Barclaycard Aviator MasterCard 50% Bonus

If you had an old US Airways Dividend MasterCard, now an AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard, don’t forget to register for the 50% bonus offer. If you regularly use your Barclaycard Aviator for purchases, then this is a no-brainer. Register, if you have not already. If you run the numbers, you would have to spend $20,000 at the 1 mile/$1 level. That would earn 20,000 miles + 10,000 bonus miles. Not for the faint at heart. If you spent that all on airfare with US Airways or American Airlines, you would earn double the rate at 2 miles/$1. That would cut your spend in half to $10,000 = 20,000 miles + 10,000 bonus miles.

Again, not for the faint at heart, but still a good deal for earning 1.5 miles per dollar. The secret is all in the redemption.

Here’s a sample chart from Barclaycard Aviator:

Monthly Purchases Amount Spent Normal Miles Earned Bonus Miles Earned* Total Miles Earned
Groceries $400 400 200 600
Dining $150 150 75 225
Utilities $300 300 150 450
Roundtrip Flight on US Airways or American Airlines $500 1,000 500 1,500
All Other Purchases $150 150 75 225
TOTAL MILES:       3,000 miles

The Details

No offer is good unless we understand the details and the fine print under it.

Continue to take advantage of this limited-time offer by using your US Airways Dividend Miles® MasterCard® or your AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red MasterCard® for all your purchases. You will earn 50% more miles on qualifying purchases made from March 1 through June 30, 2015, up to 10,000 bonus miles.

As a reminder, you only need to register one time. Your registration will automatically be applied to your new AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red MasterCard®.

It’s our way of saying thank you for being a loyal cardmember.Barclaycard

My Thoughts

I know, you must be thinking did I take the bait? Yes. Why not. If I can get something extra for doing something I already do, yes, I will gladly take them up on their offer. Will I make the $10,000 to $20,000? Not even close, but every small amount helps. Besides, I am trying to reach the $40,000 with my Citi AAdvantage card for the bonus Elite Miles. Once that is done I can focus my efforts elsewhere as needed.

The Barclaycard Aviator Silver would be nice. I could use all the bonus Elite Miles I can get if I am going to reach Executive Platinum again.

The Fine Print

Offer is valid for select cardmembers and is not transferable. Qualified cardmembers who register by June 30, 2015, will earn a 50% bonus on the miles they earned on purchases made with their card between March 1, 2015, and June 30, 2015 (the promotional period) up to a maximum of 10,000 miles. Bonus miles will not apply to miles earned from other promotions during this period. To be eligible for this offer and to receive the bonus miles, the cardmember’s account must be open, active and in good standing throughout the entire promotional period and they must have registered for this promotion by June 30, 2015. Purchases made during periods when you account is delinquent, or your account is otherwise not in good standing as defined in your Cardmember Agreement do not qualify for this offer. Your bonus miles will appear on your statement 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion.

American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage® miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite-status qualification or AAdvantage® Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage® program, visit

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