US Airways Announces Return of Grand Slam Promotion

by on August 16, 2011 · 19 comments

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While details are scarce, US Airways announced that their Grand Slam promotion will be back “and better than ever” for 2011. If you’ve never done a Grand Slam – buckle up! Historically it’s been an easy way to earn thousands of US Airways miles relatively cheaply. It takes a lot of analysis and work, but in the end, last year I got over 200,000 miles for around $1,000 in spend. How’d I do it? I got a lot of credit for business travel that I already had planned and I worked this promo from my own account and for a friend under their account, since the usual maximum amount of bonus miles earned is 100,000.

You can take a look at my post from last year, but trust that I’ll be doing a full analysis and taking you all along on my journey to get as many miles as humanly possible. In general, get ready to order really cheap items from a ton of different retailers – last year I ordered a bunch of random items like wireless screen wipes, pink Sharpies, cheap wine club wine and jars of Biscoff spread (not so useless).

Since details haven’t been released, I can’t guarantee it’ll be as lucrative as years past, but here to hoping!

Announcement on US Airways Facebook Page

Hat tip TPG reader Charlie!

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  • Alan Fowler

    Thanks for having our back, Brian!

  • Federico

    Is like the Black Friday for miles ;-)

  • Virtue37_4

    Nice! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait!

  • gomike

    Excellent, where is the announcement?

  • gomike

    Ok I see it now on their facebook page, any more info than that?

  • mike

    can’t wait… so excited

  • Katie

    YES!!! I am so excited!! I have been positioning since last year!

  • PJ

    how to play along? i dont have their credit cards. Do i need to sign up as a frequent flyer?

  • Caleb B
  • Zeus_phx

    Is it possible to have multiple US Airways accounts under my name, so I can double up?

  • exiled

    Sounds great! I was looking at last year’s Grand Slam and it seems that most of the participating partners are based in the US. I’m currently living abroad, but my parents are in the States, so anything I purchased could be shipped to them. However, do you recommend I open a Dividend Miles Account using their US address instead of my own international one? Would there be any potential problems? Thanks!!!

  • Ram

    @Caleb: Those details are from 2010 Grand Slam promotion.

  • Anonymous

    No US Air credit card needed (though you can get a ton of credit for getting one). Just hang tight- I’ll spell out the details once I hear them.

  • Anonymous

    That says GS10 which was for 2010

  • Nick

    Awesome. For those who didn’t participate, I spent less than $100 (and most of it was purchasing things I was going to anyway), and I have 16K miles in my US Account and I’ve never flown with them. Thanks for the update TPG!

  • Anoop Kulkarni

    woo hoo, I’m such a points whore :(

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  • EricT

    My wife and I just got our USAirways cards with bonus of $40k for first spend. Hanging tight with it on hopes that we can utilize them to maximize these bonus points.

  • FBG

    Even if you choose not to go whole hog in miles chasing, it was a good way to get 4-8K with very little effort and almost no outlay. If you’re trying to keep USAir miles alive, a good option.

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