I’ve written in the past about shopping portals, which are a great opportunity to earn bonus points for purchases you’d make anyway.
Well, sometimes the bonuses through shopping portals are so good that it can make sense to buy something you don’t need just for the bonus miles.
That’s the case right now with the American AAdvantage eShopping Portal, which is offering 50 miles per dollar spent at magazines.com. This is basically an opportunity to purchase American miles for two cents each.
The bonus is supposed to be valid for purchases through tomorrow (Friday the 27th), and the terms on this offer are as follows:
Not eligible on automatically renewed subscriptions. Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Orders cancelled within 90 days are not eligible. Not eligible on gift card, certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.
To take advantage of this you just have to be redirected to magazines.com through the American AAdvantage eShopping Portal, and then it should track your purchase.
I value American AAdvantage miles at ~1.5 cents each, though it goes without saying that everyone values miles differently, and I know plenty of people who value American miles at more than that. While American sometimes sells miles for less than two cents each, there are typically big minimums required, so this can be a great way to pick up just a few thousand miles at a reasonable cost.
I also know plenty of people who order magazines, either personally or for their businesses, so this is a great opportunity to do that, given that you’re getting them for 75% off based on my valuation.
Anyone planning on taking advantage of this opportunity to purchase AAdvantage miles for two cents each and pick up some magazines in the process?
(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)