Ever since October 2012 when the Lifemiles eStore ran the 250 bonus miles per order promotion it was interesting if the store would make good on it's promotion. I wrote a post in January this year highlighting the issue. Shortly after that Avianca was beginning to post the miles for many participants.
However it never posted for me – until yesterday! After a dozen emails and many rather empty replies the Lifemiles support made good on the promise and posted all miles due. That took about 9 months – way longer than the regular 60-90 days but I congratulate the team there for making good on their promise.
My resounding answer now on the question if you should shop with confidence is – yes but bring a lot of patience!