Help Others, Earn Airline Miles

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Most of us who share this miles and points hobby are very blessed to be able to experience this nation and this world in ways that others couldn’t even dream of. I know that lots of people who love to travel¬†are also very generous and love to lend a hand to others in need. There is always need, and right now is no exception with the impact of Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean and the southeastern United States.

Hurricane Ike damage in our neighborhood in 2008

Hurricane Ike damage in our neighborhood in 2008

In case you can benefit from a little extra encouragement in the form of some airlines miles to get you to whip out a credit card to help someone in need, here are some current promotions that will reward you with miles for your generous donations.

Earn Up To 1,000 United Miles for Donations 

United MileagePlus members who donate a minimum of $50 to the American Red Cross, AIRLINK, Americares, or Operation USA will receive bonus miles for their donations through October 21, 2016.

  • Donations of $50-$99 USD will receive 250 MileagePlus bonus award miles
  • Donations of $100- $249 USD will receive 500 bonus award miles
  • Donations of $250 USD or more will receive 1,000 bonus award miles


Earn 500 AAdvantage Miles for Donations to the American Red Cross

American Airlines AAdvantage members who donate $50 – $100+ to the American Red Cross through October 31, 2016 will receive bonus miles.

  • Donations of $50 will receive 250 AAdvantage miles.
  • Donations of $100, or more, are eligible for 500 AAdvantage miles

Earn 20 AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar for Komen Foundation Donations

For the month of October, American Airlines will award you 20 AAdvantage bonus miles for each dollar you donate through the Miles for the Cure campaign. Each donor can earn a maximum of 600,000 miles in a twelve-month period. For charitable deduction purposes, each mile is valued at 3 cents per mile.

Thank you for everything that you do to make someone else’s day a little better.

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