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From now through November 12, 2014, members can earn a bonus 50,000 US Airways miles by purchasing or gifting miles. It used to be that you could earn a 100% bonus offer on US Airways purchased miles but that is no longer. Now you can earn a maximum of 50,000 bonus miles, but the amount of miles you have to purchase is slightly higher increasing the overall cost.
Key Link: US Airways Purchase / Gift website
The new price of miles means you can get enough miles for an award to Europe or South America in Business Class for only ~$2,345 + taxes and $2,695 + taxes for enough miles (110k required) miles for a South Pacific award.
This offer now requires the member to purchase 80,000 to get the full bonus amount. Any miles purchased below the 80,000 mark will earn a bonus based on the following table.
- 10,000 – 14,000 miles = 4,000 Bonus Miles
- 15,000 – 29,000 miles = 8,000 Bonus Miles
- 30,000 – 49,000 miles = 19,000 Bonus Miles
- 50,000 – 79,000 miles =33,500 Bonus Miles
- 80,000 miles = 50,000 Bonus Miles
How To Get 50,000 Bonus
- Navigate To The US Airways Purchase / Gift website and log in to your account to see if you’ve been targeted for the 100% bonus
Potential Uses Of Miles
Maxing out this promotion means you can buy enough miles for a Business Class award ticket to Europe or South America for only $1,881.25 (plus award booking fees). Plus, with the 40,000 mile offer after your first purchase with the The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®, you’ll have more than enough miles to get to the South Pacific in Business Class. You can look at other redemption options by clicking on the US Airways award chart below.
- Purchase miles until November 12, 2014
- Must buy 80,000 to get the 50,000 bonus
- Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction
- Price of miles is $.035 plus 7.5% tax but with the bonus it comes out to
Simply go here and fill in your information for the 50,000 bonus.
Terms And Conditions
Offer available for purchases made between October 23rd, 00:00:01 PT and November 12th, 2014, 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. For Gift purchases, bonus will be awarded to the recipient. 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.
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.
These offers have been great over the years as a cheap way to purchase US Airways miles. But unfortunately this offer has now changed, although some will still find value in the price of the miles to be used towards an award ticket. The reduced bonus on 50,000 miles means you have to spend more to get enough miles for the same award ticket if you have no miles in your account. But if you are starting with a small balance, the price can still make a lot of sense.
Consider topping off your account or picking up enough US Airways miles for your next award to fly in style. If you are looking for American Airlines miles, make sure you check out the 40,000 mile offer after your first purchase with the The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®, these miles will be merged with American Airlines miles during the integration of American Airlines and US Airways.
Key Link: US Airways Purchase / Gift website
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