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On Saturday I ran a contest offering a $100 American gift card or amenity kit to readers who shared their favorite use of AAdvantage miles.
As I mentioned in that post, between my paid travel and the sign up bonus on my CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®, I’m earning over 220,000 AAdvantage miles in January.
That’s a ton of miles, so I thought it would be fun to talk about everyone’s favorite redemptions. I had a great time reading the comments, and the stories on Facebook were especially fun!
Anyway, the giveaway ended on Saturday night, and the winners have now been chosen.
The winners were selected by random.org, and are as follows:
I purchased these gift cards using my Platinum Card® from American Express and Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN in order to take advantage of the $200 airline fee credit. The gift card winners are:
Gavin, who commented “Definitely 40k for the one-way First redemption between Europe and the Middle East!”
Cory, who commented “In a perfect world, the ideal use of AAdvantage Miles would be First to Australia on a Qantas A380. Since finding that when I want to go is not likely, I’ll say Cathay Pacific in either Business or First to Asia.”
As I mentioned at the start of the giveaway, I have been flying American international first almost nonstop for the past ten days, so have several amenity kits to give away. The amenity kit winners are:
Daniel, who wrote “Cancun PDX!” on Facebook
Dianna, who commented “I used miles to take my then-14-year-old brother on his first-ever flight: ORD to DCA to see the monuments. I’d love to take him to London when he graduates high school this year.”
Mike, who commented “I haven’t done it yet, but want to use Aadvantage Miles on Cathay Pacific from JFK-YVR-HKG”
Michael, who commented “I would love to try Cathay Pacific first class long haul from the US to Hong Kong! And after your review of Etihad, the first class apartments.”
Josh F, who commented “Off season to Europe!”
Matt E., who commented “My favorite use of AA miles is 50k for business class to Europe, amazing value considering the 100K signup offers on the Executive card last year :)”
Rob P., who commented “Dallas – London in Business Class!”
Archit, who sent a Tweet about the giveaway.
American Airlines first class amenity kit
Thanks to everyone who entered, and congrats to the winners! Please check your email so I can get your prizes to you!