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I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but if you’ve been thinking about buying US Airways miles for 1.478 cents a piece, today is the last day. I was on the sidelines myself – I knew this was a good deal, but did I really want to spend $1,478 on miles.

In the end, I decided yes – frankly I have an addiction to business/first class, but I never want to pay full price for it. So I purchased 50,000 miles for $1,478.13 and ended up with 100,000 Dividend Miles with the bonus. The 100k posted instantly. Once I purchased and logged out of my account and logged back in, they were already there.

About to pull the trigger..

For a primer on US Airways awards, check out my post on Maximizing Stopovers, Transfers and Open Jaw Ticketing on US Airways Awards

Also, see my original post for more infromation- US Airways miles can be redeemed on all 27 Star Alliance airlines as well as a number of other partner airlines.

Did any other TPG readers get in on this bonus?

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

The standard sign-up offer for these co-branded cards is 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, so the current bonus is a significant step up. TPG values United miles at 1.5 cents apiece, so this 50,000-mile sign-up bonus gets you $750 in value.

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More Things to Know
  • Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $100 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Your miles don't expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
  • Use your miles for any seat, any time, on any United-operated flight at the MileagePlus Standard Award level
  • $95 annual fee
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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