(Credits coming) Buy an AA flight with your Mastercard, get $50 off your next ticket

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Update 11/11/21: Just a heads up that the $50 credits are arriving for at least some people via email today. Be careful to keep your eye out and avoid deleting the email. The subject line is “Congrats – $50 toward another trip“. (H/T: Susan in our Frequent Miler Insiders group).

American Airlines and Mastercard are teaming up for an interesting offer: Book an American Airlines flight on AA.com with your Mastercard from 8/23/21 to 9/30/21 (and complete travel by 3/15/22) and get $50 off your next flight. I am a little confused about whether you need to complete travel before you get the $50 coupon, but what is clear is that you’ll want to register before booking.

The Deal

  • American Airlines and Mastercard are offering a discount off a future trip when you book a trip at AA.com using a Mastercard between 8/23/21 and 9/30/21 and complete travel by 3/15/22. Register, book during the window and complete your travel by 3/15/22 and you’ll get $50 off your next flight.
  • Direct link to this promotion

Key Terms

  • Offer: If an Eligible Entrant registers and books a flight on AA.com between 8/23/21 and 9/30/21 and pays with a MasterCard, they will receive a $50 incentive code for a second trip to be booked on AA.com and completed between 11/11/21-3/15/22 (“Offer”).
  • Eligibility: The Mastercard – American Airlines Offer (“Offer”) is open only to individuals who are at the time/date of submission: 1) Mastercard cardholder; 2) AAdvantage Member; 2) legal permanent residents of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; and 3) legal age of majority (which is eighteen (18) in most states, but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska, and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) in their state of jurisdiction of residence (“Eligible Entrant”).
  • Offer Period: The Offer begins at 12:00:01AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 8/23/21 and ends at 11:59:59PM ET on 9/30/21, or while supplies last, whichever comes first (“Offer Period”).
  • During the Offer Period, Mastercard cardholders must register to participate at http://aaoffer.mastercard.us/register and include the following information as a part of the registration: First and Last Name, Email address, and AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Number).
  • Upon completion of this process (and verification by Sponsor), the $50 incentive codes (“Gift”) will be emailed to the first 100,000 Eligible Entrants who qualify.
  • Eligible Entrant will receive their Gift on or about 11/11/21, or six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the Offer Period has ended.
  • Eligible Entrants who receive the Gift can use it towards the purchase of their next AA flight on AA.com while supplies last.
  • Eligible Entrant can use the Gift when purchasing their next AA flight on AA.com from 11/11/21 – 3/15/22.
  • Eligible Entrant must book their trip on AA.com using their Gift and have completed their trip by 3/15/22.
  • Gift is valid for reservations made in the U.S. on flights operated by American Airlines and/or American Eagle originating in the US48, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • One (1) Gift per Eligible Entrant.
  • Minimum Fare Value of $60 in order for the Gift to apply.
  • Cannot combine with any other discounts, including Trip Credits and Flight Credits.
  • Only applicable for tickets purchased on AA.com.
  • See full terms on the promo landing page

Quick Thoughts

This looks like a very nice deal if you’ll be booking a flight on American Airlines during the offer period. What isn’t entirely clear to me is whether you need to complete the booked travel before you get the $50 credit. It kind of sounds to me like you just need to book a trip that is scheduled to be completed by 3/15/22 and then you’ll get the $50 coupon sometime around 11/11/21. It is at least possible that they won’t award the coupon until you complete the booked travel (but if your first trip is scheduled toward the end of the travel window it wouldn’t give you much time to use the code, so I’m not sure).

Keep in mind that you can’t combine these coupons with existing flight credits, you’ll need to make a booking using the $50 coupon as the only discount in order to use it. Still, this should be a nice win for those who can take advantage.

H/T: Reader just meer

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Sebastien

Fyi i received the $50 credit yesterday for a booking I ended up cancelling for a trip credit.

Raul

great I purchased a 500+ ticket during the period and never got the email , what was the title of the email please

Sebastien

Congrats $50 for another trip
Email come from AA

Mike

Does the entire trip need to be booked with a MC or can the initial qualifying trip be partially paid for with a flight credit?

Henry

Do I have to book round-trip or one-way is okay?

Tony

I assume you have to complete the trip before you get the $50 promo code for the second trip, because most AA flights can freely cancellable and you’re unlikely to be offered and get to kee the discount for something you may cancel later.

rjb

Mastercard Travel is a total train wreck. if ANYTHING goes wrong you are screwed. They take 24 hours to respond.

Jed

Doesn’t say bit do you think MC debit card would work?

tom

“2) AAdvantage Member;”-Welp, I’m out.