Posted by William Charles on September 9, 2019
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Published on September 9th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] American Airlines Shopping Portal Bonus: Make 1-4 Purchases & Get 500-2,000 Bonus Miles ($75 Minimum Spend Per Purchase)

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The Offer

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  • American Airlines is offering a bonus of up to 2,000 for shopping through the AA portal. The bonus you receive depends on how many purchases of $75+ you make before September 16th. Tiers are as follows:
    • Shop once and get 500 bonus miles
    • Shop twice and get 1,000 bonus miles
    • Shop three times and get 1,500 bonus miles
    • Shop four times and get 2,000 bonus miles

The Fine Print

  • During the “10 Million Mile Event” offer, which runs from 9/9/19 through 9/16/19 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 2,000 AAdvantage® miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard AAdvantage® miles earned from shopping online through the AAdvantage eShopping mall.
  • Member must register for the bonus in order to be eligible to qualify for a bonus award.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined based on the number of individual “qualifying purchases” of $75 or more during the Bonus Period using one of the following Tiers: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for 1 individual qualifying purchase of $75 or more; Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for 2 individual qualifying purchases of $75 or more; Tier 3 bonus: 1,500 miles for 3 individual qualifying purchases of $75 or more; or Tier 4 bonus: 2,000 miles for 4 or more individual qualifying purchases of $75 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the AAdvantage eShopping mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShopping℠ account.
  • The Tier 4 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded per member.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Our Verdict

I got excited for this promotion until I saw that there was a $75 minimum spend requirement per shop. If you spend exactly $75 this is an extra 6.67 miles per $1 spent, not bad but not the greatest either. I’d recommend using something like cashbackmonitor to make sure you’re getting a good deal, as other portals might offer a better deal on some merchants even with this bonus.



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ChiliPalmer
ChiliPalmer

I think I’ll wait for some miles from the last two promotions to post before I partake of yet another.

Tim
Tim

Sounds like a nice way to offset the fee on some Giftcards.com cards

Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts

Yeah I just did four purchases over $75 at gc.com in 3 minutes. Terms “technically” exclude gift cards …. but never been a problem before.

Matt
Matt

Never been a problem before with AAdvantage Shopping specifically or never been a problem in general?

If there are no problems with AAdvantage Shopping and GC.com, I might do this myself. I need just a few more AAdvantage points.

Tim
Tim

I bought GC.com $500 VGCs through AA portal during the back to school promo and they credited me full points and bonus points. They also had the same anti-gift card language then as well, it’s not enforced, it’s just general boilerplate given that most websites don’t give portal bonuses for gift cards (gift card merchants excluded, obviously).

Matt
Matt

Thanks for the info, Tim. 🙂

DP
DP

In 3mon, I’ve earned 8,491mi through the AA portal. Very easy way to get extra rewards (on top of credit card rewards) for stuff you need ANYWAY. At 1.2 cents per mile, that’s over $400/yr. So I’ll stock up on dog food and whatnot from Walmart.com, and get an extra 2,000mi. Perfect. Portals are a great way to keep miles from expiring as well.

Zephyr
Zephyr

How long does it take for AA to track the purchase? Bought a $500 VGC from GCcom last night and still not pending this morning.

Tim
Tim

A few weeks is typical for me.

Zephyr
Zephyr

Even the base 1m/$?

Tim
Tim

Looked back into my last order in more detail and I found:

Got an email from AAdvantage eShopping that my order tracked on the same day that I made the order.

Got an email at order date + 3 weeks that I “earned” the base 1m/$ from the purchase, I guess this is when the miles posted.
Got a second email at order + 3 weeks that my bonus miles from the overall spend promo were pending.

I placed another $500 order today, a couple hours ago, and I already received an email that my order has tracked. However I still don’t see this most recent order anywhere on their web dashboard.

Zephyr
Zephyr

Thanks for the info. It looks like my purchase didn’t track since I haven’t received an email for my order from last night. I wonder if it’s taking longer because I’m a first time shopper at GCcom.

Stone
Stone

AA shopping portal has been absolutely awful in the last year. Have used to buy appliances on build.com via this portal…… last year it took about 10 weeks and about a dozen emails for the miles to post. This year…13 000 miles simply did not post and gave up chasing them. Had confirmation and even have the aa chrome toolbar confirm. Using various coupons directly on site would have saved me hundreds of dollars instead.

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