250 Free American Airlines Miles

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I timed it and it took me just 90 seconds to get 250 free miles by signing up for a Best Western guest account and setting it to credit to AAdvantage. It would have taken me 60 seconds if I realized that you had to enter your American frequent flyer number in all caps. After you register, you can also earn a bunch of AA points for stays at Best Westerns, though nothing as good as last year’s hearty Hyatt airline bonuses which basically earned me a one way first class ticket from EZE to JFK (even though I wasn’t that impressed with AA’s First Class product, it was still a great promotion).

At the rate it took me, it would only take me 10 hours to accrue a business class ticket to Tokyo!

Tip of the hat to Miles Quest for this one.

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®

Earn 50,000 miles after $2,500 spent within the first 3 months. The sign-up offer alone is worth up to $700. If you're a frequent American flyer but don't have status, additional perks that come with this card like first free checked bag on domestic AA itineraries, preferred boarding on American flights can be extremely valuable.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $2,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • New: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at gas stations*
  • New: Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent at restaurants*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • New: Earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your cardmembership year and renew your card*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy preferred boarding on American Airlines flights*
  • Receive 25% savings on inflight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.74% - 25.74%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$99, waived for first 12 months*
Balance Transfer Fee
3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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