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US Airways is launching their second short promotion related to buying miles for the month. This time they are offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased or gifted miles (good holiday present for a lover of miles?!). Even with the 100% bonus, this isn’t as lucrative as their recent 100% bonus on shared miles, but that promo required you to both have miles to share and have a sharing partner. This promo just requires you to have the desire to buy miles at a rate as low as 1.88 cents per mile, and the money to do so.
From December 15th until December 20th 2013:
Buy 10,000 – 19,000 Dividend Miles, get a 50% Bonus
Buy 20,000 – 29,000 Dividend Miles, get a 75% Bonus
Buy 30,000 – 50,000 Dividend Miles, get a 100% Bonus
If you bought the full 50,000 points and got the 100% bonus for a total of 100,000 miles, that would cost you $1,881.25 (including taxes/fees). That is a ton of money, but likely cheaper than buying tickets outright if you wanted to use the the miles for some business class or similar redemptions on the current US Airways award chart (before the impending changes and departure from Star Alliance).
Does the impending merger make you more or less likely to buy US Airways miles?
Terms and Conditions
Offer available for purchases made between December 15th 00:00:01 PT and December 20th 2013, 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. For Gift purchases, bonus will be awarded to the recipient. All miles purchased beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus. 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/dividendmilesfor 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.