UPDATE: There is actually a potentially better offer available. The offer states that it is only available for US Airways fliers with Chairmans Preferred status, but many are stating they are able to get the offer without this status. It now also requests that you enter an Employee ID, but again, many have been able to leave this portion part blank and still get the offer. This card offers comes with the same 40,000 bonus miles after your first purchase, but the annual fee is waived the first year ($89/year). It states that you’ll get 10,000 miles every year you renew your card, BUT many have reported that US Airways is no longer honoring this and not getting their bonus miles. I was not aware of this better offer, so thank you all for pointing it out to me! Here is the better offer. Please let me know if you’ve had any luck.

US Airways has just upped their long time credit card offer by 10,000 miles where you will get 40,000 miles after your first purchase and an additional 10,000 miles when you make a balance transfer within 90 days of opening your account, for a total of up to 50,000 miles. I have personally never done a balance transfer, so for me, I look at this as a 40,000 mile offer, but still better than what they have offered in the past. This is for the Premier World Mastercard and is issued by Barclays (which means not another Chase or Amex card offer!). I DO NOT recommend doing a balance transfer just for getting the points – it is expensive and NOT worth it.

While the sign up bonus miles are great, one of the best perks of this credit card is that all card members get a 5,000 mile discount on award travel. So a domestic flight that typically costs 25,000 miles will now only cost you 20,000 miles! You will also get two companion tickets each year starting at $99 each + taxes and fees. I personally do not have this credit card, yet, so have am not sure of the ease of redeeming these companion tickets personally, but what I have heard from friends is that it is pretty easy to do.

While not deal breakers to the offer, you will also receive first class check-in, one complimentary US AirwaysClub day pass each year, and zone 2 priority boarding.

This card has been on my raider for awhile now as the 5,000 mile discount on award redemption is quite enticing and I have many miles earned from last years US Airways Grand Slam promotion. I’ve been waiting to apply for this card until I know I’ll need to redeem those miles, but depending on when this offer ends (which is TBD) I might pull the trigger earlier. The only annoying part of this offer is that the $89/year annual fee is not waived for this card unlike many other card offers, but it does not have any minimum spend requirements which is great!

Disclosure: The up to 50,000 mile offer is an affiliate link, however, the targeted offer for Chairman’s Preferred members is not. As of right now, the targeted offer (that really seems to be available for everyone) is a better offer, so apply for that one if you are interested in the US Airways card!

  • Noel said,

    Any chance they let you bump the bonus? I just applied last week under the 40k deal.

  • dealswelike said,

    @Noel – I personally do not have any experience with Barclay cards with bumping the bonus, but absolutely call and inquire. If they say no, send a secure message.

  • dhammer53 said,

    Read the fine print on the balance transfer. They typically run 3%.

  • CC said,

    Don’t forget about the infamous Barclays bait ‘n switch

  • Maury said,

    Isn’t the old link better since they give you a 10k bonus at anniversary?

  • glu800 said,

    There is a better offer out there with same bonus offer, waived annual fee for the first year, and 10K anniversary miles. I’m guessing the new affiliate links for bloggers just came out today or something, so they’re all pushing it even though it’s inferior. Just go to MilesBuzz on FT and you’ll find the link.

  • Kathy said,

    I applied for the card earlier this week and was denied. I called and was told that it was because I had been a Barclays cardholder in the past. I cancelled last year, I thought I would be able to get another one. My credit is great by the way.

  • Carl said,

    FYI. My terms screen capture said 10,000 miles on FIRST anniversary of account opening. I read it as just the one time, but that’s better than doing away with it.

  • Veen said,

    Fine print says – Balance Transfer Bonus Miles: Earn one (1) mile per one dollar ($1) in balances transferred to your US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard requested in the first 90 days after account opening, up to a maximum of ten thousand (10,000) miles.

    It means transfer 10K to this card – OMG really?

  • Sazzy said,

    @glu800 Where is this offer with the first year fee waived?
    I cannot find it.

    Thank you.

  • dealswelike said,

    @Sazzy – I just posted the first year fee waived offer. I was actually not aware of it, so thank you to readers for pointing it out!

  • Sazzy said,

    Just got it! Thank you!

  • Curtis said,

    Extra 10k is not worth it at all for balance transfer! 4% fee (highest i’ve heard of) on your $10,000 is $400 for a measly 10,000 US air miles. Just cancel the card 90 days later and reapply for another 40k after $1 spent. Sheesh!

    ” Earn one (1) mile per one dollar ($1) in balances transferred to your US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard requested in the first 90 days after account opening, up to a maximum of ten thousand (10,000) miles”

  • CC said,

    “If at the time of your application you do not meet the credit or income criteria previously established for this offer, or the income you report is insufficient based on your current obligations, we may be unable to open an account for you, or you may receive a Platinum card. Platinum benefits differ from World benefits.”

    … and you wont get the bonus.

  • SR said,

    I applied a couple of months with mostmiles link (http://www.mostmiles.com/Chairmans)got approved and got the 40 k, but was not given the 10 k on anniversary. Called CS and was told that is no longer part of the offer.

  • Samuel said,

    The title should state 40000, not 50000, because I don’t think there is anyone that should be paying a $400 balance transfer fee for a measly 10000 more miles.

  • Samuel said,

    Another reason the new offer is inferior: If you are aren’t approved for the world mastercard version, you will get a platinum mastercard that only comes with 15,000 miles after first purchase…

  • JP said,

    Typo: It’s on my “radar,” not “raider” (sorry!).

    Then, do you have any suggestions for the AMEX pay over time option? I had a banner once upon a time, but it’s gone now. I clicked through the site for details and it looks like I have submit financial data to get the option, plus no mention of 5K points.

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