It is time of the year when there are offers from most of the airline and hotel related online shopping malls for bonus miles.
Between November 18 and December 17, you will earn 500 bonus American Airlines miles for every $250 in purchases that you make through the Advantage eShopping mall. These are in addition to the regular miles that you would earn from the purchases. The bonus miles are capped at 2000 that is basically $1K in spending.
This offer is only open to AAdvantage members that are enrolled to the eShopping mall by November 18, 2012.
You are essentially getting 2 extra points per dollar spend. The way I usually work these mall promotions, is to put a dollar figure to the mile earned so that I can compare them to straight cashback malls. Sometimes these airline related malls are better and sometimes they are not.
I wrote an article about getting cashback for your travel purchases and it does apply for most of other online purchases as well. You can use sites like CashBackHolic and Evreward to check the cashback percentages among multiple online malls.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
This bonus offer is open to AAdvantage® members that are enrolled in the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall as of November 18, 2012. To earn the bonus, you must shop with a participating online merchant through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall website or the AAdvantage eShoppingSM assistant between November 18, 2012 and December 17, 2012. You may earn 500 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles for every $250.00 spent at a participating online merchant through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall website or assistant, up to a maximum of 2,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles. Returns, shipping and taxes are not eligible for this bonus offer. Please allow 8-10 weeks from end of the bonus offer period for any AAdvantage® bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.