Buy American Airlines AAdvantage Miles at a 40% Discount


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American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through May 31, 2017, where you can   American Airlines AAdvantage miles up to 40% off.

With this new offer if you wanted to buy 150,000 American AAdvantage miles, with the 40% discount for $2,885 including taxes and fees, which comes out to about 1.92 cents per mile, which isn’t that bad of a deal if you know how to leverage your American AAdvantage miles, though we’ve seen slightly cheaper sales in the past.

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Offer Details: 

Save big when you buy or gift 11,000 or more American Airlines AAdvantage® miles through May 31.

And as always, use your eligible Citi® / AAdvantage® or AAdvantage® AviatorTM Mastercard® and earn additional AAdvantage miles per $1 spent buying AAdvantage miles.

Purchased Miles Discount Chart:

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Terms and conditions

To be eligible for a discount AAdvantage members must purchase at least 11,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 7:00:00am CT on May 1, 2017 to 11:59:59pm CT on May 31, 2017. The prices shown include the applicable discount. 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 1.92 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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