2,000 Miles For Rewards Network First Dine With American, Delta, And US Airways

Well over half of miles are issued through non-flying means nowadays, and one of those ways is through dining rewards programs. Rewards Network offers a co-branded dining rewards program in conjunction with the major legacy carriers.

Right now American, Delta, and US Airways are all offering new members 2,000 bonus miles with their first qualifying dine. The qualifying dates vary by airline, though:

Bonus-Dining

The above are the dates by which you have to join the program and create a profile, and then you have 30 days to make your first qualifying dine. The process is as follows:

  1. Join the free dining program
  2. Spend $30 or more on a single dine (including tax and tip) using your registered card at a participating restaurant, bar or club within 30 days of joining.
  3. Complete your review within 30 days of dining. (The review link will be emailed to you and takes only a minute to complete.)
  4. Earn 2,000 bonus miles!

It’s worth noting that you can take advantage of each of these promotions as long as you link different cards to each program. At the end of the day they’re all facilitated by Rewards Network, though the programs are run independently. So as long as you don’t link the same cards to the accounts, this is potentially an easy 6,000 bonus miles.

Is it worth going out of your way to dine at a participating restaurant?

I don’t go out of my way anymore to dine at Rewards Network restaurants. Keep in mind Rewards Network is taking 10-20% of the revenue from the dining transaction for “their” customers, so restaurants have to be pretty desperate to drum up new business in order to participate. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good restaurants that participate, but there are also some pretty crappy ones.

So if I’d dine at one anyway I of course wouldn’t turn down free miles, but I also won’t go to a restaurant just because it’s on the list anymore.

About lucky

Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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Comments

  1. So if I understand correctly, I could expect to receive 4,000 miles (AA/US)?

    What if I have one credit card that I’m already using for United Dining…will it conflict if I put it down also for AA Dining? Reason I ask is because the platform looks pretty similar across all airline dining programs.

  2. @ Dan — I would recommend using a different card than you have linked to any other Rewards Network Dining account.

  3. Is it possible to register all cards even if they are from a different creditor to the program and receive point on all.. ie. I am registering my Chase Sapphire with my AAdvantage dining, will the points still apply.

  4. Hi, I’m not a resident of US and never come there. Is it relevant for me to start dine bonus programs eating out out of US?

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