Get An Additional 500 Miles (60,500 Total) On The American Airlines Barclaycard Offer

Update 10/15/18: End date is now 10/31/2018

Update 08/16/18: ComputerPlayerOne (Mom is a flight attendant) states this offer will be ending on August 31st, 2018. Barclays frequently extends these offers, but something to keep in mind.

Update: 08/03/18: Deal is now available again.

Update 11/26/17: The direct link now shows an expiry of January 31st, 2018.

Update: The 60,000 point offer is due to expire on November 30th. I suspect this deal will end at the same time. Thanks to drew_carnegie.

Update: Now working on the 60,000 mile offer. Thanks to reader Nathan WY & Churner Club.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • The standard bonus on the American Airlines Barclaycard is 60,000 points after your first purchase. If you use an application found in flight (basically just entering the six digit number in the above link) you get an additional 500 points.
  • One reader shared the six digit number given to them (non unique, think it’s tied to flight attendant and I assume that flight attendant gets some sort of bonus, so feel free to share other numbers in the comments if your flight attendant does a good job. If anybody works for American Airlines, share the bonus structure in the comments as well).
    • All codes removed, FA are getting in trouble for posting theirs.
  • According to this comment, the bonus structure is as follows:
    • $50 per approved application.
    • $20 bonus per application when you get 10 approved application in non-revolving two months period
    • Another $20 for 25 applications approved in the same period.

 

 

 

The Fine Print

  • 500 point bonus isn’t mentioned on the sign up page, but readers have confirmed it posting

Our Verdict

Obviously not the biggest improvement in offers, but every mile helps so might as well get an extra 500! As always read these things you should know about Barclaycard credit cards here. We will likely add this to our best credit card bonus page next update as well.

Hat tip to reader Charles

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aquac
aquac

This still works, did not know about this, so was pleasantly surprised when I saw an extra 500 bonus

WR2
WR2

Here’s the promo code for the nice, cute FA on my last flight: 593341

Natalia
Natalia

Wanted to apply in flight last week but they were out of applications. FA gave me her code 612617 but I can’t find the site where it will allow me to enter it. Current offer of 60k on Red Aviator Mastercard set to expire 8/31/19 – Any help appreciated!

Jason Heiss
Jason Heiss

I got this offer on several American flights in late December 2018. At 12/24, rejected. But I do seem to have received the 500 points for applying in-flight anyway. (Not worth it for the wasted hard pull, but a consolation prize is better than nothing.)

anne
anne

I got the 1st statement with the my first purchase on it. However , annual fee has not been charged yet so I did not get 60K yet. When is the annual fee charged usually? TIA.

Mr G
Mr G

My annual fee was charged on the second statement. Third statement posted over the weekend and 60,000 miles credited to AA account.

VL
VL

Disclosure: What I explain below is the result of my summarizing my different experiences with 7-8 Barclays cards I dealt with. Can not guarantee it works exactly like that – but it worked for me every time. Probably that happened because 1) Your first statement closed before the last day of the month, and your first month was shorter 2) AF posted on the last day of the month, and it was a part of your second statement 3) You did not make any payments above your 1st statement balance during the second statement cycle, hence no funds to post against the fee, and hence it could not be considered paid until you actually made a payment for your second statement. At which point the bonus was activated, but it would not appear until the next statement closes. What you could have done easily – get your bonus on statement #2. You needed to pay the amount equal or exceeding the AF at least few days before the statement #2 closes. In this case I believe your bonus would have posted on the statement #2 What you could have potentially done – try to move your statement closing date to the day after the 1st of the month…preferably 3rd or further. Not sure if this can be done though, as such changes may take a full cycle, and in this case it would loose it sense. I would not do it just to not make it worse unless you desperately need points ASAP. If you do it, and if that works, or… if you are just lucky and your first statement just happened to close after the end of the very first moth after the account opening date… then you can get your bonus on the statement #1. As I stated above – to do so, make sure you make payments in the amount exceeding your AF (or you are not going to be permitted to make the payments exceeding your balance), and as soon as they post make the payments in that amount and then some without waiting for the statement to close. Do it soon, to make sure your payments post at least 3-4 days before the close of that statement. Works for the cards where the bonus is dependent on the spending as well. With one addition – you need to finish your spend before the cycle… Read more »

VL
VL

Usually Barclay charges the annual fee on the last day of the month. The bonus (whether it is one-purchase bonus or a spend bonus) will post on the closing of your statement where you meet the requirement (allow at least few days before the closing)… as long as the fee has been charged (and possibly paid).

If your statement closes on 25th you will not get the bonus on first statement, if it closes after the 1st you may.

I also to ensure it posts made total payments without waiting for the statement closing in the amount exceeding the annual fee. I hoped if they need the AF paid, then those payments would apply to that fee (as usually fee is satisfied first), and that may qualify for that fee to be considered paid.

In my case bill closing date was 3rd. I had to charge to the card more than AF ($95+), otherwise system would not let me pay $95. Paid $95 as soon as the charges posted…

The bonus arrived on the 3rd of the month, at the end of the first statement (needed it asap for a booking)

Good luck.

Karen
Karen

Does anyone have s code to share for the 60k offer? I should have kept the application.

Mr G
Mr G

Do you mean the code for the 500 bonus miles? Check my comment a little higher where I have a code “hidden” in the message. You can enter the code on the application link DoC provided at the post of this post. The 60,000 miles are obtained once you make a single purchase within 90 days and pay the annual fee.

Trippy

The offer now has an expiry date: 10/31/2018

If you are under 6/24 get on it; basically buying 60.5k miles for $95 (no spending requirement)

VL
VL

Our DP shows that this card may not be a subject of 6/24… got the card when Player 2 was 6/24. Instant approval. So, either the rule is more complex (unlike Chase’s rule), or it does not apply to AAviator (It is believed that it applies to Arrival).

So, even if you are 6+/24 might worth applying… worst case scenario – HP on TU… not even EX.

Good luck

Trippy

Its more like if its instantly auto approved, and they reject you on the basis of 6/24 then there is no chance. Seems to be the way with Barclays.

Mr G
Mr G

You have to make one purchase so it’s $95 + purchase.

VL
VL

Are you usually throwing away the goods you are buying?

Mr G
Mr G

I renewed a domain name and a web hosting account.

VL
VL

Sorry, was trying to make a joke 🙂

What I meant is that what you are buying (goods or services) you would need to buy anyway, right? So you can not count those expenses as the miles acquisition cost. Annual fee – sure, but not the stuff you would buy anyway. My point is that 60,500 miles will cost you exactly $95.

All the best.

Mr G
Mr G

Thanks VL, makes perfect sense. I never actually thought about it like that.

VL
VL

William Charles , would you please point me to the right direction to read more about Barclay’s 6/24 rule? The only post here on DOC I found is from Sept 2017, and references Arrival card, not AAdvantage. And yet several people (in the comments above) mentioned 6/24 in connection with this card (AA). My player 2 has exactly 6/24, and 2 Barclay cards already. Want to weigh the chances before applying.

Thank you in advance BIG time!

Trippy

The 60k offer is still available. Either they extended or could not be bothered pulling it off during holiday.

Trippy

Still there – if you are under 6/24 then its a definite no brainer to go for.

Sam
Sam

Got rejected automatically. 12/24. Call reconsidering, they said it cannot be overturned.

Trippy

Yeah, if they reject on basis of 6/24 its a hard one – there is no way around.

Mr G
Mr G

Instant approval for $10,500 credit line. Easy way to get 60,000 + hopefully the 500 bonus miles.

Mr G
Mr G

500 Bonus Miles credited to my AA account. Waiting for AF to post this month so I can pay that and get the 60,000 miles. I’ve already made a purchase but not on the first statement as I was away so didn’t get to activate the card until this week.

VL
VL

Mr G , seems like your post about the approval is most recent one here, and the offer is still available.

Would you please share which 6 digit code you used (if you remember). I did not want to use a very old one to not draw any unnecessary attention or to not raise any flags.

Thank you for your help!

Mr G
Mr G

@VL – not sure if this particular code still works. ComputerPlayerOne mentioned at the top of the article said his mom (an AA flight attendant) got into a bit of trouble for having the code used so much. It did work for me when I was approved. I’ll let you figure out the three two digit numbers which make up the six digits since I don’t want to post the code directly.
[edited on reader’s request]

Ether
Ether

After my employee number was discovered online- I never got any commission till all internet searches with my employee number were deleted (took years). So please dont share. Barclays and AA actively monitor this page.