Stand Up to Cancer and Earn AAdvantage Miles 2017

Donate a minimum of $25.00 to Stand Up To Cancer through the Miles To Stand Up program of American Airlines and you will earn 25 AAdvantage miles for every dollar you donate through Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Stand Up to Cancer and Earn AAdvantage Miles 2017

Additionally, if you use a Mastercard to donate funds, Mastercard will match your donation — up to a maximum grand total of $1,000,000.00.

About Stand Up To Cancer

Bypassing the politics and red tape that often hamper medical research, Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research which will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. It assembles teams of experts from various fields, working toward the common goal of eliminating all cancer.

Rather than competing against other researchers to secure funding, research Dream Teams combine their expertise for greater advances than they would achieve individually. This approach is more efficient than traditional research models, and Stand Up To Cancer believes it is on the verge of major breakthroughs.

Stand Up To Cancer Terms and Conditions

  • This offer is only valid on contributions donated here
  • A minimum donation $25.00 is required
  • The mileage cap for a 12-month period is 600,000 AAdvantage miles; and bonus AAdvantage miles do not count toward elite level status qualification
  • Please allow up to eight weeks for the reward miles to be posted to your AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program account
  • Donations can only be accepted in United States dollars
  • For charitable deduction purposes, each AAdvantage mile is valued at three cents per mile; and the receipt of AAdvantage miles may reduce the tax deductibility of your donation

American Airlines Miles of Hope

If you prefer donating AAdvantage miles instead of cash, you can donate AAdvantage miles to the American Airlines Miles of Hope program. Your generosity can touch thousands of lives and give hope to families — even in the face of disaster. The American Airlines Miles of Hope program works to benefit organizations that provide a strategic focus on children — as well as those who are afflicted by unexpected adversity.

Miles of Hope Donations Terms and Conditions

  • A minimum donation of 1,000 AAdvantage miles is required; but if the available balance in your account is fewer than 1,000 miles, you may donate their entire balance — which is a great way of clearing your account of orphaned miles
  • Your donation is not tax deductible
  • Processing can take up to 48 hours
  • American Airlines reserves the right to determine the final use of AAdvantage miles within the guidelines of the Miles For Kids In Need, Miles of Hope and Miles for All Who Serve programs


This is your chance to donate to a good cause — and earn some frequent flier loyalty program miles in the process.

Source: American Airlines.

3 thoughts on “Stand Up to Cancer and Earn AAdvantage Miles 2017”

  1. ES says:

    Hi and thanks for this info. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

    I am assuming that donating in either way will also reset the expiration clock for someone whose points are close to expiring? I was about to look for something to buy via the AA shopping portal to reset the exp date but this sounds like a better strategy. Can you confirm that?


    1. ES says:

      Just subscribing to comments.

    2. Brian Cohen says:

      I cannot confirm that at this time, ES — but when I find out, I will let you know.

      The terms and conditions state the following:

      “AAdvantage members must have mileage earning or redeeming activity once every 18 months in order to retain their miles. If your account has no qualifying activity in any 18-month period, all miles in the account will expire. Qualifying activity extends the expiration date of all unexpired mileage credit in your account for 18 months from the date of the qualifying activity. Qualifying activity is defined as redeeming any AAdvantage award or accruing mileage credit on any eligible American, American Eagle® or AAdvantage airline participant as well as accruing mileage credit with participating hotels, car rental companies, credit cards, telecommunication providers and other service providers offering AAdvantage mileage credit.”

      I cannot imagine why donations would not count as qualifying activity to extend the expiration date of AAdvantage miles…

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