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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.

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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:

Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 8.42.52 AMAs 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 Enhanced 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.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

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.

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
  • Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
  • No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
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