The buy, share, and gift miles page of US Airways Dividend Miles has the following up, one day early:
Buy or gift miles November 1 – 30, 2012 and get a 100% bonus – up to 50,000 miles. Buying miles is the quick and easy way to get award travel. And for the perfect holiday present, gift miles to a friend of family member to help them reach award travel.
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.
Not nearly as lucrative as October’s 100% bonus on shared miles that allowed the purchase of miles for 1.135 cents apiece, but better than not having a topoff option at all.