US Airways “Mystery Bonus” promotion for 25% to 100% purchase bonus for buying or gifting Dividend Miles between March 1-26, 2014, is coming to an end today (March 26) at 11:59PM PST.
You can access US Airways web page for buying miles here, where you can check your bonus (25%, 50%, 75% or 100%) for this offer.
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 have been offers for gifting miles that allow you to “purchase” miles at 1.1 cents each.
Today, is the last day to purchase US Airways Dividend Miles and still to use them for award tickets on Star Alliance. You should be able to redeem Dividend Miles on Oneworld Alliance flights come March 31, 2014.
The airline exits Star Alliance on March 30th and enters Oneworld as an affiliate on March 31, 2014. These mile will eventually turn to AAdvantage ones once the programs are merged.
US Airways has been one of the more active sellers of airline miles that many have used for business and first class award tickets on Star Alliance (in lieu of buying economy or business class tickets). It remains to be seen, how long US Airways will continue this practice under the Oneworld umbrella and what happens once the program is merged to AAdvantage.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer available for purchases made between March 1st 00:00:01 PT and March 26th 2014, 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. All transaction inquiries must be submitted to US Airways Dividend Miles within 90 days from end of promotion. 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. Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift miles. For Gift and Share transactions, the recipient account must also be 12 days old. 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.