American is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 1,500 miles by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first. The requirements to earn these bonus miles is actually extremely easy so you should be able to earn these miles with no problem! You need to make three separate purchases of $50 or more through their portal to earn the 1,500 bonus miles – pretty simple! This promotion runs through April 14, 2017.
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!