May 1, 2013 Deal or No Deal, US Airways Giving Bonus Miles for Mile Purchases all May long.
Cute title aside US Airways is giving out bonus miles for people who purchase US Airways miles for the month of May. It is up to a 100% bonus on miles purchased, but is it a good deal?
Buy 5,000 – 9,000 miles, get a 25% Bonus
Buy 10,000 – 19,000 miles, get a 50% Bonus
Buy 20,000 – 29,000 miles, get a 75% Bonus
Buy 30,000 – 50,000 miles, get a 100% Bonus
The standard for selling miles is 3.5 cents per-mile. Now if you buy the full 50,000 miles, you’ll get 100,000 miles for $1881.00 including the 7.5% Federal Excise tax on miles. At 1.8 cents per-mile that is potentially a great deal depending on how you use those miles. Now, if you want four tickets to Disney World, it is probably not a good deal. If you want a business class ticket to Europe it is potentially a great deal.
A random Saturday to Saturday Kansas City to Rome business class ticket is $3,700. Using US miles under this promotion it is half that. So, there are good even great deals out there if you look.