What’s the deal???
From now through September 30, 2012, US Airways is giving a 100% bonus on purchased miles.
The maximum amount of miles you can buy is 50,000. Therefore, the max number of miles you can get from this promotion with the bonus is 100,000 US Airways Dividend Miles.
If you are not a member of the Dividend Miles program, sign up here because you cannot participate in these buy miles promotions unless your account is at least 12 days old.
Is this a good deal?
Like the Alaska Airlines miles promotion from earlier this week, it’s pretty good if you have a specific goal in mind.
The math breakdown is that each mile will cost you 1.88 cents.
You want to buy miles to use on a domestic round trip award in Economy – 25,000 miles (see US Airways partner award chart here)
25,000 miles x $0.0188 (i.e. 1.88 cents) = $470
For the most part, that’s terrible. You’re obviously better off just buying a ticket.
You want to buy miles to use on an international round trip award to Japan (North Asia zone) in Economy – 60,000 miles
60,000 miles x $0.0188 = $1,128
Generally, you can buy a coach ticket for less than that AND you’d be earning miles when you flew that paid ticket.
You want to buy miles to use on an international round trip award to Japan in Business – 90,000 miles
90,000 miles x $0.0188 = $1,692
That’s awesome for ANY Business Class ticket, let alone as far off as Asia.
How do I get in on this deal?
Simply click here and fill out your information.
If you have a US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard, consider paying with that as you’ll receive double points since this is a US Airways purchase.
Like all the other promotions, always consider why you would be buying these miles. Where would you go? How soon will you use them?
Miles don’t gain any interest like our money does sitting in a savings account so there’s no point in stocking them. These buying opportunities pop up very often, especially this particular promotion from US Airways.