AA launches new contest for 500,000 miles + free Five Star Service and Hotel/Driver

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  1. NYBanker
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    Here’s an easy promotion to sign up for. American has launched a new contest for 500,000 miles, a credit for a 5-star hotel, private ground transportation to your hotel plus Five Star Service at your destination to the winner. The Five Star is nice, but the real value is the 500,000 miles, which is enough for two first class tickets anywhere American serves (plus a little extra, in most cases!).

    It doesn’t mention the 500,000 miles on the main contest page, rather it just says ‘two free first class tickets.’ However, when you drill into the promotion terms, it states clearly that they’ll give you 500,000 miles and basically leave it to you to figure out.


    AA is running this to promote Five Star Service. I'm frustrated because I'm finding it tougher and tougher to book Five Star (as they often come back saying they're fully booked)....but I'm happy to sign up for this at least.

    Enter by September 30, 2011. No fees to participate. The terms say you will get a 1099-misc for the value of the promotion, if you win.

    Here’s the link to sign up: http://bit.ly/qTrdVV

    Here’s a link to my prior review of, and detailed ‘how-to guide’ covering, AA’s Five Star Service: http://bit.ly/oySQs7

    In less than the time it took you to read this, you can be signed up!

     
  2. PointHoarder
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    Entered! Thanks OP!
     
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    Thanks for posting this! :)
     
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    Entered.

    Everyone please note you can enter *2* times per AAdvantage number.
     
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    In...would end up paying ~$5k or so in taxes though if I win :eek:
     
  6. NYBanker
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    Don't you need to make a five star booking to get the second entry?
     
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  7. travelingmore
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    I was able to enter 2x without booking -
     
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    Same here
     
  9. Pharaoh
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    I just clicked where it said, paraphrasing, click here if you wanna have a second entry.
     
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    That sounds like the right spot to click!

    Did you get two confirmation emails as well?
     
  11. Pharaoh
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    It's always important to find the right spot.

    Had to search my spam/junk but yes, two CFs.
     
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    Went to the website, entered wife and me each again...and have since received further confirm emails.

    Thank you.
     
  13. unityofsaints

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    "Open to legal residents of the U.S. only" :(

    Thanks anyway OP!
     
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    Thanks a lot for this great find, OP!
     
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    Thanks..
     
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    Gracias!
     
  17. prometheusg
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    Ehh...The retail value is $15,350. At the 35% tax bracket, that's $5,372. Where do you get $7,000?

    And thanks for the heads up on the contest!
     
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    Bad math :p
     
  19. NYBanker
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    State and local taxes.
     
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    Thanks, OP! Just entered. Good thing I'm in a lower tax bracket and live in a state with no income tax. ;)
     

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