With every month, there is usually a new US Airways miles for sale promo, whether it is a transfer or purchase promotion. I am pretty excited about this month’s promotion as everyone can get in on it!
For this month it is a non-targeted 100% buy miles promotion, although in certain amounts. US Airways for the whole month is giving a 100% bonus when you purchase 30,000-50,000 miles, which is not bad. That is the only tier which I think where it is worth it as if you want smaller amounts you can transfer them from Starwood (although not from Aeroplan via points.com anymore with the recent points.com changes).
Remember it’s likely that US Dividend Miles will be transferrable to American AAdvantage once US Airways and American Airlines merge, although at this price I still wouldn’t speculatively purchase future AA miles. I would only buy if you have a specific redemption in mind, such as a 90k business class trip to North Asia, which would run around $1690.
The maximum number of miles that you can purchase is 100,000 which would cost $1881 (excluding GST/HST for Canadian residents, although that *could* be avoided if you used had control of an “American Account”)
I’m still a bit torn between whether to purchase or not, as I had decent amounts of Aeroplan that I had planned to convert (which obviously is not an option now), so I’ll definitely wait a bit and see if points.com fixes the “technical error.” But even if they don’t the lure of 4 long-haul business class segments at $425 apiece ($1700 total) is very tempting. This is definitely going to be one the last 100% promos before the merger so think carefully!
You can buy US Airways miles here and remember this offer only lasts until August 31st.
Here are the Terms and Conditions:
Offer available for purchases made between August 1 2013 00:00am MT and August 31 2013, 11:59pm MT. All purchases are non-refundable. Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. The maximum number of Buy and Gift Bonus miles that can be received by one member for this offer is 50,000 bonus miles. All miles purchased beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Share transactions are not eligible for bonus. For Gift purchases, Bonus miles are awarded to the recipient. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.
All US Airways Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply. Visit usairways.com/dividendmiles for details.
Miles are sold for $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Miles purchased through Buy, Share or Gift Miles do not count towards Dividend Miles Preferred status. All other Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply. Miles may be used based on award availability at the time of booking. Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift Miles. All purchases are non-refundable.