US Airways Dividend Miles has a new buy or share miles bonus. From now through May 14, 2011, share miles with another member and the recipient will receive a 75 percent bonus, up to 50,000 bonus miles, on your first transaction. You will only receive the bonus for one transaction per member. Miles are shared for $0.01 per mile plus a $30 processing fee and 7.5 percent tax. For example, you can pay $50 ($83.75 total) to share 5,000 miles with a friend or family member, who will receive 8,750 miles with the bonus.
Also through May 14, 2011, US Airways credit cardholders can buy miles at a 50 percent discount. The discount offer only applies to your first purchase made during the promotion and members can buy up to 50,000 miles with this offer. Miles cost $0.0275 per mile plus a 7.5 percent tax. For example, you can buy 10,000 miles for $137.50, instead of the $275.00 normally charged for this amount. Visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?4438 to buy or share miles.
Bottom line: US Airways has been offering 100 percent bonus offers on buying miles for months now, although there have been different variations on the theme. In this latest iteration to entice members to buy miles, the 50 percent discount is only offered to co-branded US Airways Dividend Miles cardholders and members are limited to 50,000 miles.