U.S. Airways Bonuses for Gifting and Purchasing Miles

U.S. Airways has announced that members can buy or gift Dividend Miles® between now and September 30, 2014 and get up to 100% more miles, up to 50,000 bonus miles.

U.S. Airways Dividend Miles
U.S. Airways Dividend Miles

You can gift or buy miles from September 2nd until September 30th, 2014. If you buy the miles, you will receive the bonus. If you gift the miles, your friend or family member will receive the bonus.
• 1,000-9,000 miles = 25% Bonus
• 10,000-19,000 miles = 50% Bonus
• 20,000-29,000 miles = 75% Bonus
• 30,000-50,000 miles = 100% Bonus

There is a fee for buying or gifting miles. The fee is $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. The fee is determined by the base amount of miles that you are gifting or selling.

The larger the percentage of bonus miles the more it reduces the actual cost of the miles. Below is the breakdown of cost per thousand miles at each bonus level. This does not include the 7.5% tax.
25% bonus – $28 per thousand ($0.028 per mile)
50% bonus – $23.33 per thousand ($0.0233 per mile)
75% bonus – $20.00 per thousand ($0.02 per mile)
100% bonus – $17.50 per thousand ($0.0175 per mile)

As with most gift/buy bonus programs your best deals are going to be on the larger transactions.  Even with the lower cost for larger transactions, buying or gifting miles makes the most sense when you have a specific use in mind and you can determine whether the money spent on the miles is the most economical way to accomplish your travel goal.

Bonus miles will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. The maximum number of Buy and Gift Bonus miles that can be received by one member for this offer is 50,000 bonus miles. All miles purchased beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus.

For Gift purchases, bonus will be awarded to the recipient. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus. Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift miles. For Gift and Share transactions, the recipient account must also be 12 days old. All purchases are non-refundable.

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at www.cherokeerootsblog.com.

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