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Now through May 31, 2014 when you buy or renew your US Airways Club membership (and get access to all 35 American Airlines Admirals Clubs as well), US Airways will give you 5,000 Preferred-qualifying miles. The reason you might want to consider doing this is because The Platinum Card from American Express (which just raised its sign-up bonus to 40,000 points when you spend $3,000 in 3 months) will no longer include American Airlines and US Airways Club lounge access as of March 22, 2014.
Here are the details: Earn 5,000 Preferred-qualifying miles when you buy or renew an annual membership by May 31, 2014. Enroll or renew online or call 800-828-8522 and use promo code NM500 for new memberships or CR500 for renewals. To see the offer, click here and go to the News & Offers tab.
Membership rates range from $325-$450 depending on your elite status level:
As I mentioned, US Airways Club membership now also includes access to American’s Admirals Clubs, and once US Airways leaves Star Alliance for Oneworld (though it’s keeping some Star Alliance partners) on March 31, 2014, US Airways club members should get some reciprocal club benefits with Oneworld partner lounges.
While 5,000 Preferred-qualifying might not seem like a huge amount, if it would make the difference between qualifying for that next tier or not, this could make sense for you – especially if you’re an middle or upper-tier elite who can get a discounted membership rate. Also remember that if you do have the Platinum, The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN or Mercedes-Benz Platinum card from Amex, you can apply your annual $200 airline rebate toward club membership bringing down the cost even further. While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards