Asiana American Express new sign-up bonus – Up to 38,000 miles

Posted on August 3, 2014 by in Asiana Airlines

For a limited time, Bank of America's Asiana American Express credit card has an increased sign-up bonus – up to 38,000 miles after qualifying purchases:

– 10,000 miles after first purchase
– 15,000 miles after $2,500 in purchases in the first 90 days
– 13,000 miles after purchasing a qualifying round-trip Asiana airline ticket with your new card by December 31, 2014

The perks to this card include:

– 3 miles for every dollar you spend on Asiana Airlines purchases
– 2 miles for every dollar you spend on gas and grocery store purchases
– 1 mile for every dollar you spend on all other purchases
– Two Lounge Invitations every year
– 10,000 Bonus Miles Certificate awarded annually
– Automatic $100 annual rebate on Asiana Airlines ticket purchases

Apply for the card here.

Terms and Conditions

Bonus Miles Offer. You will qualify for 10,000 bonus miles after your first purchase with your new credit card account. You will qualify for an additional 15,000 bonus miles if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $2,500 (exclusive of any transaction fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. You will qualify for an additional 13,000 bonus miles if you use your new credit card account to purchase an Asiana round-trip airline ticket from any Asiana U.S. gateway departure to any destination that is operated by Asiana Airlines before December 31, 2014. The ticket must be a paid ticket (tickets obtained through miles or certificate redemptions are not eligible) and must be in the Cardmember's name. If any of these qualifications are not met, or if qualifying ticket purchase is refunded, the 13,000 bonus points will be deducted from the Cardmembers Asiana Club account. These are one-time promotions that are limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer.

Asiana American Express® Card from Bank of America Program Summary. You earn miles based on qualifying purchases, less credits, returns and adjustments ("Net Purchases") that you make with your Asiana American Express Card from Bank of America. Earn three (3) miles (consisting of 2 bonus miles and 1 base mile) for every dollar in Net Purchases spent on Asiana Airlines purchases. Earn two (2) miles (consisting of 1 bonus mile and 1 base mile) for every dollar of Net Purchases spent at eligible gas and grocery merchants. Eligible merchants and their associated Merchant Category Codes ("MCC") are the following: (a) Grocery Stores (MCC 5411-Grocery Stores/Supermarkets, 5422-Freezer/Meat Lockers, 5441-Candy/Nut/Confection Stores, 5451-Dairy Product Stores, 5462-Bakeries, and 5499-Misc. Food Stores-please note that this list does not include codes for "Discount Stores" or "Wholesale Clubs"); and (b) Gas Stations (MCC 5541-Service Stations and 5542-Automated Fuel Dispensers). Although we do not determine which MCC a merchant chooses to classify itself, merchants are generally classified based upon their primary line of business. Purchases made at merchants that do not process transactions under these codes will not qualify for the bonus miles. Earn one (1) mile for every dollar of all other Net Purchases. Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, including purchases of money orders or other cash equivalents, fees, interest charges, fraudulent transactions and certain other charges do not earn miles. We reserve the right to verify eligibility of all transactions. We may adjust your number of miles for any valid reason including use of the Account for an improper purpose. You can earn up to 200,000 miles on the Card each calendar year, excluding first use bonus miles. Earn 10,000 bonus miles after your first purchase with the Card (new accounts only). Please allow approximately one to two billing cycles for the miles to be credited to your Asiana Club account. Other advertised promotional bonus miles offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Miles are not your property and have no cash value. You are solely responsible for any tax that may be applicable to your miles earnings from your Card. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither Bank of America, its affiliates, nor their employees provide tax advice.

As an Asiana Cardmember, you will receive: One (1) $100 annual rebate towards purchase of Asiana Airlines ticket. Rebate will not be applied at time of ticket purchase. The $100 rebate amount will be credited to your credit card account within one to two billing cycles of the purchase of the ticket(s). Two (2) Asiana Lounge Invitations every year in the month of your anniversary date. The invitation must be presented with the credit card at Asiana's check-in counter to receive a complimentary pass. The invitations are valid at Asiana Airlines lounges operated in the U.S. only. The invitations are for the admission of the Asiana Club member only. Only one invitation per person per visit allowed to the Asiana lounge. Room capacity regulations may limit entry. Asiana reserves the right to refuse entry to members or guests acting in a manner in which would disrupt other guests.

One (1) 10,000 Bonus miles Certificate every year in the month of your anniversary date. Certificate good toward a choice of Asiana Airlines international or Korea domestic air ticket, seat class upgrade or excess bag allowance. Asiana Club miles required to redeem varies depending on the routes and seasons. You can redeem certificate by combining your Asiana Club miles. An upgradeable seat must be purchased in order to use seat class upgrade certificate. Once certificate is redeemed, the remaining miles of the certificate will not be added to your Asiana Club account. The excess baggage allowance is for Asiana operated U.S. departure flights only. The maximum weight allowed for the baggage varies depending on the routes. Certificate must be redeemed in the U.S. only. Certificate and Asiana American Express Card from Bank of America must be presented at time of redemption. For reward air ticket redemption or seat-class upgrade, fax the certificate to the Asiana reservation center at 213-380-1688 or an authorized agent. For excess baggage allowance, simply present your certificate at the Asiana check-in counter. Certificate may not be used with any other Asiana Airlines fare and/or promotion.

Name on invitation, certificate and Asiana American Express Card from Bank of America must match. Invitation and certificate expire on the date indicated on the coupon. Passengers are responsible for all taxes, fees and surcharges. Blackout dates apply and are subject to seat availability. Invitation and certificate have no cash value and are not transferable, replaceable or endorsable. Asiana Airlines has the final authority regarding invitation and certificate redemption.

The Asiana Club Program is offered by Asiana Airlines and Asiana Airlines is solely responsible for the program. Bank of America is not liable or responsible for the failure of Asiana Airlines to award or redeem miles. Asiana Airlines has sole responsibility and decision-making authority for the Asiana Club Program, the award and redemption of miles, and the issuance of award travel. Terms and conditions of the Asiana Club Program (available at http://us.flyasiana.com) apply to miles earned through use of the Asiana American Express Card from Bank of America. Terms and conditions of the Asiana Card may change without notice and other restrictions may apply.

See program rules for more details. The Program Guide, containing the program rules, will be provided upon approval.

Card Benefits. Limitations and exclusions apply to benefits described here and in the Guide to Coverage. Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance (which provides coverage in excess of other insurance) and Travel Accident Insurance Coverage underwritten by Federal Insurance Company, a member insurer of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Certain conditions, restrictions, and exclusions apply. Refer to your Program Terms and Conditions for further details. Emergency Assistance Service and Emergency Roadside Assistance provided by AXA Assistance USA, Inc. Limitations and exclusions apply to benefits described here and in the Program Terms and Conditions. Refer to your Program Terms and Conditions for complete details and restrictions. Extended Warranty and Retail Protection coverage provided by Virginia Surety Company, Inc., Chicago, IL. Certain conditions, restrictions, and exclusions apply. Refer to your Program Terms and Conditions for further details. In arranging card benefits, an American Express entity may act on behalf of the insurer and receive compensation that may vary by insurance provider and product. An American Express entity also may act as reinsurer and receive reinsurance income. Concierge service is provided by LesConcierges, Inc. and is available for personal use of the cardholder, his or her spouse, and dependents under 22. Available by phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Significant terms and conditions apply. You are responsible for the cost of any items or services arranged on your behalf. The Identity Theft Recovery Unit is provided by Intersections, Inc. Refer to Guide to Coverage for complete details and restrictions.

More T&C can be found here.

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