[Targeted] Free American Airlines Gold/Platinum Status + Status Challenge

Update 6/24/21: Available again. Hat tip to Dans Deals

Update 2/16/21: Deal available again.

The Offer

No direct link, 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 for three months after activation.  You can keep your status through January 31, 2023 by meeting these requirements:
    • $1,400 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and 14 Elite qualifying segments or
    • $1,400 EQDs and 10,500 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs)

 

The Fine Print

  • Must sign up November 1st, 2020

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). Not 100% sure what the status extension offer is for those who receive the gold status.

Hat tip to reader @SavageSpartacus

Post history:

  • Update 7/21/20: Deal available again. Hat tip to MtM
  • Update 6/19/19: Another round has been sent out, must register by June 25, 2019. Hat tip to MtM

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Kim Jong Un

I’d rather douse myself with kerosene and light myself up than to fly American Airlines.

Edward
Edward

Bonus miles from 40th anniversary game have posted to my account

Allison

Great to hear they have started posting.

Chad Dankbutt
Chad Dankbutt

Doc- got offered gold for three months. My offer was to hit this in the next three months for status through Jan 2023:

Elite status level EQMs OR EQS needed EQDs needed
Gold 5,500 6 $550
Platinum 1,000 13 $1,250

Scrub status like this is butt, but I’ll take it for free!

dimm0k

anyone get their points yet from the games they had a few months ago?

Edward
Edward

I’ve been wondering the same thing. Nothing yet for me.

Ivan C
Ivan C

I got targeted for free Platinum for 3 months, and complete challenge to keep until January 2023.

Allen
Allen

Same. Was ExPlat until immediately before Covid, then dropped to no status and have been there ever since. Nice way to use up some of those 500-mile upgrades that were otherwise trapped by my lack of status. Perfect timing, as my first flight since Feb 2020 is this weekend.

Francisco Vera
Francisco Vera

Has anyone been targeted for both Gold Or Platinum?

Dizzy
Dizzy

Nope! Never have gotten one of these offers

frogger
frogger

I got one once and then I was able to upgrade all my tickets and companions tickets a year out to Main Cabin Extra for free. Then covid hit and I had to cancel all the flights.

ChurningExperiences
ChurningExperiences

First time ever I get something like that. I got targeted for gold.

Kevin
Kevin

Ugh, I’ve been waiting for this as I have some flights coming up and I’ll be switching to AA as default over UA due to moving and it being the closer hub. Wasn’t targeted! anyway to possible request a target?

Matthew
Matthew

It is very YMMV