It’s always great to see the returns of your hard work. Today, I got a very fist-pump-inducing email from the AAdvantage eShopping Mall confirming that I’ve got points coming for Anni’s recent Skincare products purchase. For reference: order was placed on 9/1 and the pending miles email hit my mailbox on 9/13.
But wait, there’s more! The email prompted me to check my AA miles balance. So, after logging into AA.com, I was greeted with this screen:
As a brief review, the 50k was the sign-up bonus for my 7/30 Citi AA Platinum Select Visa card application. To be honest, I didn’t expect the 50k to hit yet since I’m about $100 away from meeting the “$3k within the first 4 months” spending requirement. Definitely not complaining.
The 2500 bonus miles were for the Amazon.com purchase of the Canon T3i camera, lens and printer bundle. I’m particularly proud about how I got this TARGETED promotion applied to my account. I even got a little recognition from a seasoned travel blogger about it: Boardingarea.com’s Points, Miles & Martinis (LINK).
The 1219 miles are your general 1 AA miles per $1 statement spend. Glad to see they got posted.
Value proposition. As I commented on my AAdvantage, BA Avios, and oneworld post, AA miles are highly valuable because they’re easy to use (one-way awards) and give you access to top-tier oneworld airlines like British Airways and Cathay Pacific.
I personally have an aspiration to fly Cathay Pacific First one day. Just look at the trip reports from some fellow travelers:
- The Points Guy: Flight Review: Cathay Pacific First Class
- Flyertalk’s SFO777: Cathay Pacific and Emirates First SFO-HKG-BKK including EK A380 First
…and the 53,719 AA miles from August put me THAT much closer to that goal.