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Old May 11, 06, 4:24 pm   #1
 
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USAToday = 1,500 miles

Ran into this at AA..

Earn AAdvantage miles all year long when you read USA TODAY! Sign up for home or office delivery and receive a 4 week subscription for only $12.95 with our special automatic renewal plan. With this unique AAdvantage offer you will earn 1,500 miles for signing up plus an additional 100 miles every month! To subscribe call 1-800-872-0001 and ask for offer 333. or visit www.myusatoday.com/aaelite.

That comes out to be .0092 per mile.

Sign me up for a month.

B.T.W. I did a search so kill this thing if it's back somewhere in the archives.
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Old May 11, 06, 4:48 pm   #2
 
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Ran into this at AA..

Earn AAdvantage miles all year long when you read USA TODAY! Sign up for home or office delivery and receive a 4 week subscription for only $12.95 with our special automatic renewal plan. With this unique AAdvantage offer you will earn 1,500 miles for signing up plus an additional 100 miles every month! To subscribe call 1-800-872-0001 and ask for offer 333. or visit www.myusatoday.com/aaelite.

That comes out to be .0092 per mile.

Sign me up for a month.

B.T.W. I did a search so kill this thing if it's back somewhere in the archives.
Thanks for the info. And it works out to 0.85 cpm (also counting the 16 miles for charging to AA Mastercard at 1.25mi/$).
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Old May 11, 06, 5:14 pm   #3
 
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If I try to complete this, the form says I can choose E-ZPlan (automatic renewal) or just a 1 time purchase of 4 weeks. Do I need to use E-ZPlan to get the base 1500 miles? I don't think so, but it's not clear. Also odd that the offer does not state how long miles take to post. Thanks OP!
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Old May 11, 06, 6:30 pm   #4
 
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Thanks - just signed up!

From the confirmation email I received when I signed up:
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You have earned 1,500 AAdvantage Miles and they will be added to your account within 6-8 weeks. Plus, you will earn an additional 100 miles every 4 weeks when your subscription automatically renews on EZ-PAY.
EZ-PAY is NOT required to sign up or get the 1,500 bonus miles.
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Old May 11, 06, 6:41 pm   #5
 
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Thanks for the info. And it works out to 0.85 cpm (also counting the 16 miles for charging to AA Mastercard at 1.25mi/$).
$1.25 mi/$ ? The only thing I can find is $1.00 mi/$

How are you getting a 25% bonus?
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Old May 11, 06, 6:42 pm   #6
 
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How are you getting a 25% bonus?
Most likely from the 25th anniversary bonus for Citi AA cardholders.

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Old May 11, 06, 7:01 pm   #7
 
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Most likely from the 25th anniversary bonus for Citi AA cardholders.

Mike
Ah. Did not consider that because I put so much on the card routinely that the 25th annv will max and an additional purchase would not increase the returns.
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Old May 11, 06, 7:53 pm   #8
 
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OK, I am slow with the math. Someone humor me...how do you get 1,500 miles for $12.95 to equal .0092 per mile?

My math is $12.95/1,500 = $0.0086 / mile

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, and apologies for my ignorance.
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Old May 11, 06, 8:02 pm   #9
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OK, I am slow with the math. Someone humor me...how do you get 1,500 miles for $12.95 to equal .0092 per mile?

My math is $12.95/1,500 = $0.0086 / mile

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, and apologies for my ignorance.
I got $.0092, but that is because of tax ($1) in Calif.
There is no free press.. Free newspapers are taxed, and the tax is paid by the newspaper.

I hope the offer is available in another month. That way I can sign someone else up.

I guess USATODAY figures they can acquire new customers this way.
I have been boycotting them since they went from 50 cents to 75 cents.
I am doing this for only 1 reason
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Old May 11, 06, 8:33 pm   #10
 
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ahhh...I did not get charged tax in CT
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Old May 11, 06, 9:07 pm   #11
 
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I signed up for this deal about 6 weeks ago... gifted the subscription to a friend in California. The 4 weeks have come and gone. My credit card was charged. My friend got 4 weeks of newspapers. I have not yet seen my 1500 miles.
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Old May 12, 06, 12:50 pm   #12
 
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I just signed up for this today and the confirmation email states the miles will post in 6-8 weeks.
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Old May 12, 06, 3:23 pm   #13
 
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Thanks for informing us of this deal. Signed up for it.

Will this deal be in place for a while, or is it limited to a single time per AAdvantage number? After the month, I thought I might sign up for another month as a gift to my parent's address, if I could get credit for the miles to my FF acct again.
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Old May 12, 06, 3:31 pm   #14
 
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Thanks for informing us of this deal. Signed up for it.

Will this deal be in place for a while, or is it limited to a single time per AAdvantage number? After the month, I thought I might sign up for another month as a gift to my parent's address, if I could get credit for the miles to my FF acct again.
Steve,

I'm curious. How did you accrue 200k AA miles in 2006?
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Old May 12, 06, 3:57 pm   #15
 
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I called up USA Today 800 872-0001 and they told me that for each subscription you get the bonus.

If I decide to go whacky on this and do this a few more times I'll call them a bunch and see if I get the same story.

(Making sure I reference people I talk to for back up in case there are problems down the road.)
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