Earn AAdvantage Miles from Money Orders by USPS
I’m sharing this Travel Hack since the Merger between American and US Airways is approved and my feeling is that the AAdvantage program will go away soon, so lets get as many folk in on the deal before it is taken away. Get on this now, and crank up your mileage balance before this option goes away!
This is one of my favorite Travel Hacks because your money is right back in your pocket in seconds with this deal, and you don’t need to worry about complicated ways to get the cash back out of the system. Other hacks, like purchasing Gift Cards aren’t terribly difficult, but they do require you floating the funds for a little longer before they come back to you.
At the moment, you get 1000 AAdvantage points for signup and starting off with at least $1000 in deposits, then you earn a further 1 AAdvantage point for every $2 spent on the card. Here is the sign up link
There is a cap of 120,000 miles per account per year… pretty sweet if you ask me! The cost of the Money Order is $1.60 for around 500 AAdvantage miles. To give you an idea of what that means in real Travel Hack money – 50,000 miles for $160 (50K will get you Roundtrip from New York to Tokyo in Coach).
Here is what you do once you have your Debit Card and Pin.
- Go to your local USPS and ask for a money order (pick a random number between $950 and $999 to look less obvious on your account)
- Write out the money order to yourself immediately (do this at the post office)
- Take the money order to your local branch of your bank and deposit into Checking
- Transfer random amount from local branch to UFB direct (something around the $1,000 mark)