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The Nerds confess: We’re smitten with , and probably not for the reasons you think. Sure, it’s a hunky piece of plastic, but this crush isn’t all about looks. What really sets our hearts aflutter is its personality, the hidden features that make it truly special.
Not sure what we mean? Here are 5 reasons the Nerds only have eyes for the this Valentine’s Day:
1. It’s offering a stellar signup bonus.
Like a dozen roses or a nice bottle of wine, provides a thoughtful gift on your first date, a signup bonus worth swooning over — .
That’s right, this card doesn’t require you to spend the usual $3,000 within 3 months of opening your account to get its signup bonus. You’ll enjoy a huge boost to your Dividend Miles account with very little action required on your part. After that, you’ll earn 2 miles for every dollar you spend with US Airways and American Airlines, and 1 mile for every dollar spent elsewhere.
doesn’t make you spend a fortune to earn its love, and that’s a really standout quality.
2. Its rewards will convert to AAdvantage Miles soon.
By now you might be wondering: Will the use its signup bonus just to get into my wallet, then never call me again? After all, those miles might be useless when US Airways and American Airlines complete their merger.
But won’t leave you hanging; it’s just not that kind of card. In the second quarter of 2015, the Dividend Miles program and the AAdvantage program will combine. Your Dividend Miles – including the ones you’re scoring with this card – will simply become AAdvantage miles. You’ll be able to use them just as if you’d earned them in the AAdvantage program to begin with.
So don’t worry, the time you’re putting in with certainly won’t be a waste.
3. It gets you free checked bags.
It’s customary for a gentleman to carry his lady’s luggage. But heavy lifting aside, actually does one better: It gets you free checked bags for yourself and up to four travel companions on any US Airways flight.
Old-fashioned romantic gestures really can’t hold a candle to this modern (and sexy) feature.
4. It now waives its foreign transaction fees.
Speaking of romantic gestures, we all like our sweetie to cover the restaurant bill from time to time. But with this card, you won’t have to remember whose turn it is to pick up the tab on a common credit card fee.
As of January 2015, waives foreign transaction fees on every overseas purchase, every time. It’s always nice to have one less thing to worry about!
5. It’ll provide the opportunity to upgrade soon.
Sometimes even great relationships don’t last, and unfortunately, won’t be around forever. The timeline still isn’t clear, but you and this card will likely be headed for splitsville when US Airways fully integrates with American Airlines.
To soften the blow of the breakup, customers with may be eligible to upgrade to an exciting new product that Barclaycard is rolling out. This is no cheap rebound; the AAdvantage Aviator Silver will stick around, and it’ll offer a truly impressive suite of benefits.
But you’ll only be able to get it if you have . So if you like a little mystery and intrigue, act fast. won’t be open to new applications for much longer – declare your love while you still can.
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