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[EXPIRED] Fee waived, US Airways Card, 30K + 10k @ anniversary

Current offers:

50k Offers - There are individually targeted offers circulating for a 50k signup bonus. No one has yet identified a way to apply without actually receiving a personalized code from Barclays in advance.

40k miles after first purchase; $89 annual fee NOT waived [This is the standard public offer]

40k miles after first purchase plus 10k miles at first (and only first) anniversary; $89 annual fee NOT waived [Note: For "Preferred Members Only"; for similar offers, this has been sporadically enforced - see the anniversary miles thread below for historical data]


Alternately, there is a long-running 35,000 mile offer with first year fee waived and 10,000 miles every anniversary:

Fee waived, no spend, US Airways Card, 35K (WIKI) Now dead - However, see that thread for 30k + 10k anniversary offer

(All offers with perpetual anniversary bonus are no longer available)

FAQ's

Can I churn this card?
Yes

When can I apply for my 2nd/3rd/etc cards?
The general consensus is that you wait 6 months between applications with calling for recon significantly reducing your chances (better to get instant approval). YMMV

Do I have to close already existing accounts before applications for subsequent cards?
No but as always, YMMV

What's the reconsideration line number?
1-866-408-4064. Only open M-F, 8am-5pm Eastern time.

When do the bonus miles post?
The annual fee will usually be charged in the first billing cycle. So assuming you made another purchase of at least $0.01 during the first billing cycle, the bonus miles will be credited to your account on the second billing cycle. If the AF doesn't post until the 2nd cycle, and you wait til the stmt. appears, your miles will not post until the 3rd cycle (philemer).

Key things to note with these new cards:
1. The previous cards waived the first year's annual fee and offered 10k for holding the card another year whereby the annual fee was charged. FTers, however, reported that Barclays did not clawback the 10k bonus after cancelling the card shortly after the AF posted.

2. The new cards' T&Cs this time explicitly state that the bonus will post upon payment of the AF (which is not waived) given that the fee isn't rescinded.

-Does this mean they will clawback the points?
Not enough data to confirm this

-If they don't plan to clawback the miles, how do they enforce the new terms?
They could, in theory, award the bonus after the period in which you could request a refund of the AF expires

Can I make a purchase and pre-pay the $89 AF prior to the first statement posting and receive the bonus miles?
Maybe. As of now, there are at least three data points stating this has been done successfully. Make a purchase of $0.01 or more then use bill pay to make the payment and include the $89 AF (e.g. - a $1 purchase requires a $90 payment). If done correctly, the bonus miles (and the spend miles) will post on your first statement and to US Airways one day after the statement closes.

However, there are at least 2 reports (see #400) of having done the above and the AF did not bill in the first cycle (hence no posting of sign up bonus in that cycle). See the post for a possible explanation.

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Old Jan 8, 14, 8:32 pm   #1
 
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USAirways CC special Offer 40K + 10K Bonus; AF not waived

I am new to thread and this is my 1st post...

I have found a 50K link for US Airways Dividend miles Credit Card. By far the best offer I have seen. Please read the Terms and Conditions Carefully before applying. This is not a referral link.

https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/...&cellNumber=51

I was surfing on Barclay site and found this link after some tries, seems they will be posting this link soon (not public yet or targeted). This offer may be coming after the news that this card will continue along with Citi AA.

$89 Annual fees not waived.
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Old Jan 8, 14, 8:37 pm   #2
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Thanks and welcome to FT.

I consider this a 40K offer because you have to transfer 10K to get up to 50K. And the transfer fees are not insignificant.
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Old Jan 8, 14, 8:38 pm   #3
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Excluding the 10K miles for a balance transfer that would cost $300, this is a 40K offer, or 5K better than the fee-free offer. It may be right for some if you need those 5K miles and don't mind paying $89 for them.
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Old Jan 8, 14, 8:53 pm   #4
 
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Welcome to FlyerTalk and great first post!

However, when compared to the 35k no annual fee, you're essentially paying 1.78 cents for the extra 5k at that point. Not worth it IMHO.

Good job finding a higher offer though, maybe applying for the 35k no fee and asking to be matched to 40k may work?

Will ask the SO to try as she'll be getting her card soon.
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Old Jan 8, 14, 9:04 pm   #5
 
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So what is the current recommendation in terms of applying for another us Barclays card? Was approved December 2011, canceled December 2012, re applied January 2013, and plan to cancel by end of month. Should I apply before or after I cancel? Need this advice for my parents too. Excellent credit score, about five inquiries and one new personal card over last six months. No other cards with Barclays.

I definitely don't want to cancel the card and then get rejected, want the 5000 miles off award and ability to spend 25k for 10k eqm. Thanks for advice.
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Thanks and welcome to FT.

I consider this a 40K offer because you have to transfer 10K to get up to 50K. And the transfer fees are not insignificant.
Was there a first-class check-in though in the old offer? Don't remember it. Might be also worth something for some folks.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 8:09 am   #7
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Was there a first-class check-in though in the old offer?
Yes, this is a feature of the card, not any particular offer:

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First Class Check-in and Zone 2 Boarding: All Primary Cardmembers are invited to check-in at the US Airways Preferred or First Class counter when checking-in for their flight. The Primary Cardmember only is invited to board the aircraft early as part of Zone 2 provided their Dividend Miles number is part of their reservation. First Class Check-in and Zone 2 Boarding are only available on US Airways operated and marketed flights.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 9:56 am   #8
 
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Thank you!

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I am new to thread and this is my 1st post...

I have found a 50K link for US Airways Dividend miles Credit Card. By far the best offer I have seen. Please read the Terms and Conditions Carefully before applying. This is not a referral link.

https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/...&cellNumber=51

I was surfing on Barclay site and found this link after some tries, seems they will be posting this link soon (not public yet or targeted). This offer may be coming after the news that this card will continue along with Citi AA.

$89 Annual fees not waived.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 11:25 am   #9
 
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Yes, this is a feature of the card, not any particular offer:
So will it still get you first class check in when the merge is final? I am assuming its first class check and not priority security lane?

Thanks
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Old Jan 9, 14, 4:30 pm   #10
 
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Yes, this is a feature of the card, not any particular offer:
Yeah, thanks. Wouldn't consider paying $89 for 5K miles, unless I really needed them. But everyone's needs are different, of course.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 4:31 pm   #11
 
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I applied for the 30K US Airway card with the fee on December 18 (I'm an idiot and didn't see the better no fee offer). How is Barclay with matches?
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Does anyone know to get your companion certificate back if you lost it?
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Does anyone know to get your companion certificate back if you lost it?
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Old Jan 9, 14, 7:20 pm   #14
 
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Shame on me. And thank you.
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Old Jan 20, 14, 11:46 am   #15
 
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Anyone with 2 cards receive the 15000 bonus/ 750 spend offer for the second card? I activated my second in beginning of December and am patiently awaiting. Maybe after a few more statements.
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