American Airlines “Be A Holiday Hero” AAdvantage Promotion For Up To 50,000 Bonus Miles Though December 31, 2018

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American Airlines has launched new AAdvantage promotion called “Be A Holiday Hero” for up to 50,000 bonus miles for select activity credited to the program between November 8 – December 31, 2018.

American Airlines AAdvantage Holiday Hero

Members can earn four separate levels of bonus miles; 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 33,000 for a total of 50,000 miles after crediting 100,000 partner miles and buying & flying on American Airlines premium cabin during the promotional period.

You can access and register for this offer on AA’s website here.

Here are the bonus opportunities:

2,000 Bonus Miles:


Earn 2,000 bonus miles when you:

  • Earn 10,000 partner miles
  • Download the app

5,000 Bonus Miles (7,000 Cumulative):


Earn 5,000 bonus miles when you:

  • Earn 25,000 partner miles

  • Earn miles by donating to a specialty partner (select charities)

10,000 Bonus Miles (17,000 Cumulative):


Earn 10,000 bonus miles when you:

  • Earn 50,000 partner miles
  • Buy & fly in a premium or economy cabin

33,000 Bonus Miles (50,000 Cumulative):


Earn 33,000 bonus miles when you:

  • Earn 100,000 partner miles
  • Buy & fly in a premium cabin

Here are the eligible partners:

American Airlines AAdvantage Holiday Hero Partners


This is interesting promotion from American Airlines and haven’t seen then running something like this previously.

The problem is to get the eligible partner miles in (buying is capped at 50K) and then fly on AA to get the last two achievement levels  completed (highest one requires premium cabin) both before the end of the year.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

  • Promotion period: 12:01 a.m. CT November 8 – 11:59 p.m. CT December 31, 2018.
  • Registration for the promotion is required.
  • This promotion is not a game of chance, lottery or contest.
  • The promotion is open to all American Airlines AAdvantage® members except where prohibited by local law.
  • American Airlines is not responsible for the quality or delivery of goods and / or services provided by participating partners or the way participating partners record mileage-earning transactions.
  • All participating partner terms and conditions apply. Participating partners and designated activities are subject to change without notice. Offer excludes any participating partner sweepstakes offers.
  • Miles earned or activities completed before registration or outside the promotion period don’t count toward the promotion.
  • You can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles by earning the required partner miles and completing the designated activities during the promotion period.
  • You can earn the required miles with partners and complete the designated activities in any order. A valid AAdvantage® number must be provided to the partner to earn miles.
  • The required miles earned with participating partners may be earned through multiple transactions.
  • Completion of a designated activity will only qualify for the promotion once.
  • Completion date of activities vary by partner. For some, completion date is the date of the transaction. For others, shipment date or qualification date are considered the completion date. Completion dates must occur during the promotion period. Please contact participating partners to understand how completion dates are determined.
  • Bonus miles earned from the promotion don’t count towards partner miles for purposes of the promotion.
  • Miles earned from participating partners are cumulative and don’t reset once the required partner miles for a specific achievement are earned. For example, if you earn the 10,000 required partner miles for the Multi-tasker achievement, you only need to earn 15,000 additional miles for the Go-getter achievement.
  • Only 50,000 base miles purchased will count towards partner miles for purposes of the promotion. Gifted, shared or bonus miles earned from buying miles don’t qualify for the promotion.
  • Separate terms and conditions apply for each participating partner.
  • The promotion is subject to AAdvantage program terms and conditions as well as the AAdvantage promotions terms and conditions.
  • American reserves the right to remove bonus miles awarded in error or not in accordance with the terms of the promotion.
  • American reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of the promotion at any time for any reason.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or sold or redeemed for cash. No substitutions or rain checks. Miles cannot be transferred or assigned. Theft, diversion, reproduction, transfer, sale or purchase of this offer is prohibited and constitutes fraud. Void if altered, duplicated, copied, reproduced, transferred, sold, exchanged or expired. Additional terms may apply.

Flight rules

  • Flights must be booked and flown during the promotion period.
  • You must register for the promotion before flying to qualify.
  • Qualifying, eligible flights must be marketed and operated by American Airlines and / or American Eagle®.
  • Premium cabins are defined as ticketed in purchased, published First Class fares booked in F or A; Business Class fares booked in J, R, D or I; or Premium Economy Class fares booked in P or W.
  • Economy cabins are defined as ticketed in purchased, published Select Economy Class fares booked in B, Y, H, K, M, L, V, G, S, N, Q, or O.
  • Travel completed after December 31, 2018 won’t qualify.
  • Bonus miles don’t count toward elite status qualification or AAdvantage® Million MilerSM status.
  • Bonus miles will post to your account at the same time as you receive miles earned by completing a qualifying activity.

Achievement rules

  • Multi-tasker: Members who have previously downloaded the app will also qualify.
  • Go-getter: You must earn at least 250 miles by donating to one or more specialty partner to qualify
  • Boss: If you only take 1 qualifying flight during the promotion and its a qualifying premium flight and you haven’t earned 100,000 miles from participating partners, the flight will qualify for the Boss achievement.

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