From September 2 – 30, 2014 US Airways is offering all Dividend Miles members the chance to purchase miles with up to a 100% bonus. Many past offers have been targeted, but not this one.
During the promotion, you can buy up to 50,000 US Airways miles and get a 100% bonus in miles. That means you can get 100,000 US Airways miles for $1,881 total or 1.88 cents each.
This deal is very common. Seemingly every other month, US Airways is selling miles to everyone or a targeted group with a 100% bonus that gets you the miles for 1.88 cents each. The two quickest ways to get US Airways miles are these Buy Miles promotions and opening the US Airways MasterCard.
We know that the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® will no longer be offered as soon as the US Airways and American Airlines frequent flyer programs integrate, some time in early 2015. That means that the chance to earn 40,000 bonus miles after first purchase will disappear soon. Check out all the places you can go with just the sign up bonus.
- How does this Buy Miles deal work?
- Is it a good deal?
- Will you get bonus miles from your credit card for purchasing miles?
How the Deal Works
As with other recent Buy Miles promotions, this one has a tiered bonus depending on how many miles you buy.
Is It a Good Deal?
Whether paying 1.88 cents per mile is a good deal depends on how you’ll use them.
Multiply the miles prices listed there by 18.8 (trust me), and you’ll get the cost of buying enough miles for the award you’re looking at. Beyond the miles cost, you’ll also have to pay a $50 fee to redeem your miles and applicable government taxes.
A business class roundtrip to Europe would be $1,880 to buy 100k miles, plus a $50 award processing fee, plus $100 to $300 in taxes. The all in cost would be $2,030 to $2,230. That’s much cheaper than the normal price for a business class roundtrip to Europe, but not cheap enough to tempt me.
There are other gems on the award chart like 120,000 miles roundtrip in First Class to North Asia or 140,000 miles roundtrip in First Class to Australia with a stopover in Asia.
You could get either award by opening the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® for 40,000 bonus miles and buying 80,000 to 100,000 for 1.88 cents each.
Category Bonus? No
US Airways miles are sold through points.com. You will NOT earn a category bonus on any card that offers bonuses for US Airways, travel, or airfare purchases.
Your account must be 12 days old to purchase, gift, or share US Airways miles. If you don’t yet have an account, open a Dividend Miles account now, and you can purchase miles in 12 days.
US Airways is selling Dividend Miles for as little as 1.88 cents each if you buy 60,000 to 100,000.
For some people who plan to redeem for extremely expensive Business and First Class awards, this is a good deal.
You can also get 40,000 bonus Dividend Miles by opening the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®.
Terms & Conditions
Offer available for purchases made between September 2nd, 00:00:01 PT and September 30, 2014, 23:59:59 PT. All purchases are non-refundable. Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. The maximum number of Buy and Gift Bonus miles that can be received by one member for this offer is 50,000 bonus miles. All miles purchased beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus. For Gift purchases, bonus will be awarded to the recipient. All transaction inquiries must be submitted to US Airways Dividend Miles within 90 days from end of promotion. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Share transactions are not eligible for bonus. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus. Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift miles. For Gift and Share transactions, the recipient account must also be 12 days old. All US Airways Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply. Visit usairways.com/dividendmiles for details.
Miles are sold for $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Miles purchased through Buy, Share or Gift Miles do not count towards Dividend Miles Preferred status. All other Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply. Miles may be used based on award availability at the time of booking. Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift Miles. All purchases are non-refundable.