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Should you keep, upgrade, or downgrade your AAdvantage Aviator card? Do you have a choice?

AAdvantage Aviator card

My wife and I have four AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCards.  Yep, we have two each.  Before American Airlines and US Airways merged their loyalty programs, the BarclayCard US Airways MasterCard offered a terrific signup bonus: 50,000 miles after first purchase.  At times, the bonus was a bit lower – 40,000 miles, if I recall correctly.  And, sometimes the offer included 10,000 anniversary miles.  To complicate things a bit, sometimes the 10,000 anniversary miles were promised…

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Mileage Running for AA Executive Platinum status. EQMs vs. EQPs

Lately I’ve been suffering from mileage-run paralysis.  I need to book additional One World flights in order to re-up my AA Executive Platinum status for 2016, but I haven’t yet picked a strategy.  Should I focus on earning EQMs (Elite Qualifying Miles) or EQPs (Elite Qualifying Points)?  EQMs are earned directly from miles flown: 1000 miles flown becomes 1000 EQMs.  EQPs are more complicated: discount economy fares earn only half an EQP per mile flown…

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Up to 30X via AAdvantage eShopping Portal, plus chance to win 100,000 miles

The AAdvantage eShopping Portal is offering enhanced rates today and tomorrow for a number of merchants.  Plus, purchases will give you extra chances to win their “Blue Sky Sweepstakes” for up to 100,000 miles and $2,500.  Through Today Only (Sunday 5/3/2015) Clinique 12X Sears 10X Neiman Marcus 10X Through Monday 5/4/2015 Magazines.com 30X FromYouFlowers.com 30X Cheryl’s 16X Sephora 12X Barney’s New York Warehouse 9X Kohl’s 8X Contest Win up to 100,000 miles and $2,500.  Purchases…

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Misleading portal deal details: how to make sense of them

You would think that email promotional advertisements would be pretty straightforward, right?  You would think that the vendor would want you to know if the deal being offered was good only for today, right? With online shopping portals, though, the email ads are almost always misleading.  The ads may not be intentionally misleading, but almost everyone I know (including me) has made the same mistake I’m about to describe… Take a look at an email…

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AAdvantage eShopping Portal offering enhanced rates: Backcountry 10X, GameStop 10X, New Balance 8X, more…

The AAdvantage eShopping Portal is offering enhanced bonuses for a number of merchants. Most deals are good through 11:59PM EST tomorrow (4/6/15). Increased bonuses include: Backcountry.com 10X Bare Necessities 4X Converse 10X eBags 12X (today only) GameStop 10X New Balance 8X Rock Bottom Golf 5X The tie bar 10X (through 4/12/15) WSJWine 15X (today only) All of the above deals stack with the AAdvantage eShopping Portal’s Spring Promotion: Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here.

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AAdvantage portal deals: Sears 9X (more than 18X possible!), Saks Off Fifth 12X, more…

As seen in today’s Frequent Miler Portal Alert, the AAdvantage eShopping Portal is offering increased bonus miles for shopping with several merchants: Sears 9X Saks Off Fifth 12X ULTA Beauty 8X Barneys New York Warehouse 12X ProFlowers 20X These deals stack with the AAdvantage eShopping Portal’s Spring Promo: And, the Sears bonus can be doubled by going through the portal to buy an e-gift card (or reload an existing gift card) and then going through…

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Achieving AAdvantage elite status through points

Late last week, my American Airlines and US Airways loyalty accounts were merged.  Even though AA and US Airways will continue to operate as separate airlines until the merger is complete, their loyalty programs are now one.  An interesting outcome of the merger of the US Airways Dividend Miles program into the AAdvantage program is that all US Airways Preferred Qualifying miles transferred one to one to both AAdvantage Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and to…

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