Earn a Mystery Bonus (Probably 500 Miles) from American’s Online Shopping Portal

American Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft (Source: American Airlines)

Now that online shopping = elite status credit, I pay a lot more attention to offers from American Airlines AAdvantage’s eShopping portal.   The latest offer is a “Mystery Bonus”, which seems to be 500 miles for many members. The bonus miles applies to online purchases made before April 16, 2022.

Loyalty Points



In principle, the miles you earn from the shopping transaction WILL COUNT as Loyalty Points. However, the mystery bonus miles probably won’t…

Click here to read more about American’s new Loyalty Point system

How to Reach Spending Targets Easily

You might not be an avid online shopper. But if you regularly read InsideFlyer, I have no doubt that you love to travel. And one of the benefits of the AAdvantage eShopping portal is that you can earn miles from booking hotel stays at hotel chains such as:

  • Marriott
  • IHG
  • Radisson
  • Choice
  • Best Western

You can also earn miles / Loyalty Points / reach spending targets by booking hotels through Booking.com…

Of course, you might be able to get a higher rebate by using a cashback website – such as Topcashback – instead of earning miles from AAdvantage. But with the Loyalty Point element now live, the decision is tougher than ever for anybody hoping to pick up elite status with American Airlines…