US Airways Dining is running a bonus promo but it is by invitation only. You can earn an extra 3 miles per dollar.
Sweeten The Deal Bonus:
How to earn the bonus-
1-you must register to start earning towards the promotion
2-Spend $125 dining at program restaurants by 12/31/11
3-Complete reviews within 30 days of dining
This is a pretty nice deal if you eat out a lot. For spending $125, you would earn 500 US Air Dividend Miles.
When I started reading about the US Airways Grand Slam I set my goal at getting to the 16 hit level which would earn me 25,000 bonus miles. I was looking to do it as cheaply as possible.
Here are the hits that I went for:
1-Points.com transfer– I transferred 4 AA miles to US Air which earned 1 Dividend mile-Free/4 AAmiles
2-E-Rewards– cashed out $25 of survey money for 500 miles- Free
3-US Airways Shopping Tool Bar– 3 searches earned 2 miles- Free
4-US Air Shopping Mall– Amazon.com purchase I would’ve made anyway- earned lots of miles- Free
5-Biscoff– Cookie trial pack- earned 264 miles- $13.47
6-Thanks Again– restaurant.com purchase- 100 miles- I put my cost at $1 since I usually pay $2 for a coupon but this one cost me $3. The points were a pain to post
7-Office Max– earned 6 miles for a cheap purchase- $9.74
8-US Airways Credit Card- earned 29 miles- Free
9-US Airways Dining– earned 87 miles- Free
10-1-800-Flowers– earned 240 miles for peanut brittle – $21.75
11-Sky Mall– earned 12 miles for cheap purchase- $12.24
12-Audience Rewards– answered some quiz questions to earn 12 miles- Free
13-ShareBuilder-I transferred $50 and did one trade- earned 2500 miles-$5 (a trade costs $10 but by trading on a mobile device you get a $5 rebate)
14-Mags 4 Miles– I transferred miles for a magazine subscription for my wife- Cost -600 US Air Miles
15-Super Shuttle– booked a shuttle transfer that I did not take- earned 50 miles- $5
16-Track It Back– earned 500 miles- $24.94
So for $93 I earned 25,000 bonus Dividend Miles and for the actual purchases 3,700+ Dividend Miles.
I had a bit of activity today on my US Airways Dividend Miles account:
-The 12 hit bonus posted, which was for 5,000 miles
-My hit for Thanks Again also posted.
I have now earned 15,000 miles from the Grand Slam promo and that does not include miles earned for doing each hit.
My goal is to get to 16 hits which would give me a total of 25,000 bonus Dividend Miles. I have completed 15 hits so far but am waiting on two hits to post. I am planning to contact Share Builder & Super Shuttle in the next couple of days to see what is holding up these hits from posting.
For my 16th hit I am hoping to earn enough e-miles to make it a freebie. Hopefully this happens before time runs out!
I have been waiting for a few more “hits” to post to my US Air account before going any further with the Grand Slam. My second bonus posted last week so I have now earned 10,000 miles from the promo.
After sending a couple of e-mails to Office Max my miles finally posted from a purchase I made over 3 weeks ago! This now gives me credit for 12/14 hits so I should be due for my next bonus this week. The 12th hit will give me 5,000 more US Air miles so I am getting close to my goal of earning 25,000 miles.
If you are still waiting for Office Max to post to your US Air account, you should send an inquiry to https://www.officemax.com/customerservice/generalInquiry.jsp?tabType=general . My points posted within 2 days by doing this.
To get to the next bonus level I am now waiting on miles to post from Thanks Again and Share Builder. I still need to get two more hits after that which I think will be a Super Shuttle ride that I will never take and hopefully earn enough e-miles to transfer to US Air for free.
If you are thinking of trying to earn some miles in the 2011 US Airways Grand Slam make sure to register at
I am not really into spending money or buying miles but after reading about the US Airways Grand Slam, I thought it made sense for me to play a bit. For a small investment I figured I could really see a nice gain to my account.
Up until the Grand Slam I had a little over 36,000 Dividend Miles in my account with US Airways due to a credit card sign up bonus. 36,000 miles will not get my wife and I very far so I figured the Grand Slam was the perfect opportunity to add to my account.
My goal for the Grand Slam was to earn 25,000 miles by getting 16 hits for as cheap as possible. By getting to 60,000 total miles with US Air it will get my wife and I each a free flight! A bunch of the hits are virtually free.
I started playing the Grand Slam on 9/20 and as of 10/13 I have completed 14 hits which cost me $59.20. 11/14 hits have posted to my Dividend Miles account and the first two bonus awards have posted for 10,000 Dividend Miles so far.
My next 2 hits to get to my goal should cost me between $10-$35. So in the end I should be able to earn 25,000 bonus miles for about $94.00. In addition to the bonus miles, I have also earned 1190 miles for all of the purchases as well we have enjoyed cookies, peanut brittle and some other randomly not so useful items!
If you want to play, here is the link for Grand Slam Rules: