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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: AA only [2011-2016]

$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: AA only [2011-2016]

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Reminder: you must enroll and select AA as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE.

Please wait a few days (up to 14) after purchase to post in this thread if you have not received reimbursement. Remember, you are purchasing a cash equivalent!


When you purchase your Gift Cards, you may wish to do it through one of these links; a portion of the purchase price will be donated to the applicable charity:

http://hub.aa.com/en/ju/komen-gift-card

Or alternatively put in the code KOMEN when you check out

to donate $5/$50 GC to Susan G. Komen for the Cure;

http://hub.aa.com/en/ju/uso-gift-card to donate to the USO;

or to donate to UNCF:
http://hub.aa.com/en/ju/american-air...uncf-gift-card

NOTE: Online gift cards are sent immediately but are subject to a 72-hour hold before they can be used.

American Airlines Gift Cards are easy to redeem on AA.com. If you received a plastic gift card and you're ready to redeem your gift card, be sure to gently scratch off the grey film covering the four-digit PIN # on the back of the card. If you received a virtual card you may retrieve your Card # and PIN # by clicking on the link sent to you via email.

On the payment screen, enter both the Card # and PIN # exactly as they appear on the back of the gift card. You may use up to eight gift cards at one time. If the total price of the ticket exceeds the value of your gift card(s), you may use a credit card for any remaining balance.

The gift cards can only be used to purchase tickets, nothing else.

Terms:
Gift cards are redeemable toward the initial electronic ticket purchase of air travel wholly on flights operated by American Airlines and American EagleŽ carriers for itineraries sold and originating in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. AA Gift Cards are also available for payment of air travel on any oneworldŽ partner codeshare flights designated in flight listings as AA*, which includes US Airways operated flights. For a complete list of American Airlines codeshare partners as well as other codeshare information, visit www.aa.com/codeshare. They cannot be used for payment of air travel on any other airline. Flights sold or originating outside the U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands or operated by other carriers are not eligible.

Gift cards are redeemable online at www.aa.com or by calling American Airlines Reservations. Gift cards cannot be redeemed at airport ticket counters or travel agents. Transactions through American Airlines Reservations are subject to an additional charge which must be paid separately by credit, debit or charge card.

Up to eight Gift Cards may be redeemed in a single transaction or purchase.

If the ticket price is greater than the value of the Gift Card(s), the difference may be paid only with a credit, debit or charge card with a billing address in the U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. If the ticket price is less than the value of the Gift Card(s), the unused portion will remain on the gift card until it is decreased to zero, at which time the Gift Card will be deactivated.

Gift cards are redeemable toward the purchase of the base air fare and directly associated taxes, fees and charges that are collected as part of the fare calculation. Gift cards may not be used for products and/or services that are sold separately, such as upgrades; Admirals Club membership enrollments or One-Day Passes; baggage fees; pet fees; unaccompanied minor fees; oxygen fees; Preferred Seats charges; ticketing fees for transactions processed through American Airlines Reservations; taxes, fees or charges payable in connection with AAdvantageŽ award travel; American Airlines Vacations℠ or non-flight products and/or services sold by American Airlines.

Gift cards will not be accepted if the card number is invalid, has not been activated, or cannot be found within the American Airlines system.

General
Neither American Airlines nor US Airways Gift Cards have an expiration date nor lose their value over time.

Lost, stolen or damaged Gift Cards will not be replaced.

Customers may contact American Airlines for questions or help with their AA Gift Cards at [email protected]. Agents are also available by phone Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (Central Time) at 800-677-9555. Customers may contact US Airways for questions or help with their US Gift Cards by calling 800-428-4322.

Gift Cards purchased from sources other than American Airlines and participating retailers may not be valid or may have less redeemable value than promised by an unauthorized seller. American Airlines is not responsible for honoring invalid gift cards or values.
American Airlines reserves the right to deactivate or reject any Gift Cards issued or procured, directly or indirectly, in connection with fraudulent actions, unless prohibited by law.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/productsGifts/giftCard.jsp

Regarding New Jersey Residents Current and Former:

AA's system will not sell gift cards to anyone with New Jersey info in their AMEX profile (and possibly AA profile). Your purchase will usually appear to go through, but when you try to activate the card a few days later it will be invalid.

You need to either choose another airline for this reimbursement, or cleanse your AMEX profile of NJ addresses and phone numbers, and possibly your AA profile as well.

See post 1115 for first details of this.



Reminder: you must enroll and select AA as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE. REPORTS OF AMEX NOT ALLOWING CREDIT IF NOT SELECTED PRIOR.

Purchase cards HERE
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The American Express terms and conditions explicitly exclude gift cards from the $200 fee reimbursement benefit:
Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees.
However, there are numerous reports of successful reimbursements of gift card purchases of $100 face value or less. There are numerous reports of unsuccessful reimbursements of gift cards purchases of more than $100.


Please wait a few days (up to 14) after purchase to post in this thread if you have not received reimbursement. Remember, you are purchasing a cash equivalent!

To review AA reimbursement reports from 2011-2014, click HERE.

NOTE: Online gift cards are sent immediately but are subject to a 72-hour hold before they can be used.

American Airlines Gift Cards are easy to redeem on AA.com. If you received a plastic gift card and you're ready to redeem your gift card, be sure to gently scratch off the grey film covering the four-digit PIN # on the back of the card. If you received a virtual card you may retrieve your Card # and PIN # by clicking on the link sent to you via email.

On the payment screen, enter both the Card # and PIN # exactly as they appear on the back of the gift card. You may use up to eight gift cards at one time. If the total price of the ticket exceeds the value of your gift card(s), you may use a credit card for any remaining balance.

The gift cards can only be used to purchase tickets, nothing else.

Terms:
Gift cards are redeemable toward the initial electronic ticket purchase of air travel wholly on flights operated by American Airlines and American EagleŽ carriers for itineraries sold and originating in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. AA Gift Cards are also available for payment of air travel on any oneworldŽ partner codeshare flights designated in flight listings as AA*, which includes US Airways operated flights. For a complete list of American Airlines codeshare partners as well as other codeshare information, visit www.aa.com/codeshare. They cannot be used for payment of air travel on any other airline. Flights sold or originating outside the U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands or operated by other carriers are not eligible.

Gift cards are redeemable online at www.aa.com or by calling American Airlines Reservations. Gift cards cannot be redeemed at airport ticket counters or travel agents. Transactions through American Airlines Reservations are subject to an additional charge which must be paid separately by credit, debit or charge card.

Up to eight Gift Cards may be redeemed in a single transaction or purchase.

If the ticket price is greater than the value of the Gift Card(s), the difference may be paid only with a credit, debit or charge card with a billing address in the U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. If the ticket price is less than the value of the Gift Card(s), the unused portion will remain on the gift card until it is decreased to zero, at which time the Gift Card will be deactivated.

Gift cards are redeemable toward the purchase of the base air fare and directly associated taxes, fees and charges that are collected as part of the fare calculation. Gift cards may not be used for products and/or services that are sold separately, such as upgrades; Admirals Club membership enrollments or One-Day Passes; baggage fees; pet fees; unaccompanied minor fees; oxygen fees; Preferred Seats charges; ticketing fees for transactions processed through American Airlines Reservations; taxes, fees or charges payable in connection with AAdvantageŽ award travel; American Airlines Vacations℠ or non-flight products and/or services sold by American Airlines.

Gift cards will not be accepted if the card number is invalid, has not been activated, or cannot be found within the American Airlines system.

General
Neither American Airlines nor US Airways Gift Cards have an expiration date nor lose their value over time.

Lost, stolen or damaged Gift Cards will not be replaced.

Customers may contact American Airlines for questions or help with their AA Gift Cards at [email protected]. Agents are also available by phone Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (Central Time) at 800-677-9555. Customers may contact US Airways for questions or help with their US Gift Cards by calling 800-428-4322.

Gift Cards purchased from sources other than American Airlines and participating retailers may not be valid or may have less redeemable value than promised by an unauthorized seller. American Airlines is not responsible for honoring invalid gift cards or values.
American Airlines reserves the right to deactivate or reject any Gift Cards issued or procured, directly or indirectly, in connection with fraudulent actions, unless prohibited by law.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/productsGifts/giftCard.jsp

Regarding New Jersey Residents Current and Former:

AA's system will not sell gift cards to anyone with New Jersey info in their AMEX profile (and possibly AA profile). Your purchase will usually appear to go through, but when you try to activate the card a few days later it will be invalid.

You need to either choose another airline for this reimbursement, or cleanse your AMEX profile of NJ addresses and phone numbers, and possibly your AA profile as well.

See what is currently post 519 for first details of this.

Post 1126 proves to be current, regarding NJ residents. YMMV, until there are more DP's.

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Old Dec 14, 11, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by drsaith View Post
just bought 2 $100 virtual gift cards on AA.com in separate orders after activating my mercedes-benz plat card last night and selecting AA as my airlines. will update on how this goes.
got my money back dec 13
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Old Dec 16, 11, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by subx View Post
if you have like 45 bucks left on your 200$ credit reimbursement

and you buy a 50 dollar card from AA, will you get the 45 reimbursed?
Yes, I had 44 bucks left. Bought a $50 AA electronic gift card on 12/12. The $44 reimbursement just showed up in my account on 12/16 (with a stated reimbursement date of 12/15).
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Old Dec 18, 11, 11:08 am
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I still need to use my credit before the end of the year. Do AA gift cards expire? Can I use them to purchase tickets on partners like BA and Iberia on AA.com?
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Old Dec 18, 11, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by hcampana View Post
I still need to use my credit before the end of the year. Do AA gift cards expire? Can I use them to purchase tickets on partners like BA and Iberia on AA.com?
They don't expire. I believe they can be used for anything on AA.com, but that's just my guess.
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Old Dec 19, 11, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by hcampana View Post
I still need to use my credit before the end of the year. Do AA gift cards expire? Can I use them to purchase tickets on partners like BA and Iberia on AA.com?
Per the T&C for gift cards on the aa.com site:

AA Gift Cards are also available for payment of air travel on any oneworldŽ partner or AA* Codeshare flight.

Be careful as there are some other restrictions on use such as can't use these to pay for upgrades or baggage fees. Refer to the full T&C at https://giftcards.aa.com/terms.jsp
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Old Dec 19, 11, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by RDUflyer2 View Post
AA Gift Cards are also available for payment of air travel on any oneworldŽ partner or AA* Codeshare flight.
My reading is that this can only be done if booking such flights through AA. In other words, you cannot book directly with (for example) BA and expect them to accept an AA giftcard.
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Old Dec 27, 11, 1:37 pm
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My AA GCs took 5 days to receive the credit. Sweating for a couple days, but all good now. Such a great benefit!
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Old Dec 27, 11, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by newcastle View Post
My AA GCs took 5 days to receive the credit. Sweating for a couple days, but all good now. Such a great benefit!
Good to know. I should have done this last week. Now I can only hope that it goes against 2011.
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Old Dec 28, 11, 1:31 pm
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Just realized I had $65 remaining...purchased an AA gift certificate and now just hope it credits prior to 2012. Thank you FT for reminding me to check my annual usage.
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Old Dec 29, 11, 7:44 am
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Got 2 x $100 in electronic AA gift cards immediaely reimbursed a week or 2 ago. My friend had approx. $200 in Delta award fees (US to Canada) reimbursed.
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Old Dec 30, 11, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by joediver View Post
Unless I misunderstood the program, I think it's $200 per account, not card
That's correct. Clearly states per card account in T&Cs. Additional cards may receive the $100 Global entry reimbursement, but not $200 airline fee reimbursement.

Also, I purchased AA gift cards about a week ago for total $200, reimbursed 2 business days later.
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Old Dec 31, 11, 3:37 pm
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I love you guys! I just got gift cards from AA and SW (on mine and hubby's cards) and would've never known to do this without this site.

Happy New Year!
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Old Jan 1, 12, 10:11 am
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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: AA only

just purchased 4x$50 gift certs from AA.com. will update if this still works in the new year! Worked for me last year and it appears it still should, but will give it a shot, since I know I will be buying tickets on AA so not much loss if it fails for some reason.
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Old Jan 1, 12, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by jaybert View Post
just purchased 4x$50 gift certs from AA.com. will update if this still works in the new year! Worked for me last year and it appears it still should, but will give it a shot, since I know I will be buying tickets on AA so not much loss if it fails for some reason.
me too. ^
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Old Jan 3, 12, 5:18 pm
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$200 airline fee reimbursement reports: AA only

Now that it is a new year, is it safe to buy more AA gift certificates? I have $200 from last summer and figured to buy $200 more for a $400 discount. I am assuming that the Bankruptcy did not negate the value?

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