500 AAdvantage Miles When Updating Your Contact Information — But From Which Countries Is It Valid?

You can earn 500 American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles when you update your contact information in your profile — but the question is from what countries is this offer valid?
When I click on the link in this discussion on FlyerTalk, I find that this offer is good for FlyerTalk members whose mailing addresses are located in the following countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent
  • Trinidad
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

The United Kingdom is also reportedly supposed to be included on the above list, but that has not happened as of yet…
…or is the list supposed to comprise of the following countries?

American Airlines aircraft are parked at the gates at the Los Angeles International Airport as seen from the Flagship Lounge in 2012. Photograph by FlyerTalk member harrison1186. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by harrison1186.

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Some FlyerTalk members suspect that this is a “phishing” scam where whomever sent it is attempting to get your contact information for whatever reason. I would have suspected the same thing, if only because the link leads to an Internet web site which uses the now-former American Airlines logotype. However, several FlyerTalk members have confirmed that this offer is indeed legitimate.
Although there are terms and conditions involved with participating in this bizarre offer, no expiration date has been set — to my knowledge, anyway.
My best advice is to just take a moment and find out whether or not you are one of the fortunate people who can take AAdvantage of this offer for 500 American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles — and if you are, a couple of minutes of your time at the most is all of the effort that should be required on your part to receive those 500 American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles.
However, the time and effort involved to find out the mystery of in which countries this offer is valid is not worth the 500 American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles. I just hope that everything regarding this offer is resolved by the time you read this…

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