Buy miles and get a 80% bonus

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  1. somempire

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    We have an exclusive offer just for you
    Buy miles and get a 80% bonus*

    We’ve specially selected you to receive a 80% bonus. All you have to do is buy miles May 1 – 15, 2012, and you’ll automatically receive your bonus. This offer is exclusively for you and is non-transferrable.
     
  2. Steven Schwartz
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    Just called US Air. Nice to hear that as a US Air Platinum Elite, I was not "targeted"!
     
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  3. petrapenang

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    I got targeted "Buy miles and get a 90% bonus".
    BTW, is this worth buying?
     
  4. viguera
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  5. Toula
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    I got the 80% offer and DH got the 90%. Not sure how they worked that out as he has never flown US nor does he have a credit card.
     
  6. viguera
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    And apparently some elites with a credit card got a rock, so maybe it's targeted to people they want to attract?
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    That so totally devalued the points I earned via Audience Rewards... :D
     
  8. schnitzel
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    Four family members - non elites on US.

    Three got 90%. One got 80%. Can't really explain that.
     
  9. MLW20
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    I got the 80% offer. Is anybody making a purchase? I'm not.
     
  10. viguera
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    Well if you have the balance with US or someone else in the alliance then maybe it's not worthwhile, but just like most of the other US Airways promos it's not a bad deal to bulk up on miles for a good redemption (IMO).

    Even with 80% you're looking at 90k miles for under $1,900. Considering you can do North Asia for 90k miles, a partner redemption for 100k or even off peak Europe in Business for 60k, that's not a bad deal at all, since purchasing the fare outright would cost you 2-3 times as much (on a good day).

    I can understand that some people are just opposed to buying miles, but depending on your travel plans this is actually a pretty good way to rack up the miles at a reasonable cost.
     
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  11. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Sorry for being dense, but did they email those offers? (none of my accounts has received email from US) Or is it available online? (I looked after logging in... maybe in the wrong places, as I am not very familiar with US' site). Thanks!
     
  12. viguera
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    There's a promo code in the URL and they ask you to enter your information to start the buying miles process...

    https://membership.usairways.com/en...es/buymiles.html?CAMPAIGNCODE=USB90emailMay12

    If you were not targeted, you get no bonus indication in the purchase -- and a rock. :)

    If you were targeted then the special offer text shows up right under the "Member Information" header and the dropdown changes to include the bonus miles
     
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  13. MLW20
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    I was e-mailed the offer.
     
  14. thetenken
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    I got an email for 90%. Perhaps it's people who have bought miles in the past?
     
  15. viguera
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    I've purchased miles before when they had a 100% bonus.

    They're not currently offering me anything :)

    Maybe it's people that haven't booked award flights in the past?
     
  16. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Thanks. Rock for me it is.
     
  17. viguera
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  18. LarryInNYC

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    My wife received the 90% offer. I have not received any offer.

    Our histories with US Airways are identical — same flights, same class of service. We both have the US Airways credit card, applied within a day or two of each other.
     
  19. viguera
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    Crazy.

    Maybe alphabetical?

    Don't mind me just stabbing around. :)
     
  20. enichols22124

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    It does seem a bit random. No email for me either. i've also bought miles in the past, and fly them often (next one in 3 days). Alphabetical or regional sounds like a possibility, but why? :)
     
  21. enichols22124

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    It does seem a bit random. No email for me either. i've also bought miles in the past, and fly them often (next one in 3 days). Alphabetical or regional sounds like a possibility, but why? :)
     
  22. jswong
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    I received an email offer for the 100% offer. Purchased the max again. Even though the value has lessened somewhat this is still a great value. Only ever redeemed for Wellington-Europe for 150K in F but done this several times. Still comes out as an extraordinary value with cost barely above an economy fare

    Jeff
     
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  23. misterbwong

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    Anyone have an idea when the next Buy Miles promo will be? I'm trying to top off an award and unfortunately I'm not targeted for this one :(
     

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