“Slow down Arthur, Stick to Thirty” Photo credit: Colin Milligan on Flickr
Today is day 24 of 30 days of promotions to celebrate the 30th anniversary of AAdvantage. So for today’s episode here’s a recap of deals, offers, discounts and contests as well as a little wishful speculation.
In addition to a daily drawing for 30,000 AAdvantage Miles (enter here) there are two additional sweepstakes.
AAdvantage 30th Anniversary AA.com Booking Sweepstakes
Thirty AAdvantage members will win 3,000 AAdvantage miles and a $50 AA.com gift card. Enter by booking a flight, car rental, hotel stay or activity on AA.com by May 27, 2011, or by submitting a completed entry form.
Each member is limited to one online entry per day and a maximum of ten entries through bookings made on AA.com and online entries combined during the promotional period.
American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping 30th Anniversary 300,000 Mile Sweepstakes
Looking for more ways to celebrate? How about celebrating with 300,000 AAdvantage miles? From May 3, 2011, to May 31, 2011, enter for your chance to win 300,000 miles with the AAdvantage eShopping mall.
If you’re already a member, go here to submit your daily entry.
Here’s a list of all the 30th anniversary Deal 30 offers so far:
Deal 1 – April 28, 2011 (Expired April 30, 2011)
Earn up to 30,000 bonus miles for round-trip travel booked on AA.com by April 30, 2011, for travel starting May 15, 2011
Deal 2 – April 19, 2011 (Book by June 15, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Earn Triple Miles with Avis, Plus Enter to Win a 2012 Camaro
Book with Avis from 4/19 to 6/15 for rentals between 4/19 and 12/15/11 and earn triple miles per day for any rental up to 3 days plus receive a discount of up to 25% off your rental. Use coupon # MUAA043 and AWD # K817100.
Deal 3 – April 20, 2011 (Complete all three activities by May 27, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Shop, Dine & Travel Your Way to 3,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles
Simply enroll in the AAdvantage eShopping mall and the AAdvantage Dining program if you have not already and spend $30 with each program. Then either earn miles by flying American Airlines, renting a car or staying at a participating hotel. Do all three by May 27, 2011 and you will receive a bonus of 3,000 AAdvantage miles!
Deal 4 – April 21, 2011 (Expired May 3, 2011)
Tweet for a Chance to Win 30,000 Miles
“Tweet Now” to post a tweet containing “#Deal30” and be sure to follow AAdvantage on Twitter by May 3, 2011. Well pick 30 of our followers with this post to win 30,000 miles!
Deal 5 – April 22, 2011 (Expired April 24, 2011)
Save 30% on buyAAmiles Purchases
Ready to get away? Don’t wait! Simply purchase the AAdvantage miles that you need to reach award and book your trip! Purchases must be made through the buyAAmiles program beginning 12:00 am CST April 22, 2011, through 11:59 pm CST April 24, 2011, to be eligible for the discount.
Deal 6 – April 25,2011 (Expired April 29, 2011)
American Airlines “Behind the Scenes” Package
Bid…on this one-of-a-kind experience including the opportunity to fly an American Airlines Simulator plane, tour Americans System Operations Control and the American Airlines Operations Tower at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and more.
Deal 7 – April 26, 2011 (Through May 31, 2011 Use promo code AA30)
Drive Off with 1,000 Miles at Dollar Rent A Car
Were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the AAdvantage program by offering 1,000 bonus miles per rental. Just rent any car type for 3 days or longer at participating locations worldwide. Valid for pick up April 26, 2011, through May 31, 2011
Deal 8 – April 27, 2011 (Offer valid on enrollments between 4/1/2011 and 7/1/2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles + Get 6 Wines for $6.99 per bottle
Join American Cellars Wine Club and start enjoying great tasting wines delivered right to your front door. Earn 3,000 AAdvantage bonus miles and receive 6 wines for only $6.99 a bottle, free shipping on your first shipment, plus earn 4 AAdvantage miles per dollar spent.
Deal 9 – April 28, 2011 (Book by 11:59 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on May 27, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Book on AA.com and Enter to Win 3,000 Miles + $50 Gift Card
Book a flight, car rental, hotel stay or activity on AA.com by May 27, 2011, and be entered to win one of thirty prizes! Must complete one-time registration here.
Deal 10 – April 29, 2011 (Offer valid 4/29/11 6/30/11. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Your Electric Bill is Worth 30% More AAdvantage Bonus Miles!
Enroll with Energy Plus and receive our limited-time AAdvantage program 30th anniversary offer. You’ll earn 6,500 bonus miles (thats 30% more than our standard bonus) plus 3 miles for every $1 you spend on the supply portion of your electric bill.
Deal 11 – May 2, 2011 (Expired)
Shower Mom with Love and Flowers, Earn 30 Miles per $1 Spent
Mothers Day is May 8th – send all the mothers in your life beautiful flowers! Find the perfect gift when you shop with 1800Flowers.com, FTD or Teleflora. Earn 30 AAdvantage miles per $1 spent while celebrating Mothers Day and the 30th Anniversary of the AAdvantage program.
Deal 12 – May 3, 2011 (Expires May 31, 2011)
Enter for a Chance to Win 300,000 AAdvantage Miles
Looking for more ways to celebrate? How about celebrating with 300,000 AAdvantage miles? From May 3, 2011, to May 31, 2011, enter for your chance to win 300,000 miles with the AAdvantage eShopping mall. Only one lucky AAdvantage eShopping member will win, so enter today!
Don’t forget you can earn an additional entry each day by visiting this link to view daily AAdvantage eShopping offers.
Deal 13 – May 4, 2011 (Expired)
Book a Vacation, Earn up to 3,500 AAdvantage Bonus Miles
Book an AmericanAirlines Vacations package and earn 3,000 AAdvantage bonus miles!
Deal 14 – May 5, 2011 (Book now for stays through August 31, 2011)
Earn Bonus Miles and Save 40% at Sheraton & Westin Hotels
For every night you pay the regular rate, enjoy 40% off your next night plus earn 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles per stay. Register at ww.aa.com/aadvantage30th. Reservations must be booked online here or through a Starwood Customer Contact Center. If making a reservation by phone, callers must mention ZBA.
Deal 15 – May 6, 2011 (At the time of reservation, you must provide discount CDP # 217692, PC# 156214, and your AAdvantage number. Offer valid for vehicle pick-up through 6/30/11)
Earn up to 3,000 Miles & Save up to 35% with Hertz!
300 AAdvantage miles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or earn 3,000 miles on rentals of 5 or more days, plus save up to 35%. Valid on fullsize and above at participating locations in the US, PR, & CAN.
Deal 16 – May 9, 2011 (Complete an official entry form online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th by 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on May 27, 2011.)
Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip Around the World
Our membership in the oneworld alliance can take you around the world! Enter for a chance to win First Class around-the-world air travel for two on any combination of the twelve oneworld airlines and their affiliates to more than 750 destinations worldwide.
Deal 17 – May 10, 2011 (Expires May 27, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Special Anniversary Offers Up To 60k Miles From Citicards
First time Citi / AAdvantage credit cardmembers can earn 30,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases within 4 months of becoming a cardmember. Plus, earn an additional 30,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after making $10,000 in purchases during your first 12 months as a credit cardmember!
Existing Citicard customers were able to earn a 1,000 AAdvantage Miles thank you bonus while supplies lasted: the offer was removed by noon on May 10. My bonus were posted in my AAdvantage account summary within 48 hours: AADV 30TH ANNV CITI 1K BONUS.)
Deal 18 – May 11, 2011 (Offer valid from April 1, 2011 June 30, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
From Swissotel and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Up to 3,000 AAdvantage Miles, Upgrade, too!
500 bonus miles on your 1st night, 1,000 bonus miles on your 2nd night and 1,000 bonus miles on your 3rd night consecutive stays! Plus a Room Upgrade when available for stays of 2 nights or more!
Book with Swissotel here. Book with Fairmont here.
Deal 19 – May 12, 2011 (Offer good through June 13, 2011. Use promotion code AADV30 when you purchase online.)
Save 30% on a New Admirals Club Membership
AAdvantage members can save 30% on a new individual annual Admirals Club membership when purchased online. Use promotion code AADV30 and click on the Recalculate button at time of purchase. Plus enter for a chance to win an Admirals Club One-Day Pass.
Deal 20 – May 13, 2011 (Expired – But you can still go here to sign up and earn 2,500 AAdvantage Miles)
Join Netflix and Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles!
Instantly watch as many TV episodes and movies as you want for only $7.99 a month. Watch right on your TV and watch instantly on your computer too. Join today and earn 3,000 AAdvantage miles!
Deal 21 – May 16, 2011 (Offer applies to all applications received on or before 6/15/2011. Go to www.lendingtree.com/american to sign up and for full terms & conditions.)
From LendingTree: Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles Plus 1,250 Miles per $10k Financed!
AAdvantage members 1,250 miles for every $10k financed plus 30,000 bonus miles for loans closed on or before 9/15/2011
Deal 22 – May 17, 2011 (Offer good through June 16, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles with Radisson
Earn 3,000 AAdvantage miles at Radisson. Just stay three or more consecutive nights at an eligible rate at participating Radisson hotels worldwide.
Deal 23 – May 18, 2011 (Offer good through June 16, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Earn 300 AAdvantage Bonus Miles for Every $30 in Dining
AAdvantage Dining members: Register for the “30 Days of Dining Bonus” and you will earn 300 AAdvantage bonus miles for every $30 spent at program restaurants between May 18, 2011, and June 16, 2011. Thats in addition to the AAdvantage miles per dollar you always earn.
Deal 24 – May 19, 2011 (This discount is valid for bookings made between 12:00am CDT May 19, 2011, and 11:59pm CDT May 19, 2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)
Save 30% on Car and Hotel AAdvantage Awards
Registration by entering a valid AAdvantage number at AA.com/AAdvantage30th is required to access discounts. Member login is also required upon reaching the AAdvantage Car and Hotel Awards booking site homepage to receive the thirty percent discount. Once logged-in, the discount will be factored into the rates listed when accessing the AAdvantage Car and Hotel Awards booking site from the 30th anniversary Deal 30 promotion site.
Here’s what’s ahead.
The next few days will bring offers from LifeLock, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Days Inn, Alamo Rent a Car, and AAdvantage. May 25th looks to be a surprise.
Not sure what it will be, but rather than speculate, here’s my top five list of fantasy deals I’d like to see:
1 Lifetime AAdvantage Platinum Elite Status. AAdvantage Gold is good for exit row seating, free checked luggage, and the occasional upgrade to first class on flights to Omaha. Lifetime Executive Platinum would be the really cool, but chasing Elite Qualifying Miles is half the fun of flying. I’d be just fine with Lifetime Platinum.
2 Lifetime Admirals Club Membership. I’d like a chance to buy a lifetime membership. Back in September American was offering a chance to win a Lifetime Admirals Club membership and they listed the approximate retail value at$ 5,500. While I’ not sure that I want to part with the money, I’d like to be able to consider it. Even better, I’d love a chance to win Lifetime Membership!
3 Every spring I start to think a about round-the-world trip oneworld Explorer fare. I’d be probably do it if they offered a 10% discount code. Even better would be 30% discount code good with oneworld Explorer business class fares.
4 Or maybe chance to win 4 System Wide Upgrade certificates and/or one year of Executive Platinum status.
5 Since this is my fantasy list…..how about chance to win a Lifetime AAirpass. The Lifetime AAirpass was last offered by Neiman Marcus in their 2004 Christmas Book:
This fantasy gift is a jet-setter’s dream come true. Neiman Marcus offers its customers an exclusive, worldwide lifetime AAirpass membership. The rules are wonderfully simple: each AAirpass membership allows the lucky traveler to book seating in any available cabin, with VIP privileges on any open seat for American Airlines’ 4,200 daily flights to 250 cities in more than 40 countries around the globe for the rest of his or her life. The AAirpass membership also offers the relaxing privacy of access to the 42 American Airlines Admirals Club lounges around the world. Limited quantities of these exclusive memberships are available.
One Lifetime AAirpass membership was $3,000,000 and there was even a discount: Two Lifetime AAirpass memberships for only $5,000,000. Sigh…..
Care to speculate? What would you like to see?