Another Shopping Portal Bonus from American Airlines AAdvantage

Last week I wrote about bonus miles available from the online shopping portals of Alaska Airlines and United Airlines. Now American Airlines has released details of its own, similar version.

Between now and May 14th, 2021, you can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles for spending $50
  • 1,000 bonus miles for spending $300


How to Easily Meet the Spend Targets

The easiest way to meet spending targets is to book a hotel stay via the shopping portal. You can book Marriott, IHG, Choice, Best Western, etc. though the AA shopping portal.

The question comes up occasionally, so I’ll be as clear as possible. When you use a cashback website or airline shopping portal to click through to a hotel chain website, you are definitely booking DIRECT and qualifying to earn points, elite status credit, etc.

And, naturally, you don’t have to actually stay at the hotel during the period of the bonus mile promotion. What matters is the date of making the reservation…