Grand Slam Preview & Reminder To Buy US Air Miles

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Grand Slam Preview & Reminder To Buy US Air Miles

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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.

Buying miles will also count as a hit for the Grand Slam promotion, but make sure you register for the Grand Slam before buying miles!

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!


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Hello, Darius,

Thanks for an excellent website!

Do you happen to know how exactly does US Airways “knows” I’m transferring miles to its program is first I have to transfer it to e-miles? Or is there a way to transfer them directly?

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@Gui – Make sure that you accepted an e-miles invite from US Air, otherwise you may not be able to transfer your miles.


I just joined e-miles for the Grand Slam and I completed my profile, but didn’t get my 75 miles! I didn’t complete my profile before starting a survey, is this why?

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@JA – It depends on the partner with which you’ve signed up. Check before answering those surveys!

@Carolyn S – Not sure why that is, but the more information in your profile the more likely you are to get more offers to respond to.

If your emiles account is registered with a different airline are you sure you can transfer over to US Airways?

Yup, those 2 websites are quite a bit of pain. But I want the miles so I’ve been doing them diligently!

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@Nitin – The technical answer is that, yes, US Air will let you book a one way ticket, but will charge you miles for a round trip. So the practical answer is no, unless you want to pay double! I hope they change this soon.

@IP Brian – That’s great. Just make sure that you can transfer them to US Air, otherwise it won’t count as a Grand Slam hit!

@Jenny – I didn’t like doing them last year either, and I thought I’d do them bit by bit over the year to be prepared for the GS this year. But I didn’t. So I’ll just have to do them over the next month!

I have had both accounts for some time, but my existing e-miles account is tied to Delta. I have some e-rewards cash in there already so I am a step ahead on that one I think!

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