American Airlines has launched a new buy & gift AAdvantage campaign with up to 50,000 bonus miles for purchases made between January 8 – 30, 2018.
American Airlines upped a while back 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 a minimum of 30 days old.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
Here’s the bonus schedule:
Note that the bonus maxes out when one purchases 100K miles and not the maximum allowed.
Here’s the price:
The price of a mile purchased under this offer at the 100,000 level with 50,000 bonus miles is 2.13 cents each. The lowest price American Airlines sold miles last year was 1.72 cents each.
This is rather steep price to purchase American Airlines AAdvantage miles compared to the offers in 2017. Unless you need some miles right now, I would take a pass and wait for better one to surface in due course.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
AAdvantage members must purchase at least 5,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program from 7:00:00am CT January 8, 2018 to 11:59:59pm CT January 30, 2018, to be eligible to earn bonus miles. The applicable bonus miles are awarded to the recipient for Gift Miles transactions. Bonus miles earned do not count toward the annual purchase limits.
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.