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Get 10% to 50% of Your Redeemed US Air Miles Back!

Get 10% to 50% of Your Redeemed US Air Miles Back!

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Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader concertjunkie, I checked Emily’s promotion folder in her Gmail account and found an email from Barclays (which issues the US Air credit cards) offering 25% of her US Air miles back for making an award booking!

Here’s what the email looked like.

US Air Redeemed Miles Bonus
Did You Get an Offer for 25% of Your US Air Miles Back?

The subject of the email was “Get More for your Miles: Limited- time Offer”  Search your email for this phrase in case you’ve received a targeted offer as well!

I have a Barclays US Air card, but didn’t receive the offer.

This FlyerTalk thread & reader comments suggests that folks are getting offers of between 10% to 50% of their US Air miles back!

The good news is that this discount is also valid on US Air partner airlines (such as Lufthansa, Thai Airways, etc.).

This is a terrific deal!

The terms say that you have to:

  • Redeem US miles between October 1 and November 30, 2013 AND
  • Complete your travel before March 31, 2014
  • Redeem a minimum of 20,000 miles in order to get part of your miles back

You have to redeem miles from the PRIMARY cardholder’s account ( so you can’t book a trip from an authorized user’s US Air account) and have to pay the FULL price in miles when you make the booking.

You can only get up to 30,000 miles back with this offer, so the maximum amount of miles which you can redeem is 120,000 (if you get the 25% offer) and get 25% or 30,000 miles back

But you’ll get 25% of your miles back 3 to 4 weeks after you COMPLETE your travel.

US Air also has a 100% share miles promotion, where you can effectively buy US Air miles for 1.14 cents per mile.

You can get a terrific deal if you share miles with someone who has received an offer to get 25% to 50% of their redeemed US Air miles back (assuming you’d travel before March 30, 2014)!

US Air has a 3 tier chart with low, medium and high awards, but a 25% discount could make the medium level awards more affordable particularly for coach travel within the US or to Hawaii!

I’ll write more later, but 25% of your miles back means that you could fly to Europe for 45,000 miles in coach or 75,000 miles in business class round-trip!

US Air is part of the Star Alliance (Lufthansa, Swiss, Thai Air etc.), so you can search for flights on United.com and if you find Saver awards on United.com, you can call US Air and book those same awards by feeding the agent those flights segment by segment!

The US Air website won’t show you any flights on partner airlines!

PS:  I’m traveling and won’t be able to get to the comments soon!

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Do you know what happens if you ended up changing your flights? I know you would pay a $150 change fee, but I complete travel before 3/31/14 will I still get the rebate?

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@pokepoke – I’m guessing “no” but don’t know for sure.

Hi everyone, just curious, I got this promo and booked a trip to Asia. Since it’s an international ticket requiring partner airlines, I need to ticket through phone. Does it mean that I won’t get the 5000 miles off by paying with my US Airways MC card?

All I have done is just use the US Airways MC card that I received the promotion on to pay for tax and fees for the award ticket, is that all I need to do to get the award redemption bonus? Anything more? Just want to make sure I will get the bonus. Thanks for all the help and good luck on the bonus.

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@Kalboz – You could call Barclays to ask for it, but I don’t believe they will extend it to everyone.

@docomo – You won’t get the 5,000 miles off b/c it involves partner airlines (but you never know). I believe that’s all you need to do to get the rebate.

I searched my email box but don’t see that this was offered to me! Is there any way we can get this discount on US Airways miles redemption without the email offer?

Thank you!

Thanks guest for that tip to watch snail mail too.

I’m with Lisa above…. her quote is spot on, and I hope USAirways folks read it and my echo:

“Nada for me. I hate these offers like the IHG one where you can see that other people clearly got a much better deal. Instead of building loyalty, it builds resentment.”

My wife and I both have USAirways cards via Barclays. On one we carry a balance, a card I’ve had for 5+ years…. The other, newer, paid off each month. Perfect credit records too.

This capriciousness is quite irritating, and yes, breeds deep resentment. Think I’ll call them later today.

For those that didn’t receive an email, don’t lose hope. I received a 50% back offer via mail today and nothing was sent to me via email.

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