US Airways has brought back their Grand Slam promotion (registration required).
Step up to the plate. Get up to 100,000 bonus miles (6,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles) with every major-league hit. Get your hits between September 1 and November 14, 2010.
They ran this promo in similar form in 2008 and in 2009.
You can register now for the promo (and might as well), but activity won’t count until September 1. Activity undertaken by November 14 will count, and that activity must post to your US Airways account by February 25.
This year there’s no popping into a Starwood hotel property, having two cokes and running up a $10 tab and having your miles credited directly to US Airways, they’ve implemented a minimum spend for earning credit with Starwood (100 miles minimum to count as a credit in the promo).
Only those partners list on the promotion page count, and US Airways has apparently heard all the excuses and arguments to date such that they feel the need to say that activity with a partner only counts to the extent that it actually earns miles. (Are they talking to you, Steve..??)
Here’s the Bonuses on Offer:
Total number of Hits Total bonus awarded 4 hits 4,000 miles 8 hits 8,000 miles 12 hits 14,000 miles (+ 3,000 EQMs) 16 hits 20,000 miles (+ 6,000 EQMs) 20 hits 30,000 miles 24 hits 40,000 miles 28 hits 60,000 miles 32 hits 80,000 miles 36 hits 100,000 miles
You’ll want to review the qualifying activities on the promo page, looks like I can hit about 16 partners without too much effort.
I’ll transfer some minimum miles (at least 100!) from Starwood, maybe buy miles with the current 100% bonus promo, do a points.com minimum exchange into US Airways, credit some car rentals to US Airways (especially with the current generous Avis bonus), make a purchase through the US Airways mall, I’ll hold off on completing more e-miles surveys (I signed up with US Airways as my partner) until the promo period, convert some e-Rewards…
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