Saturday, September 24, 2011

US Airways Grand Slam Promotion 2011

US Airways is having their annual Grand Slam promotion where you can get "hits" for activity such as reading surveys and transferring miles or shopping with their partners. Many of the hits can be achieved for free, and a large portion of the remainder can be achieved quite cheaply. What do you get for having hits?

Total number of hits

Total bonus miles awarded

4 hits3,000 miles
8 hits10,000 miles
12 hits15,000 miles
16 hits25,000 miles (2,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles)
20 hits35,000 miles
24 hits45,000 miles (5,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles)
28 hits60,000 miles
32 hits80,000 miles
36 hits100,000 miles
40 hits110,000 miles (10,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles)

If anything, you can easily get to 12 hits or 15,000 miles without spending a dime. However, it is much more worthwhile to try and reach at least 20-24 hits with minimal effort to get 45,000 miles. I will outline the best ways to get these hits in posts in the following days.

Dividend Miles members can earn up to 110,000 bonus miles with the Dividend Miles Grand Slam. Advance registration is required at To earn hits and bonus miles, Dividend Miles members must click on partner offers through the US Airways website or request Dividend Miles when making a reservation or checking in with a hotel or car partner. The promotion runs from September 14 to November 14, 2011. Dividend Miles members earn 1 hit each time they complete a qualifying transaction with a Dividend Miles partner. Members earn bonus miles on every 4th hit. Any activity that doesn't earn miles does not count towards hits or Grand Slam bonus miles.

Only partner activity completed after registration counts. Grand Slam bonus miles do not count towards Preferred status, except for the 16th hit (includes a total of 25,000 miles, 2,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles), the 24th hit (includes a total of 45,000 miles, 5,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles) and the 40th hit (includes a total of 110,000 miles, 10,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles). US Airways will track hits and award bonus miles beginning September 28, 2011, and continue to post miles every other week until March 28, 2012. This is to ensure sufficient time for all partner activity to be recorded by US Airways. The maximum amount each member can earn with this promotion is 110,000 miles (10,000 of which are Preferred-qualifying miles).

Only members with Preferred status are eligible to earn the top bonus level (40 hits for a total of 110,000 bonus miles). If you begin the promotion without Preferred status but earn status by flying or by buying Preferred status through the 'Buy up to Preferred' or 'Trial Preferred' programs during the promotional period, you will be eligible for the top bonus level.

See the full rules here.

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