42,500 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles


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American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through February 8, 2018, where you can earn up to 42,500 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered.

With this new offer if you wanted to buy 100,000 American AAdvantage miles, meaning you’d receive the 42,500 bonus and 10% 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 great of a deal, considering they’ve had recent offers as low as 1.77 cents per mile.

Offer Details: 

Save big and get bonus miles when you buy or gift American Airlines AAdvantage® miles through February 8.

Use your eligible AAdvantage® credit card to earn additional miles for every dollar you spend.

Bonus Earning Chart:

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 12:00:00 am CT on January 31, 2018 to 11:59:59 pm CT February 16, 2018, 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.

By registering for this program, I hereby accept the Terms & Conditions opens in a new window of the AAdvantage program.

Bottom Line

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

Hat Tip: One Mile at a Time

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Comments

  1. Here are my calculations if you buy 150K AA miles under this offer:

    You get: 150K + 42,500 = 192,500 AA miles purchased

    You Pay: $3,982.50 USD
    Federal excise tax $298.69 USD
    Processing charge $30.00 USD
    Total charges $4,311.19 USD

    So the AA mile would be for 2.2395 or ~ $22.40 per 1000 AA miles. Absolutely not worth it unless you are topping off for a specific award seat you have in mind.

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