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US Airways in partnership with Mastercard announced a promotion where you can earn 250 bonus US Airways Dividend miles every time you book a flight using a Mastercard between now and October 31, 2013 for flights through December 31, 2013.

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Register here with your name, Dividend miles number and the promo code MC13. You must purchase your ticket on and at least one segment of your itinerary must include a US Airways or US Airways Express operated flight. Award travel and airline partner travel does not qualify.

The terms only say that you need to “use a valid Mastercard,” so it looks like you don’t have to have the US Airways Mastercard specifically, but can use any like the Ink Bold or Plus or the Barclaycard Arrival card as long as it has the Mastercard logo. UPDATE – As of June 2013, Ink cards are now Visa Business Cards and are no longer World MasterCards.

Although these aren’t Preferred-qualifying miles, they are just bonus miles, you can still put them towards awards and it’s a handy little bonus especially for cheap or short flights. You could even try booking one-ways or even segment by segment to maximize your bonus earnings. 250 miles isn’t a huge amount, but if you’re looking for ways to top up your US Airways account pre-merger with American, every little bit can help. Earning Ratios for Online Travel Agencies Earning Ratios for Online Travel Agencies

Personally, I’d rather book through the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal for 2x points on flights through Hotwire or Travelocity- tagged onto the 2x on Sapphire Preferred for travel (or 3x on flights on the Amex Premier Rewards Gold), you get 4.28 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on flights- much better than a 250 mile bonus in my opinion!

Check out this post for more on maximizing flight purchases.

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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