American Airlines celebrates 30 years of the AAdvantage program with daily deals

As widely reported this week, American Airlines is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program with 30 days of deals. If you’re not following me on Twitter, I had posted the link to the promo when it began on Monday, and today is a great day to “Follow†AAdvantage as they’re giving away 30,000 bonus miles.

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The deals so far are actually quite good, and if you fly American with any regularity, you stand to rack up some decent bonus miles. Day 1 on Monday gave you the opportunity to earn up to 30,000 bonus miles based on the amount of trips you book before April 30th for travel May 15th to November 15th. After the first roundtrip, you’d earn 1,000 miles, two roundtrips gives you 3,000 more, and so on up to the 5th roundtrip.

Day two offered triple miles when renting with Avis, and day three offered 3,000 bonus miles for completing specific shopping, dining & travel-related activity within a given time frame. Not to worry if you missed the previous days entries as they stay live for a while, and you can scroll back to each day on their giveaway calendar. And today, as I mentioned above, you can also enter to win 30,000 miles by following AAdvantage on Twitter and tweeting about it.

But wait, there’s more! Every weekday (thank you American for not making me do anything on weekends!), you can enter yet another daily giveaway for 30,000 bonus miles simply by entering your AAdvantage number, name & email address. That entry form is also on the giveaway calendar found here.

I’m impressed so far, and very appreciative at the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the bonus miles. American is graciously making them below the $600 level, where anything at or above that would require taxation on your 2011 return. While I’m primarily a United Airlines loyalist, I do have the Citi AAdvantage Visa card (earned 40,000 miles for it), and have a couple of flights on American in the next couple of months. I may go for Gold elite this year just to keep my options open & bring new blog material to Frequently Flying.


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