American Airlines announced yesterday a special offer from FTD for AAdvantage frequent flyer members which allows them to earn 30 AAdvantage miles for every dollar spent on Valentine’s Day flowers, toys and candies.
We value American miles at around two cents a piece, so that’s like getting 60 percent off your flowers. And don’t worry, we won’t tell your special someone that you got all those miles. It’ll be our little secret.
Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers also earn an additional 100 AAdvantage bonus miles from FTD with each transaction.
The offer is valid through Feb. 15, 2014, in case you’re one of those that likes to run a bit late.
If you’re not already an AAdvantage member, you can sign up here.
I received a letter from a reader who wants to know his options for “breaking up” with United Airlines — including whether it’s possible to transfer United miles out of United MileagePlus and into another rewards program — after what sounds like a truly horrible experience with the airline over the holidays. Here’s the full letter: Continue reading Can I Transfer United Miles To A Different Rewards Program?
I’m a huge fan of huge credit card sign-up bonuses. Keep your 30,000 mile bonuses offered in airport hallways and Facebook ads. I want 50,000. That’s why I was thrilled to open the mailbox today and find the thick, non-descript envelope containing my shiny new Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard, which comes with a 50,000 AAdvantage miles bonus after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
There are tons of offers floating around out there for Citi AAdvantage cards, some Visa, some MasterCard. But as far as I know only the MasterCard version is offers the 50,000 mile bonus.
Maria and I are headed to fabulous Atlanta to visit my family’s pig farm* for Thanksgiving and I — in perhaps one of my less enlightened moments — put us on a 6:30 a.m. flight out of LAX. True, we will get to the East Coast before dark, unlike most eastbound flights, but as someone known to throw punches when woken before 9 a.m., getting to the airport on time could present a problem. But if there’s one thing I love as much as sleeping until 10, it’s a night in a nice, clean hotel — and a deal.
So we set out on a mission to find said deal, perhaps redeem some points for a room, or at least earn as many points as we could in the booking process. Maria has the super slick Marriott Rewards Visa, so our first thought was to hit up the LAX-area Marriotts, as booking with that card earns us 5x Marriott Rewards points, which can be redeemed for future hotel stays, and allows us to be greeted, presumably, by singing clocks and tea cups as we waltz in with the card’s automatic Silver Elite status.
Our first find was the LAX Renaissance (part of the Marriott family), which at ~$137 out the door also offered a 5,000 point bonus just for booking the room for one night. Huzzah!