It appears that Barclays is still offering an additional 15,000 bonus miles after spending $750 every month for 3 months. The promotion seems to be triggered for existing US Airways Premier World MasterCard holders by completing your first purchase followed by a period of inactivity (usually around 2 months). For a data point, I applied for the card in mid March and made my first purchase on March 20th. My bonus posted soon after and did not spend on the card since…until I received the additional 15k bonus offer email on May 3st. My guess is that making the first purchase to earn the welcome bonus and then curbing spending on the card will potentially get you the offer a couple months later.
Since I already received the 30,000 welcome bonus after the first purchase on the card, this essentially makes this the total bonus 45,000 bonus miles after spending $2,250. I consider this well worth the extra spend because the miles will eventually be combined with AAdvantage miles, which are some of the most valuable airline miles. During the same round of credit card applications I also applied for the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard 50,000 mile bonus, so there is an easy way to get close to 100k miles that in the next year will combined into AAdvantage miles.
For everyone that has just received the card, it seems that this promotion is still going and that your best chance of getting it is by completing the first purchase then put the card away for a couple months.
Application links (offers expired):
US Airways Premier World MasterCard – 35,000 bonus miles after your first purchase, annual fee waived for the first year, 10k for card renewal. No landing page or promo details.
US Airways Premier World MasterCard – 30,000 bonus miles after your first purchase, annual fee of $89, up to an additional 10k when you transfer a balance within 90 days (1 mile per $). Full landing page and promo details.
US Airways Premier World Mastercard Business Card – 25k after your first purchase, up to 10k for balance transfer within the first 30 days (1 mile per $), $79 annual fee.
Here are the details:
“You already earn miles for every purchase with your new US Airways Dividend Miles®MasterCard®. And with this special offer, your card is now more rewarding than ever. Earn 15,000 bonus miles when you spend over $750 in new purchases each month in June, July and August.1″
And additional terms & conditions:
“Offer is valid for select cardmembers and is not transferable. You will earn 15,000 bonus miles after you charge over $750 in net retail purchases (purchases that are not returned or rescinded) each month from June 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013. If you do not spend over $750 in any of the 3 months of the promotion you will not be eligible for any bonus miles as part of this offer. To receive your bonus miles, your account must be open and in good standing. Purchases made during periods when your account is delinquent, your balance exceeds your credit line or your account is otherwise not in good standing as defined in your Credit Card Cardmember Agreement do not qualify for this offer. Your bonus miles will appear on your statement up to 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion. Net retail purchases do not include such things as the purchase of money orders, traveler’s checks, foreign currency, lottery tickets, gambling chips, wire transfers, person-to-person money transfers or using the account to obtain a cash advance.”
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