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The US Airways World Premier MasterCard has had a number of different sign-up bonuses within the last year- usually in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 miles, but US Airways is currently sending out targeted offers for 50,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 within the first 90 days. While there’s no public link for this offer, be sure to check your mail to see if you were targeted. If not, you can still apply for the public offer of 40,000 bonus miles after the first purchase

US Airways currently has a targeted 50,000 sign-up bonus offer.
US Airways currently has a targeted 50,000 mile sign-up bonus offer.

US Airways also sent an email today to confirm that current cardholders will continue to receive the annual 10,000 Dividend Miles anniversary bonus in the form of 10,000 AAdvantage miles.

US Airways cardholders will still receive the 10,000 anniversary bonus.
US Airways cardholders will continue to receive the 10,000 anniversary bonus.

Cardholders of the US Airways MasterCard will also enjoy the following:

  • Now receive a 25% in-flight savings on food, beverage, and headset purchases on US Airways and American Airlines flights. This savings will appear as a credit on your statement.
  • In addition to earning 2X miles for every dollar you spend on US Airways purchases, you’ll also earn 2X miles on American Airlines purchases.

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Their current public offer is for 40,000 miles after the first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee. The miles are usually awarded in the billing cycle when you make the purchase, so they should post pretty quickly if you ask for the card to be rushed. US Airways miles are valuable, though you can often purchase them directly from US Airways at ~1.9 cents a piece (or even as low as 1.1 cents via their occasional 100% Share Miles promotions). At my current valuation of 1.9 cents a piece, 40,000 miles is worth $760. Subtract the annual fee and you’re still looking at $671 in value without taking into consideration any of the other benefits, including:

  • Free checked bag for you and up to 4 companions on US Airways operated domestic flights.
  • Yearly companion ticket for up to two guests to fly for $99 each (plus taxes and fees) on US Airways operated flights between the US and Canada.
  • 5,000 mile discount on US Airways awards.
  • 10,000 Preferred-qualifying miles every calendar year in which you spend $25,000 or more on purchases.
  • Waived Award Processing Fees after $25,000 spent within a year. (These fees are currently $25 per domestic ticket, $35 per Mexico or Caribbean ticket, and $50 per Hawaii or international ticket.)
  • Priority Zone 2 boarding.
  • Preferred/First Class Check-in.
  • 2 miles per dollar spent on US Airways purchases.
  • A US Airways Club Day Pass that includes up to two guests.

Some of these benefits will be changing in 2015, notably the companion ticket and 5,000 mile discount on awards, but there’s still time to get value out of them this year before they expire.

The main differences between this offer and the targeted one for 50,000 miles is that you must spend $1,000 within the first 90 days vs. earning the miles after the first purchase. This card will remain after the US Airways merger with American Airlines is complete, and will transition to an American Airlines co-branded card, so I recommend signing up now while you can take advantage of the different product.

2018 TPG Award Winner: Mid-Tier Card of the Year
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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