Just a day after the most recent Buy AAdvantage Miles promotion ended the program has opened a new campaign with up to 70% bonus on buying or gifting miles until January 10, 2021.
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.
If you plan on booking a specific award you have in mind and that currently has availability, previously in December of 2019 I wrote about an Award Success where I managed to simultaneously buy miles and book an award on the phone with AAdvantage.
You can access this offer on AA’s website here.
This is the Bonus Table under the new promotion :
This offer is a bit more expensive than the one that was available until December 31st especially when buying 100k miles where no you only get 60% vs 100% just a few days ago.
To reach the maximum bonus of 70% one has to purchase a minimum of 125,000 miles which is the “sweet spot” (if you can even call it one) of this promo.
A mile purchased under this offer at the 125,000 miles level is 2.22 US cents each. The lowest price that American has sold its miles in 2020 is 1.6 US cents each.
American Airlines sells its AAdvantage miles at a discount almost monthly and the price offered now is way higher than all of last year. I would definitely wait until better offer comes around unless you need some AAdvantage miles now.
These American Airlines AAdvantage miles aren’t cheap per se and it only makes sense to purchase them if one is able to book an award ticket that provides a substantial benefits over whats available fpr revenue tickets on the open market right now.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
AAdvantage members must purchase at least 2,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program from 12:00:00am CT January 1, 2021 to 11:59:59pm CT January 10, 2021, to be eligible for bonus miles. Offers to eligible members may vary and are subject to change by American without notice.
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.