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From now through December 6, 2013, US Airways is offering a promotion where you can share enough miles for a round-trip domestic First Class ticket or give your friend’s account enough miles for a Business Class ticket to Europe, North Asia or South America for only $567.50. The transferring member must have miles in their account to take advantage of this promotion.
For example, let’s assume you had 45,000 US Airways Miles and wanted to transfer them to a friend. You could transfer all 45,000 Miles to a friend for $450 + 7.5% Tax + $30 Fee for a total of $513.75. Your friend would then have 90,000 Miles, enough for a Business Class ticket to North Asia for only $513.75 plus the original cost of the miles (45,000 from your account). What a nice Christmas gift.
This offer has come in the past, but not as frequently as the more expensive 100% buy miles promotion. I do expect this to be one of the last opportunities to purchase / share US Airways miles at a significant discount before they merge with American Airlines. At these prices, I will be taking advantage of this offer.
The bonus amounts translate into enough miles for a round-trip domestic First Class ticket or enough miles in a friend’s account for a Business Class ticket to Europe, North Asia or South America or a number of other great destinations based on the US Airways partner award chart.
How To Get 100% Bonus
- Step 1: Navigate to the US Airways purchase / share / gift website and log in to your account
- Step 2: Select Buy, Share & Gift Miles at the top
- Step 3: View your Share Miles promotional offer
- Step 4: Select Amount of Miles To Share and enter member information
- Share miles between now and December 6, 2013
- Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction
- Maximum number of share bonus miles that can be received by one member is 50,000
- Price of miles is $.01 plus 7.5% tax
Terms And Conditions
Offer available for share transactions made between December 2nd 00:00:01 PT and December 6th 2013, 23:59:59 PT. All transactions are non-refundable. Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. The maximum number Share Bonus miles that can be received by one member for this offer is 50,000 bonus miles. All miles shared beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus. The recipient of the share transaction will also receive the bonus miles. 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. Buy and Gift transactions are not eligible for bonus. Only share transactions 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.
Miles are shared for $0.01 per mile plus a processing fee of $30 and 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.
These promotions do come around often with the US Airways Dividend Miles program. But there is no telling what will happen to these 100% buy miles promotions once the integration with American Airlines AAdvantage programs begins (which is already underway).
I’d suggest only purchasing the miles if you have an immediate or near term use for them. Still, a round-trip domestic First Class ticket or enough miles in a friend’s account for a Business Class ticket to Europe, North Asia or South America for only $567.50 (plus cost of original miles) is not a bad price to pay.
If you are looking for another way to earn US Airways or American Airlines miles (US Airways and American programs will merge at some point in the near future and mileage balances will combine) consider the US Airways Premier World MasterCard which normally comes with 30,000 bonus miles after your first purchase but there is a better offer link available on Flyertalk for 35,000 where the annual fee is waived in the first year.
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