Consolidated "30 Day, 30 Deals" Thread

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    In celebration of AAdvantage's 30 year anniversary, AA is running a promotion involving a variety of prizes/deals/offers over the next 30 days.

    You can register for, view, and participate in the event on this AA.com page.

    Each deal will inevitably spawn threads discussing availability, eligibility, and optimization so I thought it might be helpful to create this sticky at the top of the forum to link to each deal's thread. I hope people find this useful in terms of organizing the 30 deals to come. If not, I can always unsticky and delete this.

    Future promotion descriptions are based on the calendar feature on the bottom of the promotion page.

    Thanks!

    ON GOING:

    1. 30,000 AA miles given away every week day during the promotion. Entry permitted once per day. Please go to this page and click on the link on the right hand side of the page labeled "Sweeps|30".

    2. Open an AAdvantage account with AA using code ADV30 and receive 500 free AA miles. Link here.

    DAILY DEALS:

    April 18 - Bonus miles for up to 5 R/Ts booked on AA.com btw 4/18-4/30, travel btw 5/15-11/15 EXPIRED
    April 19 - Avis Triple Miles, 25% discount, Win a Camaro
    April 20 - AAdvantage Shop, Dine, Travel for 3000 AA Miles
    April 21 - Twitter Promo - Tweet for a Chance at 30,000 AA Miles EXPIRED
    April 22 - buyAAmiles 30% Discount EXPIRED
    April 25 - AA "Behind the Scenes" Auction EXPIRED
    April 26 - 1000 AA Miles for 3+ Day Rentals with Dollar
    April 27 - 3000 AA Miles for Joining American Cellars Wine Club
    April 28 - 30 $50 Gift Cards and 3000 AA Miles Giveaway
    April 29 - 6500 Bonus Miles, 3 Miles/$1 with Energy Plus
    May 2 - 30 Miles Per $1 Spent with 1-800-FLOWERS/Teleflora/FTD EXPIRED
    May 3 - 300,000 AA Mile Sweepstakes w/ AA eShopping
    May 4 - Up to 3500 AA Miles for AA Vacation Booking EXPIRED
    May 5 - Stay1 Night at a Starwood Property, Receive 40% off Next Night; 1000 Bonus Miles
    May 6 - Hertz: 300 AA Miles w/ 2 Day Rental; 3000 w/ 5 Day Rentals; Up to 35% Discount
    May 9 - Round the World First Class Trip for 2 Sweepstakes
    May 10 - Up to 60K AA Miles for New Citicards; 1000 AA Mile Bonus for Exisiting Cards
    May 11 - Earn Up to 3000 AA Miles Per Stay at Fairmont/Swissotel; Free Room Upgrades
    May 12 - 30% New Membership Discount at the Admirals Club
    May 13 - 3000 AA Miles for New Netflix Accounts EXPIRED
    May 16 - 30,000 Miles Plus 1250 Miles/10K Financed w/Lending Tree
    May 17 - 3000 AA Miles Bonus 3+ Night Stays at Radisson
    May 18 - 300 AA Mile Bonus for each $30 with AAdvantage Dining
    May 19 - 30% Miles and Cash Discount on AAdvantage Car & Hotel Bookings EXPIRED
    May 20 - Up to 5000 AA Miles w/LifeLock
    May 23 - 3000 AA Miles after 3 Stays, 1500 Miles each additional stay w/ La Quinta
    May 24 - Earn Triple (3x) AA Miles @ Days Inn
    May 25 - Triple AA Miles on Charitable Donations
    May 26 - Up to 30% Discount, 300 AA Miles per Rental Day w/ Alamo
    May 27 - 30% Discount on MileSAAver Awards in the Continental US & Canada
     
  2. Eloy Fonseca Neto
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    Let me see if I'll have a break in any of these 30... so far nothing, since I already booked 4 RTS trips previous to April 30 but also previous to April 18th!!!
     
  3. santafefran
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    I clicked on your link to the main page and then the Sweeps link but was told I had exceeded my entries. Got the same message when I tried my husbands' AA#.:(
     
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    If you haven't actually registered and you're getting that message you might want to contact AA web services....
     
  5. unavaca
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    Oooh, May 5 - Starwood -- I wonder if this will be some awesome transfer bonus...
     
  6. Toula
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    Hmm I'm wondering whether it would be worth my while to do 5 quick trips between SJC-LAX to get the 30k points. I can sometimes see the flight for $59 each way. I've never done a MR so am totally wet behind the ears when working out whether it would be worth it. Might have to put some thought into it because I would get the 30k bonus points, plus the points from the flying. Not likely to qualify for any status thru AA but guess I should check that as well as we have a flight to Montreal later this year.
     
  7. viguera
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    Well even with taxes that should come in at 3 cpm, which is actually pretty good. You just gotta work up the courage to go and book... :)
     
  8. mikeef
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    Actually, that's excellent, considering the EQM involved. Wonder if my wife would watch the two-year old twins while I went off mileage running?

    Mike
     
  9. viguera
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    Just book then tell them you're going to the library but drive to the airport instead. :)

    I on the other hand can't find a decent flight out of JFK that would allow me to do this for under $240-300 a pop, even when looking at BOS/IAD.
     
  10. DestinationDavid
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    The travel period seems designed to exclude any netsaavers that would be available in the purchase period, too.
     
  11. Toula
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    I figure I could just go to LAX and back whilst my husband was at work and he wouldn't even know. Would probably be better still if I could up and back 5 times in a day.
     
  12. viguera
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    I'd go to Detroit and back 5 times in one day if I could get it for $59 each way like you see SJC-LAX. :)
     
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    Spoken like a true mileage runner, Toula! :D
     
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    I've been looking for a good fare to either ORD or DFW from IND but everything good I saw last week is gone. Boo.
     
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    I'm curious as to what the difference between a AAdvantage promo and a American Airlines promo will be
     
  16. gemac
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    The current $59 fare is for travel that must commence by midnight on May 15. It is also valid only on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, and May 15 is a Sunday. So you won't be booking this fare for this promo. The next best fare is $94 each way.

    Actually, it's 2 cents per redeemable mile. That isn't really very good at all. OP would get 33,080 miles for $691. OP could buy 33,000 miles on AA.com right now for $660 plus $30 transaction fee plus taxes, and not have to fib to a spouse or leave the house. From comments in other posts here, it seems OP would not value highly the 3080 EQM.
     
  17. viguera
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    Based on the Avis promotion from today I'm not holding my breath anymore about any great deals. My guess is we'll see a lot of these double miles / triple miles with partners but nothing fantastic.
     
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    Looking forward to May 18 - AAdvantage Dining.

    Any bonus is better than none. If they offer 10 miles per $, I would not mind spending $1000 on gift cards at my favorite pizza place.:cool:
     
  19. viguera
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    lucky you that you have a favorite pizza place that participates in the program. I have nothing decent near the house and only mediocre stuff near work :-(
     
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    Updated the OP with the Facebook event for the May 25th promo in the "On Going" section.
     
  21. DestinationDavid
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    OP updated with Day 6 promo.
     
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    Is anyone able to get Safari on the Mac to remember their registration info for each day? I have Firefox saving my wife's info, but I have to re-enter mine each day in Safari for some reason . . .
     
  23. DestinationDavid
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    I have the same issue.
     
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    *** SPOILER ALERT ***
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    I found that the terms and conditions of most of the upcoming promos are accessible at
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    https://secure.fly.aa.com/30promo/DealTerms.aspx?dealid=XX
    , where XX is the day number. At least until AA figures it out ;).

    I've summarized the upcoming promos below the best that I could from the available T&Cs. They're all of course subject to change. Suffice it to say, though, that they're generally unsatisfying. I'm holding out hope that Day 28 (based on customer suggestions) will be spectacular :rolleyes::D.
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    Day 9
    Sweepstakes: 30 winners of $50 gift card and 3000 miles
    www.aa.com/bookingsweeps

    Day 10
    EnergyPlus
    3 miles per $1 on your energy bill

    Day 11
    1-800 FLOWERS and Teleflora
    Details unknown

    FTD
    30 miles per $1
    www.ftd.com/aadv30th

    Day 12
    Sweepstakes: 1 winner of 300,000 miles

    Day 13
    AAVacations.com
    3000 bonus miles for booking a flight-and-hotel package over $1000

    Day 14
    Starwood
    Stay one night, receive the next at 40% off and get 1000 bonus miles per stay. Thurs, Fri, Sat arrivals. Minimum two-night stay. Promo code ZBA.
    3/5-8/31

    Day 15
    Hertz
    300 bonus miles for two-day weekend rentals
    3000 bonus miles for five-day rentals
    CDP # 217692, PC# 156214
    Thru 6/30

    Day 16
    Sweepstakes: 1 winner of a round-the-world first-class trip for two

    Day 17
    ???

    Day 18
    Fairmont and Swissotel
    500 AAdvantage base miles and 500 AAdvantage bonus miles on your first night stay and 1000 AAdvantage bonus miles for each additional night, up to a maximum of 3000 AAdvantage miles per stay. Room upgrade available for bookings of 2 nights or more. Upgrade is based on availability.
    4/1-6/30
    http://www.fairmont.com/promotions/aadvantage3000
    http://www.swissotel.com/en/promotions/aadvantage3000

    Day 19
    Admirals Club
    30% off annual membership for new members, based on current elite status. Promo code AADV30.

    Also a sweepstakes: 30 winners of a one-day AC pass

    Day 20
    Netflix
    Unknown signup bonus for new subscribers

    Day 21
    LendingTree.com
    www.lendingtree.com/American (not sure if this is different from existing offers)

    Day 22
    Radisson
    3000 bonus miles for 3+ night stays
    5/17-6/16

    Day 23
    AAdvantage Dining
    300 bonus miles for each $30 in cumulative dining spend
    5/18-6/17

    Day 24
    AA Car and Hotel Awards
    30% off (both the money and miles portion) for hotel and car bookings.
    (This one doesn’t look bad if you want to use miles for a hotel room or rental car.
    5/19 only

    Day 25
    LifeLock
    3000 bonus miles for first year of membership; 1000 per year for the two years thereafter

    Day 26
    La Quinta
    Unknown bonus miles per stay
    5/23-7/31

    Day 27
    buyAAmiles
    Unknown discount on purchasing miles

    Day 28
    ???

    Day 29
    Alamo
    Up to 1500 bonus miles per rental
    5/26-6/30

    Day 30
    Days Inn
    Triple miles on qualifying stays (up to 3 stays?)
    5/27-6/30
     
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  25. viguera
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    Most of these are terrible... some of these promotions are already in place or were rolled back and now are being activated again.

    The FTD promo was up last week at 30 miles per dollar, and I remember posting in the other thread. Today it's 11 miles per dollar, and even though the URL is live my guess is they'll "announce" the promo on the day of.

    The Starwood promo is already live today, and has been for a while not only with AA but US Airways and other airlines as well.

    The AA Dining thing is basically extending the VIP earnings to everyone, so rather than earn 3-5 miles per dollar you earn 10.

    Now the real good promos are the contests... a huge chunk of miles or the RTW for two.
     
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