Records in "Quicken" on this pc show that for the past two Novembers -- 2009 and 2010 -- I was able to purchase AA miles up to an annual maximum of 60,000 - as opposed to AA's usual rule of 40,000 - by waiting until November when AA had a special offer. In addition to the 60,000, there were also "bonus miles" on top of that as part of the special promotion (the bonus miles weren't credited until some time later). Both years. ("Quicken" also shows I did this in 2008 for 60,000 miles, but it was December - don't know if they held off the promo a month that year, or if I just waited that long to pay the credit card bill, though usually I do try to put things in "Quicken" as soon as the expense is incurred, even if not billed.) Anyway, here we are 4 to 5 days into November 2011, and there is neither a raise in the 40,000 cap to 60,000, nor a bonus miles promotion for Buy AA Miles. That's all quite within AA's rights, of course - there's no rule that binds them to repeat a promo every year. However, I was just wondering, particularly if it ends up this promotion comes back in December this year, instead of November, if AA was holding off because non-BIS miles credited in December and later no longer qualify for Million-Miler goodies????? D'ya 'spose I am reading too much into this?