Make an easy 1000 AA Miles by Shopping Online

This is another of our No Credit, No Problem series of articles which you can take advantage of with no special credit or debit card.

If you aren’t familiar with online shopping portals and how they work then stop everything and check out our article on How to use Shopping Portals to make Mega Miles. We have literally made hundreds of thousands of miles with them in the past, so if you don’t know, you are missing out!

From August 17-25, 2014, American Airlines Shopping Mall is having a promotion where if you spend $200 at any of the 1000+ stores listed on their site, then they will give you a bonus 1000 AA miles on top of whatever you get from the merchant (typically 1-25 miles per dollar).aadvantageshopping1K

Now is the time to buy anything online that you were planning on buying.  And it doesn’t have to be all at one time!  You could do $50 at Walgreens (3 miles / $), $100 at Walmart (1 miles per dollar, and $50 on flowers from FTD (15 miles per dollar).  Spending a total of $200 and getting 150+100+750+ 1000 = 2000 miles!   Awesome huh?  If you buy stuff you were going to buy anyhow then those miles end up being free! If you don’t find anything you want right this second, consider buying a gift card to a store that you go to often.  If you want to do that though check the mall terms for that store and make sure they give miles for buying gift cards because not all of them do.

I’m going to make this article short and sweet, so leave a comment below with any questions and I will be happy to help.  You are going to buy stuff so why not get miles for it!

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Author: John Butler

I live in Miami Beach but love travelling all over the world.

  • Jill

    American is now with US airways correct? so whatever miles I get will add to my total with US air or no?

    • TravelWithMiles

      American and US Airways have technically merged, but their operations are still sort of separate. They are supposed to completely merge their frequent flyer programs sometime in 2015. Until that point, you can earn miles in either one, but cannot combine them. So yes, eventually they will merge together into one account, but not until next year.