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I just wrote a whole post dedicated to the old vs new US Airways MasterCard credit card offers. There are some differences in the two offers (and for most the old one is better), but at the end of the day it is a great card to not only get for the sign-up bonus, but to keep. I have had mine for a little over a year now and the targeted spending bonuses just keep coming.
I have written about how this card is the “dark horse of spending bonuses” before, but just last night I received another targeted promo (I think this is my 4th or 5th one in a little over a year). This time the offer is for 5 US Airways miles for every one dollar spent from January 1 – March 31 in the following categories:
- Grocery stores
- Movie theaters
- Utility bills (phone/cable/satellite/standard utilities)
The offer is capped at $500 for a total of 2,500 bonus miles, so this isn’t a way to milk unlimited US Airways miles out of this card, but I have consistently received promo after promo. So much so that almost all of my spending on this account has been at a rate of 5x. I pretty much only use the card when the spending falls under one of these promotions, so for it is virtually a 5x card (albeit with some real spending caps).
If you have this card, be on the lookout for mailed and emails promotions like this one that you can register for. If you don’t have the card, be aware that many (but not all) people that get the card get pretty regular targeted promos, so it can be a card to not only acquire, but to actually use. I have also never had any problem with the bonus miles earned for the promos automatically posting within the stated window.
If you have the card, did you get this most recent promo, or did you get something different all together?