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This is an offer that appears to have been running for a week but that also completely passed me by soI thought I’d highlight it in case anyone else is in the same boat as me.
With a substantial percentage of the population being advised to stay home as much as possible there’s a very good chance that a lot of people are doing even more online shopping than ever before so, if that’s the position you find yourself in, why not earn some easy (and free) miles while you shop?
American Airlines is currently offering 250 AAdvantage miles for every 2 purchases made through its eShopping portal through 27 March 2020. There’s a maximum of 1,000 bonus miles that can be earned through this offer but that’s on top of any miles you’ll earn from individual retailers e.g…
- Wine.com – 6 miles/dollar
- Omaha steaks – 5 miles/dollar
- Butcher Box – 400 miles (total)
- Hulu – 500 miles (total)
- Nike – 5 miles/dollar
- Lululemon – 6 miles/dollar
…as well as any miles/points your credit card(s) will earn you:
- Get 6% cash back at US Supermarkets
- Great credit cards for groceries
- My favorite credit card for unbonused spending
- My ideal 4-card Amex Membership Rewards “Team”
A minimum spend of $5 is required for a shop to count towards this promotion but that appears to be the only restriction imposed by this offer (full terms and conditions have been reproduced at the end of this post).
Keep In Mind
It’s all very well earning easy points through shopping portals but the earnings are only a true bonus if you’re not buying things just for the sake of earning points/miles – only buy what you need!
Also, before you decide to buy through an airline shopping portal, make sure you compare the miles that are being offered by the portals with the cashback on offer from sites like Rakuten and TopCashback.com. With Rakuten also offering Amex Membership Rewards Points (in the place of cashback) and TopCashback often offering very good returns at popular stores, these two sites can be a great way of saving for those who would prefer to avoid airline miles right now.
It’s nice that the AAdvantage eShopping portal is currently offering an easy 1,000 miles for anyone shopping online but the bonus alone shouldn’t be a reason for doing some shopping. If you have things you need to buy online then, by all means, click through the portal and rack up some miles but don’t persuade yourself that 1,000 AAdvantage Miles is a great incentive to spend some cash.
Terms & Conditions
During the “2X Shop Bonus” offer, which runs from 3/16/20 through 3/27/20 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 1,000 AAdvantage® miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard AAdvantage® miles earned from shopping online through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall. This one-time bonus award will be determined based on the number of individual “qualifying purchases” of $5 or more during the Bonus Period using one of the following Tiers: Tier 1 bonus: 250 miles for 2 or 3 individual qualifying purchase of $5 or more; Tier 2 bonus: 500 miles for 4 or 5 individual qualifying purchases of $5 or more; Tier 3 bonus: 750 miles for 6 or 7 individual qualifying purchases of $5 or more; or Tier 4 bonus: 1,000 miles for 8 or more individual qualifying purchases of $5 or more. “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions. Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShoppingSM account. The Tier 4 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded per member. Void where prohibited by law.