10,000+ American Airlines miles with 4 partner offers [Targeted?]

American Airlines is out with a nice offer to earn up to 10,000 bonus AAdvantage miles by spending with partners.

American Airlines Spoil

The Deal

Earn up to 10,000 bonus miles depending on your transactions with partners

  • Transact with 2 partners, earn 2,000 bonus miles
  • Transact with 3 partners, earn 5,000 bonus miles
  • Transact with all 4 partners, earn 10,000 bonus miles

Partner offers

AA 10K Partners

  1. Earn up to 30 miles per dollar with 1800-Flowers
  2. Earn miles with AAdvantage eShopping
  3. Earn miles with AAdvantage Dining (earn up to 5x + 1,000 miles for new members)
  4. Earn miles with Vinesse (buy 6 bottles of wine for $6.99/bottle + 1 cent shipping and get 3K miles for first shipment)

Key Terms

  • Promotion valid from May 1 – June 15, 2017

Individual partner terms:

1800-Flowers:

1-800-Flowers.com Qualifying Transaction: during the Promotion Period, American Airlines will market offers (a “1-800-Flowers.com Offer”) from 1-800-Flowers.com through American Airlines‘ marketing channels (AA.com, Email, eSummary statement, etc.). The marketing communication will contain a link to a website that will allow an American Airlines AAdvantage® member to redeem the 1-800-Flowers.com Offer. A redemption of the 1-800-Flowers.com Offer will qualify as a Qualifying Transaction (provided that such order is not subsequently cancelled). American Airlines AAdvantage® members can also redeem the 1-800-Flowers.com Offer by calling 1-800-356-9377, using the promo code ADDV, providing the member’s AAdvantage number and consummating the applicable 1-800-Flower Offer. 1-800-Flower Offers are subject to additional restrictions, limitations and blackout periods.

AAdvantage eShopping

AAdvantage eShoppingSM Qualifying Transaction: a minimum purchase amount of $50.00 in a single transaction.

AAdvantage Dining

AAdvantage DiningSM Qualifying Transaction: a minimum purchase amount of $25.00 in a single transaction. (New Members earn 1k bonus miles for first dine of $25 or more, 500 more bonus miles for the next two dines of $25 or more in the first month)

Vinesse

Earn 3,000 miles with your first shipment, 3,000 miles with your second shipment, plus earn 5 miles per dollar spent with every shipment thereafter.

Quick Thoughts

This isn’t a bad deal to pursue. With Mother’s Day coming up and a current Amex Offer for 1800Flowers, there are lots of opportunities to save big on gifts there. Note the minimum transactions for AAdvantage eShopping ($50) and AAdvantage Dining ($25). Assuming you use an Amex on the 1800 Flowers order with the $15 back on $50 Amex Offer, this means your cost would be:

$35 (net 1800Flowers)
$50 (AAdvantage eShopping)
$25 (AAdvantage Dining)
$42 (Vinesse shipment #1)
$152 spent for 10,000 miles + 3,000 miles (1st wine shipment) + shopping/dining miles

This assumes that you cancel your Vinesse wine membership after the first shipment. That’s not a bad deal for buying AA miles — though, in this case, you’re not just trading cash for miles — you are hopefully getting things that you would usually buy anyway. I know I would normally spend at least $50 through AA’s shopping portal by June 15th. While I may not have used AA Dining, I can easily buy a gift card at a restaurant that I know I’ll use eventually. I have some gifts to send, so 1800Flowers will come in handy. The only component that represents money that I wouldn’t have otherwise spent is the wine — though I can accept the loss on that $42 for the overall payoff of this deal (and surely a bottle or two of that will get gifted). Whether or not it’s worth collecting AA miles totally depends on your redemption patterns. If you are looking to redeem on domestic flights or AA metal in general, be aware that availability has been very poor lately. However, I find the value in AA miles is in using them for international premium cabins on partners — where there are still good values to be had on some very good partner airlines.

See the promotion page for more details on this deal.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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  1. Do you have to go through the link in order to shop on 1800-flowers or can you also go through aa shopping portal? Will the latter count as a transaction? Thanks!

  2. I am not a drinker, but I bought the wine once for my girlfriend years ago and she was pretty unimpressed. Has anyone had any better experiences with Vinesse?

  3. When shopping through Portal for $50, is it Okay to include tax? I just realized the DVD player I ordered was $49.99 + tax. I know normally they exclude tax when awarding points for purchases made via portal. Any idea if it matters during this promo? T&C didn’t seem to say anything about tax.

    • Unfortunately, no, I’m 99.68% certain that won’t count.

      This promo is going to be based on you spending $50 in purchases through the shopping portal. Spending $50 through the shopping portal is defined by the portal as spending $50 before tax — so no, I would expect that it would not trigger this offer. The purchase will be reported as $49.99 because that’s how it is reported from the merchant to the portal. The portal’s commission is based on the purchase (not the tax on the purchase) — so I don’t think the portal knows whether or not you paid tax no less how much it is (tax isn’t part of the “purchase”).

      Unfortunately, you’ll probably need to make another purchase. The good news is that you can probably do something like buying paperclips from Staples or Best Buy or something as the $50 is based on cumulative purchases, so you only need to spend another $0.01.

    • Actually, I take that back. This promotion is NOT based on cumulative purchases — the terms state $50 or more in a single transaction. Unfortunately, you’ll need a new $50+ purchase (before tax).

      • Thank you Nick! I am glad I asked! I have to do it all over again for both dining and eshopping. I wish their T&C would specify this part clearly. Thanks again.

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