It took a while for US Airways Dividend Miles to launch an offer for buying Dividend Miles. These sales were monthly in 2012 and I expect them to continue in 2013. These sales must be very lucrative for US Airways.
This time the offer is targeted to those that purchased Dividend Miles in 2012. You can buy or gift maximum of 50K miles and the number of miles purchased will be doubled. This offer is valid until January 31, 2013.If you didn’t receive the sale email, you can try accessing this offer here.
The price of a mile under this offer is 1.88 cents each.
Does it make sense to buy Dividend Miles at 1.88 cents each?
US Airways has number of promotions yearly for buying, gifting, and transferring in points from hotel programs to Dividend Miles.
This 1.88 cents per mile offer has been one of the lowest purchase offers. There was an offer for transferring miles in 2012 during which you could “purchase” miles at 1.1 cents each, but that offer was maxed at 50K miles.
If you have firm plans to use these miles and the availability exists on Star Alliance carriers, I would go ahead and buy. You can no longer use US Airways Dividend Miles for first class awards on Lufthansa per recent policy change.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between now and January 31, 2013, 11:59 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. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.
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.