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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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AA and Alaska portal offers: Home Depot, Crate & Barrel, Eddie Bauer, Sears, Sephora, more…

The American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Portal and Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Shopping Portal are offering increased bonus miles at a number of stores.  Offers that stood out to me are listed below. AAdavantage eShopping Portal Athleta 6X Crate & Barrel 6X Eddie Bauer 6X Golfsmith 9X Home Depot 5X Kate Spade 9X Macy’s 7X   Alaska MileagePlan Shopping JC Penney 9X Restaurant.com 20X Sears 5X Sephora 10X Notes You do not need to pay with an…

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US Airways 60K-ish offer

Update: The version of this offer that gives 10,000 anniversary miles is for US Airways Dividend Miles elite members only. There have been numerous reports of non-elite members being automatically denied when applying for this version of the offer. Barclaycard has just enhanced their US Airways credit card offer. They are now offering 50,000 miles after first purchase (previously 40K).  That’s a fantastic offer considering that there is no minimum spend requirement.  The $89 annual fee…

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Up to 20 miles per dollar and 20% off Macys!

Check your inbox and SPAM folder for an email from AAdvantage eShopping Mall titled “Get an extra 500 miles! Hurry, offer ends soon”.  If you’ve been targeted for this offer, you can earn an extra 6.67 miles per dollar for $75 worth of spend through the AAdvantage eShopping Portal.  This offer is valid through November 10th 11:59 PM EST. Combine the above promotion with a short term bump in earnings at Macy’s.  The AAdvantage eShopping…

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AAdvantage eShopping offers and a double dip

Valid through tomorrow (10/17/2014): American Airlines is offering increased portal rewards for select merchants via their AAdvantage eShopping Portal.  Horchow 10X, Groupon 9X, etc. If you want to shop Neiman Marcus, consider first buying a gift card from Horchow via this portal offer.  Horchow gift cards can be used at Horchow, NeimanMarcus.com, Horchow Finale stores (Dallas area), or Neiman Marcus stores.  And, I recently found that buying Horchow gift card (both e-gift cards and physical…

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Today only: Up to 31X at Sears. Here’s how…

Today only, Sears is offering 8 miles per dollar through the AAdvantage eShopping Portal.  Here’s how to earn up to 31 miles per dollar by stacking promotions… Promotion 1: 8X becomes 16X Sears is one of the few online merchants that will pay out through portals for both the purchase of gift cards and the use of gift cards.  Here’s how to get 16 miles per dollar: Go through the AAdvantage portal once to buy…

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200,000 easy points, giving up on a hunch, and the experiment that wasn’t

In January, I wrote about my plans for my wife’s next round of credit card applications (see “Earning points while my better half waits”).  In that post, I listed a number of cards that I was considering for her, but I also said that I was waiting for the next big offer to appear.  I said that the Citi 100K offer was terrific, but also that “I feel like something else big is coming.”  Well,…

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Tips for spending $10K to get 110,000 miles

On Tuesday, after publishing my Quick Deal about the new Citi Executive AA 100K offer, I added the card to my Best Credit Card Offers page, and I applied for the card myself.  At the end of the online application process, the website told me to call to finalize the application.  I called the number on the screen and, after a long time on hold, I gave the agent my application ID (also shown on…

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Doubling portal promos, and more. A 50X example

While researching a post from a couple of days ago (“Sears 25X via an interesting confluence of events“) I realized something that probably should have been obvious to me all along.  When double dipping through a portal (e.g. buying gift cards to get points and then using the gift cards to buy merchandise and get more points) you can not only double the portal’s bonus for that merchant, but you can also effectively double points…

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