100% Bonus on Purchased US Airways Miles Through September 30th

US Airways is offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles through September 30th.

On September 3rd they dropped a targeted 100% bonus but they appear to have dropped that restriction. A week and a half ago you had to enter your US Airways Dividend Miles number to verify whether you were eligible for the offer. Now everyone going to the purchase miles page gets the 100% bonus.

Another difference from the September 3rd offer, they’ve even fixed the expiration date, that one expired September 31..

As with most of the 100% bonus offers that US Airways runs, you can buy up to 50,000 miles and receive a 50,000 mile bonus. 100,000 miles costs $1881.25 all-in.

Accounts must be open at least 12 days in order to buy miles, so even if you don’t have a Dividend Miles account you could still open one and be able to buy miles under this promotion.

However, I wouldn’t buy miles speculatively. Three years ago you could take advantage of this offer and have enough miles for a business class ticket to Europe for about a third less cost. That was worth buying just to buy.

Now I’d either want to just top off an account towards an award, or at least have a specific award in mind that I knew was available and that I’d be willing to pay $1881 for.

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  1. It seems like they offer this every other month if not every month. If the max to buy is 50K (+bonus) per transaction, can one buy miles every time the promo happens with no maximum per year?

  2. Here’s a question – what’s the value of US Air miles vs. UA miles. Right now you can buy UA miles a ~.0225 per mile vs. .0188 with US Air.

    UA offers one way awards; doesn’t block LH; allows booking on the day of departure; allows (I believe) changes to the return.

    Thoughts?

  3. I would say that since the merger the value of US Airways miles from a consumer perspective has dropped faster than the Grand Slam promotion. 🙂

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