Here is the list of relevant posts I’ve written on the promotion, if you need a refresher:
- US Dividend Miles North Asia Devaluation
- Transferring Aeroplan to Dividend Miles
- Dividend Miles Share Promotion Strategy
The promotion runs until 11:59PM Pacific on the 13th, so today is the last day to share miles with up to a 100% bonus. You earn the maximum 100% bonus miles for transfers between 30,000 – 50,000 miles.
The cost for generating 50,000 miles with the 100% promo from one transfer is $567.50 USD. This means you’re paying around 1.15 cents per mile, which is a fantastic deal. This puts most first class redemptions under $2000. At the moment US Airways Dividend Miles is also not charging fuel surcharges on BA flight segments which is great.
US Airways also devalued their award chart this week for business class travel from North America to North Asia to 110,000 miles. However, the other values of the chart and fairly lax routing rules make it a great deal, in my opinion, as long as you have a redemption in mind.
Note that there is GST/HST for US residents, so you want to keep that in mind. Furthermore, points.com processes the transfers, which means there are no category bonuses. Finally, you can only receive one transfer with a 100% promo (max 50,000 miles per transfer), but you can share from the same account as many times as you want which you can leverage in your transfers. Finally, you can transfer miles in from AMEX Membership Rewards (through Aeroplan and points.com) to US Airways if you need to top your accounts.
You can share miles through this link.