Just a quick reminder that the US Air 100% bonus on buying miles ends today. If you buy miles in multiples of 10,000 you will earn a bonus and effectively pay 1.48 cents per mile.
If you are buying miles only to have them count as a “hit” in the Grand Slam promotion, you can wait and buy miles later since there is no bonus for buying 1,000 miles (the least you can buy).
Grand Slam Guide
I’ll be in full day meetings for the entire week, so I’ll post my Grand Slam guide over the weekend.
In the meantime, you could get started with:
1. E-Miles. Sign up for e-miles and take enough surveys or offers to earn 500 miles. Once you earn 500 miles you can transfer them to US Air and it will count as a Grand Slam “hit”
Make sure to select “US Air” as the sponsor when signing up.
You should get 275 miles as a sign up bonus (100 miles for completing the enrollment, 100 miles for submitting your verification number from the welcome email, and 75 miles for completing your profile).
Since you get 275 miles as a sign up bonus, you have to earn only 225 more miles to reach 500 miles and transfer them to US Air for a “hit.” This will take a bit of time, but may be worth it for the cheap miles!
2. e-rewards. This is an invitation only site, so ensure that you’ve allowed US Air to send you promotional emails. Log into the US Air site –> Select “Dividend Miles” in top menu —-> Select “My Account” —-> Click on “Email Subscriptions” under “Toolbox.” —> Select all options and hit “Save Changes”
If you’ve already done that, search your email for an invitation from “e-rewards.” I received an invitation in 2010 and the subject line of the email read “By Invitation Only.”
You have to earn $25 in e-rewards currency to redeem for 500 US Air miles or 1 “hit.”
Completing E-miles and E-Rewards surveys/offers are a bit of a pain, but may be worth the time for some cheap miles. I’m doing these!
Please share any tips you have on E-miles or e-rewards!