Loyal reader Drew sent along an amazing targeted offer he received to continue spending on his US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®.

If he spends $500 per month on his card in August, September, and October, he’ll get 15,000 bonus miles!

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That means for a total of $1,500 in spending, he will earn 16,500 miles, which is 11 US Airways miles per dollar!

The email came to Drew with the subject “Earn 15,000 miles with your card!” Check your email for a similar offer if you have a US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®.

Most of us got the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® for its 40,000 bonus miles with no minimum spending requirement. Check out all the places you can go with just that sign up bonus.

Barclaycard seems to recognize that fact and offers frequent promotions to encourage us to get in the habit of regular spending on the card. These offers are targeted, but it seems like everyone eventually gets targeted for one or more:

  • Earn 20% bonus miles (1.2 miles per dollar) on all purchases between July 1 and August 31, 2014.
  • Earn 2x-10x US Airways miles in select categories from January 1 – March 31, 2014. I was offered 5x in grocery stores, movie theaters, and utility bills.
  • Frequent offers to spend $750 per month for three consecutive months and earn 15,000 bonus miles. (The same offer Drew got, but Drew’s spending requirement is smaller.)

It looks like Barclaycard is pulling out all the stops to keep people engaged with the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®, which will only be open to new customers until the US Airways and American Airlines loyalty programs combine early next year. Don’t miss out on getting the card and its 40,000 bonus miles.

  • Should Drew take advantage of his bonus offer?
  • How can you get targeted for the same offer?

Is This a Good Promo?

Yes, Drew should definitely take advantage of earning 15,000 bonus US Airways miles for spending $500 per month for three months. It works out to 11 miles per dollar, which is on par with meeting the minimum spending requirements on some of the best sign up bonuses.

Plus US Airways miles are my favorite miles because of the cheap award chart and lax routing rules.

If he can use them before early 2015, that’s great. If not, they will become American Airlines miles, which is hardly a bad outcome.

Similar Promos on Other Barclaycards

Barclaycard also puts out similar targeted and frequent bonus offers on its other cards like the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® (up to 7x on certain categories for a few months) and Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® (15,000 bonus Lufthansa miles after spending $750 in three consecutive months.)

How Can You Get Targeted?

I asked Drew some follow up questions to see what might have triggered his targeting.

He told me that he got his card in August 2013 and hasn’t really used it since his first purchase.

That makes me speculate–and this is pure speculation–that he was offered this promotion so that he would pay his next annual fee in August 2014 and get in the habit of using his card. (Paying the annual fee doesn’t change my calculation much. It’s still a great deal to get 15,000 bonus miles for $89.)

In the past, people have gotten similar 15,000 bonus mile offers for ongoing spending just a few months after opening their US Airways cards, though, so we see people get targeted at many points in their card membership year.

Ultimately I don’t think there’s much you can do to get targeted for these awesome promotions, but if you are, take advantage.

Recap

The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® has a targeted offer for 15,000 bonus miles after spending $500 per month in the next three months. If you’ve been targeted, take advantage.

If you haven’t, keep checking for the frequent targeted bonus mile offers this card offers for ongoing spending.

If you don’t yet have the card, the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® offers 40,000 bonus miles after first purchase.


  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee*
  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to four companions on domestic US Airways operated flights
  • One companion certificate good for up to 2 guests to travel with you on a US Airways operated flight at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
  • Priority boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights
  • Redeem miles for award travel on US Airways and American Airlines booked through usairways.com or US Airways Reservations
  • Earn miles on every purchase with 2 miles for every $1 you spend on US Airways purchases and 1 mile for every $1 on purchases everywhere else
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

Application Link: The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®

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