If you missed out on the latest iteration of receiving a 100 percent bonus on the amount of Dividend Miles purchased or gifted with the latest promotion by US Airways — which was set to have expired on November 30, 2012 — you are in luck, as US Airways extended the promotion until December 7, 2012.
In fact, I received my e-mail message earlier this morning announcing the extension of this promotion.
As with a similar promotion last September, the current promotion is capped at 50,000 Dividend Miles.
The value after taxes during this promotion is 1.88125 cents per Dividend Mile.
As for me, I do not intend to participate in this promotion primarily because US Airways charges a fee simply to redeem its Dividend Miles — and I do not intend within the foreseeable future to take advantage of what would be considered more of a discounted premium class ticket on an international flight rather than a true award ticket if I both purchased the Dividend Miles and redeemed them after paying whatever applicable fees and taxes on the award ticket.
Despite the point of view I just expressed, I still maintain that this offer is worth considering — especially if you need to top off your US Airways Dividend Miles account for an award ticket that might otherwise cost more money in airfare than through the purchase of Dividend Miles. If you agree, then US Airways gave you an early Christmas present by extending the expiration date of this promotion — although some FlyerTalk members are wondering why the expiration date of this promotion has been extended.
However — because this promotion and ones similar to it have been offered several times before — I imagine that there is a good possibility that it will be offered again in the not-so-distant future, such as during the spring season.
Sharing transactions are not eligible, and all purchases are non-refundable. This offer is not valid for US Airways Dividend Miles accounts fewer than twelve days old, so if you do not have a US Airways Dividend Miles account yet and want to take advantage of this promotion, register for an account now. Other restrictions may apply.