American has just announced a promotion offering bonus AAdvantage miles for qualifying partner activities this holiday season. Through this promotion you can earn anywhere between 500 bonus miles for one partner activity, to 50,000 bonus miles for 10 partner activities. Registration is required for the promotion using code AAHOL, and qualifying partner activity has to be completed by December 31, 2017, to qualify.
Here’s the chart showing how many bonus miles you earn based on how many partner transactions you complete:
With each partner, there’s a minimum number of miles you have to earn in order to qualify for the promotion, and then there’s a special bonus offer from each partner to earn you even more bonus miles, though there’s no need to take advantage of that special bonus to earn the 50,000 miles.
There are exactly 10 partners participating in this promotion, so getting qualifying partner activity from all 10 won’t be easy. Here’s the required qualifying activity with each partner:
- Miles For Opinions — earn at least 300 miles
- Lifelock — earn at least 7,000 miles
- Sprint — earn at least 417 miles
- Rocketmiles — earn at least 5,000 miles
- AAdvantage eShopping — earn at least 3,000 miles
- 1-800-FLOWERS — earn at least 2,000 miles
- AAdvantage Dining — earn at least 500 miles
- Avis or Budget — earn at least 1,500 miles
- Vinesse — earn at least 500 miles
- Hilton — earn at least 1,000 miles
Some of these offers are easy and cheap enough to take advantage of, like AAdvantage eShopping, AAdvantage Dining, Miles For Opinions, etc. Meanwhile others are more difficult to take advantage of, like Lifelock and Sprint, and others come with an opportunity cost, like Rocketmiles and Hilton.
This promotion is certainly worth being aware of through the end of the year, because you can stack these bonuses on top of other ones. For example, at the moment there’s a holiday shopping bonus through AAdvantage eShopping, so on top of that promotion you can earn a minimum of 500 additional bonus miles through this promotion.
So while it’s the incremental last few partners that are most rewarding (and offer up to 12,000 miles each), those are also the toughest to unlock.
While this is a tricky offer to maximize, I love these types of gamified promotions that have the potential to engage members.