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Yesterday United, today American Airlines! American is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 1,000 miles by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first. The spend to earn these miles is really low as well, so earning these miles should be relatively easy. This promotion runs through February 13, 2017. If you plan on doing $500 or more of shopping online between now and mid-February, you can actually end up with 2,000 miles – 1,000 from United and 1,000 from American!
- Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $125
- Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $250 or more
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.
Enjoy your bonus points!