A few days ago I wrote a blog article how you could earn a lot of airline miles or hotel points or credit card rewards point for purchasing flowers through airline or credit card or hotel shopping portal. Now, I have received an email from American Airlines where you can earn bonus miles for your flower purchase through the AAdvantage shopping portal when you shop with additional online shopping partners.
The bonus offer is open to everyone who is a member of American Airline AAdvantage program. The special promotion bonus offer runs between May 1, 2017, and June 15, 2017.
Earn 10K AAdvantage Bonus Miles
The additional bonus miles works out as follows if you have purchased flowers (1-800-flowers) through the AAdvantage portal and shopped using AAdvantage eShopping portal you will receive 2000 bonus miles on top of any miles you earn for your online flower purchase as well as eShopping portal purchase.
When you make an additional purchase using the Dining partner, you will earn 5000 AAdvantage bonus miles. You will receive maximum bonus miles of 10000 AAdvantage miles when you buy through the fourth shopping partner Vinesse Wines
No bonus miles will be awarded if you shop using only one American Airlines shopping partner.
|Shopping Partners||Shop additional shopping Partners||AAdvantage Bonus Miles|
|1-800-Flowers||No other purchase using another shopping partner||0|
|AAdvantage eShopping||Flowers or Dining or Vinesse Wines||2000|
|Dining||Flowers + AAdvantage eShopping or Flowers + Dining or Dining + Vinesse Wines or any combination of additional two participating partners||5000|
|Vinesse Wines||Flowers + AAdvantage eShopping + Dining||10000|
How many Miles You can Earn for a minimum Spend
Assuming you purchase flowers through 1-800-flowers for $50 and shop at JC Penny through eShopping portal for $50, you can earn 950 AAdvantage miles for the shopping. Since you bought using two airline shopping partners, you will receive a bonus of 2000 AAdvantage miles on top of the miles you earned for shopping for a total of 2850 AAdvantage miles.
Sample miles earned for shopping at various shopping partners
|Shopping at||Additional Partner Shopping||Amount Spent||Miles earned for Shopping||Bonus Miles||Total miles earned|
|eShopping (JC Penny) *||1-800-flowers||$50||200||2000||2950|
|Dining Partner **||Flowers + eShopping||$25||1000||5000||6950|
|Vinesse Wines||Flowers + eShopping + Dining Partner||$41.94||3000||10000||14950|
(*) JC Penny currently earns 4 AAdvantage miles for shopping through American Airlines eShopping Portal
(**) Spending $25 within first 30 days of enrollment in the AAdvantage Dining Program.
For a minimum spend of $141.94 through all the four shopping partners you can earn 14950 AAdvantage miles. Based on the amount you spend to earn 14950 AAdvantage miles, the cost per mile works out to 0.94¢. You can earn even more miles if you choose an eShopping partner that earns more that 4 miles per dollar spent.
Considering the AAdvantage miles are worth 1.5¢ in nominal value you get the miles at a 40% discount for a minimum spend, at four AAdvantage shopping partner.
Note the above AAdvantage miles earning does not include 141 miles or points you will receive if you use a miles or points earning credit card to purchase your items through the AAdvantage shopping portal.
The four shopping partner bonus offer is one of the cheapest ways to earn AAdvantage miles currently available in the market apart from credit card signup bonus.
How can you earn the 10k AAdvantage bonus miles
To earn the 10k AAdvantage bonus miles, you need to shop through the AAdvantage shopping portal as well as to enroll in the AAdvantage Dining program and Vinesse wine purchase program. If you do not know how to shop using AAdvantage shopping portal you can check out the blog post I wrote a few months ago here.
Terms & Conditions from AAdvantage website
Promotion period May 1, 2017, through June 15, 2017.
This promotion is not a game of chance, lottery or contest. It is open to all American Airlines AAdvantage® members except where prohibited by local law. Members may only participate in this promotion with one AAdvantage® account. If a member is found to be participating with multiple AAdvantage® accounts, ALL bonus miles earned from this promotion will be forfeited and removed from the member’s account. American Airlines is not responsible for the quality or delivery of goods and/or services provided by Participating Partners. All Participating Partner terms and conditions apply. Participating Partners and Qualifying Transactions (as defined below) are subject to change without notice. This offer is subject to change without notice. Offer excludes any Participating Partner sweepstakes offers.
Earning bonus miles
Each Participating Partner will designate an activity that an AAdvantage® member needs to take with such Participating Partner to be eligible to receive bonus miles in connection with this promotion (a “Qualifying Transaction”). Bonus miles will be awarded to AAdvantage® members as a fixed mileage amount based on the number of Participating Partners the AAdvantage® member conducts a Qualifying Transaction with during the Promotion Period via a tiered structure.
- Qualifying Transaction with 2 Participating Partners, earn 2,000 bonus miles
- Qualifying Transaction with 3 Participating Partners, earn 5,000 bonus miles
- Qualifying Transaction with all 4 Participating Partners, earn 10,000 bonus miles
To earn bonus miles, a valid AAdvantage® number must be provided to the Participating Partner. Transacting with a Participating Partner without earning AAdvantage® miles will not count as a Qualifying Transaction. Qualifying Transactions must occur during the Promotion Period to qualify for bonus miles. Bonus miles are in addition to miles awarded by Participating Partners. Bonus miles are anticipated to be posted to the member’s AAdvantage® account by September 15, 2017.
- AAdvantage DiningSM Qualifying Transaction: a minimum purchase amount of $25.00 in a single transaction.
- AAdvantage eShoppingSM Qualifying Transaction: a minimum purchase amount of $50.00 in a single transaction.
1-800-Flowers.com Qualifying Transaction: during the Promotion Period, American Airlines will market offers (a “1-800-Flowers.com Offer”) from 1-800-Flowers.com through American Airlines‘ marketing channels (AA.com, Email, eSummary statement, etc.). The marketing communication will contain a link to a website that will allow an American Airlines AAdvantage® member to redeem the 1-800-Flowers.com Offer. A redemption of the 1-800-Flowers.com Offer will qualify as a Qualifying Transaction (provided that such order is not subsequently canceled). American Airlines AAdvantage® members can also redeem the 1-800-Flowers.com Offer by calling 1-800-356-9377, using the promo code ADDV, providing the member’s AAdvantage number and consummating the applicable 1-800-Flower Offer. 1-800-Flower Offers are subject to additional restrictions, limitations and blackout periods.
Vinesse terms and conditions
American Airlines assumes no responsibility for how Participating Partners count Qualifying Transactions; some partners record Qualifying Transactions based on completion of the required activity (for example, delivery of the item purchased including delivery of flowers). You must check with the Participating Partner to confirm how the partner records Qualifying Transactions. Please note that some Participating Partner’s products and/or services are not available in all states.