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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard
American Airlines is giving away 1 million miles and more in a new sweepstakes. The airline is offering a grand prize of 500,000 AAdvantage miles plus a $3,000 cruise voucher. Additionally, entrants can win one of five 100,000-mile prizes.
Registering for the sweepstakes is free — you only have to opt-in to receive AA’s weekly cruise deal email. American offers bonus miles if you purchase cruises through its website and you can click here to sign up.
What could 500,000 miles could get you? Well, you could book 20 round-trip transcontinental flights in economy or six round-trip flights from the continental US to Hawaii in business class.
Or you and a friend could fly round-trip to Hong Kong in Cathay Pacific first class and still have 60,000 miles to spare.
Only those living in the US are eligible, and make sure you enter before January 31, 2018. Winners will be notified within 65 days of the sweepstake’s closing.
If you’re still in need of some AA miles after all this, consider signing up for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard which is offering an elevated sign-up bonus of 60,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months of card membership. The card even offers 10% of your redeemed American miles back every year, so if you’re trying to maximize a 100,000 miles sweepstakes win, this would be a great way to do just that.
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 and 10% of your redeemed AA miles back (up to 10,000 miles each year) can be extremely valuable.
- Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
- 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*
- No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases*
- Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
- Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*