100% Bonus when you share your US Airways Dividend Miles.
Edit: I accidentally published an old post earlier today. I’m sorry for any confusion that may have caused!
US Airways is having another promotion! And no, it’s not the Grand Slam, but this promotion still has value. You know me- I’m almost always against paying miles, unless you’re topping off your account for a specific award, or if you pay for premium international flights often. BUT, this deal packs value that most people should, and can, take advantage of.
You will receive a 100% bonus when you share Dividend miles in October. Yup. It sounds good and it is good. The person receiving the miles will receive the bonus and the bonus is capped at 50,000 miles. You can share 50,000 US Airways miles + 50,000 bonus US Airways miles for $500. Plus, there is a $30 fee and 7.5% tax. The total cost to share 50k US Dividend miles with 100% bonus is $567.50. Not bad.
I have 13,600 Dividend miles in my account, so I thought I would transfer them to Jordan’s account to take advantage of this deal. Since there is no Grand Slam and I already have 2 US Airways rewards cards, my miles probably aren’t going to be doing much. Jordan hasn’t applied for the US Airways card yet, so it makes sense for me to transfer the points into her account, so she can add to the total when/if she applies for US Airways branded card.
Step 1- Login In and Select Buy/Share Miles
Step 2- Select Share Miles
Step 3- Provide Membership Information
Step 4- Enter Payment Information
It’s $169.75 for me to transfer 13k points to Jordan, plus the 100% bonus. This comes out to 1.3 cents per mile. Not too shabby. Plus, I can’t do anything with 13k Dividend miles, and now Jordan’s account has 26,000 more Dividend miles and she still hasn’t applied for the 40,000 US Airways card from Barclays.
You will not earn bonus points if you pay with your Amex PRG or Sapphire Preferred, because payment is processed through points.com. Bumma.
Step 5- Confirm details and Share.
I always take a screenshot of my confirmation page or print it out.
I don’t usually recommend paying for miles, but this is a good opportunity to clear out some balances, or add to your stacks of miles for a good price. Once Jordan applies for the US Airways card, she will have over 60,000 Dividend miles in her account. That’s enough for a business class flight to Europe in January or February! Or we could get two coach tickets domestically or 1 domestic first class ticket.
This deal made sense for us, but it may not for you. Only do what makes sense for you. And if it makes sense for you to share miles with me, then do it.
— Noob Master