Seems that US Airways has started to sent out these targeted buy/gift offers for bonus miles instead of running global promotions on their website. Last month, I got this very same offer for 100% bonus on bought/gifted miles and this time friend of mine did.
If you got the above email, you get 100% bonus (up to 50K miles) for buying/gifting US Airways miles between July 1 and 31, 2013.
This offer is likely targeted to those that have purchased miles during US Airways previous sales. The price of a mile under this 100%bonus 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 could also considering this as a way to purchase American Airlines miles. These two airlines are likely to merge later this year and the merger of frequent flier programs is likely to happen in 2014.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between July 1st 00:00:01 PT and July 31st, 2013 23:59:59 PT. 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. For Gift purchases, bonus will be awarded to the recipient. 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.
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.