6200 American Airlines miles / Loyalty Points with Verizon (including prepaid). Stack w/ offers.

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Update 2/12/22: Use caution when deciding whether or not to do this Verizon prepaid offer via the American Airlines shopping portal because they’ve started clawing back bonus miles. See this post for more: American Airlines eShopping clawing back miles for Verizon orders.

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The American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Portal is now offering 6,200 miles for new Verizon service. This includes prepaid service, which can be a fantastic deal here since a single prepaid line can cost less than $40. This can be stacked with either an Amex Offer or a Chase offer to earn miles for next to nothing. Note that these miles also count as Loyalty Points. I recently opened a Verizon prepaid line and I’ll be opening more today for easy Loyalty Points.

The Deal

  • The American Airlines eShopping portal is currently offering 6,200 miles for select Verizon services including prepaid service. This can be a great way to generate miles and Loyalty Points at low cost thanks to stacking offers.
  • Direct link to this AAdvantage eShopping offer

Key Terms

  • Not eligible on business orders made through Verizon Business Markets, contract renewals (upgrades) and gift cards.
  • Not eligible on Verizon Fios orders.
  • Only eligible on new phone service plan contracts and add a line once Verizon has confirmed your order payment has been processed and service has been activated.
  • Please note that this merchant can only research missing rewards for 60 days past the order date.
  • Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site.
  • Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.
  • Purchases made with a gift card may be ineligible.
  • Not eligible on any free products, trials, services, memberships, subscriptions and retailer marketing subscriptions.

Stacking for easy status points

This is obviously a terrific deal if you actually want Verizon prepaid service. Personally, I’m happy to get this deal just for the miles, though with my recent car shopping having a burner line to give to car dealers is nice.

I recently did this deal myself for only 3700 miles and I can confirm that a prepaid line worked. I had the miles in my American Airlines account in just a couple of days. I don’t yet know for sure that it can be repeatedly infinitely.

Here’s how to stack it:

Chase Offer

There is a current targeted Chase Offer for $30 back on $40 at Verizon prepaid. I used this offer on my first prepaid line. Since the total for a single line on the cheapest plan was initially $39.40, I turned off the autopay to take away that $5 discount and paid $44.40. That triggered the Chase Offer, so my total out the door was a net $14.40 (I received the email alerting me that I had qualified for the Chase Offer about a week after buying prepaid service).

Getting 6,200 miles for $14.40 is a stellar deal of less than a quarter of a cent per mile and Loyalty Point.

Amex Offer

There is also a targeted Amex Offer on some business cards for $75 back on $75 or more at Verizon for business. Despite the terms indicating that it only works on business services, people have reported the offer being triggered by other types of Verizon charges. Note that the terms of the offer say that it is only valid when spending $75 or more at one time. I don’t know for sure whether that will be enforced or if two separate orders adding up to $75 will work. I will report back on this.

Assuming the offer wording is being enforced, that would mean you would need to buy the most expensive prepaid plan, which is the $75 Unlimited Plus. After $75 back from Amex, you’d be out of pocket even less for 6200 miles. I believe the taxes should be about the same as above, so you’d be on the hook for about $5 for 6200 miles.

If my experiment of charging two separate prepaid lines works, I’ll double up the miles on this offer.

Is this worth it without an offer?

Opening a prepaid line might be worth it even if you don’t have an offer to stack and don’t really care about Verizon service. At $39.40 for a prepaid line for a month, you’d be paying just over six tenths of a cent per mile to pick up 6200 miles and 6200 Loyalty Points. Again, I don’t know that this could be repeated endlessly, but if you can open multiple lines for this bonus, clicking through and opening a line for $39.40 each time would get you 124,000 American Airlines miles for 20 lines at a cost of $788. That’s just 1,000 miles short of Platinum Pro / oneworld Emerald status, which you could easily complete with the Babylist offer for no additional cost.

Is Platinum Pro worth about $800? I’m not sure that it is, but I’m not sure that it isn’t.

Keep in mind though that while the redeemable miles come through pretty quickly, Loyalty Points won’t begin posting to your account until March. You therefore wouldn’t get elite status until at least March (and I’m not sure how quickly everything will post over on the Loyalty Points side).

Again, I don’t even know that it is possible to do this with 20 lines. For starters, I don’t know that you’ll get the bonus again and again. Verizon also asks for an IMEI number (from the phone you will use). I don’t know if you can re-use the same IMEI for multiple lines. I furthermore don’t know that Verizon will let you add endless individual prepaid lines. I once got banned by Straight Talk (and as an extension from Walmart.com) for years for buying too many prepaid lines. I imagine it wasn’t worth it for them to figure out whether I was reselling phones and service cards or I was really a drug smuggler / other criminal, so they just banned me. I had to go to Walmart to buy a physical Straight Talk service card to pay my bill as neither Straight Talk nor Walmart would take any of my credit cards online (I obviously switched service eventually). Thankfully, after some number of years, Walmart let up on that. My point here is that if you also have Verizon postpaid service and you don’t want a big hassle, it’s probably worth going easy with a line or two.

Bottom line

If you’re playing the AA loyalty status chase game with us, this is an offer to take up while it’s available. I wouldn’t wait on this as I noticed the payout increased yesterday and just didn’t have a chance to get it published until now. I wouldn’t count on this lasting for a long time. It certainly might last for days, but I’d want to take advantage sooner rather than later in case it doesn’t.

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JCN

This deal appears to be back and available for the Prepaid lines (all prepaid exclusions and 45 day active language has been removed). I’m going to be brave and place another order. Wish me luck….

JoshF

I don’t see where it specifically says prepaid lines qualify, all I see is “new service”. Is that what you’re assuming will count for prepaid? Keep us posted, I’m curious if the points even show pending for you.

Spike

There are multiple specific mentions of prepaid service if you scroll down the advertised promos.
I successfully got them to award the miles on 4 orders from the first go around…. So I’m going all in to get platinum pro on this one. I’m sure I’ll have to fight, but I’ve got a good precedent now…. And I took more screenshots for proof just in case

Jeff

Did your orders track? Pay out?

Spike

Not yet. I’m assuming this will go the same way it did last time: offer never posts so I file a ticket after 14 days, it takes Verizon like a month to respond to them and they come back with some complete fabrication that i used some unauthorized coupon, i respond to aa shopping saying that’s a lie and Verizon needs to furnish proof (of which none can be found because it’s a lie), then about 2 weeks later the points finally post.
They don’t make it easy and Verizon plays a dirty game. But it should be worth it once I’ve got my platinum pro

JoshF

@Spike, any updates on success with getting your 2nd round of Verizon prepaid to track w/ AA?

Spike

Tldr: it’s taking longer than last time but still working with them.

They are actually being much slower this time and pulled a new one, claiming that some of my orders were already credited to a different AA account, which makes absolutely no sense… Worst case i will dispute the charges from Verizon as i had to do once before… And I’ll keep emailing to get the numbers credited. Then they can overturn the dispute… And if they are too disorganized to do so, well, i have no sympathy for them

LindyLouie

I filed a missing miles report with Aadvantage shopping and today got a message that Verizon says: “The merchant has indicated that the commission for order # 9%^$&(&^$$ was payable to another party outside of our network.”
This is false and I am not sure what I can do now. I feel that they stole my money. What is the recourse?

JoshF

I filed the same report as you for the missing Verizon prepaid miles and received the exact same response as you this AM. I know it’s bogus, the only reason we made this purchase was for the AA portal, we weren’t clicking around for other deals or coupons. It has to be on Verizon’s side, they’re just getting themselves out of paying everyone for this offer.

C H

I received this response today for the missing miles report I had filed 15 days after my purchase.

C H

For what it’s worth, I responded saying that I was disappointed and that I expect the offer to be honored as advertised on the site. Today I received a response that the case was escalated, that they are working with Verizon to get “these cases” looked at again, and that I will be kept updated as things progress.

C H

I received a positive resolution to this: I followed up on Monday after not having received any updates for a month. I then received a response that the “order has been added to your account”. Yesterday I saw the 6,200 miles on the aadvantageeshopping website and today they showed up in my AA account.

JoshF

Same here: after I was told that my order was ineligible because it was “payable to a party outside of our network”, I decided to push back and tell them I wanted proof. All of a sudden, my purchase was approved and I got the miles in my account.

Michael

It looks like 4 of these are now pending reversal in my AA eShopping account (on Feb 8 and Feb 10). Is this happening to anyone else?

TravelPhD

Ordered one line on 1/17; had problems, but it did ship and I activated the line. No points in the portal, but have requested. Is the deal now dead (or back)? Still a bit new at this.

Prepaid is listed on the AA Eshopping site and the terms and conditions do not talk about prepaid…

Sam

To cancel after delivery of the order has been an absolute nightmare trying to get to the Prepaid department. I really hope they pay out on these orders as trying to reach verizon prepaid department has been impossible. Chat is even more worthless. Anyone of their miles posted yet?

JoshF

The AAdvantage shopping portal is actively investigating my 2 prepaid lines that have not tracked, no order numbers or anything.

Sam

Thanks. Most of mine tracked with $0.00. There are several missed tracking due to the Verizon System Errors that popped up. Not sure if the portal can add those orders or not. I activated all sim cards except for 3 since those 3 orders didn’t come with the Sim cards and that has been a nightmare trying to get a hold of Verizon Prepaid. Very frustrating and that is why I am hoping they pay out

JoshF

I contacted Aadvantage eShopping support today regarding none of my points showing as is it has been 15 days since I made my 2 Verizon prepaid line purchases. My order info doesn’t show up in the portal or anything. Here is their response:
“ After reviewing your account, I was able to confirm you accessed Verizon through AAdvantage eShopping but according to Verizon’s Terms and Conditions listed below, rewards will be credited 60 days from the order date. If the rewards for Orders do not post by Friday, March 18, 2022, please contact us back and we will be happy to research this further.”
Sounds like they’re giving me the Heisman.

WWH

I have two orders placed on 18th and 19th but neither tracked. Now sure what to do. Thinking of returning both if it is possible

John

I think a lot of us are in the same boat at this point. It was a gamble and it has yet to pay off. I am waiting for the 15 days to elapse so I can submit a ticket on the item. If that doesn’t work I will explore returning.

Vince

So Verizon was removed from the AA eshopping portal…now it’s back. It does not list ‘prepaid service’ as a line item of a bonus category, however: when clicking through (using a shopping portal coupon for $15 off prepaid), it shows my order is being tracked/activated. I am using my old ipad and sign up for new service (not currently a Verizon customer), so it seems like the 6200 miles would/should still activate for the ‘new service’ option listed on the portal?

Serge

Hi, any news on this one? I was about to get a prepaid line with the Chase Ink offer, but it would be nice to know if it still works.
Thank youuuuu

Jeff

Anyone still have VZ orders tracked at $0.00 but no points actually credited

John

Yes! I have quite a few orders from the 17th and 18th. All tracked correctly at $0.00 but no points have credited yet to either Aadvantage eshopping or AA.com. I just followed prpilot’s suggestion and confirmed my email address for about half of them, and activated a fair number, so will A/B test on those and see what happens.

Jeff

I had confirmed a few email addresses the day I ordered 1/18 and didn’t seem to do anything… Please report back on the activation. I don’t think this does anything as a friend had 2 orders post points from the 18th and others not, no emails confirmed or sims activated

Last edited 10 months ago by Jeff
John

Did you use the General [Shop at Verizon] link from AAdvantage or the prepaid specific Button from the shopping portal? I used the General shop at Verizon button. It shouldn’t have any affect due to the cookie tracking but I’m wondering… – my first orders were placed right after this post went live. Nothing posted yet. All tracking at $0

Jeff

Do you think we will have to submit for missing miles after 15 days or they will get it figured out

Sammy

My order is tracked at $0.00 with an order number even after I confirmed my email and activated my SIM card.

Jeff

But no points?

Sammy

No points

Jeff

I still have multiple orders from the 18th and 19th, tracked at $0 but no points pending

Jeff

I have 10/10 all tracked at 0, none produced points

Sam

Still no points for me either. Several tracked at 0.

Jeff

Same.

Sam

Let’s hope they pay out

kathy

I took a chance and ordered a prepaid line on Sunday, received the SIM yesterday and no points. The portal tracked the order at $0 right away but no points.

Taylor

Looks like you killed the deal, Nick 🙁

Kevin

probably a dumb question (and caveat that we aren’t even sure the prepaid lines are still going to trigger the offer), but if you wanted just order the prepaid line without intending to actually activate it, what do you put when it asks for the IMEI? Or do you actually have to have a phone to use for the sim card to activate?

Brian

How does one track down an order? The order numbers in the emails I received from Verizon don’t seem to match with the order #s on the eshopping site (at least for the ones that did track). I still have one that is showing as shipped but nothing has tracked.

prpilot17

If your miles have not posted for this deal, you might want to double check that you confirmed your email address with Verizon. To do this click the link and enter your new number. If you didn’t take a screen shot of it on the initial sign up, you should be able to find it in the documentation that came with the sim card.

John

At this point it cant hurt. I had one order go through no issue and another two that errored out. None are tracking so who knows, maybe this will help. Here’s to hoping .

Eddie

My first order tracked without having to confirm the address, but the second has not. Hoping it works.

A C

what link are you referring to? can someone provide the link to confirm email address? thanks

kim

The portal now has AT&T for 6200 points and Nakedwines for 3700 AA points. Any ideas if this will work the same?

Nun

Since the thread title hasn’t changed, does this mean you believe the Verizon offer still includes prepaid? I think there’s about a 2% chance of that still working.

B D

Verizon is back up on the portal but now it doesn’t list Prepaid as an option.

M Khan

Any brave souls going to try it out?

JL100

are you saying that because it says “contract,” seems like prepaid is still a one month contract and doesn’t specifically exclude it. Not that I really want to deal with more since I am already owed 6200 points that didn’t track : o

Raghu N

My SIM shipped and I received it yesterday. I purchased on Monday 01/17
Under store visits it shows verizon, but no order number or transaction date or amount

Raghu

Sam

I at least have order numbers and $0.00 as the amount on all my orders except the ones that showed a system error. Who knows when they will pay out. Let’s hope soon

AG

Same 🙁

Hopefully there aren’t any issues submitting a claim after 15 days, given prepaid plans no longer qualify.

Ed.C

Funny how the website now says Verizon does not participate in the program, yet in my offers page it says “Because you shop at Verizon…..”

Brian

I was able to purchase two on Tuesday, received shipping emails, and the miles showed in e shopping on Wed and posted to my AAdvantage account on Thursday. I tried to do a few more on Wednesday, and was only able to get one to go through without issue. I received a confirmation shipping email, but nothing is showing in e shopping. And I can’t remember if the third one that went through was for me or my husband. Hopefully it tracks tomorrow.
Lesson with these deals – get them as soon as you see them – since they seem to go quick!

Tami

Now dead.

Brian

Hmmm Stranger than truth. This offer is no longer available.

John

“Verizon wireless does not currently participate in the program” just updated on the portal. Ugh I really hope I get some miles.

Troy

Offer pulled, hopefully so they can trace down tracking issues, bit I wouldn’t hold my breath at it being 6200 again real soon. Says “temporarily unavailable”

Nun

“Verizon Wireless does not currently participate in the program.”

mo bamba

worked out perfectly ty
and now looks like offer is no longer there

Last edited 10 months ago by mo bamba
A C

apologies if this is a basic question. about to purchase the $35 smart phone prepaid plan. put in a dummy phone (iphone 11) so i wouldn’t have to give IMEI

the check out page showing $35 now and $35 monthly due afterwards. will this automatically bill my cc $35 more for next month?

how does one ensure that i wont see reoccurring charges next month which would kill this deal? do i need to activate the line once i get it and then contact vzw to cancel the line? i just want to make sure i dont get billed antoher month of $35 later down the road. i have zero plans on keeping or using this phone number once it tracks on portal. thanks in advance.

John

Just ordered one prepaid Talk & Text line for $35. I’ll keep everyone posted as to whether the 6,200 miles post!

Doug Parker

Miles posted to my AA account 24 hours after I placed the order. Shows $0 and pending in the shopping portal but the miles are there and I can see them in my shopping portal account and on my AA account at aa.com. Thanks and keep up the great work Nick; you do an absolutely amazing job and I appreciate all the work that goes into finding these deals and then typing them up and publishing them.

John

That’s lucky. I already got my SIM cards delivered and the points aren’t even pending. I have 3 other friends in the same boat so not sure what to make of it 2 days later.

Ed.C

Same here. Made the purchase on Monday, got confirmation email same day. Shipping email Tuesday, and no miles yet.Pretty frustrating, as in the past miles have posted very quickly from purchases on AAdvantage eShopping portal./

Raghu N

Me too. Store visit shows just verizon, no order number or dollar amount. I have the email from verizon. Have to wait 15 days before we can send enquiry to customer support

HoKo

After reading through the comment DP’s I placed my first order and it seemed to go through fine and I received a standard Order Confirmation email…but then I received a second email saying they were unable to complete my order.

But when I click on the “Track Order” button from the order confirmation email it shows as “Processing”. So is the consensus that I should disregard the second email and assume my order did indeed go through?

[…] The “Unlimited” bring your own device prepaid plan with Mobile Hotspot came out to just about $78 for me when taxes were included, so the net cost is about $3, and I got a notification from AmEx about redeeming my offer a few hours after the purchase. I’ll cancel the plan in about 15 days after the miles have posted. (In case you want a treatise on this deal, see Frequent Miler) […]

Daniel

My first 2 orders do not show as tracking in the portal, fine on 1/17. Items have shipped already. Any data points on how long it takes to track? Nick said his tracked sometime after shipping

Sam

Did any of these 2 orders generate an initial system error and then the order just came through? In that case, it may not track. But if your orders went through with no errors then it should have tracked by now.

John

I have several orders being delivered today. However, not a single point has gone pending. The majority of my orders did have an order number tracking in the portal. Do you have points pending for most of yours now?

Last edited 10 months ago by John
Troy

You fared better than I, only 1 of 5 orders tracked in the portal with an order number. It has already posted to my AAdvantage account, but doubt the others will without much work.

AG

Facing a similar issue, placed 2 orders and neither order number is showing on the portal (both shipped Monday night).

John

Yikes. Mine all still show $0 and an order number, with no points showing. I have 2 other friends in the same exact boat. Maybe there’s a backlog in processing the points? At what point do I start filling out missing point requests…

Sam

Several orders tracking with $0 and order numbers. I hope they eventually do the right thing and honor these in light of the deal being dead now or pulled. Please let me know if you are hearing anything negative about them not honoring these. Thanks

Daniel

I did 5 orders. I didn’t have any errors during the purchase. It shows under store visits but no transactions associated with them. Nothing under recent transactions though 🙁 It now shows under visit history that “the store is temporarily unavailable”.

Raghu N

Same here. Nothing tracked yet. Just shows Verizon under store visit

Brian

This isn’t gonna be the clawback of all points and shut down of your AA account Like what happened to some with the Citibank mailers, is it?

That is something that AA could do, it seems.
Even though they are not the ones awarding the points!!

John

That was hundreds of thousand of miles. Also people were getting mailers by using fake names. They also put a limit of a max amount of miles earned per year after that. I wouldn’t go super crazy and remember these miles may never post.

Tami

This is on-label use, in compliance with stated terms. Not even close to what happened with the Citi mailers debacle, which was a case of high risk churning.

I wouldn’t try to do this same offer 10 times, however.

Brian

Be careful here. Again, just a caution. They have already shut down as of this afternoon.

JL100

I did this twice by accident as Verizon said the first order failed, but really it went through, which I found out later lol. Used a different IMEI on the second one because the first old phone wouldn’t turn on if I had to activate, but probably doesn’t matter. Question is, only one tracked in the portal despite doing both within 30 minutes. Both are confirmed by Verizon as “complete,” I guess I’ll wait to see if second one tracks but doesn’t look good. Should I follow up with portal in a few days, cancel the second order, or wait longer? Both exact same amount but I would think they can tell it’s not a duplicate? The joys of the game…. : )

Jeff

same. 5 orders. 1st one didnt track, only 4 tracked. same thing with a friend of mine. I would wait and see but yes it doesn’t make sense. Look at your orders and see if it was the 1st one you ordered that didnt track…you can tell by the order # from the email and cross reference the order # in the portal that tracked. I’m going to guess the 1st order you did didn’t track, but the 2nd one did…if so i would wait a few days

John

Did you have any points post? Did mine at 8am yesterday PST and not a single point has posted.

JL100

Still only 1 out of 2 after 2 days. I would cancel one but of course the order number on AA doesn’t match Verizon so I would probably cancel the wrong one. Guess I’ll wait the 15 days to be able to ask AA, but then I’m losing ability to cancel with Verizon. Guess I’ll let it ride, small compared to stock market losses lol.

coleslaw

I’m constantly getting an error message of “At this time, VZW is not able to complete your transaction with your current payment method. Please click here to select a new payment method in order to continue.”. I have tried multiple different credit cards as well as Apple Pay and PayPal. All give the same error.

I’ve tried clearing cookies, using different browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari), on my iPhone, iPad and desktop, all giving the same error message.

Any ideas?

M.A.

Like several others here, I ran into the issue that repeat orders gave me payment system errors. I gave up and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning, I had a dozen pending transactions from the previous day for $36.85 (the price of the cheapest line) pending on the card I was using to pay. I figured that was all normal and that they would fall off, however then a new one from this morning popped up for $43.66 and I received an email telling me that I had been given a $6.99 credit. Clearly something was up.

I called in to Verizon and went through my order history with the representative. It turns out, all of my orders had been authorized and then immediately cancelled within 10 seconds of authorization- even my initial order that seemed to go off without a hitch. Evidently, their website was coming up with the wrong taxes for my order. The proper order amount would be $36.67, but it was authorizing my card for $36.85. This incongruity was making their system automatically cancel my order. The $43.66 charge I received this morning was the result of a Verizon employee logging in and manually submitting a SIM card for me (with the correct price of $36.67), then adding the $6.99 fee for shipping and a separate $6.99 credit. I told them to cancel that order (it now had a new order number and doubtless would not track on the portal) and they started the refund process.

Seeing as the offer is still going, I may try and order a few SIM cards to my parents’ house and hope the proper tax is charged for the order. EDIT: Nope, that didn’t work either. Unfortunately, it looks like I’ll have to sit this deal out and hope it comes around again later and actually works then.

Last edited 10 months ago by M.A.
HoKo

What state are you in? (i’m wondering if the tax-calculation issue is something specific to your state)

M.A.

Tried orders for both CO and KS.

EDIT: And now GA

Last edited 10 months ago by M.A.
Sammy

If you don’t have the Chase or Amex offers, then the best deal is the Talk & Text prepaid plan for $35.

Tami

Did it track?

Sam

Orders are tracking except ones that didn’t go through initially after showing a system error on Verizon’s site. Yes this plan works

Tami

Thanks!

RuhRoh

I ran into a problem that others may experience, which could make the deal significantly less valuable. After I placed my first order, I ran into the system error message on some of my subsequent orders. Hours later, I ended up getting confirmation emails from Verizon on even those failed orders, and they showed up as pending charges. But those seemingly unsuccessful orders were not tracked by the AA shopping portal as transactions where any order was placed. That’s not a problem on the AA shopping portal end, but rather on the Verizon end, and I’m not sure it can be resolved after-the-fact by contacting the portal (or, more importantly, that it would be smart to try to do so, for those placing more than one order).

John

Do you actually see 6200 miles pending (not just the transaction w/ $0 and order number)? I had 5+ ship yesterday and not 1 mile is showing pending.

RuhRoh

No, but my hunch is that that may not make a difference for those orders, as I think there’s a threshold problem. The portal tracked perfectly every transaction where an order went through smoothly under the Recent Store Visits section (with an associated order number). The orders that led to the system error message have a Recent Store Visit entry, but not associated order number. (I should also clarify I realize the confirmation emails from Verizon weren’t sent hours later but maybe a few minutes after the transactions.) In any event, not sweating bullets over any of this, as I took on the risk, but just sharing it FWIW, and still very grateful for the info about the deal!

Sam

That does suck. Happened to me several times. Oh well, still not a bad deal for Loyalty points and redeemable miles. Keep me posted me you do see tracking of the system error orders. Thanks

Roni

Is Platinum Pro worth about $800? I’m not sure that it is, but I’m not sure that it isn’t”.
its only Platinum Pro for 800? What about 124,000 American Airlines miles?

Sam

In that case is Executive Platinum worth $1200 for 2 years:)

Larry K

I got 3200 earlier in January and now my purchase from yesterday has tracked for 6200. Tempted to do another while it is still 6200. Unfortunately, I have no Verizon credit card offers but even without them this is like a mini Conservation International churn if they all post without clawbacks.

[…] Miler flags two offers available right now that provide great value ‘mileage run from your desk’ […]

Sam

That’s great. Would be nice to do several but these error messages about system errors and payment errors takes too much time to do over and over

Sam

Did you use the same Credit Card or used different ones for each? Thanks!

Jeff

Nick how many of your orders are tracking vs missing?

abc007

How did you order multiple times? You had to provide a IMEI# for each order, right? Thanks for the feedback.

John

Are they your very first orders? What approx time were they placed? I did some around 8am pst, still no miles showing.

John

Still nothing posting on my orders that tracked and shipping yesterday. I hope I start to see some points soon.

Josh

So what happens to the SIM in a month when you don’t activate it? Just dies?

Or because it’s prepaid, your month only starts from when you activate it?

Josh

ty sir

Daniel

Nick, did you actually put it in a phone? When the few that I ordered come, they are just going to sit there as I don’t need the phone lines until the month expires

NED

Please excuse my basic question: it appears to me that I need an existing phone IMEI to get a prepaid SIM card. Please confirm or correct. Thank you

Troy

Clear membership has tentatively tracked thru the portal while doing the United Travelbank deal outlined on DoC. I say tentatively as it just shows the unique order ID & amount under “recent store visits.” I’ll update if/when it posts to Recent Transactions and AAdvantage.
For my transactions I: clicked thru the AA portal to Clear, clicked Get Clear, then pasted the United Travel Bank url into the same Chrome tab. From there I proceeded to sign up as usual, paid with Amex Plat so it’s fully reimbursed. Did this for P1 then P2 used a Biz Plat with two family members ($109 + $60).
If all tracks should be:
700 (350+350) AA LoyaltyMiles
$200 ($100+$100) UA travel bank
1 year of Clear for 3 people (you could do 4 if you wanted)
Free after Amex reimbursements

Also, to reduce posts – after being unable to checkout any more with Verizon I tried a couple orders under P2 and they went thru OK.

Nate223

Instead of pasting the AA link, I activated the AA shipping browser button and stayed on the United page. Should this work too?

Troy

Not sure, I’ve avoided all browser buttons so I have more direct control. I can say that I received 2 emails saying “We see you made a purchase at CLEAR through AAdvantage eShopping” so it appears chances are very good for points to post.

JoshF

I just signed up for a $35 plan and checked out using an Amex w/ the $75 off $75 offer. I then immediately signed up for another $45 plan with the same card, hoping to trigger the $75 off Amex offer. Will report back if/when it works.

Josh

fwiw i got the amex email right away when paying 75.01 to postpaid service

Margaret

For selfish reasons (like I have messed up more than one of the offers in this aa game!!!), I would love someone to make a video of exactly how to execute these offers!! It gets so confusing and if you are a semi newbie, wow it can be confusing.

Sam

Keep getting too many system errors and use another payment method. Not sure what is going on with Verizon’s site today. Maybe there are on to people signing up with multiple Prepaids. Not sure

Troy

Please see my comment below – clear cookies for verizon and redo it

Sam

Thanks! I even tried that several times. Keep getting “There was an error with one of our systems and we’re working on it now. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please call 800-922-0204 for immediate assistance.

Troy

I’m now getting this again and not letting me check out. I’m wondering perhaps we need to wait and let our prior order clear the system (and show in our portal with order # under recent visits) before doing a new order? Any other ideas besides using a P2?

mo bamba

i just purchased the prepaid plan but dont see it on recent transactions on aa shopping portal, does it take a few days to show up ?

Troy

It takes from hours to days depending on the merchant. We really need a stickied post at the top of this thread with common questions

mo bamba

Thanks ! N yeah that would help newbies like me

Raghu N

Just a word of caution, if you do not plan on activating the SIM card because you do not have a device, please do not check the save $5 to enable auto pay on check out. If you do not activate the device, I am not sure how easy it is setup a online account (to disable auto pay), when the phone number is not activated

Thanks
Raghu

John

True. Also no reason to activate auto pay no discount for the first month.

Troy

Yes, this is what I ran into. Said to dial a number from your phone and other ways using your phone. No way I can find around it.

Josh

it does say on one of the screens that the autopay $5 was *after* the first month

Raghu N

You are right. I should be more patient. I received an email couple of hours ago.

“Good news! Your $35.00 monthly plan is all set and ready to use. Keep in mind that your current plan will be good through 02/16/2022. For more details , click to log in to My Verizon.”

Now when I try to register with the new phone number assigned to me , it brings up the registration page. However i don’t seem to have picked a security pin when I ordered pre pay service, and it is now errors back saying security pin does not match. I have to call prepay customer support to fix it

Thanks Nick
Raghu

John

hmm I have done a few of these today and they are showing up with the order number is the shopping portal with a price of $0. I’m definitely being charge $38 and change for each one…

Larry K

I did it last week for 3700 and that’s what happened. I did get the 3700 miles though.

John

Fhew. Thanks for clarifying! I was nervous.

John

How long before the points posted?

Eric

Hi Nick, may I ask how long does it take to track the Verizon order? Thanks!

Mike K

Tough call with Chase UR being 6300 for same prepaid deal

Dan

Bring your own device looks like it’s only paying 3700, what does this apply to?

B D

How long does it take to get an acknowledgement from the shopping portal. Ordered the $40 plan this morning and haven’t seen anything yet.

Neil

I have gone through the the T&C a couple of times and nothing seems to indicate that if you open multiple new prepaid lines that those won’t count. Are there any DPs on anyone opening more than one prepaid line? I ran the keystokes a few time and get to check out with no problem. If this was repeatable netting EXP with a few tickets on QSuites could cost $1200

Larry K

Nick — did you use different phones each time?

Troy

I’m thinking along the same lines…plus I figure even if I strike out here, I likely will succeed in porting them to Xfinity for $100 each, which is still a win. I may go bigger…I imagine there’s a 14 day customer satisfaction window with Verizon prepaid anyway.

Chris

Anyone getting an “invalid address” error message when trying to add a prepaid plan (after logging into an existing Verizon account)? Super annoying and can’t figure out the issue.

Raghu N

Use a different browser, popup issue

Raghu N

Also use a new account or checkout as guest

Alex H

I ran into the same problem and did both things Raghu N suggested. Checking out as a guest user didn’t alone do the trick but once I closed all my browsers and started again it worked.

JSmith

anyone else having trouble with their order getting cancelled over and over?

JSmith

Dear Valued Customer,
 
Thank you for choosing Verizon. We were unable to complete the order you recently submitted online. Your credit card has not been charged.

I have gotten this message with repeated attempts.

Troy

I wasn’t able to submit a second order, so I cleared cookies for Verizon, clicked back thru the portal and succeeded.

Raghu N

Okay I was able to complete the deal (previously Chrome browser zipcode pop upissue) Now to turn off auto pay, I should wait for the SIM card, to register for the pre paid account (it requires a 10 digit phone number)

Thanks
Raghu

Nun

Wasn’t there an option to turn it off during checkout? That’s what I saw

I have to say I’ve never seen such a confusing checkout process for anything. How can a mega company not be aware of this, or is it intentional?

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Raghu N

Oh to turn off auto pay? when you check out. There was an option to save $5 if enrolled in auto pay which I did not pick. Is that what you are referring to?

Thanks
Raghu

Troy

This is the problem – I didn’t plan on activating the sim, now it seems I have to in order to turn off autopay. For future orders I’ll just leave autopay off.

Raghu N

No Actually by default auto pay is unchecked. You have to proactively check it (to get $5 auto pay discount) , to enable autopay, so I am good.
Thanks
Raghu

Troy

Your cell phone must have service to register for My Verizon. From your cell phone, dial *228, press Send, then select Option 1 at the prompt to activate your phone.

Raghu N

You do not need text message verifcation. But you can only register your account with the new number AFTER you receive the welcome email message from verizon saying you are connected. (This is my experience)
Thanks
Raghu

Raghu N

I am trying to register a new verizon account for prepay and it is asking me for a 10 digit phone number. Verizon told me I cannot use my post paid account. If I do not create a pre paid account and instead checkout a guest, it says invalid address
Anything I not doing right

Alex

Same issue! Dying to get an answer.

Alex

Tried to go through my current account. Will try with a new email.

Alex

Giving up — can’t get past this message:

Invalid Address. Please verify and update your address on the account.

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Alex

So confused. Verizon won’t let me bring my own device and says I need to create a prepaid account (I have a post paid account).

I just want to sign up for this damn plan, but it’s becoming a headache. Should I use a new email address? If i sign up with my current device, will I lose my current number?

Parker

There’s an option to generate a new phone number. A commenter below said that if you select some of the phones (I did Samsung Galaxy Note 10) and select the option that you bought it from Verizon you won’t need to input an IMEI number or an existing phone number. I just did this 10 minutes ago so the points haven’t posted yet.

Troy

Anybody know if we can port these numbers into something like Xfinity Mobile for their add a line $100 prepaid card valid thru 3/7 (sometimes $200)?

Troy

Excellent, I’ll give this a shot with Xfinity Mobile. They’re currently offering $100/line (max 10 lines = $1000) to port in BYOD, with 90 days service. Service on the pay for your data plan should be under $3/mo for taxes for the additional lines *3 lines, let’s say $10 for 3mo. Possibly ~$900 XM profit less ~$400 VZ fees = $500 total profit for 62,000 LoyaltyMiles(tm)
I will try just 2 lines to start though as Xfinity is a horrible company to deal with.

Josh

if you do parlay this prepaid # into another deal…let us know 🙂

JL100

I select prepaid plans, but after that nothing ever confirms that I’m getting prepaid. Anyway to tell, or just have to trust it?

Troy

Click thru the link on the AA portal that says “Save on Prepaid When You Bring Your Own Device – Save $35 with No Activation Fee. Valid through Jan 31, 2022”

Gwen

Is it pretty easy to cancel the service ?

Nun

If I turn off autopay, then I should only pay the upfront ~$40 and never be bothered again. The phone line will just expire when no further payment is made, or I can actively go into the account to cancel it maybe. Is that correct? The terms say I have to activate it too, although I thought Nick said last time he never activated and still got the miles.

Nathan

Also, it says that with ‘Bring your Own Device’ the deals is only 3700 points. With the way Nick wrote this, we are clearly not buying a new phone. So, we are confident it will give us the new Prepay points of 6,200? I picked bring my own device and then added the 39$ plan. Is that incorrect?

Matt

I would like to try it out on my current phone but it’s already in a plan that still has a couple months left. Could I purchase this in advance using my existing phone but activate/use this 2months later (or does it have to apply immediately)? Thanks in advance

abc007

I see a Prepaid plan for $35 (Chicago area). No taxes & fees. 0.565 cents per points. It’s like the Simplymile deal.

abc007

Sorry, I had to pay $3.78 tax. It did show up at the end.

Raghu N

Mine showed $35 and then tax was 0.78
total of 35.78

Does that sound right

Nathan

I didn’t need to apply the IMEI number at checkout. Do I need to do anything after? They are sending me a SIM card, should I bother even activating it?

Nun

How did you do that? The first thing they ask me is an IMEI

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jeph36

I entered that I have a Galaxy S10 purchased from Verizon and they did not require me to enter an IMEI. I think when I said I purchased it from elsewhere that it needed an IMEI.

Nathan

If you say you are bringing something compatible like Iphone XR and then Pick ATT, Verizon, or another of the carriers it recognizes it as compatible and doesn’t ask for an IMEI.

Ed. C

I have 8 Chase cards and no Verizon offer on any of them. I’d love to do this for all the old phones I have laying around.

jeph36

I am also 0/8 on Chase cards, but I checked BofA offers and did find it! $30 back on Verizon prepaid. I also have it 2x on Amex – me + P2 – so maybe I will try this 3x total for 62% of the way to Gold.

Ed. C

Checked my 1 BofA card and 5 AmEx cards. Nothing.

Josh

I checked P1-P4 and nothing on any of our dozens of Chase cards, so don’t feel too bad.

LarryInNYC

Any chance you guys could add a tag “AA Loyalty Points” for these posts that specifically target AAdvantage status? And (harder), if you could also add the ability to subscribe to an individual tag. . .

AA currently has a lot of 12.5K trans-con awards available. If you could do this deal twice, for $29 you’d get 12.5K loyalty points (10% of Platinum Pro) and a one-way flight NYC-SFO. If you’re already elite and choose a Flagship flight, a lot of those flights are going out very lightly booked in J and F, so there’s a possibility of an upgrade (or book directly into J starting at 25K points).

LarryInNYC

Thanks. I thought the tags were Quick Deals and Shopping and Dining at the top of the post.

Justmeha

I came to ask for exactly the same thing!
It would be really helpful if you added a tag to articles like this ( i.e. visible, main aa loyalty post etc.)

Thank you for everything you do

Kim

AMEX offer triggered for me with purchases of 2 X Apple Air Tags and 2 X Google Chromecast 4K. Now, of course, I am wishing I had waited and been able to try using the AA e-shopping portal. Win some, lose some I guess.

Richard K

were those all a single purchase or split into multiple transactions?

Kim

Split into two transactions to trigger the AMEX credit on two separate cards.

Chris

Do you need to bring your own device (or buy one) to buy a cheap plan? I don’t have a burner lying around and buying another phone would scotch this deal.

Drew

Why not provide the IMEI of your current phone? If it’s unlocked or a current Verizon phone, then you should have no problems.

Chris

Yeah, my regular cell is a Verizon — but I don’t want to mess up the number on it, the regular plan, etc. Would providing that IMEI do so?

Drew

I don’t think it will. Just remember that your phone number (and account info) is tied to your SIM card, not your phone (IMEI). If activation is not even required, then you’ll never need to insert the new SIM into your existing phone.

M Khan

+1 to this.. that the route I followed and didn’t get asked an IMEI