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American Introduces Chrome Extension to Earn Bonus Miles on Shopping

March 28, 2018
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American Introduces Chrome Extension to Earn Bonus Miles on Shopping
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American Airlines is making it easier to see when you can earn bonus AAdvantage miles via its shopping portal. The carrier has introduced a new AAdvantage Shopping Button extension for Google Chrome, which allows you to activate earning miles when doing your online shopping.

Here's how it works. Once the extension has been installed, a notification will appear on screen when you visit an eligible AAdvantage Shopping website and there are miles to be earned from a purchase. Once you see it appear in the corner of the window, click the activate button to automatically enable the bonus mileage earning for your purchase. There, you’ll also be able to see your mileage earning on all recent purchases.

In addition to the extension’s ability to know when you’re on a site that’s eligible to earn you bonus miles, it will also let you compare bonus mileage earn rates when using a search engine. For example, if you Google “duvet sets,” the results with retailers will automatically populate with the bonus mileage earning at that particular merchant. For example, it would tell you if Target, Macy’s and West Elm are all offering five miles per dollar.

Both Alaska Airlines and United Airlines introduced the same extensions in recent months — the Mileage Plan Shopping Button and the MileagePlus Shopping Button. If you’re a frequent online shopper and interested in earning American, United or Alaska miles, these Chrome extensions could be worthwhile to install in order to maximize your purchases.

Online shopping portals are an easy way to earn extra miles for shopping. By logging in and just clicking through an airline or bank’s shopping portal, you can earn anywhere from one, two or even dozens of extra miles per dollar spent. This is on top of the points you earn from your credit card.

Featured image by American Airlines. Photo by @TonyTheTigersSon via Twenty20

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