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Visit Curacao and Earn 30,000 Bonus AA Miles Through AA Vacations

Aug. 05, 2016
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Visit Curacao and Earn 30,000 Bonus AA Miles Through AA Vacations
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In case you didn't know, booking your flight and hotel together through AA Vacations can be a fantastic deal. While there are always good deals to be found, AA Vacations will also periodically run special promotions. This week, we ran across an especially compelling promo and wanted to share it with you: Earn a 30,000-mile bonus for booking a flight + hotel to Curacao.

Now through August 31, book a flight and hotel package via the AA Vacations website for travel through June 30, 2017. You must choose one of the 12 participating hotels (listed below) for at least a five-night stay. At checkout, enter promo code CUR30 to get the bonus.

Make sure to avoid the blackout dates of: September 5, November 24, December 25, December 31, April 16 and May 29.

Enjoy the beach at the Hilton Curacao. Image courtesy of Hilton.
Enjoy the beach at the Hilton Curacao. Image courtesy of Hilton.

Here are the hotels participating in the promotion, along with the other promotions the hotel is currently offering:

Is It Worth It?

View from the Floris Suite Hotels Moomba Beach Club restaurant. Image courtesy of Floris Suite Hotel.
View from the Floris Suite Hotels Moomba Beach Club restaurant. Image courtesy of Floris Suite Hotel.

If you're looking for a beach getaway, I'd definitely look into this promotion. First of all, the Dutch island of Curacao is a spectacular destination. Second, it's an easy way of earning 30,000 AA miles while getting a great deal.

Based on TPG's most recent valuation of American Airlines miles, the 30,000-mile bonus is worth about $450. If you were to buy miles from AA under its current buy miles promotion, 30,000 miles would set you back $886. However you get the miles, 30,000 miles is enough to fly one-way to Europe or to book two domestic round-trips under 500 miles each way.

Of course, another easy way of getting 30,000 AA miles would be to sign up for the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard. In addition to the 60,000 sign-up bonus after spending $3,000 in the first three months, you'll also get your first checked bag free, and access to the reduced mileage award promotion. The information for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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Round-trip flights for two and five nights in a suite for just $1,065!
Round-trip flights for two and five nights in a suite for just $1,065!

With less than 10 minutes of searching, I found this enticing deal. In the middle of winter, grab your significant other and take off from Newark (EWR) for five nights in Curacao. Stay in a Junior Suite Garden View at the Floris Suite Hotel. The two round-trip flights and five nights at the suite hotel will cost just $1,065 — and you'll get almost half of that value back through the mileage promotion!

Let us know if you find any other excellent AA Vacation deals to Curacao.

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4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points on Restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.

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  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There’s a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It’s been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you’re hitting the skies soon, you’ll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there’s no reason that the foodie shouldn’t add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x).
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel.
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months.

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories.
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits.
  • Few travel perks and protections.