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SimplyMiles and earning AAdvantage miles - Scam? Good? Bad?

SimplyMiles and earning AAdvantage miles - Scam? Good? Bad?

Old Oct 1, 2019, 6:24 pm
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SimplyMiles and earning AAdvantage miles - Scam? Good? Bad?

Anyone else get this e-mail today? Thoughts on this?

Introducing SimplyMilesTM — a new way to earn American Airlines AAdvantage® miles like never before.

Simply register your AAdvantage® credit card and travel sooner by shopping at your favorite stores.

It's easy to get started:

Join SimplyMilesTM



Add an AAdvantage® card



Activate offers and earn miles



The more you shop, the more you earn for flights, upgrades, vacations and more.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 6:28 pm
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Scam or pfishing attempt?
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
Scam or pfishing attempt?
Possibly...that's why I wanted to ask on here before I did anything.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 6:40 pm
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It's getting coverage.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 7:10 pm
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It is definitely real. The offers that I got were rather stingy though.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 7:15 pm
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This is similar to Amex Offers or Chase offers but for cobranded AA credit cards (both CIti and Barclays).

That being said the offers, well to be blunt -- suck. For example 250 miles for spending $75 at Olive Garden, 650 miles for spending $50 at Teleflora, or 2.5 miles per dollar spent at Aeropostale.

All offers must be activated before you can get credit. No accidental bonus miles here.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 8:00 pm
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SimplyRipoff (I can't add the wee little TM at the top right)
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 9:35 pm
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Got this offer this morning. Sounded like an additional unwelcome attempt to data-mine, with little back in return. No way.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 10:36 pm
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They do say to check back later this week for more offers, and some offers look like placeholders (just blank graphics, no clue as to who the merchant is or what the offer is), but I have very low hopes that offers held back for later this week will better than the lousy (for most people) offers so far.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 11:21 pm
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Seems like a gimmick to drive people back to brick and mortar shopping, and away from online. Why anyone would want to go back to that is beyond me, but they should at least throw a little "wow factor" into the bonuses, if so.

I do just about all my shopping online; first choice is AAdvantage Eshopping, for the miles. If I can't find what I need there, on to Amazon Smile. AAdvantage Dining is a shell of its former self, I'm usually surprised to see that I accidentally earned miles that way anymore, and I don't actively seek out locations the way I used to. I drive an electric car, so gas stations are irrelevant.
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Old Nov 2, 2019, 6:54 am
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I got two offers:

1000 miles on 200 spending at BB
250 miles on 200 spending at BB

so if I spend 200 at BB, would these two offer stack and net me 1250 miles?
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Old Nov 13, 2019, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by chrisfwm
I got two offers:

1000 miles on 200 spending at BB
250 miles on 200 spending at BB

so if I spend 200 at BB, would these two offer stack and net me 1250 miles?
answer my own question here.

First, offer doesn't stack, I tested it out with another offer at exxon.

Second, the program is not reliable, I made BB purchase 7 days ago and received no miles. There is no phone number you can call to contact them, and they don't respond to your email in any substance.

Hopefully the thing is not a scam, but I would be careful making large spending for any offer you see on their website.
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Old Nov 15, 2019, 12:47 pm
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When trying to register, I get an error that I don't have an AAdvantage mastercard which is incorrect. Anyone else see this error? To make matters worse, when I tried contacting customer support I see, "500 Whoops, something went wrong on our servers." Seems like they're not ready for this.
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Old Nov 15, 2019, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by enpremiere
SimplyRipoff (I can't add the wee little TM at the top right)
On Wikihow ™® for trademark, or ™, there's a guide for Windows ™® and Apple ™ ® Mac ™ ® and Chromebook ™®

also how to do this: ®

Right here: https://www.wikihow.com/Type-the-Trademark-Symbol
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Old Nov 15, 2019, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ricktoronto
On Wikihow ™® for trademark, or ™, there's a guide for Windows ™® and Apple ™ ® Mac ™ ® and Chromebook ™®

also how to do this: ®

Right here: https://www.wikihow.com/Type-the-Trademark-Symbol
Thanks - I was posting from a mobile device and it kept converting the symbol to its ™ markup equivalent so I had left it out.
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