US Airways seems to offer a bonus on purchased miles just about every month lately, and this month is no exception. Sometimes they’re straightforward and open to everyone, sometimes they’re more complicated tiered bonuses, and sometimes they’re targeted. Last month there was a targeted 100% bonus on purchased miles for those that had purchased Dividend Miles last year. This month the bonus seems targeted again, with different people receiving different offers.
I received the following targeted offer:
So that’s a 100% bonus on purchased miles, and seems to be because I have a US Airways Mastercard. Even some without US Airways’ co-branded credit card are reporting receiving the same offer, while others report only getting offered a 50% bonus. If you log into the Dividend Miles “Buy Miles” page you should be able to see which offer you’re targeted for based on your account, if any.
If you’re targeted for the 100% bonus that means miles end up costing ~1.88 cents each including tax. And there’s the usual cap of 100,000 miles (50,000 miles plus the 50,000 mile bonus).
This can be a great deal if you have a specific mileage redemption in mind, and can be an even better deal if you’re just topping off a mileage account. Flying from the US to North Asia via Europe costs just 90,000 miles in business class, so if you outright buy those miles through this promotion (assuming you’re targeted) you’ll pay $1,700, which is really good. As a matter of fact I’m typing this post from a Turkish flight where I’m on exactly that kind of award.