AAdvantage Giving Out Gold Status: Targeted Offer

AAdvantage is giving out elite status--Gold tier--and you might be one of the lucky targeted customers.

Here is the landing page for the link of the promotion given out in the targeted email. The promo code is HV18G. Check now to see if you get Gold status benefits through May 25!

What do you get with Gold status?
Some of the highlights are...

Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less within North America (confirmed as early as 24 hours before departure)
Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding
7 award miles/U.S.

Airline Black Friday Sales: Discounted Miles, 90% Off Fares

Many airlines are having sales today. Here's a roundup:
American Airlines: 1.77 Cent Miles
American Airlines is offering up to 120,000 bonus miles for miles purchases made by Monday November 27, 2017. If you buy the largest amount possible, you can get the miles for as little as 1.77 cents each. We saw them on sale for 1.72 cents in July, so this isn't even the best deal of the year.

Bonus miles are tiered based on how many miles you purchase.

5 Ways to Stretch American Airlines Miles with Super Cheap Economy Awards

 

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards.

American Airlines miles are currently one of the most valuable airline miles for economy awards because of off peak awards. During some months of the year, your favorite destination can cost up to a 1/4 fewer miles to travel to.

How to Book a Trip to Fiji with Miles

Fiji is a year-round tropical destination, known for its beaches, diving, and hiking.

Fiji Beach Resort and Spa Managed by Hilton

Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) flies from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu to Fiji.

Big Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses

United, American, and Southwest are all offering bonuses for shopping through their portals. The bonuses are in addition to what you’d already be earning by shopping through the portal. Shopping portals allow you to earn miles by making your normal online purchases through your favorite online stores. Just by starting at the loyalty program’s portal and using its link to your favorite online retailer, you can get extra miles for your purchases.

With each holiday shopping promotion, the more you spend, the higher your return is.

AAdvantage’s Reduced Mileage Awards for Travel Oct. – Jan.

American Airlines AAdvantage periodically releases a list of discounted domestic sAAver level awards to cities all around the country called Reduced Mileage Awards. The maximum these awards are discounted is 7,500 miles roundtrip. The exact discount you receive depends on which AAdvantage credit card you have.

The latest list is good for travel in October through January.

Citi AAdvantage Cards’ 60k Offers Return

Back in July we watched the 60k sign up bonus offers on each of Citi's AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCards (the personal and business) disappear.

Unpublished AAdvantage Re-engagement Challenge

In the midst of research for Monday's post, Buying Back Expired Miles, I stumbled upon some information from milecards.com that mentioned another way to earn back expired American Airlines miles via a Re-engagement Challenge. For frequent American Airlines/oneworld flyers, participating will be cheaper than paying to get larger amounts of expired miles back.

The general gist is that if you have miles that expired within the last five years, you can pay a flat $30 fee to register in a "Re-engagement Challenge".

Link For 60k Offer on CitiBusiness Card (Better Than Public Bonus)

The Citi /AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard bonus are now each offering 30,000 American Airlines for spending $1,000 the card within three months of account opening.

Historically that is not a very high sign up bonus for either. Periodically Citi will raise the bonuses to 50k AAdvantage miles for spending $3,000 in three months, and not that long ago the public bonuses were 60,000 miles for each of the personal and business cards.

If you missed out on the public offers, there's no need to fret.