American Airlines is offering a an easy-to-earn shopping portal bonus through April 14th. Simply make three separate purchases of $50 or more and you will receive 1500 bonus miles. If you were to spend exactly $50 on each purchase, that would be like an extra 10x — a nice return on your spend.
- 1500 bonus miles at AA eShopping for spending $50 or more in each of three separate transactions
- Link to the offer can be found here
- Ends 4/14/17 at 11:59pm ET
- Allow approximately 50 days after the bonus period ends to receive bonus miles
The Bottom Line
The image says “You’re invited”, but I have opened the link in private browsing windows and see this offer whether logged in or not (and under both my account and my wife’s). Still, the words “You’re invited” indicate that it may be targeted.
While the official terms state that qualifying purchases do not include “gift cards or other cash equivalents”, I suspect that gift card purchases from some stores will likely count. Check the laboratory for stores known to pay out on gift card purchases.
A great way to maximize this bonus would be by using Amex Offers. There are a number of merchants currently offering statement credits with $50 purchases, further increasing your return per net dollar spent. Here are just a handful of Amex Offers for money back on $50 purchases that I saw in my accounts:
*The “3X Shop Again” bonus offer runs from 03/19/17 through 04/14/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”). Member will earn a one-time bonus of 1500 AAdvantage® miles when Member makes at least 3 individual “qualifying purchases” of $50 dollars or more during the Bonus Period. The bonus miles are in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned by shopping through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall. “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products identified by the individual merchant. Individual merchants may have additional terms and conditions on their store details page on the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site, which terms and conditions will apply to this bonus offer. Please see the AAdvantage eShoppingSMmall site for additional details. Please allow approximately 50 days after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShoppingSM account. Void where prohibited by law.
H/T: Doctor of Credit