Posted by William Charles on June 28, 2018
Airline Rewards

Published on June 28th, 2018 | by William Charles

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American Airlines – Customized Promotions, 5,000 Mile Bonus, Executive Platinum Status Bonus & More

American Airlines has started to roll out changes to the aa.com website. I won’t go into specifics regarding the cosmetic changes, but they have made a few other changes that are interesting.

  • New promotions tab. This will show customized offers for each reward member and in some cases you’ll be able to choose the reward you receive as well.
  • Executive Platinum status bonus. Once you reach 300,000 elite qualifying miles (EQMs) for 2018 you’ll be able to choose one of three different rewards:
    • Gift platinum status to a friend
    • Two additional system wide upgrades
    • 40,000 bonus miles

5,000 mile Promotion:

  • To show off the new promotions tab they are offering everybody the ability to earn up to 5,000 miles. The more activities you complete, the more you earn. Activities are as follows:
    • Make any purchase with AAdvantage® eShopping℠
    •  Dine-in or carry out with AAdvantage® Dining℠
    • Book and stay at a hotel at bookaahotels.com
    • Rent and drive a car at aa.com/cars
    •  Fly on an American Airlines marketed and operated flight

Miles you earn are:

  • 1 activity = 50 bonus miles
  • 2 activities = 250 bonus miles
  • 3 activities = 1,000 bonus miles
  • 4 activities = 2,500 bonus miles
  • 5 activities = 5,000 bonus miles

Rules:

  • You can earn a maximum of 5,000 miles from the promotion
  • You can only do each qualifying activity once and you only need to earn one mile from each qualifying activity for it to count
  • The posting date of the transaction does not matter – only the activity date
  • Car rentals have to be picked up and dropped in the promotion period and the hotel stays have to be booked and stayed during the promotion period

 

The executive platinum status is only for 2018 and is in addition to the two system wide upgrades you receive at 150,000 & 200,000 EQM currently. The bonus option will show up in the promotions center once you’ve reached 200,000 EQMs.  What are your thoughts about the changes?



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Thomas Velazquez
Thomas Velazquez

Not seeing “promotion tab” on their website. Is this labeled correctly?

Sign into your AA account, then go to your account under your current miles on the left side of the page. That version of your account will show the Promotions tab.

Quick Summary from AA.com:

Earn up to 5,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles when you register and complete these qualifying activities in any order through September 30, 2018:
1) Make any purchase with AAdvantage® eShopping℠
2) Dine-in or carry out with AAdvantage® Dining℠
3) Book and stay at a hotel at bookaahotels.com
4) Rent and drive a car at aa.com/cars
5) Fly on an American Airlines marketed and operated flight

The more activities you complete, the more you’ll earn:
1 activity = 50 bonus miles
2 activities = 250 bonus miles
3 activities = 1,000 bonus miles

My offers match James’.

Make any purchase with AAdvantage® eShopping℠
Dine-in or carry out with AAdvantage® Dining℠
Book and stay at a hotel at bookaahotels.com
Rent and drive a car at aa.com/cars
Fly on an American Airlines marketed and operated flight

I have a flight coming in August, I’ll accidentally eat somewhere undoubtedly. I’m sure I’ll find a way to buy something through the AA portal instead of Ebates. I have a friend who needs a room that I can book for her. Which means this is “rent a car and receive 2,500 AA miles”. I’ll have to get a friend who’s renting anyway to help out.

Earn up to 5,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles when you register and complete these qualifying activities in any order through September 30, 2018:
Make any purchase with AAdvantage® eShopping℠
Dine-in or carry out with AAdvantage® Dining℠
Book and stay at a hotel at bookaahotels.com
Rent and drive a car at aa.com/cars
Fly on an American Airlines marketed and operated flight
The more activities you complete, the more you’ll earn:
1 activity = 50 bonus miles
2 activities = 250 bonus miles
3 activities = 1,000 bonus miles
4 activities = 2,500 bonus miles
5 activities = 5,000 bonus miles

Same offer here.Same tasks and bonus levels listed.

ditto

Isn’t this basically an old US Airways promotion? Though I think the US Airways one had a lot more steps and could be a lot more lucrative. I guess this shows who is in charge there.

Any quick way to earn the points? I searched for iTune but aa shopping doesn’t have it.

Can the 300,000 points be earned from sign up offers?

I had the same 5K offer, but also some small offers like 50 miles for installing AAdvantage eshopping button, 100 miles for subscribing to their spammy promotions emails (through December 31) etc.

Trying to register and getting an error message…

Woohoo! 50 miles for installing the AA shopping button!

The new Promotion tab also promises to track your promotion progress. If that works, that would be new, since I don’t remember any way of tracking multi-step promotions for AA before.

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