I can’t tell yet if this is targeted, or if Barclaycard is slowly rolling this out to all cardholders, but it appears at least some US Airways Premier World MasterCard® holders are getting an offer to refer their friends to the card and receive 5,000 bonus points for each approved application.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, this is the biggest public bonus I recall ever seeing on the card.
The normal sign-up bonus on the card is around 40,000 miles, so this is a great sign-up bonus. With the merger between American and US Airways well underway, one of the easiest ways to build your mileage balance in the “new” AAdvantage program has been with the US Airways Premier World MasterCard. It offers bonus miles after the first purchase, so isn’t one of those cards with a big minimum spend threshold.
That’s a great sign-up bonus, especially for a card that may not necessarily be taking new applicants for much longer.
The card comes with some other benefits that are potentially useful, including:
- Your first checked bag free for you and up to four companions on domestic US Airways flights
- Priority Boarding with Zone 2 on US Airways flights
- One companion certificate for up to two guests on US Airways operated flights at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
The full terms are as follows:
Existing US Airways MasterCard Cardmembers will receive five thousand (5,000) bonus miles for each friend who applies for and is approved for a US Airways Premier World MasterCard using the apply link in this email by January 18, 2015. A maximum of fifty thousand (50,000) miles can be earned through this offer. Please allow 8-10 weeks from the promotion end date for bonus miles to post to your account. Due to the confidential nature of the credit approval process, you will not be notified of the status of any of your referral applications.
Existing Cardmembers understand and agree that any individuals referred must apply through this offer for you to receive the bonus miles. Due to the confidential nature of the credit approval process, existing Cardmembers will not be notified whether we approve or decline any application(s) from any individual(s) you refer. Only the Existing Cardmember intended to receive this email will receive bonus miles. If the email is re-forwarded by another person, bonus miles will not be awarded.
If you’d like to refer someone or be referred, at your own risk feel free to post your email below.
Between myself and my colleagues at PointsPros we have ahem *several* US Airways cards, so if you send an email with your first and last name to email@example.com we’ll send you a referral ASAP.