Yesterday I received a new bonus offer for my US Airways Mastercard.
Earlier in the year I received a bonus offer in the mail while this time it came via e-mail. However, this time around the offer is much less lucrative.
Back in April, Kim and I were each offered 15,000 bonus miles for spending $750 per month for May, June & July. This was an incredible deal and not to be missed. Find out more about it here.
This time around, I can earn a maximum bonus of 2,500 Dividend Miles. For every $1 that I spend in select categories, I will earn 2 bonus miles.
To earn the bonus miles, all spending must be done from January 1- March 31, 2014.
Earn up to 40,000 Dividend Miles by getting a U.S. Airways Premier World Mastercard.
- Grocery store purchases
- Movie theater purchases
- Utility payments (cable/ satellite TV or telephone company purchases)
While I’d love to earn the full amount of bonus miles, I don’t think that it will be possible.
Why? I have a problem with the categories that I can earn bonus miles for.
So what are my problems?
- I plan to take advantage of the grocery store purchases and will make the US Airways card my go to for this kind of spend. However, we only spend between $50-$80 per week in groceries. We’ll also be away for close to a week in January and March so I can’t see spending more than $700 in groceries in the first three months of 2014.
- Since Lucas was born (January 2011), Kim and I have gone to a movie one time. I don’t see this changing much in early 2014. (We also went to a screening of Smurfs 2 over the summer with Lucas thanks to Citi.)
- Utility payments would be a good category to earn bonus miles for but… Why would I settle for a maximum of 3x miles when my Chase Ink card gives me 5X point for this category? Since I have a ton of AAdvantage miles, I value Ultimate Rewards much more.
While this offer is nothing to get overly excited about, I’ll still gladly accept some bonus miles. It’s just too bad that I wasn’t offered a bonus for other categories that I could make use of.
From this offer I expect to earn around 1,200- 1,500 miles. It won’t get me far, but I’ll still gladly accept.
Keep an eye out for an offer in your e-mail if you have a US Airways Mastercard. If you’ve already received an offer, what did you get?
Earn up to 40,000 Dividend Miles with the The US Airways Premier World MasterCard®