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American Airlines Will Donate Miles to Charity When You Share a Travel Tip

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American Airlines is currently running a Flying Kind sweepstakes, offering AAdvantage members the chance to win 250,000 miles. As the name suggests, however, this isn’t a straight giveaway; there’s also a charitable component. For each eligible entry, AA will donate 250 miles to one of seven participating organizations.

To enter, you need to share a travel tip that fits into one of five categories: Earning AAdvantage Miles, Redeeming AAdvantage Miles, Prepping for a Trip, Navigating the Airport or Flying the Skies. If you don’t have a particular tip in mind or you already see yours listed, you can comment on it or like your five favorite tips instead. You have until October 11, 2016 to enter, and you’re limited to just one entry per person.


There are seven charities from which to choose: the American Red Cross, Fisher House Foundation, Make-A-Wish, Snowball Express, Stand Up to Cancer, Susan G. Komen and UNICEF. You can read more about each of them here. American will donate a minimum of 250,000 miles to each participating organization.

If you’re an AAdvantage member, there’s no reason not to participate in this sweepstakes. Not only will your travel tip (or comment, or likes) lead to a donation from AA, but you’ll be in the running to win a tidy sum of travel rewards. Even with the recent AAdvantage chart devaluation, 250,000 miles can take you pretty far — it’s enough for two round-trip first-class awards to Asia, among other options.

Bottom Line

Donating to charity can be a great way to put your miles to use, and in this scenario you won’t even part with your own travel rewards. Plus, you might learn a thing or two when browsing other entrants’ travel tips.

How would you use 250,000 AAdvantage miles?

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