It is the time of the year again when quite a few of the airline associated online malls are offering double miles and/or bonuses based on dollar amount spend. Just received an email from American Airlines where they are offering 500 bonus miles for total purchases of $500 to $999.99, or 1000 miles for total purchases exceeding $1000. The link for this offer is https://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/HolidayConfirmationInterstitial2.aspx.
Some of the retailers are also offering double the number of usual miles. When I am making online purchases, I normally check what is the straight cash back rebate using EBates, Fatwallet Cash back, or BigCrumbs and then compare it to the airline malls. During the holidays and when the airline malls are offering threshold bonuses they are typically a better deal.
The Terms and conditions of this offer:
* You must opt in on this page in order to earn the 500 or 1,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles. This is a one-time bonus awarded based on cumulative amount spent with participating online AAdvantage eShoppingSM retailers between 11/10/2011 and 12/31/2011. You will be awarded one time based on the highest online spend threshold you qualify for: 500 AAdvantage® bonus miles for spending between $500 and $999.99, and 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for spending $1,000 or more. Your AAdvantage eShoppingSM account must be open and set to receive special offer emails at the time of the awarding of AAdvantage® bonus miles in order to receive the spend bonus. AAdvantage® bonus miles will be posted by AAdvantage eShoppingSM to the member’s AAdvantage® account within 8 to 10 weeks after 12/31/2011.
The double mile offer is only valid with select online merchants. Qualifying AAdvantage eShoppingSM purchases will accrue AAdvantage® miles per the terms and conditions set by each particular merchant. Members should read each mileage offer carefully as certain exclusions may apply. AAdvantage miles are awarded as reported by the applicable merchant (“Merchant”) to American Airlines or Cartera Commerce, and certain exclusions may apply. Online purchase awards only valid when you make a qualifying purchase via a valid link on www.aadvantageeshopping.com.
Please read our full terms and conditions carefully before shopping. Please refrain from the use of any promotional code or coupon not listed on the AAdvantage eShoppingSM site as it will negate the indicated reward. Orders placed through another loyalty program or search engine are not eligible for reward.
American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count towards elite status qualification. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
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