Published on August 28th, 2017 | by Chuck12
[Expired] Earn 10 AA Miles or 5x United Miles per Dollar Donated toward Hurricane Relief
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Earn bonus miles when donating to Hurricane Harvey relief with various charities. There’s an offer from United for up to 5x per dollar and from American Airline for 10x per dollar.
You can choose to direct your hurricane relief funds through Airlink, American Red Cross, Americares, Greater Houstan Community Foundation, or Operation USA.
- Get 250 United miles with a donation of $50 – $99
- Get 500 United miles with a donation of $100 – $249
- Get 1,000 United miles with donations $250 and higher
Valid between August 26, 2017 and September 15, 2017. One bonus per MileagePlus account. An aggregate of 3 million TOTAL MileagePlus bonus award miles are available for this program and will be given in connection with donations on a first-come, first-served basis.
United is also matching the first $200,000 in donations.
American Airlines Offer
The American Airlines bonus mile offer is for American Red Cross donations, and it’s not tied specifically to Hurricane Harvey. You can choose to support Hurricane Harvey, Disaster Relief, Where it Is Needed Most, or Your Local Red Cross.
- Get 10 AA miles per $1 donated (minimum $25 donation required)
Valid August 24, 2017 through September 24, 2017. Mileage will appear on mileage statements within 30 days of donations being made and must be made through the above website link.
If you itemize your taxes, please consider the tax implications of donating through these programs versus donating directly. As far as I can tell, the United program will not reduce any part of the donation on the receipt due to the miles earned (“Your contribution may be tax-deductible, consult your tax advisor“) but I can’t guarantee that. For the AA program, I don’t see any sort of terms,
but in the past they’ve valued the miles at 3 cents each and reduced the tax-deductible portion accordingly. I don’t know if they are doing the same this time. Doesn’t seem to be an issue this time.
Also be sure to input your mileage account information so that you’ll get the credit.
Hat tip to Slickdeals