American Airlines/Alaska Airlines – New portal bonuses up to 2000 miles

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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines shopping portals both launched new promotions this week which offer up to 2000 bonus miles when spending from $100-$300.

See Also: New United Airlines/Southwest Airlines shopping portal bonuses

The Deal

The Alaska and American Airlines shopping portals are offering the following bonuses:

  • American Airlines 
    • Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus AAdvantage miles
    • Spend $300 and earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
    • Spend $600 and earn 2,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
    • Expires 8/14/22

Direct link to offer.

  • Alaska Airlines
    • Spend $150 and earn 300 bonus Mileage Plan miles
    • Spend $300 and earn 600 bonus Mileage Plan miles
    • Spend $600 and earn 1,200 bonus Mileage Plan miles

Direct link to offer

Terms and Conditions

American

  • During the “Back-to-School Bonus” offer, which runs from 7/25/2022 through 8/14/2022 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 2,000 AAdvantage miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the base AAdvantage miles earned from shopping online through the AAdvantage eShopping mall.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period using one of the following tiers: Tier 1 bonus: 500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of $300; or Tier 3 bonus: 2,000 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of $600 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the AAdvantage eShoppingM mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShopping account.
  • The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded.

Alaska

  • During the “Back-to-School Bonus” offer, which runs from 7/25/2022 through 8/15/2022 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will receive a one-time bonus of up to 1,200 Mileage Plan bonus miles on qualifying purchases made through the Mileage Plan Shopping mall or from purchases made through Mileage Plan Shopping in-store offers.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined using one of the following tiers, based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period:  Tier 1 bonus: 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 600 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300; or Tier 3 bonus: 1,200 miles for qualifying purchases of $600 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the Mileage Plan Shopping site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your Mileage Plan Shopping account.
  • The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded.

Quick Thoughts

Unusually, the American shopping portal promotion gives you the same amount of time to hit the spending threshold, even though the payout is bigger. Be aware that you don’t earn a corresponding number of American Loyalty Points for the bonus miles earned through this kind of promotion (although you will earn miles on the base spends).

While gift card purchases are always listed as being excluded from these bonuses,the bonus miles can usually be triggered by buying gift cards from either Raise or Giftcards.com, as those purchases get tracked by the portal. The Alaska Airlines portal has a card-linked feature where in-store purchases also count towards the spend for this offer.

These portal offers are always a nice bonus on spend you might make already, but they aren’t always world-beating. Be sure to compare portal rates on Cashback Monitor before committing to either of these.

(h/t: GC Galore)

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Lauren

Is anyone seeing their giftcards.com purchases in the tracker? I got the tracking email but the tracker itself isn’t showing them so I was wondering if they are cracking down.

Nick

I really hope that giftcards.com has a promotion on the virtual Visa cards before this bonus promotion ends

LUANNE

Today nice stack on Ollie dog food subscription at AA shopping portal 1,000 miles.
AMEX $15 off $30
Rakuten $15.01cash back
Rakuten posted,AMEX tracked,waiting for AA to track.Two small dogs,final price $32.41. If all goes well $2.41 for 1,000miles.

LarryInNYC

Is it time for an update on the AA loyalty points game from the beginning of the year?

I made Platinum Pro on the Hyatt challenge last year and have really been enjoying it. I switch all my domestic flying to AA but will barely qualify as Gold, let alone Platinum Pro, on flying alone. In a month or two I’m going to need to decide how much it’s worth it to me to acquire the 90k or so extra Loyalty Points to renew my status.

Sam

Currently Platinum Pro. I need 18k more to retain, at which point I will stop with OW Emerald maintained. I will have it in the next month or so. Mostly using shopping portal, Rocket miles, some Simply Miles (wine, Uber & meals), AA hotels, which can be quite lucrative & a bit on my Aviator Silver. Extremely curious how this changes next year.

LarryInNYC

Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or the personal characteristics to deal with racking up the LPs at 1.5k a pop from Simply Miles or anything. I can really only think in increments of 10 or 20k. To get the points I need I’m almost certainly going to have to fly some high-priced premium cabin tickets and make a (large) tax payment towards the end of the year.

Sam

I get that. There are some hotels that pay upwards to 5-10k in several cities on the AA hotel portal. I have bitten off pretty big chunks there.

LarryInNYC

Yeah, I had been looking at the bookaahotels.com portal (and as I recall, you can buy additional loyalty points for 2 cents each there). But at the same time as I got the AA Platinum Pro I also got Hyatt Globalist and so my city stays are concentrated on book-direct Hyatts.

LarryInNYC

Ah. And I still have two wishes left. . .?