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Today is the last day for the US Airways 100% buy miles promotion. While you may be saying, “Oh, I’m not going to be flying US Airways,” the great thing is that you don’t have to set foot on their planes to use these miles. You can redeem for flights on any of the Star Alliance carriers including: Adria, Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels, Continental, Croatia, EgyptAir, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, South African, Spanair, Swiss, Tam, TAP and Thai.
See this post for more info on maximizing US Airways awards.
And if you do this promo today, it will also count as a hit towards the Grand Slam promo, which is another way to rack up miles relatively cheaply.
While US Airways has run these promotions a lot in the past couple years, you never know when the gravy train is going to end. Even though I have a bunch of miles, I still maxed out this time and bought 100,000 miles for $1,478. It’s only 90,000 miles business class roundtrip to North Asia, so why not?!