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The 50k mile bonus offer is back on the Lufthansa card mentioned in this post until 6/30/14. Get it now!

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchases or balance transfer
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Earn 2 award miles per $1 on ticket purchases directly from Miles & More integrated airline partners and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • Cardholders receive a companion ticket after first use of the account and annually after each account anniversary
  • No Foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S.
  • Redeem miles for flight awards and upgrades on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Star Alliance member airlines and on other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details

Application Link: The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard


The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard has one of the best sign up bonuses on the market right now: 50,000 bonus Miles & More miles after spending $5k in the first three months.

That’s enough miles for:

  • two domestic roundtrips
  • one roundtrip to Europe
  • one roundtrip to Hawaii, Central America, Mexico, or the Caribbean with one direction in First Class

This is your last chance to get the 50k Lufthansa offer at least for a while! Don’t miss out because the standard offer is only 20k miles.

Full offer details:

Application Link: The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard®

To fully explain the 50k mile offer and the entire Miles & More program, I’ve written 10 posts.

1. Miles & More Primer & Six Great Uses (and Two Bad Ones) of the Lufthansa Card’s 50k Sign Up Bonus: This post is an introduction to the ins-and-outs of the Miles & More program and discusses some great uses of the miles including Mileage Bargains–30k miles roundtrip to Europe or 55k roundtrip in business class.

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See posts 2 – 10 including how to use the card to get your family to Hawaii or Europe and how to use it to get into Lufthansa First Class or Singapore Business Class.

2.  How I Got Approved for the Lufthansa Miles & More Card After Two Calls to Reconsideration: The 50k miles are worth a few minutes on the phone, right?

3. Get Your Family of Six to Hawaii with Miles: One person can get six family members to Hawaii by opening the Lufthansa card among others. (And space is pretty good for this in 2014.)

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4. How to Book Singapore Business Class & Lufthansa First Class Without Fuel Surcharges with Lufthansa Miles: I explain how to use the miles for the ultimate aspirational awards without incurring fuel surcharges.

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5. How to Book an Award with Lufthansa Miles: A simple how-to on searching for award space and booking that space with your Lufthansa miles.

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6. How One Person Can Get Four Roundtrips to Europe: One person can get enough miles for a family of four to get a trip to Europe by opening the Lufthansa card among others.

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7. Are Lufthansa Miles More Valuable than United Miles?: I discuss how I am using my Lufthansa miles to save my United miles, which are usually more valuable. I also discuss some Lufthansa miles sweetspots, where they are more valuable than United miles.

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8. Anatomy of an Award: Using Lufthansa Miles for a Hawaii Award to in a Flat Bed: Hawaii is one of the absolute best value places to use your Lufthansa miles. United has great award space to Hawaii, including on flat beds. This post discusses booking such an award.

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9. Excellent Award Space in 2014 on Transcontinental Flat Bed Flights for Only 17k Miles: Lufthansa has the cheapest price on United’s flat bed Business Class between JFK and SFO/LAX. And space is wide open next year.

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10. Anatomy of an Award: Booking Incredible Singapore Business Class to Europe with Lufthansa Miles: Singapore Business Class is a truly aspirational product. This post discusses almost booking an award from Moscow to Houston in Singapore Business Class with United miles.

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Application Link: The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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