Reminder: Last Day for US Airways Buy Miles Promotion (Up to 100% Bonus!)

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Update:  US Air has extended this offer to May 31, 2014.

Today is the last day to earn up to a 100% bonus when you buy US Airways miles.

You can buy up to 50,000 miles and get a 50% to 100% bonus, depending on how many you buy.

Reminder: Last Day For US Airways Buy Miles Promotion (Up To 100% Bonus!)

Earn a 50% to 100% Bonus When You Buy US Airways Miles – But Today’s the Last Day

How The Promotion Works

Link:   US Airways Buy Miles Promotion

You can buy up to 50,000 miles for yourself or a friend and get a bonus.  If you buy miles as a gift, the recipient gets the bonus miles.  The bonus depends on how many miles you buy:

  • 10,000 to 19,000 miles – get 50% bonus miles
  • 20,000 to 29,000 miles – get 75% bonus miles
  • 30,000 to 50,000 miles – get 100% bonus miles

Each mile costs 3.5 cents, plus 7.5% tax.  If you buy the maximum amount, you’ll pay ~$1,881 ($1,750 to buy miles + ~$131 tax).

And you’ll get 100,000 miles total, so you’re paying ~1.88 cents per mile (~$1,881 to buy miles / 100,000 miles).

Reminder: Last Day For US Airways Buy Miles Promotion (Up To 100% Bonus!)

You Can Use Miles to Fly US Airways or Any Oneworld Airline

 Is It Worth It?

Link:   My Review of the US Airways Buy Miles Promotion

Link:   US Airways Award Chart

Link:   US Airways Oneworld Partner Award Chart

I wrote about how 100,000 US Airways miles could get you to a lot of places!  You can book award tickets on US Airways or any oneworld alliance airline with the miles.

For example, you could get:

  • 2 round-trip low level coach award tickets to Hawaii (with 20,000 miles left over)
  • 2 round-trip off-peak coach award tickets to Europe or South America (with 30,000 miles left over)
  • 1 round-trip low level Business Class award ticket to Europe or South America
Reminder: Last Day For US Airways Buy Miles Promotion (Up To 100% Bonus!)

How About Flying to London for 35,000 Points in Coach Class Round-Trip?

For example, if you wanted to fly to London during the off-season, you’d pay 35,000 miles for a round-trip, coach class ticket.  You could buy those miles through this promotion for ~$753 ($700 + 7.5% tax for 20,000 miles, plus earn a 15,000 mile bonus).

You could probably find a paid ticket for about the same amount of money!  And you’d earn miles on the ticket.  So in this situation, it might not be worth buying the miles.

But there are some situations where buying miles would make sense.  Like if you needed to top-off your account to reach a goal for an award ticket, or if you had to buy a Business Class ticket anyway and wanted to save some money.

Read my earlier post about this promotion to see if buying miles makes sense for your travel plans.

Bottom Line

Today is the last day to earn up to a 100% bonus when you buy US Airways miles.

You can buy up to 50,000 miles (+50,000 bonus miles) for ~$1,880, which works out to 1.88 cents per mile.

This deal could be good if you have to buy a ticket anyway.  But you’ll still spend some money on your tickets.  But it might be better to use it only to top-off your account with miles you need for an award ticket.

Did you buy miles during this promotion?

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