American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with a combined bonus + discount through February 16, 2020.
The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
Bonus & Discount Table:
The price of a mile purchased under this offer at the 150,000 miles level (232,500 with bonus) is 1.86 US cents each. The lowest price that American has sold its miles in previous years has been around 1.72 US cents each.
American Airlines sells its miles throughout a year at a bonus, discount, or combination of both. If you have been planning to buy miles but don’t need them right now, I would wait for a better offer.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
AAdvantage members must purchase at least 15,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program from 12:00:00am CT February 10, 2020 to 11:59:59pm CT February 16, 2020, to be eligible for a discount.
Buy / Gift Miles
Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. The miles successfully purchased usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing. Prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include taxes or the applicable per transaction processing charge. Miles purchased, transferred or received as a gift do not count toward elite-status qualification. Members may purchase for themselves or receive as a gift, a maximum combined total of 150,000 AAdvantage® miles in a calendar year. 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. You can check your balance online by logging on to www.aa.com. Buy Miles or Gift Miles transactions are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. 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. If a transaction is voided or cancelled please note the funds were not charged to your credit card, however your credit card company may place a hold on the fund/credit for 24-72 hours. Please contact your card provider for more information. Other terms may apply.
All AAdvantage miles are sold in US dollars.
ALL AMOUNTS CHARGED TO MEMBERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF MILES INLUDE U.S. FEDERAL EXCISE TAX (CURRENTLY SEVEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT, 7.5%) AND ARE SUBJECT TO A TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE. THE PER TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE FOR THE PURCHASE OF MILES IS $0 (applies to Buying or Gifting miles). When purchasing miles, American will remit excise tax to the U.S. Government on behalf of the Member. Amounts charged also include Canadian GST/HST as applicable. All amounts paid by the Member under this Agreement are exclusive of other sales, use or privilege taxes, or tax-like charges, fees or similar liabilities.
- Prices are in U.S. dollars. Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible
- The miles successfully purchased usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing
- Offers to eligible members may vary and are subject to change by American without notice to you
- AAdvantage miles purchased do not count toward elite-status qualification or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status