You Can Earn Up to 50,000 Miles Referring Your Friends to the 50,000 Mile Bonus US Airways MasterCard

When the US Airways Dividend Miles program is folded into American AAdvantage sometime during the second quarter of 2015, Barclays loses the ability to issue new US Airways credit cards. They’ll keep servicing existing cardholders with new AAdvantage Aviator Red and Silver cards.

So they’re trying to sign up as many cardmembers as they can now. First they bumped their bonus offer to 40,000 points and then to 50,000.

And now they’re offering existing cardmembers miles for referring friends to sign up for the 50,000 mile offer.

Check your email box for your referral link. While I was offered 5000 miles per person I refer, some are offered 10,000 miles.

There’s also a version of the card marketed to US Airways elites that offers 10,000 miles on your first cardmember anniversary (and thus for an additional $89 annual fee).

Referred members don’t get the 10,000 anniversary bonus miles after the first year (that they keep the card after year one), something only some cardmembers will do of course. That’s a bonus that will continue after the US Airways cards become American cards.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary, the card with the anniversary bonus now is only for the FIRST anniversary-
    “Exclusive offer: 10,000 anniversary miles awarded on your first anniversary of account opening”

  2. I used the Preferred link and got denied in 1 second. Phoned Recon and csr said since Dec. 1 Preferred DM #’s are programmed in Barclay’s computers and immediately reject non-elites. Follow-up rejection letter said the same and many people on every blog are also getting denials for this reason.

    Although no credit check is run, you’re barred from any more Barclay’s apps, even the non-Preferred US one, for 30 days.

    Not worth the risk for the chance there will be a 1st anniversary bonus after merger.

  3. Hi Gary, Would it be a good thing to cancel this card if no benefits left in hope of getting sign up bonus for new AA card instead of automatically being transferred to new card? Thanks!

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