Well, let me just start by saying my husband and I spent all of our (and my parents) airline miles on a beautiful honeymoon in St. Lucia. Well, we recently made it our mission to replenish those miles ASAP. We are up to almost 15k miles with very few of those coming from actually flying! First of all, you should all sign up for any and all frequent flyer programs- there is no downside! We chose to target our American Airlines miles- so this post will focus on those deals. Here are some practical tips for earning airline miles without flying!
A few of the reasons I need ALL the miles…..
1. Sign up for AA Advantage e-shopping website: you can earn miles on your everyday shopping at the AAdvantage eShopping mall and take advantage of amazing bonus deals! This has been amazing as we are basically furnishing our entire home.
2. Join AA Dining Rewards: I got 1,000 miles by signing up, spending $30 at a participating restaurant, and completing an online survey. Disclaimer: you do have to enter your credit card information to get credit for your purchases! This has been a fun one, I have been more enthusiastic about eating out (if that’s even possible) and we have found quite a few new spots!
3. Complete e-surveys: Alright, this one isn’t as fun. The survey’s are usually boring and longer than expected, BUT they can also be done while binge watching Scandal. I have earned over 500 miles by allocating my reward money to my miles. They also have gift cards available! Enroll here.
4. Rocketmiles: Book a hotel and get an additional 3,000 miles on top of the standard miles your earn! Also, speaking from experience (because I somehow booked my hotel without getting the bonus miles) that they have great customer service! Book here or use promo code “AADVANTAGE” (Deal ends September 30th 2016).
5. Donate to Charity: Yes, you can get miles for your donations. I am all about donating to causes that are important to you, it is just a bonus to receive miles. I received 250 miles for my donation to The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) through the Fly to Find a Cure program. Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United are all currently honoring up to 10 miles per dollar with a donation of $25 or more.
6. Airline Credit Cards: Well we have not yet committed to this one yet. Does anyone have any opinions on this? Is it worth it? We already have a Capital One VentureOne card which has great travel benefits and no annual fee. Leave your comments below!