10K bonus miles for canceling my card and receiving the 40K sign-up bonus all over again? Yes please! During my last app-o-rama, I mentioned how I received an approval for a new US Airways personal card after canceling my former card two months earlier. Well, at the time of cancelation the 10K anniversary bonus had already hit my account (about 7 days earlier, before the annual fee was even charged) and I was curious if Barclays would reverse the bonus. It’s now about 90 days and the bonus miles are still sitting pretty in my US account…
This doesn’t mean that they won’t try to pull them back later, but I’d be surprised at this point. Now, not all applications included an anniversary bonus, but if you were one of the cards that did, I’d wait for these to post prior to canceling (these normally post 7-10 days prior to the annual fee being charged…perfect timing). In other news, since the last app-o-rama post, I’ve heard from multiple readers who have all recently had success applying for another US Airways card while in possession of their current card. It seems things have loosened up quite a bit since the merger became official…coincidence?
The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® – Limited Time Increased Offer!
With the pending AA/US merger this card is a must as these miles will one day become AAdvantage miles. This card will eventually go away, leaving behind the harder to obtain AA Citi Cards. While Barclays is one of the tougher banks in terms of approval for your first card, they have a reputation lately as being easy to obtain additional cards. This one was very important to me. After receiving the sign-up bonus and then an additional 15K bonus on my last US card, I wanted to apply for another non business version of the card. Automated APPROVAL! Here’s hoping the 15K additional bonus now returns for this card as well. Current best offer (updated 4/30/14). 40,000 bonus miles after first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee. That’s
30,000 40,000 more AAdvantage miles for me (or perhaps a fuel surcharge free BA ticket)! See Building Up US Miles for the AA Merger – Time to Take AAdvantage, Full List of Offers!
30K after your first purchase, annual fee of $89, up to an additional 10k when you transfer a balance within 90 days (1 mile per $). Full landing page and promo details.
- Earn up to 40,000 bonus miles on qualifying transactions
- EXCLUSIVE: Redeem flights for 5,000 fewer miles
- Zone 2 boarding on every flight
- Enjoy 2 miles per $1 spent on US Airways purchases
- Earn 1 mile per $1 spent everywhere else
- Annual companion certificate good for round-trip travel for up to 2 companions at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
- First Class check-in
- Please see terms and conditions for complete details