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Lufthansa Credit Card Is Back to 50,000 Mile Bonus

The Lufthansa Premier Miles & More Mastercard is back to a total 50,000 mile bonus. Rather than rehash, I’ll just copy what I wrote back in October the last time they did this (damn I’m lazy!)

You may remember a few months back that you were hearing incessantly about the Lufthansa Mastercard offering a 50,000 mile bonus? It’s back. The highlights:

- 20,000 miles after first purchase

- 30,000 more miles after spending $5,000 in 3 months.

- $79 annual fee is not waived.

- Among the better uses of those miles are on United domestically (or to South America) , as there are no fuel surcharges on those. If you redeem on United to anywhere else they’re going to kill you with fuel surcharges.

- It’s a Barclays card, so if you’ve applied for one of their other cards (hello, Barclays Arrival or US Airways card) in the past 6 months, you may be rejected initially. They look kindly on people actually using the cards they issue so I always put some spend on my US Airways card specifically for this reason.

- Although I haven’t churned this card, the Barclays US Airways card IS certainly churnable. I’d still make sure there was 6 months since a Barclays application….

- Is it a good deal? It’s basically 2 domestic round trip tickets on United for $79. Hard to argue with that (unless, of course, you’ve recently gotten a Barclays card…

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