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In a similar move to a current Delta promotion, right now American Airlines is also offering a way to earn up to 10,000 bonus miles based on the number of shopping partners you utilize from May 1 – June 15, 2017. The American version of the promotion is more narrow than Delta’s with only four eligible partners, 1-800-Flowers, AAdvantage eShopping, AAdvantage Dining, and the Vinesse Wine Club.
Earn up to 10,000 Bonus American Miles with Partners
In addition to the regular miles you earn with each of these partners, via this promotion you will also earn up to 10,000 bonus miles if you have qualifying transactions with all four partners. Here’s the bonus breakdown:
- Qualifying Transaction with 2 Participating Partners, earn 2,000 bonus miles
- Qualifying Transaction with 3 Participating Partners, earn 5,000 bonus miles
- Qualifying Transaction with all 4 Participating Partners, earn 10,000 bonus miles
The terms indicate a $25 minimum for a single dining transaction and a $50 minimum for a single eShopping transaction. Of course with all transactions you must provide your American Airlines AAdvantage number to be sure that the transaction can be traced back to your account.
Earning Over 13,000 Bonus Miles for Less Than $150
With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, I could see it being pretty easy to hit 2 – 3 of these partners to earn some nice bonus miles with money you mostly would have spent anyway. I could also see some pushing the envelope to do these transactions largely because of the bonus miles. In that case you would need to spend $25 on dining, $50 via the shopping site, $30 via 1-800-Flowers (maybe you could do better, but that’s about the lowest item that accepts the AA promo code that I spotted on a quick search), and $41.95 for the first month of the Vinesse Wine Club. Conservatively speaking let’s say you earned 2x per dollar via the shopping site (you may do much better), 3x per dollar dining (new members can get a 1,000 mile bonus), 600 for your Flower purchase at $20 base item x 30 miles per dollar, and then 3,000 for your first month of the wine membership assuming you were a new customer. On top of that you would earn the 10,000 mile bonus from this promotion.
That comes to probably at least $146.95 spent and likely at least 13,775 bonus miles earned from the partners and this promo. Your actual earning may be higher, but even those numbers are not too bad. Factor in that some of that money you likely would have spent anyway, at least in the case of the numerous retailers in the eShopping portal, and the math gets even better. There is also an Amex Offer on many Amex cards for a $15 statement credit on a $50 1-800-Flowers purchase, so it may make sense to pay with an Amex with that Amex Offer when you make your 1-800-Flowers purchase to save even more if you have a $50+ order.
Do you think you will go for the American Airlines partner promo? Are you gunning for all 10,000 bonus miles or will you stop at 2 or 3 partners? How do you plan to max this one out?
Thanks to the Travel Hacking 101 Facebook Group for first spotting this promo!
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