3 Days Left To Get 100% Bonus On US Airways Miles Purchases

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The US Airways 100% bonus on purchase or gifted miles ends on May 31, 2013. This is a chance to purchase US Airways miles at $.0188 per mile. Maxing out this promotion means that the purchased miles (50,000) plus the bonus miles (50,000) are enough to redeem for a roundtrip Business Class flight to Europe, North Asia or South America on one of their partner airlines or a US Airways destination.

How To Purchase Miles For Award Ticket

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Promotion Details

The amount of bonus miles awarded depends on the amount of miles purchased. For the biggest bonus, 100%, members are required to purchased between 30,000 and 50,000 miles to get the full 100% bonus.

  • Buy 5,000-9,000 miles – get 25% bonus
  • Buy 10,000-19,000 miles – get 50% bonus
  • Buy 20,000-29,000 miles – get 75% bonus
  • Buy 30,000-50,000 miles – get 100% bonus

The bonus amounts translate into enough miles to purchase a round-trip Business Class award ticket to Europe, North Asia or a number of other great destinations based on the US Airways partner award chart.

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Purchasing miles at each of the levels will mean a different price per mile. The miles are sold at $.035 per mile plus a 7.5% tax recovery charge. So the more you buy, the bigger the bonus thereby decreasing your cost per mile. The best price per mile is obtained by purchasing enough miles to get the 100% bonus.

  • Buy 9,000 miles + 2,250 bonus = 11,250 miles
    • Price per mile is ~$.03
    • (((9,000 x .035)x1.075))/11,250)))
  • Buy 19,000 miles + 9,500 bonus = 28,500 miles
    • Price per mile is ~$.025
    • (((9,000 x .035)x1.075))/28,500)))
  • Buy 29,000 miles + 21,750 bonus = 50,750 miles
    • Price per mile is ~$.0215
    • (((9,000 x .035)x1.075))/50,750)))
  • Buy 50,000 miles + 50,000 bonus = 100,000 miles
    • Price per mile is ~$.0188
    • (((9,000 x .035)x1.075))/11,250)))

Terms And Conditions

Offer available for purchases made between May 1st 00:00:01 PT and May 31st 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. All miles purchased beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus. 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.

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.

Bottom Line

I’d suggest only purchasing the miles if you have an imediate or near term use for them. It is never a good idea to speculatively purchase miles with one of these recurring 100% US Airways promotions, especially in light of the recent LifeMiles devaluation.

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Comments

  1. I am having trouble trying to make a purchase. It keeps saying my credit card information cannot be verified after i submit payment. But my CC company (tried Citi, amex and chase) all say that it went thru perfectly fine. Call USAIR and they said i have to do it online and they cannot help me. Do you have any pointers?

  2. Thanks for the reminder PMM. I have a downloadable excel sheet in my post (http://travelwithgrant.com/2013/05/23/us-airways-deal/) and think the only real “deals” to be had with this promo are:

    2 Off Peak Round Trip Flights to Europe / South America = 60,000** miles = $1,128.75 / 2 = $564.38 = Great Deal
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    2 Off Peak Round Trip Flights to Europe / South America = 70,000 miles = $1,316.88 / 2 = $658.44 = Great Deal

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