“Texas Rangers Game” Photo credit: James Fleeting
I needed to order a custom T-Shirt for a birthday gift so I went the AAdvantage eShopping website to see who was offering more miles, CafePress or Zazzle (Zazzle with 10 miles per dollar versus CafePress with 8 miles per dollar). While I was on the site, I spent a little time browsing to see if there were any new offers and noticed that there was a sub-catagory for Concerts and Sporting Events listed within the Entertainment section.
I have a friend coming to town at the end of the month and we usually go to a Texas Rangers baseball game when he visits. I never thought about checking the AAdvantage eShopping site to see if there were any participating ticket brokers, but as it turns out, there are two retailers that sell tickets: TicketLiquidator and TicketsNow.com.
At both sites, you’ll find tickets to college and professional sporting events, concerts big and small, even theatre tickets. I was able to find Rangers tickets on both as well.
TicketLiquidator offers 6 AAdvantage Miles for each dollar you spend and they have more tickets to more events, but they’re also more expensive. TicketsNow.com offers tickets to fewer events and venues, and they offer 5 AAdvantage Miles for each dollar you spend, but they’re also cheaper.
TicketsNow.com had Rangers tickets for as little as $6, but I found some 1st row, Club Level seats for only $57 dollars, so I bought them and earned 570 AAdvantage Miles.
Since I’m the host, I’ll be picking up the tab so I plan to use my Citi AAdvatange Mastercard and earn more miles. My friend can still put away the beer like he did back in college. Given the amount of beer he can drink and the prices at the Ballpark, I’ll probably earn enough AAdvantage miles for a first class ticket to Hong Kong.