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If you aren’t currently enrolled in the AAdvantage Dining program, now may be a great time to join. I’ve long extolled the benefits of dining programs – in fact I see no reason not to participate. It’s free miles for doing something we all do – eat. And remember, if you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you earn 2 points for every dollar spent on dining, plus the bonus miles for dining at a restaurant that participates in a dining program.
Here is a rundown of the current promotions. You can sign-up for more than one program, but you can only have one program assigned to a particular credit card. If you try to use the same credit card on two dining programs, it’ll automatically only keep your registration from the last one you attached the card to. However, you can have different credit and debit cards attached to different programs. Even if you are currently a Delta Dining member, you can join American dining and get the new member bonus.
Alaska Mileage Plan Dining: 1,000 points for new members when you spend $25 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days.
Delta SkyMiles Dining: 1,200 points for new members when you spend $25 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.
Update: For new and existing members: Up to 7,500 miles for dines.
United Mileage Plus Dining: 1,000 points for new members when you spend $50 or more on a single dine within the first 30 days and complete an online review.
Update: United promo (potentially targeted): Earn miles for partner activity, including dining
US Airways Dividend Miles Dining: 1,000 points for new members: 500 points when you spend $25 and 500 more on the second $25 dine within the first 45 days and complete online reviews. Note: I recommend waiting until we hear 2011 Grand Slam details before doing any dining activity since that will likely be a qualifying activity.