American Airlines has launched a new buy & gift AAdvantage miles campaign and this time with up to a 57% bonus until August 31st, 2016.
American Airlines upped last year the number of miles that you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. Remember that the account that buys or receives miles must be minimum of 30 days old.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
Here’s the bonus schedule:
To receive the maximum 57% Bonus you will need to purchase 150,000 Miles which will cost you 4,425.00 USD plus applicable taxes and fees.
Here is the price for the maximum number of miles purchased (150,000):
Residents of Canada will incur additional taxes for this purchase.
The price of a mile purchased under this offer is 2.04 cents each that is 0.15 cents higher than during the previous sale (1.89 cents each). However this current promotion allows you to earn a higher number of miles while the previous one included a 10% discount on the purchase price to account for the difference.
Remember that American Airlines just devalued their award charts and that especially First Class became very expensive (almost double in mileage requirement) although buying under this offer can still make a lot of sense if you redeem for international Business Class.
Here are the Terms and conditions for the promotion at the time of this article:
AAdvantage members must purchase at least 15,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the BuyMiles or GiftMiles program beginning 7:00:00am CT on August 2, 2016 to 11:59:59 pm CT August 31, 2016 to be eligible for bonus miles. 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 purchase limits. The applicable bonus miles are awarded to the recipient for Gift Miles transactions.
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.