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Update July 1, 2014:

The current offer on the Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® is 20,000 miles after first purchase and payment of $79 annual fee.

  • 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
  • Annual Companion Ticket after first purchase
  • 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 airlines and other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee, waived for SEN and HON Circle Members

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Today (June 30, 2014) is the last day to get 50,000 bonus Lufthansa miles from the Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® after spending $5,000 in the first 90 days.

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See my Miles & More Program Primer for more information on the Lufthansa frequent flyer program and six great uses for the mega sign up bonus.

The cliff notes? Lufthansa is a major member of the Star Alliance, which also includes United, Air New Zealand, Thai, South African, and 20+ others. Lufthansa Miles & More miles can be used on any Star Alliance partner.

55,000 Lufthansa miles–the sign up bonus plus normal spending needed to unlock it–will get you:

This is a card I got for myself last year, and I’ve been using the miles to fly United flights between the mainland and Hawaii, a trip that costs fewer Lufthansa miles than United miles for the exact same flights.

  • How can you use your Lufthansa miles?
  • When does the 50,000 mile offer end?
  • Who is this offer right for?

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Card Details

The Premier Miles & More World MasterCard® comes with 20,000 bonus miles on first purchase and 30,000 more after spending $5k in the first three months. Including bonus miles and miles for spending, you will have 55,000 total miles after spending $5k on the card.

The card has a $79 annual fee that is not waived for the first year. That’s a price I willingly pay to get access to 55,000 Lufthansa miles!

This is the third time we’ve seen the Lufthansa card’s bonus go to 50,000 miles. The first time was in May 2013, and I got the card then for myself. When this 50,000 mile offer ends, the offer will likely revert to the standard 20k mile offer as it did the last two times the 50,000 mile bonus ended.

Miles Details

My post on the Lufthansa Miles & More program is the ultimate guide to the miles: Miles & More Program Primer & Six Great Uses (and Two Bad Uses) for 55,000 Lufthansa Miles

My Anatomy of an Award posts on redeeming the miles are the only posts of their kind anywhere that go step-by-step through actual bookings:

The most important thing to know about Lufthansa miles is that, in addition to government taxes, fuel surcharges are imposed on many awards. You want to redeem your Lufthansa miles for awards with no fuel surcharges.

Those include:

  • Flights within the US and Canada including Hawaii
  • Flights to Central America
  • Flights to South America
  • Flights to the Caribbean
  • Flights to Europe
  • Flights to Asia
  • Flights to Africa

See my post “Lufthansa Partner Airlines and Routes with No Fuel Surcharges” for full details.

Most anywhere you want to go, you can find a way to get there with Lufthansa miles, so getting 50k bonus miles is an incredible offer!

Also see theses posts on Lufthansa miles and redemptions:

Recap

This is the final week of the 50k bonus mile offer on Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard®. If you dream of flat beds to Hawaii, domestic trips to visit family, or a dream European vacation in First Class, this is an offer you need to consider.

Send me an email–[email protected]–or leave a comment if you have questions about whether Lufthansa miles would be useful for a trip you have in mind.

Offer Details

Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® with up to 50,000 bonus miles

  • 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: 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. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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