[Expired] [Targeted] Free American Airlines Gold/Platinum Status

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Update 1/9/2020: More people targeted, subject line is “<name>, here’s free Platinum status”. Must register by January 31st, 2020 and status is valid until January 31st, 2021.  Hat tip to @DogsOf_War & @MilesperDay

Update 9/20/19: More people targeted

Update 9/4/19: Another round has gone out. Status is good through December 13th, need to register by September 25th, 2019. Hat tip to reader Jenny

Update 8/3/19: Another round of people have been targeted. Must accept offer by August 13th, 2019.

Update 1/8/19: Another round of people has been targeted. This time status is valid through May 15th.  Hat tip to reader Brandon N

The Offer

Direct link to offer (need to log in), sent via e-mail. Subject line’s are “Free Platinum status for you”, “Free Gold status for you”

  • American Airlines is sending out free status to some loyalty members, offering either gold or platinum status through May 15th, 2019.  Those who receive gold status will also get 10 500-mile upgrades for registering and those who receive platinum will receive 20.

The Fine Print

  • Must sign up by January 15th, 2019.

Our Verdict

If you received the Platinum status offer you can extend your status through 2020 by earning 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and $1,500 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs). You can also elevate it to Platinum Pro by earning 20,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and $2,400 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) by March 31st, 2019. For gold it requires 7,000 EQM and $850 EQD.

Hat tip to @RobertDwyer

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Dave S
Dave S

William Charles there is another round of platinum status challenges from AA. I received offer today.

“You’ve been exclusively selected to receive complimentary American Airlines AAdvantage® Platinum status through June 5, 2020. Plus, we’ll give you twenty 500-mile upgrades just for registering — no strings attached”

“ Want to keep Platinum status or earn Platinum Pro status through January 2021?
Earn the following Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) between the date you register and June 5, 2020.”

DSP27
DSP27

Deal is back. Register by Mar 25, 2020 and get Gold thru June 5. Was targeted for the previous round as well but did not register as I had no upcoming trips on OneWorld. Targeted for Gold both times.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

No luck for me or P2.

millionairenextdoor
millionairenextdoor

They gave my Gold status for free just after I got back from European travel. And then I earned a Main Cabin Extra pass which coincidentally expires this month. So basically wasted status. But I haven’t paid for a flight since 2017, just miles redemptions so…

hundredaireacrossthestreet
hundredaireacrossthestreet

millionairenextdoor, even if it’s “wasted” would you still register? Just curious if there’s any benefit to not registering. For instance, maybe they target you again in a later quarter this year when you may have travel plans that could be arranged with AA.

Shamrock 2808 Heavy
Shamrock 2808 Heavy

I was offered Platinum and I fly AA at least twice a month. My wife hardly ever flies and was offered Platinum Pro.

To the person asking about Marriott status I’m Titanium and the wife is Platinum.

AJ
AJ

First time ever getting targeted and for Platinum. Sadly I just took a big international trip in November and too poor to take a trip and extend by April. Been trying so hard to make status, well here’s to hoping.

Eugene
Eugene

I received Platinum Pro, but no mention of any 500-mile upgrades.

Dave S
Dave S

Does anyone know if this offer is once in a lifetime or every year? Meaning if I take it now does it exclude me from getting the offer again in the future? Likewise if I don’t take it, will my chances be higher to be offered again?

Double-Edged-Sword
Double-Edged-Sword

This is a great question. Hopefully someone with knowledge can provide data points to us all. I know with status matches on United, they limit to once every 5 years, which is… lame, but understandable, I guess, since you know: people work hard to earn status, and handing ’em out for free would water-down benefits for everyone.

Elise
Elise

Didn’t get any email but with the link it looks like I have the gold offer. I don’t currently carry any aa cards (had citi aa and Barclay aviator in previous years). I fly AA maybe once a year.

Harmon
Harmon

Would something like this actually increase your business with the airline? I wonder how profitable these marketing tactics really are for the airlines.

Keith
Keith

Got the free gold status, but only 8x 500 miles upgrade.