American Airlines has launched a new buy & gift AAdvantage campaign with up to 42,500 bonus miles combined with 10% off for purchases made through February 8, 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 42,500 bonus miles is 2.02 cents each. The lowest price American Airlines sold miles last year was 1.72 cents each.
This is still expensive price, although lower than in January, 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 20,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 12:00:00 am CT on January 31, 2018 to 11:59:59 pm CT February 16, 2018, to be eligible for bonus miles (purchase 20,000 miles or more by midnight CT on February 8th to receive a 10% discount on the mileage cost). The applicable bonus miles are awarded to the recipient for Gift Miles transactions. 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 limits. 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.