfer to LifeMiles in increments of 1,000 points.
  • No registration is necessary.
  • Transfers are immediate.
  • Bonus will be added on the LifeMiles side after qualifying transfers.

Is This Offer Worth Jumping On?

First and foremost, speculatively transferring your points is generally not recommended. With the nature of award travel, which is constantly changing, you risk being stuck with “orphaned” currencies when you transfer your points with no specific redemptions in the making.

One of my favorite LifeMiles redemptions is flights on Lufthansa from the mainland United States (ex: Chicago) to Europe (Frankfurt is Lufthansa’s biggest hub). For a standard award ticket in business class, you’ll pay 63,000 LifeMiles, which is already a pretty great deal. When you add in the current LifeMiles transfer bonus, though, the deal gets even better.

Instead of 63,000 ThankYou Points, you can transfer just 51k points to book this award. Since Avianca does not tack on carrier-imposed fees, you’ll only pay $30.60 on top of your miles, as well.

Award pricing for LifeMiles booking to fly Lufthansa economy or business class from Chicago to Frankfurt

Other LifeMiles Sweet Spots

Avianca LifeMiles has a variety of sweet spots, including the following:

  • 35,000 LifeMiles for economy class flights from the United States to Australia or New Zealand
  • 22,500 LifeMiles in business class within North Asia
  • 25,000 LifeMiles in business class transcontinental on United Airlines within the United States
  • 78,000 LifeMiles in business class from the U.S. to the Middle East
  • 87,000 LifeMiles in first class from the U.S. to Europe (Lufthansa with no fuel surcharges)

Other Transfer Bonus Offers Currently Available

Several other transfer bonuses are running right now including:

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG One Rewards: 50% transfer bonus until August 15, 2022
  • Capital One Miles to British Airways: 20% transfer bonus until August 31, 2022
  • Capital One Miles to Flying Blue: 20% transfer bonus until August 31, 2022

Final Thoughts

This 25% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou Points to LifeMiles matches the highest transfer bonus rate we’ve seen with LifeMiles. If you’re planning to book some flights with a Star Alliance partner (or even Avianca’s non-alliance partners like GOL, Iberia, or Aeromexico), this is a great way to stretch your ThankYou Points that much further.

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