Update 6/30/2014: The current sign-up bonus has been reduced to 35,000 miles. All links in this post go to the following offer:

Lufthansa Miles and More World MasterCard

Application Link: Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard®

  • 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

The Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® is currently offering 50,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 within the first 90 days, but you still have one day left to apply for the increased offer!

The current offer says it will expire on June 30th, 2014, but it doesn’t indicate what time so if you are thinking about applying for the card it’s probably better to do so sooner than later.

Lufthansa Miles and More World MasterCard

Application Link: Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard

Normally the offer on the Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® is only 30,000 miles, but over the last year this card has offered 50,000 bonus miles twice—once in June and again in October. This is a great time to grab this card and earn a huge sign-up bonus and I am not sure if the offer will be back in the fall.

What are 50,000 Lufthansa Miles Worth?

You can get a round trip flight to Europe from the US in economy for 50,000 miles, making this a great sign-up bonus for anyone planning a trip to Europe. Apart from that, you can also redeem miles for a ton of value on domestic tickets within the US and won’t pay fuel surcharges.

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It is only 17,000 miles for a domestic one-way First Class ticket on United within the US. This is a great deal for flying First Class coast to coast within the US. If you use United miles you will even pay more that that (25,000 miles).

It’s only 25,000 miles for domestic flights within the US, so with the 50,000 miles you can get two free round trip flights across the US. This is great option and you will be able to fly on any United flights.

Huge Value from Adding Stopovers

Lufthansa has some of the most valuable stopover and one way award ticket rules. You will be able to add a stopover on one-way awards and on a round trip you can have a stopover on each direction. This means you can visit 3 destinations on one award ticket, for instance you could fly to Europe and visit Paris, Rome, and Frankfurt (or any city combination) for only 50,000 miles!

The only limitation when adding stopovers on awards using Lufthansa miles is that you don’t exceed the maximum number of flight segments or include a connection through a third region on a two region award.

To learn more about the Miles & More program, check out these posts:

Lufthansa Miles & More Basics Series

Part 1: The Program and Award Chart

Part 2: Best Ways to Earn Lufthansa Miles

Part 3: 10 Great Uses of Lufthansa Miles

Part 4: Stopover & Open Jaw Rules

Part 5: How to Book Awards

Part 6: Maximizing the 3 Region Award Chart

Part 7: How to Avoid Paying High Fuel Surcharges

Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard Details

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase 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 other partners
  • $79 Annual Fee. Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details

Application Link: Lufthansa Premier Miles & More World MasterCard

 

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