Hurry, The Lufthansa Card 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus Ends Today

Update 12/17/13: The 50k mile offer is dead. All links in this post go to the following offer:

  • Earn up to 35,000 award miles with qualifying transactions
  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase or balance transfer
  • Earn up to 15,000 award miles with balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) within 30 days of account opening
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Complimentary Companion Ticket after first purchase, then annually thereafter
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $79 Annual Fee, waived for SEN and HON Circle Members

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This week I’ve had several posts about the Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard because its current 50,000 mile sign up bonus ends today June 30.

The exact second when the offer dies is unknown. If you click the link and see the landing page, the offer should still be active. Take a screen shot to be safer.

It’s unknown what sign up bonus we’ll see tomorrow, but the previous sign up bonus was only 20,000 miles.

The current offer is:

  • Earn 50,000 award miles total
  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
  • Cardholders receive a companion ticket annually
  • Enjoy 2 award miles per $1 on Miles & More integrated airline ticket purchases
  • Earn 1 award mile per $1 spent everywhere else
  • No mileage expiration with monthly qualifying purchases
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months after account opening, after that a variable APR currently 15.99% to 24.99% depending upon your creditworthiness
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

The 55k Lufthansa miles you’d have after meeting the minimum spending requirement are enough for some incredible awards including roundtrip to Europe in flat-bed business class on a Mileage Bargain award or two roundtrips within the USA among many other award possibilities.

The sign up bonus is enough for a roundtrip in fully flat beds in LOT business class.

I recently used my 55k Lufthansa miles from my opening the card last month to book two awards:

  • One way from Honolulu to Newark in United First Class on a fully flat bed for 35k miles and $2.50. United would have charged 40k miles for the award. And this trip is longer in a flat bed–nearly 10 hours–than the east coast to Europe, which costs more miles, so this award definitely takes advantage of a sweet spot.
  • One way from Las Vegas to Honolulu (via Los Angeles) in United economy class for 20k miles and $5. United would have charged 20k miles, and cash tickets were over $400 on the day I want, so I am saving a lot of United miles or cash with this award.

Overall I’m getting easily more than $1,000 worth of free travel from the card, which I don’t think is too tough if you redeem the miles well.

For more information on the offer, see these posts:

Application Link: The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard with 50,000 Lufthansa miles after spending $5k in the first three months

Finally, here’s a list of the awards I’ve priced out using Lufthansa miles:

Europe

  • LAX to Zurich in Swiss First: 85,000 miles + $430.50
  • Washington-Dulles to Frankfurt in Lufthansa First: 85,000 miles + $430.50.
  • Newark to Frankfurt in United Global First: 85,000 miles + $260.50.
  • Philadelphia to London in US Airways Envoy Suites (business): 52,000 miles + $2.50
  • Chicago to Warsaw in LOT Business (flat bed on a Dreamliner): 52,000 miles + $2.50
  • Sao Paulo to Frankfurt in Lufthansa Business: 67,000 miles + $36.48
  • Sao Paulo to Frankfurt in Lufthansa First: 105,000 miles + $36.48
  • Houston to Moscow in Singapore Business: 52,000 miles + $194.52

Domestic

  • LAX to JFK in United Business (flat bed on p.s. flight): 17,000 miles + $2.50
  • Philadelphia to Phoenix in US Airways First: 25,000 miles + $2.50
  • Island Hopper from Honolulu to Guam in economy: 20k miles + $298.50

Asia

  • Beijing to San Francisco in United Global First: 92,000 miles + $32.17
  • Tokyo to Honolulu in United BusinessFirst (business): 35,000 miles + $203.13
  • Tokyo to Honolulu in United Global First (first): 62,000 miles + $203.13

South America

  • Sao Paulo to Frankfurt in Lufthansa Business: 65,000 miles + $36.48
  • Houston to Buenos Aires in United BusinessFirst: 52,000 miles + $2.50
  • Houston to Buenos Aires roundtrip in economy: 60,000 miles + $77.32

Hawaii and Caribbean

  • Tokyo to Honolulu in United BusinessFirst (business): 35,000 miles + $195.14
  • Island Hopper from Honolulu to Guam in economy: 20k miles + $298.50
  • Newark to Nassau roundtrip in economy: 35k miles + $112
  • Honolulu to Newark in United First (flat bed): 35k miles + $2.50
  • Las Vegas to Honolulu in United economy: 20k miles + $5

Australia

  • San Francisco to Sydney in United BusinessFirst (business): 67k + $26.42

 

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