Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal sells monthly mileage packages. They also sell miles outright through their ‘Miles Store’. Right now they are offering 75,000 bonus miles for transacting with both. Join the mileage purchase club and then within 6 days make your mileage purchase.
Receive 75,000 promotional miles as a gift when you join or renew your Club membership and buy miles from the Miles Store between 11 December 2020 and 3 January 2021.
To earn 75,000 bonus miles you need to do either:
- Join or renew Club Top and buy between 12,000 and 18,000 miles from the Miles Store.
- Join or renew Club Platinum and buy between 4,000 and 18,000 miles from the Miles Store.
Purchase ‘Club Platinum for 718 euros and receive 25,000 miles and 96,000 more over 12 months, and then purchase 4000 miles from the miles store at 140 euros. You’ll earn:
- 121,000 miles for the club
- 4000 miles for the purchase
- 75,000 bonus miles
- For a total of 200,000 miles
- At a cost of 858 euros or $1,053.12, or $0.0052656 cents apiece
Normally I’d say this was worth it for the mileage purchase alone ($0.00527 per mile) but should flag that TAP’s award chart can be expensive, though not unreasonable for one way US-Europe business class (80,000 miles, plus surcharges). About half of these miles will be parceled out over the course of a year.
Many of you may have TAP Miles & Go miles from their less than 1 cent per mile sale back at the start of March. We’re seeing a lot of creativity out of Lisbon, including their September offer of 10,000 bonus miles for booking an award on a partner airline and their two mile redemption sale. For Black Friday they offered 132,000 miles and Star Alliance Gold status for $855.