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Anniversary Bonus for USAirways MC?

Discussion in 'Other Credit Card Programs' started by LAM, Nov 9, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. LAM

    LAM Silver Member

    The post about keeping the Chase SP got me thinking about which cards I will keep after the first year. Is there an anniversary bonus for the US Airways MC? I looked at the website and I did not see anything.
     
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  2. merice107

    merice107 Silver Member

    Yes: 10,000 each anniversary. That's what my US Air MC said. I got the 40,000 dividend miles after first purchase version in September.

    http://www.mostmiles.com/Chairmans
     
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  3. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    I am a week or so from my first anniversary, so I'm waiting to see if my 10,000 miles posts soon. I'll check back in after my first anniversary.
     
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  4. tondoleo
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    tondoleo Gold Member

    Happy Anniversary m&s. Don't do anything to get arrested.:)
     
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  5. daemon14

    daemon14 Gold Member

    The paper anniversary! I divorced my card the day before but got to keep the gift that was already posted :)

    Might remarry in a couple months ;)
     
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  6. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    Oh drat, I thought it was my plastic anniversary. :D
     
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  7. Ed Chandler
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    Ed Chandler Silver Member

    Yep, keeping the US MC is a no-brainer.

    Would others enjoy more "Doing the 2nd Year Math" threads?
     
  8. merice107

    merice107 Silver Member

    Yes!

    When I originally applied for this card 3 months ago I was planning on opening a 2nd card without canceling the first. However, I have seen on here that there are reports of people having more and more trouble getting a 2nd card because "they already have the card." Obviously this is a case of YMMV, however, I too have been wondering if it is worth it to just keep the card open and year after year get the anniversary bonus, or to cancel(divorce) the card after the 1st anniversary and re-apply a couple of months later. I guess then you run the risk of being rejected because you already had the card in the past. Maybe reapply after 6 months instead of 3?
     
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  9. Singapore Flyer

    Singapore Flyer Silver Member

    I had mentioned in another thread that I (thought) had applied for the wrong card because I didn't see the 10K anniversary bonus in the letter. However, today, I noticed a 10K bonus listed as a 50% everyday purchase bonus. My anniversary date is next month...obviously, I am not going to complain, but it does concern me a bit that Barclay's cant' seem to get their programs straight. :confused: I'll let you know if I have a claw back or some other correspondence from them after the anniversary fee comes.
     
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  10. daemon14

    daemon14 Gold Member

    They won't. You can cancel and you should be able to keep the miles.

    I cancelled a month ago ... trying to figure out how long until I can get another one. Am I out of the system yet? :)
     
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  11. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    My statement closed on the 16th and 10,000 miles are in my account this morning. thumbs-up.gif
     
  12. gleff
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    gleff Co-founder

    Exact same experience, miles came a month before expected here too.
     
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  13. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    My account was activated on Nov. 14, 2011. My 10K miles were received on Nov. 18, 2012. So, in my case, they were right on. My annual fee hasn't shown up on my account yet, but I expect that it will soon.
     
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  14. tondoleo
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    tondoleo Gold Member

    Will you be keeping this card? Or, closing it and applying for another to gain another bonus?
     
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  15. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    I plan to keep it. The benefits include:
    Bonus Anniversary Miles - 10,000 each subsequent account opening anniversary

    The Primary Cardmember will receive a five thousand (5,000) mile discount off of each eligible Award Ticket

    and more

    I've scarcely used the card, and I have no desire to test Barclay's willingness to give me more miles for nothing. I am grateful for what I have received already from them.
     
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  16. Dad to GO

    Dad to GO Silver Member

    I'm not sure where I read it... but I've heard that US Airways wants you to put spend on the card at least every 6 months to keep it active? I have a reminder in my calendar every 3 months to put some spend on it (I'd rather be safe than sorry) and all I do is use it for a $5 purchase and that's it. I have been successful at getting my wife and myself as well as both my parents 2nd cards about 6 months after we opened our first card. My wife was also offered the 15K bonus miles for spending $1,250 for 3 consecutive months... so US Airways has definitely been nice to us. I hope others have similar luck.

    The REAL question is... what are the odds of getting a 3rd card?!?!?! :D
     
  17. Ed Chandler
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    Ed Chandler Silver Member

    Yes, the Ts&Cs say one transaction per 6 months. I have no idea if they enforce it or not, but I can always buy a $1 Amazon eGift card for myself.
     
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  18. Ed Chandler
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    Ed Chandler Silver Member

    Wait, wait, wait ...

    I'm not questioning anyone's anecdotal evidence of getting the 10k annual bonus, but I just read this MMS post http://millionmilesecrets.com/2011/08/30/us-air-mastercard/ and although the post is over a year old the recent comments and edits to the post say that US is discontinuing the 10k annual bonus. One guy says he got a letter.

    Although I can find no mention of the 10k/year bonus on the current US Air MC application page, I can also find no other mention of the benefit's removal other than that one MMS post. (And I have not received any such communication directly.) If true, this completely changes the value proposition of the card.

    Can anyone post a scan of the letter mentioned or point us to something on the US or Barclay site that will answer this definitively?
     
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  19. servo

    servo Silver Member

    [raises hand]

    Yes please. I enjoyed the post and discussion about the CSP, and would enjoy future discussions and posts as well.
     
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  20. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    see link in post # 2 which promises 10,000 miles on the anniversary, which I and many others have received.
     
  21. Ed Chandler
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    Ed Chandler Silver Member

    Thank you. I'm not questioning that the offer was there when we applied, and an orphan landing page wouldn't be a first, but if they sent you that link recently that's good enough for me.
     
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  22. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    As far as i know the link in post # 2 is the same as been available since last year or maybe longer.
     
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  23. TravelBear

    TravelBear Gold Member

    Just received a letter stating my year is up with the USA MC from Barclay's. It says nothing about a 10k anniversary gift in the letter. I have not received any email stating this either. Now, the interesting thing in this letter is, "As long as you make one purchase a month with your card, your miles will never expire.".

    Anyone care to comment? Please.
     
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  24. miles and smiles
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    miles and smiles Gold Member

    I got the same letter a few weeks before my 10,000 miles posted. If you applied via the link in post #2, you will get the miles around your anniversary. I went 6 months without using my card earlier this year.
     
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  25. TravelBear

    TravelBear Gold Member

    I believe I applied via one of the apps from the attendants (prior to my finding MP) so I guess if I don't get the 10k I can call and whine. ;)
     

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