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I received an email today from US Airways offering 3,000 Preferred Qualifying Miles (elite-qualifying) for joining or renewing your club membership from now through Thursday, December 13, 2012. That’s right – the offer is only good for 4 days.
Back in November, US Airways was actually offering 5,000 PQM’s and discounts on membership fees for 6 days. That’s what happens, though, as the end of the year gets closer, airlines raise prices on purchasing elite-qualifying miles (if they even sell them at all) and lower bonuses like these. At least you get 2 free months of extended membership thrown in, though.
To get the offer, you can enroll here and then be sure to enter the promo code 2FREE. Annual membership to the US Airways club costs between $325-$450 depending on your elite status. US Airways Club membership gives you access to over 250 US Airways Club, United Club and Star Alliance lounges worldwide.
To get even more of a discount, if you have the Amex Platinum, Business Platinum or Mercedes-Benz Platinum, you can apply your $200 airline reimbursement to cover half the cost. If you don’t have the Amex Platinum, this time of year is a good time to get it because the $200 airline reimbursement benefit resets January 1, so you get $200 to spend now before the end of the year, and $200 more to spend next year, almost accounting for the entire $450 first year’s annual fee. Plus, you’ll also get access to other lounges including American, Delta and Priority Pass. Yes, you get US Airways Club access with the Platinum card, but you do not get access to United Clubs so that alone plus the 3,000 Preferred Qualifying Miles if you’re near the next qualification threshold might make this promo worth it.
The Platinum Card® from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Balance Transfer||Credit Rating|
|N/A||N/A||$450||See Terms||Excellent Credit|