US Airways had a similar targeted offer last month, but this time the offer is open for everyone. It seems that they now have these sales almost every month.
This offer has been going on since the beginning of the month, but they just got an email out about the offer. You can access this offer by following this link. The offer is valid until September 30, 2012/
The price of a miles bought 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 is about the lowest price that they have had in the recent past.
If you have firm plans to use these miles and the availability exists on Star Alliance carriers, I would go ahead and buy.
US Airways has recently started to block some/all first class award availability on Lufthansa and Swiss.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The 100% bonus offer is non-transferable and is applicable on purchases made between September 1 – 30, 2012, 11:59 MT. All purchases are non-refundable. The maximum number of Buy or Gift miles that can be purchased through this offer is 50,000 miles. Share transactions are not eligible.Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible. Miles purchased through Buy, Share or Gift Miles do not count towards Dividend Miles Preferred status. All other Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply. Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift miles. Award seats are capacity controlled and may not be available for the requested dates or mileage amounts.
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.