US Airways’ Uninspiring Holiday Shopping Promotion

Last Holiday Season US Airways offered one of the greatest mileage promotions of all time to encourage shopping through their online mall — up to 250% bonus on earned miles which when paired with an offer from TrackItBack yielded 140 miles per dollar spent without having to leave your computer.

Judged against that standard, almost anything will appear disappointing. So it’s no surprise that this season’s promo doesn’t get the juices flowing. (Actually, it’s not even as lucrative as their back to school promo was just a few months back, which is rather surprising.)

This holiday offer (registration required) is for up to 4 additional miles per dollar spent, based on how much in total you spend through their shopping portal between November 15 and December 30.

  • Spend $100 to $249 and earn 1 bonus mile per dollar
  • Spend $250 to $999 and earn 2 bonus miles per dollar
  • Spend $1000 to $7999 and earn 3 bonus miles per dollar
  • Spend $8000 or more and earn 4 bonus miles per dollar

Total bonus miles are capped at 100,000 — which would mean spending $25,000 through their shopping portal.

Meh.

Meanwhile, Webflyer has a list of most of the promotions that mileage shopping portals are offering for the holidays.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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