4,000 American AAdvantage Miles Hotel Booking Bonus using Rocketmiles

Rocketmiles is offering a fantastic promotion right now with American Airlines AAdvantage miles. You earn 1,000 to 10,000 miles per hotel night booked using the service and these 3,000 or 4,000 bonus miles are extra. Just make your booking before Halloween comes to an end.

This Rocketmiles offer is only available for those that use the service for the first time. The 4,000 bonus miles offer is intended to American Airlines elite members those that are not elite will get the 3,000 miles bonus offer which is still generous. The bonus and base miles earned from your first booking using Rocketmiles can sometimes offset the cost of the hotel itself.

You can access and sign up for these 3,000 and 4,000 offers here and here.

The only catch is that hotels booked using third party sites such as Rocketmiles are not eligible for the hotel loyalty program stay/night credits or points. Some hotels may extend possible elite benefits for third party bookings. The best place to use Rocketmiles is for booking non-affiliated hotels where you do not have to worry about status related benefits or stay/night credits or points. For the most part just make sure that the prices are competitive to other websites such as Hotwire, Orbitz, Kayak, Google hotel search, and Hotel Tonight. (more…)

Get $400 back when you Spend $2,000+ at Qantas Airlines

AmextwitterAmerican Express has released new Twitter sync promotions to save money at participating merchants. Make sure that you sync these offers with your AMEX Card immediately as the number of available uses is limited. It’s kind of like any other freebie you find online you have to act fast.  Just click the links below to allow you to Tweet directly from this page to sync these offers with your American Express card.

Qantas Airlines – 
Click Here to Tweet #AmexQantas
 to get $400 back when you Spend $2,000+ at Qantas online by Qantas Spend $2000 or more, get $400 back.
Expires 04/14/2016. This would be great for a non-stop roundtrip flight from DFW or LAX to Sydney in business class.

1,000 Free American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Plus Enter to Win Trip

aadvantagemiles2015To celebrate bringing US Airways Dividend Miles members into the American Airlines AAdvantage program they’re giving you the chance to win the trip of a lifetime and earn some free miles. Explore the largest, most rewarding airline loyalty program with AAdvantage University and earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles just for answering them correctly. 1,000 Free American Airlines AAdvantage Miles will be credited to your account in 6 to 8 weeks after you go through the 6 course videos and take the quiz questions.

Here are some of the questions they ask for the quiz and the answers:
It asks which is not one of the elite statuses an “Iron” would be that answer.
It asks what most people redeem AAdvantage miles for which would be “flights”.
It also asks what you can earn miles on from purchases on their AAdvantage credit cards and that would be all of the above because you get at least 1x on everything.
You save how much off your in-flight purchases when you use your card on American Airlines and US Airways operated flights? 5% off, 10% off, or25% off? Answer would be 25% off!
One of the questions asked how many daily flights that AA takes: American Airlines offers nearly 6,700 daily flights to more than 330 destinations.
How can you earn miles with the AAdvantage Dining program? By Dining out, Doing dishes, or Submitting recipes. Had to laugh at this one you should know you will not get points for submitting recipes or doing dishes but for dining out at select restaurants points and bonuses can add up.
A few of the answers are all of the above and this is one of them. When it asks what you can save in your AAdvantage account. You can save your preferred credit card, seat preference and companion contact info in your AAdvantage account.

After I completed all the questions it told me “Thanks for entering for your chance to win two First Class round-trip tickets” and “You earned 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles toward your trip to London by watching the videos. The maximum number of bonus miles you can earn with this promotion is 1,000.” You can put any city you wish in the contest box but I selected London because it was on my mind at the time.

Go here to play and enter to win!

Barclaycard American Airlines Credit Cards (Formerly US Airways)

Avaitor American AAdvantage MasterCard 2015We got a letter stating that our new Barclaycard American Airlines Credit Card is on its way. The US Airways Dividend Miles Mastercard will be replaced with the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard. It also came with a note that said to register now and we would earn 50% more miles on qualifying purchases. The new cards from Barclaycard will be Blue, Red, Silver and Aviator.

The US Airways and American Airlines merger has been a bit tough for some of us especially if you are Gold and lost lots of benefits such as checking-in two bags and the preferred seating that went away this year. It has a bright spot though if you had Dividend miles they will finally be converted into AAdvantage miles. In continuation of this merger there were two card companies that worked with the once competing airlines and now they need to do something to bring together the programs. This is a start by converting the US Airways cards into American AAdvantage cards.

We compared the new cards below from American Airlines but are not all that impressed when it comes to the competition.  Virgin America is offering no-cancellation fees and other airlines cards offer free Gogo.  The only really impressive thing is that these cards offer a 10% annual bonus which is great for those that pay the high annual fee. (more…)

American Airlines 25% Bonus AAdvantage Miles to Transfer Hotel Points

aahotelpointconvertWhen you convert your Hotel Points into the American Airlines AAdvantage miles program with participating partners, you’ll receive a 25% bonus on the number of miles that you earn. You have this short opportunity to convert your hotel points into say 20,000 AAdvantage miles earning you 5,000 bonus miles from American which is enough for a domestic round-trip MileSAAver award.

One of the hotels I would like to transfer is 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points to 2,000 AAdvantage miles + 500 bonus. I do not stay at a Hyatt chain as much as a Hilton or Marriott although their points are redeemable for M life resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. You can see more on this offer here on the AA website.

Participating 25% Bonus Hotel Programs Include:
Best Western Rewards
Choice Privileges
Hilton HHonors
Hyatt Gold Passport
IHG Rewards Club
Marriott Rewards
Club Carlson Gold Points
Wyndham Rewards

Point conversions from Starwood Preferred Guest, Melia Hotels International & Resorts, La Quinta Inns & Suites, and the Langham Hospitality Group OUIDA program are not eligible for the 25% bonus offer. I would imagine with Starwood because they already give you a bonus to transfer and that would be stacking mega miles. You should expect these miles to be posted by American Airlines to your AAdvantage account within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by the hotel program. The offer ends March 15, 2015 so act fast.

Up to 700 American Airlines Miles Per Month for Holiday Check Hotel Reviews

Up to 700 American Airlines Miles Per Month for Holiday Check Hotel Reviews

Nholidaycheckaadvantageow, American Airlines frequent fliers can earn 70 miles per review left for up to 10 review per month making it 700 a month if you’re a busy traveler. This is a perfect way to keep American AAdvantage miles active on those family accounts that haven’t had any activity for a while. One review will extend the validity of the miles by 18 months. Airberlin, Etihad and Lufthansa frequent fliers have been able to earn 100 to 150 miles per hotel review left on HolidayCheck.com website but they are finally getting around to allowing AAdvantage flyers in on the action!