Barclaycard is sending out offers to existing customers this week offering a bonus of 20% on all miles earned via credit card spending during the months of July and August. The maximum bonus miles that can be earned with this offer is 10,000 miles. In addition to the bonus miles, Barclaycard is also refunding all foreign transaction fees incurred on the US Airways card during the same time frame.
This campaign is being promoted both by email and snail mail and rumor has it that there are some offers being sent for more than 20% bonus miles. I just received a card in the mail and the email both today. This could be a good opportunity to rack up a few more US Airways Dividend miles before they are combined into the American Airlines program in 2015. If you are targeted for this promotion you will be automatically enrolled and should see your bonus miles credited to your account within 6-8 weeks after the promotion ends.
If you do not currently have a US Airways card you won’t be able to take advantage of this offer however, you should really consider getting one soon as the US Airways card is no longer going to be offered to new applicants next year when the US Airways and American consolidate the two loyalty programs. At that point this card will be re-branded and no new applications we be accepted.
Right now the sign up bonus is 40,000 miles after your first purchase. There is an $89 annual fee which is not waived the 1st year. It has been a while since there was an offer this high that actually waived the annual fee the 1st year and at this point with only a little time left before the re-branding I do not see a no fee offer coming out. I’m probably going to be applying for another US Airways card in my next round of applications here shortly. I figure I need to maximize my US Airways miles collection so that when the program gets rolled into the AAdvantage program I will end up with an even bigger stash!
20% bonus miles offer Terms & Conditions:
Offer is valid for select cardmembers and is not transferable. You will earn a 20% bonus on the miles you earned on purchases with your card between July 1, 2014, through August 31, 2014 (the promotional period) up to a maximum of 10,000 miles. To receive your bonus miles, your account must be open and in good standing. Purchases made during periods when your account is delinquent, 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 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.
²A 3% Foreign Transaction fee applies to foreign transactions that post to your account (that are not later returned or rescinded). A statement credit will be applied to your account for all Foreign Transaction fees that were billed between July 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014. This credit will be applied to your account within 4-6 weeks of the end of this promotion.