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Last November I purchased a US Airways Club Membership when it was available at a discounted price as part of a limited time promotion. I use it primarily to get access to United Clubs, but I opted to purchase a US membership instead of a United membership since the US membership was less expensive. Since it is is only a couple months until my membership expires, US Airways has started to send me emails encouraging me to renew. Today I got an email that offered free US Airways Trial Silver Preferred status if I renew my US Airways Club membership. The non-discounted price for one year of US Airways Club Membership is $450 (I paid less via a promotion last year). Trial Silver Preferred status normally costs $200, so it is a decent offer for anyone who was interested in purchasing Trial Silver Preferred Status.
Here are the details of the offer:
Renew your US Airways Club membership and receive Trial Silver Preferred status for 90 days
We hope you’ve enjoyed the advantages of your US Airways Club membership. Renew now through September 30, 2012 and mention promotion code CLBTR and you’ll also enjoy the perks of Trial Silver Preferred status. Get priority check-in and boarding, complimentary upgrades to First Class and more during your 90-day trial period. A world of more comfortable and convenient travel awaits you.
*Terms & conditions apply. Offer valid September 24 – 30, 2012. Offer available to new US Airways Club annual memberships and US Airways Club memberships that are eligible for renewal. Trial Silver Preferred program is valid for 90 days and is only available to non-Preferred members. Members receiving Trial Silver Preferred status must fly a minimum amount of segments or miles to retain Preferred status through February 28, 2014. Members may enroll in the Trial Preferred program only once in any consecutive 12 month period. Members who did not re-qualify for Preferred status for the current year are not eligible to participate in the Trial Preferred program. Only bookings made after a member’s status has been upgraded will reflect the member’s new status. When enrolling or renewing online, please allow up to 7 days for processing. Please allow 3 weeks for Trial Silver Preferred status to be applied to the member’s account. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer including any bonus miles for new enrollments and renewals. Standard charges apply for upgrading to a joint membership. Secondary members on joint memberships are not eligible to receive Trial Silver Preferred in conjunction with this promotion. $50 initiation fee for new Club members will apply. All US Airways Club and Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.
I initially assumed it was a targeted offer, but now I’m thinking it might not be. There aren’t any details in the email that seem to indicate the offer is only available for my account, so it may very well work for others by using the promotion code in bold above. If you are interested in Silver Preferred Status, basically it provides you the perks of US Airways Silver status for 90 days, and during that time you must fly 7,500 miles or 10 segments on flights operated by US Airways to keep your Preferred status through February 28, 2014.
I am likely to get my United Club membership via a different route next year, but if I wanted Silver status on US Airways then this offer might be enough to make me pull the trigger.