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You Might Be Eligible for a 50,000 US Airways Miles Card

You Might Be Eligible for a 50,000 US Airways Miles Card

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Via Mommy Points, you can get 50,000 US Airways miles from the US Airways card after your 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee.  But you have to be targeted.

You Might Be Eligible For A 50,000 US Airways Miles Card
Did You Get the 50,000 US Airways Miles Card Offer?

Also special thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader JS who commented on an offer which gets 10,000 miles for renewing the card after the 1st year.

50,000 US Airways Miles Card

Some folks received a mailed offer of 50,000 US Airways miles after 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee for the US Airways card.

This is the best offer for this card because you get the miles after your 1st purchase.  But the $89 annual fee is NOT waived.

I’ve written before that you will NOT be able to get a US Airways card after American Airlines and US Airways merge.  Some folks believe that the 50,000 US Airways miles targeted offer means that the end of the US Airways card is sooner versus later.

You Might Be Eligible For A 50,000 US Airways Miles Card
The US Airways Card Will Go Away Once American Airlines Merges With US Airways

Unfortunately, Emily and I didn’t receive this offer. 🙁

But if you’re like us and weren’t targeted, you can apply for the 40,000 US Airways miles after 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee US Airways card offer, and get an additional 10,000 US Airways miles on your 1st card anniversary.

40,000 US Airways Miles Card + 10,000 Anniversary Miles

Link:   40,000 US Airways Miles card  

Link:   My Review of the US Airways card

You can get 40,000 US Airways miles after your 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee.  You get an additional 10,000 US Airways miles on your 1st card anniversary.

While this is 10,000 fewer US Airways miles upfront than the targeted 50,000 US Airways miles offer, you can apply for this offer online.

The US Airways card gets you:

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • A free checked bag for you and up to 4 traveling companions on domestic flights
  • 5,000 mile discount on US Airways award tickets
  • Companion certificate each year for up to 2 traveling companions (this ends in December)

Note: The landing page says “MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PREFERRED STATUS.” But according to this thread on Flyertalk, at least 1 person says “preferred status” doesn’t really matter when applying.

It’s also unclear if you’ll still get the 10,000 US Airways miles once US Airways and American Airlines complete the merger.  That’s because the terms say that you get the 10,000 bonus miles only on the first anniversary.  So it is unclear if you’ll continue getting the bonus miles after your 1st anniversary!

This offer is better than my link which does not include the 10,000 US Airways miles on your card anniversary.

If you don’t have a US Airways card, consider getting 1 now because it won’t be available much longer.  After the merger, existing US Airways card will become American Airlines cards.

But you won’t be able to apply for the Barclays American Airlines cards because they will only be issued to existing cardholders.

Bottom Line

You can get 50,000 US Airways miles after your 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee on the US Airways card IF you received a targeted offer.

Some folks believe this could be your last chance to get the US Airways card.

If you weren’t targeted, you can apply for the 40,000 US Airways miles after 1st purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee offer (not my link).  You get an extra 10,000 US Airways miles on your 1st card anniversary.

After American Airlines and US Airways merge, existing US Airways cards will become American Airlines cards.

I’ll always tell you about the best offers, even if I don’t receive a commission.  So if I’ve missed 1, please let me know!

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*I signed up a year ago, so my $89 fee is my first time since my first fee was waived by the promotion that I used (35k mi bonus offer).

I also received the “50% bonus” of 10,000 mi some weeks ago. Today, my 89 fee posted. I referred a couple of people but they both never followed through from my understanding.

A.J.M, I am in the same situation as you. I applied for the card using the preferred members link thinking that I would receive the 10,000 bonus miles at the one year anniversary. I used the card once, and when I received my first statement I saw that 10,000 miles had been credited to my account. That was surprising. I immediately paid the statement balance, which included the annual fee and my purchase, but still have not yet received my 40,000 miles. Crossing my fingers.

AJ, I’m new to this whole CC game, and just got the US Airways card myself. I got the exact same bonus, after I had made the first purchase, but before I paid the annual fee.

@Million Mile Secrets – No, not that I know of. I am actually a little concerned that I received those miles, but not the 40K sign-on bonus miles. I have also done a lot of Googling and don’t seem to see anyone else with this same situation.

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