If you aren’t paying attention to cashback and airline shopping portal bonuses, then you are missing out on free money / miles… (which are basically my favorite things!)
The American Airlines AAdvantage shopping portal is running one of its fairly regular promotions between now and March 16th, 2021.
- If you spend $100, you will earn 500 bonus miles.
- If you spend $300 you will earn 1,000 bonus miles.
These bonus miles come in addition to the standard mileage earning.
How to Spend $100/300 Easily?
I find it super easy to reach the spending targets by booking future hotel stays. (or cancelling and re-booking something I have already reserved) You don’t have to stay during the period of the promo, simply make the reservation. Some of the hotel chains you can find on the AA shopping portal are:
- Best Western
- Choice (Clarion, Comfort Suites, etc.)
- IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc.)
- Motel 6
Of course, if you subsequently cancel your hotel reservation, you will lose your entitlement to the bonus miles.
And to be absolutely clear… When you use a cashback or airline shopping portal to click through to a hotel chain website, you are STILL booking direct and qualifying to earn points, elite status credit, etc.
Often you will receive a slightly better rebate by using a cashback website – and getting actual cash instead of airline miles – but these “bonus mile” promotions definitely help you extract more value by earning miles instead…