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LovePrunes May 5, 17 1:40 pm

Bonus promotion with AA (shopping/dining) partners: 2k/5k/10k [ended Jun 2017]
 
just got this new bonus offer via email, reminded me of old USAir promos
the more partner transactions, the bigger the bonus

not seeing it on aa.com yet. it was emailed to me for subscribing to aa.com promotions, no code, doesn't appear to be targeted, and nothing to register for. it said:
"Earn up to 10,000 bonus milesWhether it’s Mom’s or Dad’s special day, graduation or an upcoming birthday, the more you transact with participating partners through June 15, the more American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles you can earn.
  • Transact with 2 partners, earn 2,000 bonus miles
  • Transact with 3 partners, earn 5,000 bonus miles
  • Transact with all 4 partners, earn 10,000 bonus miles"
1800 flowers, eshopping, aadining, and wine, appear to be the partners
clicking the links in the email didn't bring up any fine print or minimum spending requirements. They just opened up normal partner windows to buy stuff. Seems like a potentially cheap way to get 10k miles

Edited to add:
there are now terms and a post on aa.com
https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...|MULTI-PARTNER
min spends now thru 6/15:
flowers...whatever minimum you can buy,,,say $30?
dining..$25
shopping..$50
wine...$41

so its about $146 for 10,000 miles by my math, or about 1.46 cents per mile (not including the base miles for the actual transactions...whatever those are, like 30 miles per dollar for flowers, etc). plus the work to do the orders, but hey, if you're going to do any of these activities or can do it with OPM, it's 10k miles you would't otherwise have.

JonNYC May 5, 17 1:41 pm

Feels like they're giving away ice in the winter.

The smallest state May 5, 17 2:08 pm

Good find. LovePrunes. I haven't seen this but for 10k bonus, I'm interested.

eponymous_coward May 5, 17 2:51 pm


Originally Posted by JonNYC (Post 28272854)
Feels like they're giving away ice in the winter.

I figure 10k miles + the dregs in my account is good for an AS one way domestic coach redemption worth $100-200. ;)

UserMark May 5, 17 3:11 pm

It's not cheap. There are restrictions about what transactions are "qualifying".
https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...|MULTI-PARTNER

The smallest state May 5, 17 4:15 pm

Its kind of an interesting offer. Lets say you do all four using the cheapest I could find/qualify.

- 800 Flowers. Choose a (for this site) cheapest flowers I could find. $39.99. x 30miles = 1170 miles
- AA Shopping. $50.00 minimum. Choose some Barnes and Noble books $50.00 x miles = 100 miles
- AA Dining. $25.00 minimum. Choose a $27.00 dollar meal. Add in tip (no miles) $31.00 = 27 miles
- Vinesse Wines. $41.94 for 6 wines. $41.94 =3000 miles

add in 10000 bonus miles.

So for $162.93 one can get 14297 miles. Plus I got a meal, flowers to mom, some books and six bottles of wine.

I think that’s a deal……….

moonwoo May 5, 17 5:08 pm

I wonder if you have to stay a member of that wine club. AA specifically says miles will be deposited by September and you won't receive the bonus miles if transaction is canceled. So would that mean that's true even for memberships? I'm not a wine drinker so I'll definitely cancel after getting 6 bottles for sure

The smallest state May 5, 17 5:47 pm


Originally Posted by moonwoo (Post 28273739)
I wonder if you have to stay a member of that wine club. AA specifically says miles will be deposited by September and you won't receive the bonus miles if transaction is canceled. So would that mean that's true even for memberships? I'm not a wine drinker so I'll definitely cancel after getting 6 bottles for sure

The way I read it, you get the bonus at 10000 miles.

I signed up my in-laws, wine gives me a bad-morning-after. Which has more to do with the amount I drink not the fact that I drink wine per se.

moonwoo May 5, 17 7:09 pm

Ok I guess if that's the case, I'll send it to my mother in law for Mother's Day and cash in the 10k miles then cancel the wine membership

Atxbobcat May 5, 17 7:12 pm


Originally Posted by moonwoo (Post 28273739)
I wonder if you have to stay a member of that wine club. AA specifically says miles will be deposited by September and you won't receive the bonus miles if transaction is canceled. So would that mean that's true even for memberships? I'm not a wine drinker so I'll definitely cancel after getting 6 bottles for sure

it is supposed to be a no obligation, cancel anytime type of membership. So I think the canceled transaction would be more along the lines of a purchase, then return as opposed to a sign up and then discontinue service. But then again, I was under the impression that you would need to tack on the second month at full price in order to be a qualifying transaction.

LovePrunes May 5, 17 7:20 pm

it says do 2, 3, or 4 transactions. doesn't seem to indicate your transaction with the wine people has to be a subscription for multiple months

jim5518 May 5, 17 7:30 pm

The wine club likes to bill a high amount for the second month. Make sure you cancel before then. Lot of reviews on the web.

Atxbobcat May 5, 17 8:18 pm

T&Cs
 
Pulled this directly from their Vinesse website at the bottom of their page:

Member must be active for 21 days following the deposit of their shipment in order for bonus miles to be awarded. Additionally, if the promotion is expired or a mileage account is not provided, no enrollment miles will be awarded to the member's account.

So, I am assuming that as long as you adhere to this then it will be considered a qualifying transaction for the purpose of this tiered promotion.

Exiled in Express May 5, 17 8:23 pm

Is there a registration required for this? Easy 5,000 miles, I am not touching the wine club given the reviews.

I have been playing the Delta partner promo as well, it looks to be a summer of bonus miles.

EDIT:
There is also a $15/$50 Amex offer out there so spend a little more and double dip

moonwoo May 5, 17 10:36 pm


Originally Posted by Atxbobcat (Post 28274268)
Pulled this directly from their Vinesse website at the bottom of their page:

Member must be active for 21 days following the deposit of their shipment in order for bonus miles to be awarded. Additionally, if the promotion is expired or a mileage account is not provided, no enrollment miles will be awarded to the member's account.

So, I am assuming that as long as you adhere to this then it will be considered a qualifying transaction for the purpose of this tiered promotion.



That sounds a bit fishy. If they end up shipping the wine 10 days after I become a member, that effectively makes it 31 days (second month) where you'll be charged a second month membership just to see the bonus miles post. Wondering if this 10k miles is really worth it


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