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Yesterday I got an email informing me that my (rarely used) US Airways MasterCard is eligible for a targeted bonus that will result in earning 5x US Airways miles for some of my 4th quarter purchases. In fact, I have been seeing several targeted campaigns for rewards credit cards popping up as we head into the spending heavy 4th quarter. Here are the details on the US Airways bonus I was targeted for, as well as a few other targeted spending offers that I am aware of so that you can stay on the look-out for some of your own.
Use your US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard October 1 through December 31, 2013 and earn 5 bonus miles for every $1 you spend—up to 2,500 bonus miles—on purchases you already make in the following categories¹:
Gas station purchases
Restaurant purchases (including fast food)
Department store, toy, or game store purchases
I will have no problem pulling that card out of temporary retirement in order to charge $500 in those categories and earn 2,500 miles over the next couple of months. This should pair nicely with the Chase Freedom® Visa’s 4th quarter 5x bonus categories of department stores and Amazon.com, since gas and restaurant 5x bonuses are unique to the US Airways targeted bonus. I know there are some other versions of this targeted US Airways offer out there such as 2x miles in those bonus categories.
Other targeted offers I am aware of:
- 3,500 bonus FlexPerks points (worth up to $70) for charging $750 on the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature from September 1 – October 31st. That promo made me increase my attention to that card for a little bit!
- A reader emailed me about a promo identical to my US Airways card offer only with their NFL Extra Points Visa Signature Card. You can redeem the points earned on this card for cash back.
- 5,000 bonus points with $3,000 in spending on the Hyatt Visa between October 1 and December 31. I have also read about a different version of the offer for that same card that requires $6,000 in spending to get a 6,000 point bonus during the same time-frame.
Do you have any other targeted offers on your cards for the 4th quarter? Do targeted offers work in terms of getting you to pull your credit card out of temporary retirement?