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American Airlines is running a promotion with their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 5,000 miles by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first. This is a great opportunity to earn extra American Airline miles for online shopping that you’d be doing anyways! This promotion runs through November 20, 2016.
For those not familiar with an online shopping portal, essentially you go through the shopping portal first (in this case American’s), search for your online merchant, and you’ll then be taken directly to that merchants online website. At that point, you’ll shop how you normally would as if you went to the merchants site to begin with. It literally takes an extra minute and allows you to earn points or miles on the way. The bonus described above is for cumulative spend and doesn’t need to be in a single transaction.
Some retailers even have increased payouts in addition to the bonus miles. For example, if you shop at Backcountry.com by chance, you’ll receive 15 points per dollar spent on top of the bonus points from the above promotion! Spending $1,500 right now will net you 27,500 bonus points! That is enough points for a free roundtrip domestic ticket, plus some!
Enjoy your bonus points!