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Earn up to 1,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles

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Yesterday I shared that you could earn 500 or 1,000 bonus United miles for online purchases you make at hundreds of retailers via the United MileagePlus Shopping site based on cumulative spending from January 30 – February 14, 2017. Where one shopping mileage bonus appears, others often follow, and now indeed the American Airlines shopping site is also offering a 500 – 1,000 mile bonus! Today the American Airlines Shopping site has kicked off a Valentine’s themed bonus of 500 or 1,000 miles…

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Key West, Vail, Austin and More for Fewer AAdvantage Miles!

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One of the rewarding but easy ways to stretch your airline miles comes via the American Airlines AAdvantage program that offers Reduced Mileage Awards to select destinations for those who have one of their co-branded credit cards. The discounts on round trip saver awards via this program range from 1,000 – 7,500 miles. And yes, sadly, a saver award does have to miraculously be available to make use of the additional discount. The AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Award program looks like it…

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How to Use American AAdvantage Miles for Kids Tickets and Cash for Yours

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As you may have read, I’ve had a bit of trouble using my American Airlines AAdvantage miles recently at the saver level. From the extensive discussion in the comments on that post, I know I’m not alone. With four kids, budgets are tight and I am now booking trips beyond when my youngest daughter turns two, so that means that the days of booking her as a free lap baby are over.   With this in mind, as we planned…

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Book Now: American Saver Business Class Awards to Australia!

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Update: I’ve seen some reports that most (or all?) of these seats are now gone and the system is now acting glitchy catching up making it look like phantom award space. Congrats if you scored seats in time! Getting multiple premium cabin saver level award tickets from the United States to Australia is very, very hard and requires a good amount of luck, flexibility, creative routing, etc. It can be done – heck I’ve done it (before I canceled it),…

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All the Details on American’s New Lowest Basic Economy Fares

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We knew that American and United planned to introduce “basic economy fares” early in 2017, and we now know a little bit more about what it will look like from American. These fares may be spun at times by American as being available in order to save you money and let you choose the fare rules/perks you need when you need them, but make no mistake about it, these new basic fares are designed to make the airline more money…not…

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Earn 500 Bonus American Airlines Miles for Shopping Online

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If you have some online purchases coming up and you want to earn bonus AAdvantage miles in the process, then you will want to pay attention to this new shopping bonus. If you spend a cumulative $200 via the AAdvantage eShopping site from 1/12/17 – 1/18/17, you can get 500 bonus AAdvantage miles. Of course this 500 mile bonus is on top of the regular mileage payouts for each retailer such as: 8x miles at Backcountry.com 12x miles at Nike.com 2x miles at…

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The Day That Delta SkyMiles Overtook American AAdvantage Miles for Award Travel

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Now that the girls are both back in school and 2017 has arrived in full force, I’ve been doing a bunch of airline award and paid ticket searches this week. I mean, a bunch. In a perfect world, I’d like to get all of our 2017 airline tickets fully booked and squared away as soon as possible. Okay, maybe not all of them, but at least the ones for family trips that already have set dates and are 99% going…

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Stacking 15x Miles and Statement Credits at Macy’s and More!

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Update: These payouts were valid on 12/28/16 and now most have changed as the huge increases don’t last more than a day in most cases. You can use cashbackmonitor.com to check for current payouts for your retailer of choice. The days and weeks following Christmas really is a great time to shop for discounted items online that you can stock up on in the next size for your little ones, or even to score for yourself. For those of us in this…

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Earn 1,500 Bonus Miles from American, Alaska, and United!

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Great news for last minute online shoppers today as two more airline mileage sites have joined the United MileagePlus Shopping site in offering a really solid last minute holiday shopping mileage bonus of up to 1,500 miles each. Here are details on the new Alaska Airlines and American AAdvantage shopping bonuses, as well as a reminder about the United bonus. All three bonuses are essentially the same and have achievable bonus payouts at the $100 and $200 spending thresholds. The…

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Limited Time: 50,000 Mile Citi AAdvantage Public Bonuses Return

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Like many other rewards credit cards, the American Airlines Citi issued credit cards often bounce their sign-up bonuses around a bit, at least in terms of the official public links. For the last several months, the personal and business Citi AAdvantage Platinum credit cards have publicly promoted 30,000 mile sign-up bonus, but recently they have brought the bonuses back to the 50,000 mile level after $3,000 in spending in the first 3 months for a limited time! These cards have a…

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