Earning AB miles

Old Jan 15, 16, 8:01 pm
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Earning AB miles

Besides flying, what's the best way to earn AB miles? I'm a US citizen so I don't think their credit card will be an option for me. Right now I only know of transfers from SPG an OK rate, the other hotels are 5:1 or 10:1. I need several 100k accounts...
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Old Jan 20, 16, 6:57 am
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Depends on your time frame and how many you need.

Amex MR are 5:4, sometimes (once a year) 1:1.
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Old Jan 25, 16, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by wisenberger View Post
Depends on your time frame and how many you need.

Amex MR are 5:4, sometimes (once a year) 1:1.
OP is from US.

You can also do hotel reviews or stay in hotels to get miles. However, AB miles are very restrictive.
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Old Jan 26, 16, 2:15 am
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Don't forget they expire after 3 years and it's a strict policy. Unlikely you will earn a status that prevents mileage, but I recognize that your question was about earning miles OTHER than by flying. So maybe you will fly enough! It is a very Germano-centric programme, unfortunately. A shame, because I quite like it and don't find it quite as bad as some others make out.

Sometimes there are bonus miles promotions for completing, say, three or five non flying activities (such as car rental). These can be quite lucrative but I haven't seen one for a while. In the past they've appeared in the June/July period.
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Old Jan 26, 16, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by Jma12 View Post
OP is from US.
Wow! I did not know that there were so few participants in the points trading programme in the US.
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Old Jan 28, 16, 10:20 pm
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Thanks guys!

I'm actually looking to acquire 100k AB a week for awards... 5:4 sounds pretty reasonable, if only I could transfer my US MR to.... whatever you're using (euro or icelandic i have no idea haha)
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