Reminder: two days left to buy US Airways miles with 100% bonus

This is just a quick reminder that US Airways’ current 100% bonus promotion on purchased Dividend Miles expires tomorrow, September 15. Through this promotion you can buy a maximum of 50,000 miles per account and receive 50,000 bonus miles, for a total of 100,000 miles for about $1,478 ($1,375, plus the federal excise tax). The major restriction is that a Dividend Miles account has to be at least 12 days old in order to take advantage of this promotion.

This is a great value, given that 100,000 miles is enough for a business class ticket to Europe, North Asia, and plenty of other places.

It’s also worth noting that registration opened today for US Airways’ Grand Slam promotion, which offers you a “hit” for purchasing Dividend Miles. I’ll be taking advantage of the “buy miles” promotion this time around, and intentionally waited until today so that I could at least get a “hit” out of the Grand Slam promotion as well.


  1. Registration for the Grand Slam promo has been open for about a month…I think you meant to say that the promo officially started today, meaning if you’re already registered, today is the first day you can actually earn a hit.

  2. US Airways rep said there’s no way to get the miles if you haven’t signed up for Dividend Miles because of the time it takes to process the promotion. She also enthusiastically mentioned that this offer has been very popular and gave hope that, since it’s been available twice this year, it very well may happen again.

  3. @ John — I’ll likely buy 100,000 miles. Yes, they are largely still blocking Lufthansa first class, though not entirely.

    @ hobo13 — I’m not going to go out of my way to rack up hits, though if I get them anyway, there’s no reason to turn them down.

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