Earn 42,500 Bonus American Airlines AAdvantage Miles


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American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through February 16, 2017, where you can earn up to 42,500 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

With this new offer if you wanted to buy 100,000 American AAdvantage miles, meaning you’d receive the 42,500 bonus, for a total of 142,500 miles for $2,884 including taxes and fees, which comes out to about 2.02 cents per mile, which isn’t that bad of a deal if you know how to leverage your American AAdvantage miles.

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Offer Details: 

Now through February 16, 2017, add up to 42,500 bonus miles to your purchase when you buy or gift American Airlines AAdvantage® miles.

Plus, receive 10% off purchases made by February 8, 2017.

And as always, use your eligible AAdvantage® credit card and earn additional AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent buying, gifting or sharing AAdvantage miles.

Bonus Earning Chart:

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Terms and Conditions:

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.

Bottom Line

Always do the math to make sure it makes sense for you to purchase miles, but with this deal, buying American AAdvantage miles at 2.02 cents per mile isn’t that bad of deal.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this offer? Feel free to share you thoughts below.

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Comments

  1. I really don’t understand the idea behind this purchase. I’m saving up miles for a free flight. 42,500 miles wouldn’t get me all that far with two people. I could go just about anywhere in the world with 2 people and spend far less than $3,000. Who would do this?

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