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Occasionally an opportunity to earn bonus miles or points will come up that’s a bit different than the standard offers most flyers are aware of. This week, it seems that Sprint and American Airlines are teaming up to offer new customers 20,000 AAdvantage miles to sign up for a new phone plan — new customers will also receive 5,004 AAdvantage miles, delivered in installments of 417 miles per month. Existing customers will also be eligible to receive 5,004 AAdvantage miles per year (in monthly installments of 417 miles).

Sprint and AA are offering new and existing customers AAdvantage miles.
Sprint and AA are offering new and existing customers the change to score bonus AAdvantage miles.

Ultimately, the miles might not be worth the effort if you have to pay extra costs to switch from another carrier to Sprint, but if you’re in the market for a new phone service, the 20k offer is worth a look. It’s enough for some basic redemptions (even after the devaluation) — and combined with the sign-up bonus of a card like the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, it could get you closer to a trip to Europe or Asia. And if you’re already a Sprint user, free miles are a nice perk to take advantage of just for sticking with the service.

Thanks to TPG reader Mike, who shared this news tip by emailing We’ll be sending out a $200 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

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  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
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  • Earn 10,000 AAdvantage® Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) after you spend $40,000 in purchases within the year*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to eight companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
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