American Airlines latest AAdvantage campaign with up to 40% off of purchases for AAdvantage Miles will end on May 31, 2017 and it’s the last call for those who want to buy any.
American Airlines upped the limit 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 a minimum of 30 days old before any miles can be purchased.
American AAdvantage runs these sales very frequently and the price always goes slightly up and down depending what the bonus promotion is at any given time.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
This is the bonus table that shows the bonus levels:
When you purchase at the maximum of 40% you will come to the following pricing:
The price of a mile purchased under this offer at the 150,000 level is 1.92 cents each. The lowest price American Airlines sold miles last year was 1.72 cents each and 1.81 cents during the previous sale.
The offer isn’t bad if you have a specific use for the points that would provide you with a good value (such as for premium tickets) but I wouldn’t buy the miles at this price just to stock them. There will likely be some better offers in the next few months or fall.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
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.