Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping for Back to School

ffective through Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles — in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned — during the Back to School bonus campaign at the AAdvantage Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers:

  • 700 bonus AAdvantage miles when you spend a minimum of $350.00 shopping
  • 1,500 bonus AAdvantage miles when you spend a minimum of $750.00 shopping

Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping for Back to School

You can only earn the bonus of up to 1,500 AAdvantage miles once, as the maximum number of bonus award points that will be awarded to an eligible AAdvantage Shopping account through the Back to School bonus campaign is 1,500 bonus award miles.

Bonus AAdvantage miles will be issued based on your cumulative qualifying purchases made during the bonus period. Returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products are not included in the bonus award AAdvantage miles eligibility calculation.

Please allow up to ten weeks after the conclusion of the bonus period for the bonus award AAdvantage miles to post to your AAdvantage Shopping account. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

Other terms and conditions may apply.

Similar Back to School Promotions

Apparently, this back to school promotion is rather popular amongst at least four of the airlines based in the United States; but the introductions of the promotions — as well as the promotion periods — being staggered are somewhat strange. All of them are operated by Cartera Commerce, Incorporated.

This promotion is essentially similar to the ones offered by the shopping portals of:


Be aware that the adding of those miles and points to your account as a result of participating in these promotions can take as many as ten weeks; but if that happens after the expiration date of the miles in your account, take consolation of knowing that the date of the transaction is typically what counts and not when the transaction is approved. You may need to take the time to send reminders to the administrators of a shopping portal if your miles or points do not post; and if that is not worth your time or effort, you might want to reconsider participating in one of these promotions…

…but if you intend to spend money shopping anyway before the respective promotions end, you may as well earn frequent flier loyalty program points in the process — but which one you should choose is a subjective decision; and you do not have to choose just one.

Even without the promotions, you can choose one which should extend the expiration date of the miles and points already in your account by another 18 to 24 months; or you can choose one to top off your account…

…but if you have limited funds to spend for shopping, the best bet is to choose one which you believe will best suit your travel goals. The good news is that the choice is up to you; and you can spread out your shopping experience accordingly amongst multiple programs — even if you do not take advantage of these back to school promotions.

Source: American Airlines.

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