There’s been a lot of buzz these past 2 days on the US Airways MasterCard issued by Barclaycard. The public offer has jumped to 50,000 miles, in an effort for Barclaycard to get additional sign-ups and users prior to them discontinuing the card with the merger with American Airlines where Citibank will become the sole issuer.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, folks, but there is a better offer than the 50,000 point bonus most blogs are talking about right now.
The best offer available is for 60,000 US Airways Dividend Miles — 50,000 of which come after first purchase, and 10,000 come on your first anniversary after account opening.
The card comes with an $89 annual fee, which is not waived the first year. However, paying $89 for 50,000 points outright, and another 10,000 points at anniversary are well worth it in my opinion.
It’s unconfirmed whether the 10,000 point bonus at anniversary will stick around after the card goes away, but all reports up until now indicate it is still alive and well – and, because you can apply for this card directly through the bank, they are still displaying that as a benefit, which makes it seem like it will be valid upon renewal.
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