Today only, the American Airlines shopping portal is offering a pretty amazing payout for those booking some Marriott reservations — you’ll earn 10x miles per dollar spent! The best part about this offer is that you are not booking through American Airlines directly, but instead you are spending an extra 30 seconds or so by going through the portal first and then being redirected to the Marriott website. From there you’ll book as you normally would, but in the background your reservation will be tracked and you’ll earn the AA miles on top of the Marriott points you’d normally earn! This isn’t one of those situations where you need to pick between earning miles or points, you’ll earn both!
UPDATE: Many readers report that only prepaid reservations will count.
Let’s say you are making a reservation that will cost you $400 for the stay, as an example. This will result in earning 4,000 Marriott base points (plus any bonus offers and extra points from having status) + 4,000 American Airline miles. For business travelers out there who book expensive hotel rooms, today is the day to book. As long as you aren’t required to book through your companies corporate site.
One thing to note though is if you use a promotion code, it could negate you earning the points. Personally, I’d book the cheapest rate you find and forgo the AA miles, but if there is no better rate, this is a great way to double dip!
Thanks to Running with Miles for this great deal!