American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 45% Off Through March 15, 2021

American Airlines has launched a new offer to purchase or gift AAdvantage miles up to a 45% off through March 15, 2021.

A while back, American Airlines upped the number of miles you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. 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.

Here’s the discount chart under this offer:

The price of 150,000 miles with 45% off:

The price of a mile under this offer at the highest bonus is 2.07 cents each.

The lowest price that American has sold its miles in the past year has been 1.72 cents each.

Conclusion

The price for the miles under this offer is high, and unless you need miles right now for a specific purpose, I would wait for a better offer to come around.

Right now, I consider buying miles not a very good investment unless there is an immediate opportunity to redeem something that you can surely fly (no restrictions).

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Promotional Offer

    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 March 1st, 2021 to 11:59:59pm CT March 15, 2021 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 0%) 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.

  • Transfer miles

    Transactions are nonrefundable, nonreversible and non-exchangeable. Using the Transfer Miles program, each AAdvantage member is limited to receiving no more than 200,000 AAdvantage miles, and may transfer no more than 200,000 AAdvantage miles out of their AAdvantage account in a calendar year. The miles successfully transferred usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing. Any AAdvantage miles transferred in excess of such amount will not be posted to the member’s account, regardless whether payment has been remitted for such AAdvantage miles, and American Airlines has no obligation to reimburse such remitted amounts. The miles transferred with the Transfer Miles program do not count towards AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, AAdvantage Executive Platinum or Million MilerSM status qualification. A confirmation email will be sent to 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 the place a hold on the fund/credit for 24-72 hours. Please contact your card provider for more information.

    The Mileage Transfer Cost is listed in US dollars.

    ALL AMOUNTS CHARGED TO MEMBERS FOR THE TRANSFERRING OF MILES INCLUDE A TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE OF $0. 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.

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