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Update 1/17/14: 35k offer is dead, but the 40k offer is alive!

FlyerTalkers are reporting success getting a 35,000 mile bonus and no annual fee for the first year on the Barclay’s US Airways MasterCard. That’s a higher sign up bonus than the current public offer of 30,000 miles and an $89 annual fee on the card.

The 35k offer comes with:

  • 35,000 US Airways Dividend Miles on first purchase
  • No annual fee the first year
  • 10,000 US Airways Dividend Miles on your anniversary after payment of the $89 annual fee
  • One US Airways Club lounge pass
  • Two $99 plus taxes companion tickets per year

Here are the steps to get the better offer:

1. First use this link to access the application. This is one of those famous offers without a landing page to describe it, but the details are all on the Terms and Conditions link.

2. Fill out the application. Many people are reporting an error message upon submission of the application. Some people have received: “We apologize for the inconvenience, but our website is experiencing technical issues. Please contact us at 1-866-419-6437 or try again later.”

3. Don’t call. Instead check the status of your application at the Barclay’s Check Application Status page.

If the page says you’re approved, congrats! Move to step five. Otherwise, step 4:

4. Call Barclay’s at 866-408-4064 to inquire if they need any more information to process the application. For advice and a video of one of Rookie Alli’s “reconsideration” calls, see a Video of a Credit Card Reconsideration Call.

5. Once approved, you will receive the card in a week or two. Make one or more purchases and 35,000 Dividend Miles will post to your US Airways account within a few days of your first credit card statement.

I am recommending everyone get this card since it will almost certainly disappear during the US Airways/American Airlines merger. I am recommending everyone get it quickly, since you can get the card and its bonus two or more times, but the applications should be at least 91 days and preferably six months apart.

Screen shots of select terms and conditions:


I am being emailed reports every few days of cardholders getting offered 15,000 US Airways miles if they spend $750 per month on the card for three consecutive calendar months. That works out to about 6 bonus miles per dollar and is a great deal to jump on.

Or thought of another way, that jumps the offer up to 50,000 miles after spending $2,250 over three months–not too bad!

If you get the offer I recommend taking advantage. Has anyone received the 15,000 bonus miles offer?

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

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 75,000 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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