March 21 2014

~1,000 Free AA Miles


Here’s a pretty painless way to earn free American Airlines miles.  For participating in the AAdvantage® Passport Challenge, you can earn over 10,000 bonus miles.  Although you must fly to earn most of that, you can potentially earn over 1,000 from some quick, free, and occasionally entertaining activities.

I spent about 15 minutes, earned just a tad over 1,000 miles, and even learned a few things about AA’s new product offerings.  Considering a free flight between the US and Europe starts at 20,000 miles on AA, I’d say it was worth the time of day.  I re-played the game (for a family member’s AA account that I manage) for another ~1,000 miles in half the time.

You must like AA on Facebook.  After that, it’s possible to earn ~700 miles answering trivia questions and another ~350 “sharing” on Facebook.

Some tips:

  • To avoid spamming all your Facebook friends you can set the sharing activities visibility to “custom” or “only me.”  On the sharing box that pops up, there is a settings drop-down on the bottom left.  Or you can forgo the sharing activities and still earn up to 700 miles from the trivia games.
  • To maximize earnings, be sure to click on all the games, including the “Fly & Earn” ones at the bottom.
  • Don’t fret about getting the correct answers.  Most of them are evident, you get 2 tries (out of usually 3 possible answers), and a few times I struck out on both tries yet it looked as if I got the miles anyway.  However, so my parents don’t think that the money they spent on my education was a complete waste, let me just say that I nailed most of the questions.

For those who don’t fly AA much, this is also worthwhile as it should extend the expiration date on the miles you already have.

The game ends on May 23, 2014.

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Posted March 21, 2014 by Admin in category "American", "Tips

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