5% off Virtual Visa Gift Cards at GiftCards.com

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Update 9/3/22: The 5% off promotion has continued into the new month (which means that you should be eligible to earn portal rewards again on up to $2,000 in purchases for September even if you previously purchased in August. Note that code ENDOFSUMMER still shows up as active on the American Airlines eShopping portal, so that 5% off should stack with the chance to earn miles. Unfortunately, many of us who ordered last month with that code haven’t received indication that our orders have tracked successfully. Personally, I’m not yet concerned (I expect that my order will track and I’ll get the miles), but the wait has seemed a bit long this time and I think some folks have probably filed missing points claims.

Stephen at GC Galore notes that there are several codes working for 5% off:

  • LD22
  • B2S5
  • SUMMERVISA
  • EOS5
  • ENDOFSUMMER

Note that if you use a code that is not listed by your chosen shopping portal, there is a chance that the purchase won’t track properly.

The original post follows.

The American Airlines eShopping portal has been offering 3x miles (and therefore 3x Loyalty Points) at GiftCards.com (GCC) throughout much of this year. Separately, we have seen numerous deals for 5% off of Virtual Visa Gift Cards at GiftCards.com via a series of coupon codes released over the last several months. The problem is that those 5% off coupon codes don’t always show up on the AA portal as being a valid code to stack for 3x earnings (or as Nick recently posted, the 3x AA portal bonus disappeared once a 5% code was added to the portal).

However, the code ENDOFSUMMER is now on the portal at 3x and is good for 5% off on virtual Visa Gift Cards through 9/11/22, so this should be an easy way to pick up some Loyalty Points up to the monthly GCC cap of $2,000, which reset on 9/1/22. If you haven’t yet maxed out portal bonus for September yet, this may be a good chance to do so.

GCcom Virtual Visa Promo Code VV5C3WC.

The Deal

  • Get 5% off Virtual Visa cards at Giftcards.com and stack with the AA Shopping Portal for 3x AAdvantage Miles/Loyalty Points by clicking through the portal and using the code ENDOFSUMMER at checkout.
  • Expires 9/11/22
  • Other codes that may work for 5% off *YMMV as to which work in conjunction with portals:
    • LD22
    • B2S5
    • SUMMERVISA
    • EOS5

Direct Link to deal on AA Shopping Portal (must log-in)

Quick Thoughts

Using the code ENDOFSUMMER, you can buy Virtual Visa Gift Cards loaded with $250 each for $243.45 after the $5.95 activation fee and the 5% discount. You should end up earning 3x on $237.50 for a total of 713 American Airlines miles / Loyalty Points and a $6.55 profit on each card. Some codes have a limit on the number of cards that you can buy per transaction, but this one allows at least 8 cards.

Keep in mind that you can earn portal rewards on up to $2,000 in orders per month at GiftCards.com. Some codes have a limit on the number of cards that you can buy per transaction, but this one allows for at least 8 cards, meaning that you can max out the monthly portal bonus with one purchase, earning $52.40 and 5,700 AA Loyalty Points/Miles in the process.

These Virtual Gift Cards aren’t the easiest to liquidate. I use them for online payments such as utilities, insurance, Amazon, etc. Some folks have also been able to liquidate via payment apps like Plastiq and Bravo, but the costs are relatively high and it can take some doing to set up a target account that works with virtual Visas. If you can make use of the cards, this is an easy $49 savings and a chance to pick up quicky Loyalty Points in the quest to reach Platinum Pro status without flying.

As per usual, doublecheck Cashbackmonitor to verify that the AA Portal is the one that you want to use.

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jesse

AA just emailed me after 6 weeks telling me my order didn’t qualify for miles. Despite the order being tracked and following every correct step. My final order was 1947 after the promo.
This is ridiculous. What can I do? I’m LIVID.

Mark V

I have the same thing on 2 orders. They so far have stated my order “was not rewarded to you because the merchant considered the order as ineligible for rewards.” I responded that there was no reason it should not qualify and then received this:

“We are going to investigate with the merchant to find out why the order was not credited and attempt to obtain commission for it in order to pass it back to you. Therefore, I am sending this order to be investigated immediately. Because a third party (GiftCards.com) will now be involved, we ask that you please allow 4-8 weeks for a definite resolution. However, we hope to have this issue resolved much sooner than that. 

A representative will follow up with your order periodically to let you know the status of your inquiry. ”


Mark K

Ask AAdvantage eShopping support to dispute it. To my absolute shock, they got it honored and mily miles posted today.

Mark V

One of my purchases posted today as well. I am still waiting for the other.

jesse

purchased 2k on Aug 29. tracked but no points. opened a case after 15 days. they said it could take up to 8 weeks to research. absolutely ridiculous. and this was the first time I had an order actually go through and not get canceled .

Mark

Same here. 6,000 miles I suspect I won’t be getting. Both AAdvantage eShopping and Simplymiles fail way too often.

Mark

jesse, did you get your miles? I haven’t received a follow-up but I see the transaction reversed in my eshopping account. Not encouraging.

Mark V

Same here. Today I received a response that my purchase was not eligible. I am still fighting it, especially since I did a duplicate purchase on 9/3 with the same status. The only thing that stands out to me is that the purchase tracked at the $2047 total and not the $1947. That would technically exclude the purchase per the terms.

JvdB

Nick, thanks for this post, mine have all posted in the past few days (I purchased on American, United and Alaska to try to trigger the back to school bonuses), I haven’t seen those back to school bonuses yet, but the miles all processed roughly 3 weeks after purchase

freqflyercoll

These codes all appear to be expired now, which was also noted by someone else at GC Galore in the comments.

Jesse

An Now the AA Portal reduced the miles to only 1
(8 days post 2k order, and nada thus far)

Nick

I think the 1x is temporary, it will probably be back up to 3x tomorrow

Dima

checked just now, still 1x

Nick

I would like to liquidate these through paying rent but unfortunately my rent is higher than $250 🙂 . Can anyone explain this information as I don’t understand what they mean by target account.

“Some folks have also been able to liquidate via payment apps like Plastiq and Bravo, but the costs are relatively high and it can take some doing to set up a target account that works with virtual Visas”

Hombre

Can I use AMEX Plat Business and will it count against spend or will they claw back?

BlueCat

Nick wrote: “you should be eligible to earn portal rewards again on up to $2,000 in purchases for September even if you previously purchased in August.”

For some reason, I always thought the “reset” happened after 30 rolling days, not on the calendar month.

So just double checking: can you confirm it’s calendar month?

Nathan

I filed a missing points claim for my mid-August orders two days ago and the points posted today.

Dima

Same thing here. Order from mid-August posted, order from late August tracked, but has not posted yet.

AC

Any DP of ppl order tracking and paying out? I have 2 orders from Aug tracking but haven’t gotten miles yet. First order was 8/22 so I might file a missing miles soon.

Thomas Rossi

I received the miles within a couple of days of my order last month (8/11 order, miles posted 8/13) using the code EOS5.

A B

Two of my August orders through AAdvantage have tracked and paid. One did not, and I have a request in. Mrs. B had one order in August (she signed on to the portal specifically for this promotion). Strangely, the portal shows that she made the purchase, but no points are pending. It hasn’t been 15 days so she can’t submit a request to have them awarded yet.

Aloha808

Can these be used to pay a Verizon phone bill and still maintain the auto-pay discount?

Jesse

How many days does it usually take to receive the points if you place a 2k order? It’s been 3 for me thus far. I received the tracking email. But the order doesn’t show up on the website at all as of yet.

Ian

I’m up to 16 days now. The order is tracked, but no points yet.

Linda

17 days for me. Same as Ian, order tracked, but no points yet.

Kay

I’ve found that after 15 days filing a missing miles claim works pretty well (assuming you used the code on aa site) I had 3 orders from last month totaling $2k and filed on Thursday. All miles showed up today. The same thing happened earlier this year when they had another promo code vgc sale but ymmv.

abc007

Ordered $15000 using EOS5 code (not AA code). Ordered 8/11, tracked 8/12, filed missing miles 8/29. Miles posted 9/3.

Tom

My order tracked – but tracked for the amount before coupon ($2047). I was only charged the $1947.60. Is this going to be a problem with the terms saying that orders over $2000 per month are not eligible? Hoping that the amount gets adjusted to fall under the 2K limit.

Tim Steinke

No, that won’t be an issue. Your portal reward will just max out at $2k

jesse

hi tom. did you get your miles? I placed the same order and they’re refusing to give me the miles.

Tom

Just an update. I was in the same boat as others on this thread. Denied the points; appealed that decision and they said they would investigate. I did specifically point out that the total amount of the order was under $2000 and sent them a copy of the receipt that showed a final total of $19xx after applying the coupon.

Got a new email today saying that they have approved the points and that they should post within the next 3-5 days.

Mark V

Good to hear! I have two orders pending investigation. How long did the review take for your order?

Tom

Looks like about 8 days.

Mark V

I just received points for one of my orders 9 days after the “appeal” email. With the same timeline, I should receive points for the other order in a few days.

Alex Yang

As of 9 PM ET last night placing the order, I received notification that it has been tracked successfully by 11 PM ET through the portal. Used Chrome as a browser, a Citi card, and the promo code.

Mike R

This may be dead. The COUPON box isn’t showing up any more at checkout.

Tim Steinke

It’s still there. Underneath the total in the checkout screen, there’s a drop down that says “add promo code.” That’s where you enter it.

Last edited 3 months ago by Tim Steinke
Derek

I have 4 orders, they all tracked but only two posted. Have you found that the AA portal is very finicky? I feel that 50% of my orders (doesn’t matter the vendor) track and post correctly but it’s a battle trying to get the points for the other 50%.

philco

Different order sizes? My observations is smaller orders post faster and larger orders take longer. $250-ish posts quickly anything more takes much longer at least recently.

Nick

I’ve noticed the same. On 8/12 I put in an order for ~$1,500 and the miles have not posted yet. But on 8/30 I put in an order for ~$250 and the miles posted with a day or two.

Nick

Actually I think this Frequent Miler post might have lit a fire under someone at AAdvantage eShopping as I just got an email 30 minutes ago that my order from 8/12 just went from “tracked” to “earned”. Hopefully I should see the miles post tomorrow

Alex

My order tracked through the AA portal, but I never received the miles and I’m wondering if it’s because I used the previous “EOS5” code.

Going to submit the missing miles claim tomorrow but not getting these would be a big hit.

Barry

The AA portal doesn’t usually pay out if the code isn’t listed on the portal website. You might as well submit the claim and hope for the best.