BuyAAmiles Discount For The First 5,000 Customers

 
Old Jul 7, 09, 5:00 pm
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BuyAAmiles Discount For The First 5,000 Customers

Offer:
With the buyAAmiles® program, you can get the miles you need for the trip you want. Your dream vacation is closer than you think with our limited time offer of 20% off. Starting July 6, 2009 the first 5,000 customers will receive a 20% discount with a purchase of 25,000 AAdvantage® miles or more.

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Old Jul 8, 09, 9:02 am
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I saw that as well. They were offering the 20% off way before their "special offer" to the 1st 5,000 buyers.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 12:01 pm
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Out of curiosity (killing time whilst awaiting a long report to print), clicked on the link at aa.com. If you're one of the 5,000 cusomters, you'll get a "Congratulations, you beat the rush.....!" message (which tells me that as of right now, there's still spaces left for any that need this.

As a referecne point, with this discount, the "sale price" is $500 for 25K.

Is the 25K worth $500 USD? YMMV.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by skye1 View Post
Is the 25K worth $500 USD? YMMV.
You figure 25,000 is a o/w first class award. So, if you're flying domestically and going to otherwise pay for a first class seat, it's not clearly a terrible investment (assuming availability, of course and factoring in lost accumulation, etc).
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Old Jul 8, 09, 1:53 pm
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This is essentially $0.02 per mile (when you disregard the $30 fee). I've always said that I valued my AA miles at $0.02 to $0.025 each, but am hesitant to spend $830 for 40k miles, which would indicate that I really don't believe the miles are worth that much. I've been able to get them much cheaper lately (about $0.01 each on LAX-BOS BOS3X runs, almost free with Citi AA churning, etc.), and I'm rapidly approaching my target of 600k AA miles for four OW150C RTW Business awards, so I just don't see the need in a cash outlay to get them. If I had a more urgent need that would provide greater than a $0.02 value, I would do it.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 2:14 pm
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This might sound ridiculous, but a few could actually benefit from a deal like this if trying to go for MM status. For example, you could purchase nearly enough miles for an off-peak coach award to Japan for $830. With coach fares at about a grand right now RT, this could be an easy way to accumulate more lifetime miles than would've been possible from paid travel.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 4:11 pm
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too bad. i already max out my purchase limit for the year.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by unfrequentflyer View Post
too bad. i already max out my purchase limit for the year.
Its Less Value than the 30% Extra Miles that ended only last week
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