Right now, receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to one of my favorite Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. This promotion was originally started at the end of January, but has now been extended for another week.
Transfer Citi ThankYou points with 25% bonus to LifeMiles
Between January 27 and February 25, 2021, you will receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Avianca LifeMiles::
- The transfer ratio is typically 1,000: 1,000, so you can transfer points at a ratio of 1,000: 1,250 during the promotional period
- This bonus will not be displayed on the Citi ThankYou website
- Rather, this bonus is offered at the end of LifeMiles, so that the 25% bonus is displayed in a separate transaction in your LifeMiles account
- There is no limit to how many points you can transfer and receive the bonus
- No registration is required
Check out this post for the best credit cards for collecting Citi ThankYou points.
LifeMiles are pretty easy to get:
- LifeMiles often sells miles at a discount, which can be a lot
- Along with Citi ThankYou, LifeMiles is a transfer partner of Amex Membership Rewards and Capital One
Is it worth earning LifeMiles?
Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, which means you can redeem LifeMiles on all Star Alliance airlines (which is what makes the program so great). To name a few examples of one-way premium cabin redemption rates (there are no fuel surcharges on awards):
- USA to Europe in Business Class costs 63,000 miles
- USA to Europe in first class costs 87,000 miles
- US to Southeast Asia in Business Class cost 78,000 miles
- USA to North Asia in first class costs 90,000 miles
Sometimes there are even redemption promotions that can add even more value.
Personally, I wouldn’t transfer points speculatively, but for a specific use this could be great value, whether you’re traveling first class with All Nippon Airways or Lufthansa, or traveling in business class on a myriad of airlines.
I recently redeemed LifeMiles for ANA First Class
In some cases, LifeMiles does not have access to the same availability of rewards as Star Alliance partners, good or bad. In some cases, the program did not have access to affiliate awards that other airlines had access to, and in other cases the opposite was true.
For this reason, I always recommend doing some dummy award searches before earning miles in any program so you can get an idea of how award availability fits your needs.
I recently redeemed LifeMiles for Lufthansa Business Class
While Avianca is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the airline has received additional funding and the LifeMiles program is also separately administered and administered. While I don’t think it’s going to happen here, this post will tell you more about what happens to airline miles when an airline goes bankrupt.
Right now you will receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to LifeMiles. This bonus is offered at the end of LifeMiles so it will not appear on the Citi website and will only appear when you transfer miles.
Personally, I use LifeMiles all the time for redemptions in the Premium Cabin Star Alliance and I find the program consistently offers great value.
Remember, LifeMiles also sells miles directly, often at a reasonable cost. I know some prefer to save their Citi points for other uses and purchase miles directly.
Are you planning to convert Citi points into LifeMiles with this bonus?