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American Airlines has launched a new way for AAdvantage credit card holders to earn extra miles and the new program, called SimplyMiles, works in a similar way to the offers we see Chase and American Express target at their cardholders.
At the time of writing the SimplyMiles website is running incredibly slowly (trust American to roll out a new program and then fail spectacularly with the IT implementation) but I think I’ve been able to get to the bottom of how this program works.
Access the registration page (link) and login to SimplyMiles using your existing AAdvantage account information.
You’ll then be greeted by name and prompted to enter the details of your American Airlines co-branded credit card(s).
With that done you’ll be taken to your SimplyMiles homepage:
While some of the offers allow American Airlines co-branded cardholders the chance to earn a chunk of AAdvantage Miles in return for hitting a specific spending target…
…most of the offers I’m seeing are ones where a cardholder will earn an enhanced number of miles per dollar spent.
What’s interesting here is that a lot of the retailers on the SimplyMiles page also appear in the AAdvantage shopping portal…
In this case, a purchase at Solstice made through the AAdvantage shopping portal using a credit card with the SimplyMiles offer loaded on to it should earn 8.5 miles per dollar spent on top of the 1 mile/dollar that the credit card offers on everyday spending anyway.
Right now I’ not seeing any amazing deals on my offer page but it’s still nice to be able to earn yet more points for online purchases (and, in some cases, in-person purchases) that I was going to make anyway.
The offers all appear to be valid for a minimum of a month and some are valid through March 2020 so, in that respect, they are more usable offers than the ones that we see Chase offering on its credit cards and close to what we see American Express offering (albeit not as lucrative)
This may not be a gamechanger but with a major shopping season nearly upon us, this is a nice little enhancement for AAdvantage credit card holders.