AAdvantage 10,000 Bonus Miles For Dining 10 Times

by on July 2, 2014 · 66 comments

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Dining rewards programs are a great way to double dip on earning miles and points by using a points-earning credit card to pay for meals while also linking it to your airline or hotel program of choice and earn multiple points or miles per dollar on top of that. Currently American Airlines’ dining program, AAdvantage Dining, is offering 10,000 bonus miles for dining 10 times by August 15, 2014. 

Remember that if you want to earn the most points or miles possible, you should link a credit card to your reward accounts that allows you to earn 2x points or more on dining, such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the the no-annual-fee Barclaycard Arrival.

Get 10,000 AAdvantage bonus points by dining 10 times

Get 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles by dining 10 times

You have to complete the following steps in order to earn the bonus miles:

  1. Register online for the offer.
  2. Dine 10 times at participating locations. Don’t forget, you must spend a minimum of $40 each time you dine out.
  3. Voila-10,000 bonus miles earned.

Technically, this offer is “targeted”, although most members of the AAdvantage Dining program should qualify. The Terms and Conditions state that the bonus offer is by invitation only for select existing AAdvantage Dining members. To qualify, you must have a dining profile (including a web login) and remain opted in to receive emails from AAdvantage Dining with a valid, deliverable email address.

You must pay each time you dine with a credit or debit card (remember to double dip and use a points earning card) that is registered with AAdvantage Dining. You can earn this bonus only once and the offer can’t be combined with any other AAdvantage Dining bonuses.

One last general tip–ensure that every single one of your debit and credit cards is registered to a participating program–if not, take a couple minutes and sign-up for some. Once your credit cards are linked to a program, you’ll automatically earn miles every time you visit a participating restaurant. I often get random deposits of miles for eating at restaurants I didn’t realize were participating dining-for-miles establishments. It’s a quick, easy, great way to earn some bonus miles without even having to think about it…especially if you dine out as much as I do! 

If you enjoy dining out, this is an easy way to earn some extra bonus points. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

If you enjoy dining out, this is an easy way to earn some extra bonus points. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

This is actually a pretty high number of bonus miles offered for a dining program, so if you like to eat out, this is an easy way to get a good amount of miles. Especially now that it’s summer, I am out and about a lot with friends and family for drinks and food so I will make it a point to take advantage of this promotion. Bon appetit!

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  • Craig Chu

    Note: The T&C say that all dining must occur by August 15, so it’s definitely not a lot of time to go get fat, but we can certainly try our damnedest.

  • scott

    I usually do a fair amount of dining through these programs, but 10 dines by Aug. 15 at only their select restaurants is a lot.

  • Rich B

    MileagePlus members received the same invite

  • dk

    you can buy gift cards and it still counts

  • Steve

    “Sorry, you are not eligible for this offer.”

  • JFK

    there is a 20% bonus on Starwood transfers to US Airways as well;

  • Carl Cheng

    I’m already trying hard to figure out how I can do this. A lot of places I only go for a quick bite or cheap lunch deals so it’d have to be larger parties or I’d have to order more food for the week. But there’s some karaoke and bars that I’ve been to sometimes which might makes it easier.

  • Koalakins

    Favorite comment ever!

  • Eric

    World cup. Argentina. steakhouse. bonus AA miles. WIN!

  • Adam Jakowenko

    They promoted a 5000 point bonus with 10 dines that I just signed up for yesterday. I tried to sign up for this but it says I’m not eligible. I’m guessing because I already signed up for the 5,000 and there’s no way to “de-register” for the one I already signed up for.

  • Carpenter

    If you have an $80 bill can you break it into 2 $40 transactions so it will count at 2 of the 10 meals?

  • B R

    Especially at $40 min. per dine…

  • dee seiffer

    Me, too

  • Lynn

    I got the same targeted email through United. My goal is to dine a few times but mostly purchase $40 worth of gift cards at restaurants that I want to visit, maybe just not in the time frame that the offer is running.

    With 5 points per dollar on dining + 2 points per dollar on my Chase Sapphire with $400 spend I’m looking at 2800 points + the 10,000 point bonus for a total of 12,800 points. Not too bad of a return.

  • Trav

    Hmm, the email I received says dine 10 times to earn a 5,000 mile bonus. So it looks like this is targeted at various amounts depending on who knows what — probably how often you use the program.

  • Trav

    Also, each dine has to be $40 or more to be eligible. So the local sandwich shop that participates in the program isn’t going to cut it.

  • Christine Krzyszton

    Well, it could if you took orders from co-workers and volunteered to go pick up the order and pay for it. Collect from them and you’ve got your $40 purchase.

  • Trav

    That could work. :) Not for me, because I work from home.

  • mjdth

    Yes that’s worked for me on rewards network in the past. One of the restaurants near us always puts the tip on a separate charge, so when getting VIP with United’s rewards network program (same system) we got two credits each time we dined there.

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  • Steve

    Just received email offer of 5,000 miles for 10 dines. I feel so special.

  • mjdth

    Thanks for pointing that out. That one is targeted too, so I have offers from AA and United but they are both only 5,000. Maybe I dine at rewards network restaurants too often?

  • mjdth

    They seem to be targeted so you would only be eligible for the 5k bonus anyway.

  • FrAAmer

    EXACTLY! Most of the participating restaurants in my area are fast food :(

  • Bill

    Mmmm… I meet the criteria but wasn’t invited so, not eligible for the bonus(?). Customer Service phone: 1–866–638–6906 (9 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET, M-F)

  • scottsteg

    Alas, I am “Not Eligible,” and I work next door to a valid spot where I could buy lunch for folks on a regular basis.

  • WS

    I believe the various dining programs are run by one company. I signed up for Advantage Dining and added my Citi AA Visa to the account. Then I received a notice from my Hilton Honors dining program that this card is now removed from that program. If you follow TPG advice (and I’m not saying you shouldn’t) and sign up all cards with one program, just make sure you check out the possible affects on your other programs.

    Also, the participating restaurant lists in my area for both programs (as well as the website design) are identical.

    maybe I’m the last one to know this??? oh well!

  • Patrick Folger

    I did as well

  • Patrick Folger

    TPG must have gotten the 10k because of elite status? Anyone else Exec Plat. with AA, have the new card and get the 10k bonus?

  • LAKnight

    Too bad… I only got the offer for 5000 miles since I have been using AAdvantage Dining beginning this year.

    However, I received 10,000 miles offer from MileagePlus dining (run by the same company) yesterday. Same requirements.

  • LAKnight

    +1 on AAdvantage :(

  • guyver2077

    me 3

  • AKA

    Folks this is definitely a targeted offer I received one even though I do not have any status with American Airlines. I received an email yesterday with the 10,000 miles offer from AA dining program

  • Alix

    Not eligible. Weird.. Guess it must be targeted.

  • Jessica

    It does?!

  • markrogo

    Most of the participating restaurants in my areas are terrible.

  • Cheapblackdad

    you beat mo to it. Buy 400$ in gift cards to these places if you can’t do $400 by the end date.

  • Guest

    me 4

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  • Edward

    I got a 2500 mile/5 dines one. Which is more or less equivalent to yours but easier…

  • g

    Turn on your email contact under communication prefs.

  • AKA

    The United Dining offer is also a targeted offer so if you did not get an e-mail and you try to log in with this link, you will get the following message: Sorry, you are not eligible for this bonus.

  • DubZ

    Just got the email today, mine was for 2,500 after 5 dines, which if gift cards count I can def snag.

  • RDMWorldTravel

    bummer, they are offering only 5K to me but got the offer for 10K from United

  • Jeremy

    I got an email from UnitedMileagePlus dining with the same offer. Anyone know if this is the total charge, or the charge before the tip?

  • Michael

    me 5. this sucks

  • ROb

    It let me register for the 10k although I don’t remember seeing this in my email box. Does it mean I am good to go?

  • Leigh Barratt

    I only got offered 2500 miles. #FAIL. My wife got the 10000 miles offer though.

  • Tony

    I received this offer, but when I go to the landing page and log in, I’m told, “Sorry Charlie, you are not eligible for this bonus” WTH

  • davemha

    You should be fine.

    My guess is whether a person is eligible or not depends on their “status” with rewardsnetwork. I’m an “Online Member” not a “VIP Member” yet (need 11 dines). I received the 2500 for 5 dines offer.

  • Brett

    Is US Airways Dividend Miles Dining offering the same bonus?

  • scott

    Great idea, this should work.

  • scott

    I don’t think this has to do with elite status by the airline. I’m an AA dining VIP member and I was approved for the 10K mile offer. Never got an invitation, though.

  • Patrick Folger

    My wife got an email for the 10k and I got 5k. Like you said I think it has to do with status you have with idine. We typically use my wife’s card for dining so she got VIP status

  • Miaminj

    Me 6. At least now I don’t have to endure 10 meals at their crappy restaurants.

  • Edward

    I only got the 2500 for 5 dines offer and I am “VIP.” It might be tied to your AA status (I’m just a member).

  • peter

    if it reaches 40/visit, but with tip included; does it still count??

  • MS

    What if I manage only 9 $40 meals within the timeframe? How many miles do I get in that case – 9000 OR Zero?

  • Taffygrrl

    I am not eligible. for the program.

  • Taffygrrl

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one! There is one healthy fast food restaurant and one good restaurant that I would eat at on the list. The rest are – no joke – Pizza Hut.

  • Taffygrrl

    Me 7.

  • Alan

    I got the 10k offer and I’m the lowest of the low. I think by “targeted”, they mean “random”.

  • Alan

    My wife and I both have AAdvantage Dining accounts, but we only use hers to collect miles. I got the 10k bonus offer and she got the 5k bonus offer. I called customer support and they said there was nothing they could do to change it. It’s not worth participating at that rate.

  • Michael Rasmussen

    I missed the $40 min, thank you for the alert.

  • Leo

    Does buying gift cards at restaurants count?

  • fauxblogger

    Currently battling AA Dining on this one.. Met requirements with multiple $40 separate transactions on same day on last day of promo.. AA dining now stating that “Rules” limit to one $40 transaction per restaurant per day.. Anybody else dealing with similar issue?

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