Reminder: 1,000 Free American AAdvantage Miles

In late April I first wrote about an easy way to earn 1,000 free American AAdvantage miles in just a couple of minutes. Not only are 1,000 American miles an easy way to extend the expiration of your miles, but they’re worth quite a bit as well. I value American miles at ~1.8 cents each, so 1,000 miles are worth ~$18 to me. Not bad for two minutes of work, if you ask me!


Anyway, I figured I’d post a reminder about the promotion, since you only have until June 12, 2015, to participate and earn 1,000 AAdvantage miles.

As a reminder, here’s how to participate in the promotion (and how to greatly reduce the amount of time it takes):

To enter, simply follow this link. On the first page you can enter your dream destination (though don’t have to).


You’ll then be brought to the AAdvantage University page, where there are six courses. You get 150 AAdvantage miles for each course you complete, and 100 bonus miles if you complete all six courses, for a total of 1,000 AAdvantage miles.


Each course has a short video which lasts 1-2 minutes. Then you have to answer one question based on the video. That being said, you can fast forward to the end of the video and the question will pop up immediately. This will save you about 10 minutes if you do it for each course. The questions are really basic, so almost anyone should be able to answer them without watching the videos.


Once you’ve completed all six courses you’ll be asked to enter your name, email address, and AAdvantage number.


You’ll receive a confirmation (both on the next page and by email) that you’ll receive 1,000 bonus miles and are entered for a chance to win a first class trip to anywhere American flies (which actually comes in the form of 840,000 American AAdvantage miles, which can be redeemed any way you want).


The promotion is open to US residents through June 12, 2015, and bonus miles should post 6-8 weeks after the promotion ends.

If you haven’t yet taken part in the promotion, take two minutes and do it now, in my opinion!


  1. Hi Lucky,

    I have an unrelated AAdvantage question. Based on the way it’s done by other airlines … IF AA goes the EQDs route, how would dollars spent on partners like BA & AY be counted? Would they be credited just like AA spend, would there likely be some percentage reduction, or do such things tend to demand that EQDs be spent on the FF plan’s airline only? I tend to do about 60% of my flying on AA, 30% on BA and 10% on AY and am wondering how this would likely play-out…


  2. Did it, when you last posted. Still no miles. Anyone seen the miles yet for this promotion?

  3. @ Mark — Typically they assign some percentage based on the fare class, but it all depends which airline issued the ticket.

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