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New American Airlines Promo Up To 1,500 Miles




You’ve probably seen the latest American Airlines AAdvantage promo called “Feel the love” where they are basically offering 3.33 miles / $ spent.

I took some time to post this because I wanted to do a little more analysis instead of posting it immediately.

If you want to maximize this offer, you need to spend $50 in the portal for whatever purchase. The gift card churning sweet spot to this offer is $400 if you gift card churn this opportunity with Staples and obviously using the Chase Ink. You are in effect earning 5.33 miles / $ as Staples is currently 2 miles / $.

Then you must spend $50

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The Math:

It comes out to be about a penny a point for the combination of American Airline mile and Ultimate Rewards mall if you separate the orders to maximize your Plink points

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Notice in the green, it is the addition of a $50 gift card, and it raises your cost marginally. The Feel The Love column was using the dollar purchased times the miles/$ to proportionally assign the ratio.

 

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  • I’ve tried buying GCs at staples through the UR Mall and was not awarded points. Since AA is run by the same vendor, would the same result be expected?

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    • I would believe that to be true since it’s run by the same mall. However, I have not seen evidence of buying GC’s at Staples not being awarded yet. I’d like to believe something happened with the transaction and didn’t get recorded.

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