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Check your account: Earn Loyalty Points and American miles on Uber purchases with these SimplyMiles offers

Aug. 03, 2022
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Check your account: Earn Loyalty Points and American miles on Uber purchases with these SimplyMiles offers
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When American Airlines rolled out a new currency earlier this year, the rush for Loyalty Points began. After all, Loyalty Points are the sole metric used to qualify for elite status with American Airlines.

Many American Airlines AAdvantage loyalists aren’t accruing Loyalty Points as quickly as they’d hoped through flying. For better or worse, a key element of the new Loyalty Points scheme is interacting with AAdvantage partners.

That means you’ll want to dine at restaurants participating in AAdvantage Dining and click through the AAdvantage shopping portal before making purchases online. But, you’ll also want to check your SimplyMiles account frequently — especially since one of the easiest-to-use offers is reappearing in some SimplyMiles accounts.

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SimplyMiles lets AAdvantage members earn American Airlines miles when shopping online and in stores when using a qualifying Mastercard. The offers change frequently, and you must add offers to your account before making an eligible purchase with an enrolled card.

Related: Choosing the best Mastercard credit card for you

SimplyMiles is another way AAdvantage members residing in the U.S. can earn Loyalty Point-eligible American miles. Right now, we’re seeing several SimplyMiles offers for Uber and Uber Eats make their way back to SimplyMiles accounts. These have been offered several times this year, but all offers are targeted.

(Screenshot from simplymiles.com)

Across the TPG staff, we're seeing the following offers:

  • Earn 235 miles on any Uber purchase of $15 or more: Get 235 miles on any Uber trip purchased through the Uber app.
  • Earn 465 miles on any Uber purchase: Get 465 miles on your first four rides with Uber.
  • Earn 460 miles on your Uber One membership charges: Get 460 miles on your Uber One membership fees, up to two times.
  • Earn 465 miles on an Uber Eats purchase of $25 or more: Get 465 miles on your next Uber Eats order of $25 or more through the Uber Eats app.

Related: Here’s why American’s new Loyalty Points are a game changer for me

There's no guarantee that you'll have all of these offers. One member of the TPG staff had the Uber and Uber One offers but not the Uber Eats offer, for example. Meanwhile, another staffer had the Uber Eats offer, but not the Uber or Uber One offers. Regardless, these offers expire on Sept. 30.

(Screenshot from simplymiles.com)

Of course, these miles would be on top of whatever you earn from the Mastercard you use for the purchase. If you use an American Airlines card enrolled in SimplyMiles to make these purchases, you can earn even more Loyalty Point-eligible American miles on your purchases.

With 200,000 Loyalty Points needed to earn American Airlines Executive Platinum status, I still have a long way to go — but strategically booked tickets and offers like this one will help.

Related: Want to earn Loyalty Points? Here’s why booking through American Airlines Vacations isn’t always best

Additional reporting by Kyle Olsen.

Featured image by (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

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  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases