American/United Shopping Portals: Earn Up To 2,000/1,200 Bonus Miles

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Both the American Airlines and United Airlines shopping portals launched new spending promotions this week which offer up to 2,000 and 1,200 bonus miles respectively.

 

 

The Deal

The American and United shopping portals are offering the following bonuses:

  • American
    • Spend $50 & earn 400 bonus AAdvantage miles
    • Spend $500 & earn 2,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
    • Expires 5/15/22

Direct link to offer

  • United
      • Spend $50 and earn 100 bonus MileagePlus miles
      • Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus MileagePlus miles
      • Spend $300 and earn 1,200 bonus MileagePlus miles
      • Expires 5/23/22

Direct link to offer

Key Terms

American

  • During the “Member Appreciation Bonus” offer, which runs from 5/9/2022 through 5/15/2022 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 standard 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: 400 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $50; or Tier 2 bonus: 2,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $500 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 allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShopping account.
  • The Tier 2 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded.

United

  • During the “Member Appreciation Bonus” offer, which runs from 5/9/2022 through 5/23/2022 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 1,200 MileagePlus bonus award miles on qualifying purchases made through the MileagePlus Shopping mall or from purchases made through MileagePlus Shopping in-store offers.
  • This one-time bonus award will be based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period using one of the following tiers: Tier 1 bonus: 100 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $50; or Tier 2 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; or Tier 3 bonus: 1,200 miles for qualifying purchases of $300 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 allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus Shopping account.
  • The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded.

Quick Thoughts

The United promotion gets more generous the more you spend, offering 2x, 3.33x or 4x bonus miles if you spend exactly $50, $150 or $300 respectively. American’s offer is strange, though. The better spend bonus is on the lower $50 threshold because you’ll earn 8x (400 bonus miles) as opposed to the $500 threshold which only earns 4x (2000 bonus miles).

The American shopping portal promotion only gives you a week-ish to hit the spending thresholds, but it’s nice to see that the United offer gives you two weeks. Be aware that you don’t earn a corresponding number of Loyalty Points for the bonus miles earned through this kind of promotion (although you will earn miles on the base spends).

These offers are a nice bonus, but they aren’t 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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Eric Miles

I think you meant:

“The better spend bonus is on the lower $50 threshold because you’ll earn 8x (400 bonus miles) as opposed to the $500 threshold which only earns ***4x*** (2000 bonus miles).”

Fred p

I know It says gift cards are not eligible – but any reason to think that giftcardmall.com might work? It’s on the portal as 3x – and that’s all they sell.

Steven

It worked for me in the last promotion

victoria

worked for me last promotion also