Earn 42,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles +10% Off
Now through February 16, 2017, earn 42,500 bonus AAdvantage miles when you buy or gift American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. Plus, receive 10% off purchases made by February 8, 2017.
The bonus is built on a tier based system where the more miles you buy, the higher the bonus you receive. Unlike previous offers, you don’t get the best value when you max out your purchase. The best value will be purchasing 100,000 miles and getting the 42,500 bonus miles. With this offer you can end up with 142,500 Aadvantage miles for $2,884.13. That’s more than enough miles for a roundtrip flight to Asia in business class with Cathay Pacific or Japan Airlines, a trip that would normally cost anywhere between $4,000 to $7,000 if not more. That’s also enough miles for a one way flight in first class to Asia, a trip that would cost upwards of $15,000 to $20,000.
The terms and conditions of the offer:
AAdvantage members must purchase at least 20,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 7:00:00 am CT on February 2, 2017 to 11:59:59 pm CT February 16, 2017, to be eligible for bonus miles (purchase 20,000 miles or more by midnight CT on February 8th to receive a 10% discount on the mileage cost). The applicable bonus miles are awarded to the recipient for Gift Miles transactions. The bonus miles earned are calculated based on each individual purchase amount and the corresponding bonus award. Bonus miles earned do not count toward the annual limits. The discount applies to the AAdvantage miles purchased and does not apply towards taxes or the $30 transaction processing fee.
The miles purchased with the Buy Miles program and received with the Gift Miles program do not count towards AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Executive Platinum or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status qualification. Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. The miles successfully purchased or transferred usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing. Each AAdvantage member is limited to purchasing or receiving in a calendar year, a combined total of no more than 150,000 AAdvantage miles. Miles purchased through the Buy Miles program or received as a gift through the Gift Miles program count against this total. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary buyer/gifter and/or recipient, using the email address(es) associated with the AAdvantage account(s) and any additional email address provided. AAdvantage accounts less than 30 days old are not permitted to Buy or Gift Miles. The price of your purchase is in U.S. dollars. Your credit card company may add a currency conversion fee.
As I always say, when it comes to purchasing miles, although this seems to be a good deal to top off your AAdvantage account, I can’t encourage buying miles unless you have a use for them within the next few months. Given how good this offer is, it is not the best offer we’ve seen from American. However, if you have any long haul trip within the next 11 months on which you can redeem AAdvantage miles, pull the trigger and buy enough miles to get you that redemption. Since this purchase will be processed directly by American Airlines, make sure you buy these miles with a credit card that offers bonus points on travel categories like the Amex Platinum, Citi Presige, Premier Rewards Gold from Amex, Citi Premier or Chase Sapphire Preferred. You can also get the airline statement credit from the Citi Prestige or the Amex Platinum on this purchase.
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