Bonuses are coming quite frequently from the AAdvantage shopping portal. The latest “flash bonus” will be available until March 28, 2021. If you spend $100 or more, you will earn 500 miles (in addition to the standard miles you’d earn)
How to Spend $100 Easily?
I find it really 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…