US Airways is once again having a 100% mileage bonus opportunity when two people share miles between each other. In the past few months we have seen a number of US Airways bonus miles opportunities which have included a slew of bonuses, the best being last winter which gave a 100% bonus on the miles shared. This time, the bonus is still 100% but the is split between both the person giving the miles and the person receiving the miles. This bonus opportunity runs though June 30, 2014 and requires Dividend mile accounts to be open for at least 12 days before sharing miles or before the bonus can be received.
The way this promotion works is each person can share up to 50,000 miles and 50,000 miles will be rewarded as bonus for giving 50,000 miles. Although, unlike other promotions, this one is split between the giver and the receiver, giving both parties a 50% bonus. Meaning if I give 50,000 miles to a friend, they will receive 75,000 miles and I’ll in return get 25,000 miles. This results in a net loss of 25,000 miles for the giver but a net gain of 75,000 miles for the receiving party. The bonus is the same (50%/50%) regardless of how few or how many miles you share, but caps out at 50,000 miles per person.
|Bonus||You earn||Recipient earns|
|5,000 miles||5,000 miles||2,500 miles||7,500 total miles|
|20,000 miles||20,000 miles||10,000 miles||30,000 total miles|
|50,000 miles||50,000 miles||25,000 miles||75,000 total miles|
Sharing is not free but does cost as little as $0.015 per mile plus a processing fee of $30 and a tax recovery charge of 7.5%. Therefore a gift of 75,000 miles (50,000 miles +25,000 bonus) would cost $838.
If you did this correctly, you could easily pass the miles between two people and earn up to 100,000 miles in bonuses for as little as $1676!
Person 1: Shares 50,000 miles, receives a bonus of 25,000 miles in the bank afterwards. Total net loss 25,000.
Person 2: Has 75,000 miles deposited into their account, returns the favor by giving back 50,000 miles. Net Gain: 50,000 miles (25,000 miles from receiving bonus, 25,000 miles from giving bonus)
Person 1: Now receives 50,000 miles from person 2 + 25,000 bonus miles. Their account now has 100,000 miles in it. Total net gain from promotion + 50,000 miles.
Person 2: Received 25,000 miles a bonus and now has a net gain of 50,000 miles in their account from this promotion.
Person 1+2 total net gain: 100,000 miles for $1676 or .0167 miles a piece, a MUCH better deal than flying! After all mileage run fares are considered a good value at 5 cents per mile (cpm) and in this case, the miles are being earned at a fraction of that! There is never a mileage run where miles cost this little!
Although 100,000 miles is no longer enough miles to get to North Asia from the United State in Business Class due to US Airways’ recent award chart devaluation, it is enough miles to get to South East and Central Asia (India) from the Caribbean (i.e. Puerto Rico) or Mexico/Central America! Furthermore, 100,000 miles is enough miles to get to Europe or South America in Business class on US Airways and Partners! Not to mention, in the off season, South America is only 60,000 miles in Business class! For Person 2, don’t worry! This person can easily tag along on any of these adventures in coach for 60,000 miles, just 10,000 miles shy of this bonus or for just 35,000 miles enjoy a round trip ticket to South America or Europe in Economy during the “off-season”.