Big Mileage Payouts on Apple Purchases Today

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Some retailers historically don’t offer very many miles per dollar when shopping via online sites, and Apple is one of them. Normally the online shopping sites just offer 1 mile per dollar on Apple purchases, but today you can earn 7 American AAdvantage miles per dollar spent at Apple + this will stack with the site-wide Back to School bonuses of up to 2,000 miles that run through tomorrow (August 18th).

I’m not typically one to buy things just because there is an increased mileage payout, but if you were about to purchase something from Apple anyway, this is a good day to pull the trigger. If you had a $500 Apple purchase to make and did it today through the AAdvantage shopping site, you would earn 7 miles per dollar for the $500 spent and you would trigger the 2,000 bonus miles promo (assuming you haven’t already received that bonus from previous purchases). That would be a total of 5,500 AAdvantage miles for your $500 Apple purchase, in addition to the miles or points you earned from whatever credit card you used to make the purchase.


If you prefer United miles, they are awarding 4x miles per dollar at Apple right now and this would stack with their site-wide bonus of up to 3,000 bonus miles for $600 spent. This would mean that a $600 Apple purchase made today via the United shopping site would potentially earn you 5,400 United miles. Obviously that miles per dollar ratio¬†isn’t quite as good as via American, but if you prefer United miles to AAdvantage miles, it is still a much better than average return for Apple purchases.

Anyone getting a fun new Apple gadget today?

Thanks to Frequent Miler for spotting this increase. 

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  1. Keep in mind some Apple products may not be eligible, so read the terms carefully. I remember last fall the newest Macbook Pros were not eligible to earn miles.

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