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Old Jun 1, 10, 4:10 am
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ArizonaGuy
 
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Double bonus for purchased miles (Yet Another Round: June-July 2010)

Here we go again. https://membership.usairways.com/en-...s/default.html

100% bonus on Buy or Gift miles. Looks to be the same as before - 50K max bonus per Buy and another 50K max bonus per gift. Same 2010 cost of 2.75cpm base rate (was 2.5cpm prior to 2010), plus excise tax, no transaction fee.

Note that the 25% bonus for preferred members sharing or gifting is valid into 2011, so gifting actually merits a 125% bonus. So 50K plus 50K plus 12.5K costing $1478.13 breaks down to about 1.3cpm. For non-preferred gifters or for buying, it's just shy of 1.5cpm.

Also note the usual undocumented rule that's applied to every previous time this promo has run: An newly created account cannot buy, gift or share miles - giving or receiving - until it is greater than 10 calendar days old. Create it today and today is Day 0, tomorrow is Day 1. The 11th day will permit miles / points.com transactions successfully. So open any new accounts on or before July 20th.

And the terms:

Go to the actual Buy or Gift page and the terms actually tell us precisely when the promo ends. Obviously there's been confusion about this unknown before and I don't recall the time zone being listed previously.

Bolding mine:

Offer available for purchases made between June 1 and July 31, 2010, 11:59 PM PT. Bonus amounts will be awarded upon completion of Buy Miles transactions. Only the first 50,000 miles purchased will qualify for the Double Miles Bonus. All miles purchased beyond this limit will not be eligible for a bonus. Offer is subject to change. All purchases are non-refundable. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.

Miles purchased through Buy, Share or Gift Miles do not count towards Dividend Miles Preferred status. All other Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply.
So far 9 out of 12 consecutive months have included this non-stop insanity in one form or another. I will cry when cheap miles in such large volumes completely disappear.

100% Bonus on Buy Miles
Aug 2009

100% Bonus on Buy, Gift and Sharing
Nov-Dec 2009

100% Bonus on Buy, Gift
Feb-Mar 2010, Jun-Jul 2010

100% Bonus on Sharing
Apr-May 2010

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