This is the last week to buy & gift AAdvantage miles under the current campaign with up to 85,000 bonus miles combined with 10% off purchases made until August 31, 2017.
It is important to note that that the account that buys or receives miles must be a minimum of 30 days old.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
Here is the bonus & discount chart:
Here is the price when purchasing the maximum amount of miles (which is required to earn the top bonus amount of 85,000 miles):
The price of a mile purchased under this offer at the 150,000 level is 1.83 cents each. The lowest price American Airlines sold miles last time around at 1.72 cents each and 1.81 cents before that.
It’s possible that AA will extend the promotion or come out with a new, slightly modified offer in September.
There are still some decent redemption options available on the AA chart though by no means as attractive as in the past since the First Class redemption rates have been raised dramatically. I wouldn’t buy miles at this rate just to shelve them, only if you have immediate use for them.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
To be eligible for a the bonus miles and discount AAdvantage members must purchase 15,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 12:00:00am CT on August 2, 2017 to 11:59:59pm CT on August 31, 2017. The prices shown include the discount. The discount applies to the AAdvantage miles purchased and does not apply towards taxes or the $30 transaction processing fee. 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 Platinum Pro, 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.