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Through October 31, 2016, you can purchase American Airline miles with a pretty generous bonus offer – you’ll receive a 10% discount plus up to a 42,000 bonus points depending on the number of miles you purchase. They ran a similar promotion back in June and while you could earn up to many more bonus points, this could actually give you a higher bonus depending on the number of points you are looking to purchase.
Should you take advantage of this promotion?
While there is no cut and dry answer, this promotion could be great for some of you. As mentioned before, those who primarily redeem for domestic travel will most likely not see the value, but for those that desire business and first class on international flights, this could be a great deal! Remember though, you will not earn miles when redeeming miles.
I will personally be opting out of this promotion as I have more than enough American Airline miles so to purchase more miles when I have no need at all just doesn’t seem worth it. Also, since I typically redeem for economy class seats, this seems anything but worth it for me. I also hate speculatively purchasing points. If you know of a trip you’d like to be taking, do the math and see if it makes sense. If you’ve been eager to take that business class Cathay Pacific flight to Asia, for example, this could be the perfect opportunity!
Will you be taking advantage?