US Airways Card Up to 40K Now, Plus 10K Bonus for Canceling?

10K bonus miles for canceling my card and receiving the now 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 over six months and the bonus miles are still sitting pretty in my US account!

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This doesn’t mean that they won’t try to pull them back later, but I would highly doubt that 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 been approved for another US card and 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® – This one was very important to me. After receiving the sign-up bonus and then an additional 15K bonus on my last US card in July, 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 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!

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  1. A few days I was declined and told by two credit analysts that you definitely could NOT have two of the same product. Some at Barclay are evidently misinformed or lying when they choose.

    At any rate that was the 3rd product Barclay had declined me on. NO other bank has declined me even once. I then cancelled my US Air and Arrival card. NO more Barclay for me.

    I saw on one blog that they now include T&C that you get the anniversary bonus only AFTER you have paid the AF.

  2. Hi,

    Happy to report that I received an instant approval today using the link above. I already have the same card (it’s been less than one year since receiving it) back when it was being offered for 35K and first year fee waived. Will see if they follow through and grant me the 40K miles with this card.

  3. When I called to cancel my USAirways card the rep told me, if I wait to cancel I can get the 10K bonus and still cancel before the annual fee hits.

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