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I got pretty excited the other day at the notion of earning 2.125 miles per dollar on my United Club Card thanks to a targeted promo (read linked post to see if your United card was targeted), but as the rewards-card-powers-that-be would have it, that shiny offer got over-shadowed pretty quickly as something even better arrived in my inbox.
My AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard just received an offer to earn 3x bonus miles for every $1 spent from 10/1/17 – 4/30/18. This is in addition to the regular miles you earn on the card, meaning it will be 4x miles per dollar on most otherwise non-bonused categories and 5x miles per dollar on American Airlines charges that would normally earn 2x miles per dollar. That is pretty exceptional!
I know American miles aren’t the most valuable type of mile out there right now, but at 4x miles per dollar without category restrictions, I’m a buyer for sure! Of course, this is a capped offer with a maximum of 10,000 bonus miles awarded which would mean an extra 3x miles on up to about the first $3,333 charged from 10/1/17 – 4/30/18.
I’m thrilled to earn 4x miles per dollar when I otherwise could just be earning 1x, but I do wonder a little bit where all these great bonuses will take us and how sustainable these sort of payouts will turn out to be. For now, I’ll happily rack up lots of miles and points on my everyday purchases and then turn those miles into trips we otherwise probably couldn’t afford!
Have you received any targeted bonuses recently on any of your rewards credit cards?
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