US Airways sent out emails to credit card holders today with an offer of a rebate on miles redeemed for award travel through November 30th.
These are targeted offers, with the rebate percentage varying by cardholder. The rebate is on all of the miles redeemed during the promotion period, and not just a single redemption, but is capped at 30,000 miles credited back.
Award travel must cost a minimum of 20,000 total miles with travel complete by March 31, with the rebate to be credited 3 to 4 weeks after travel is complete. Upgrade redemptions qualify.
I received an offer for 10% back.
Necessary Indulgences sent along a copy of a 50% rebate offer.
Meanwhile reader Yong G. sends me a 25% version of the offer.
There’s no registration involved, so if you received this offer you don’t even need to know it, you’ll eventually get points credited back for any award travel you book.
But if you’re a US Airways credit card holder, have a search of your email. It was sent under the subject, “Get More for your Miles: Limited- time Offer”
The rebate is valid for redemptions on partner airlines, not just on US Airways flights making this a really really good deal.
Rebates on miles redeemed is a regular feature of American’s Citibank co-brand credit cards, with an annual cap of 10,000 miles back (and a 10% rebate rate). This is a much more generous offer, since some folks get a bigger rebate and at a minimum the cap is 30,000 back rather than 10,000.
As a result Yyu’re best off finding a way to redeem 60,000 or more miles to maximize this.
Together with the opportunity to buy miles at ~1.1 cents apiece through the current 100% share bonus, and if sticking with US Airways metal co-brand credit card holders get a 5000 mile discount on award travel, there are some really lucrative and stackable opportunities currently.
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