2 Day Sale: Admirals Club Day Pass for $35

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by: aadvantagegeek

Screenshot of American Airlines website

If you’ve been tempted to buy an Admirals Club day pass so that you can enjoy the all you can drink self serve espresso shots or check out the famous showers at DFW’s terminal A lounge, now is a good time to buy.  American is offering a 30% discount when you purchase a day pass:

Two days only – A $50 One-Day Pass is now $35. That’s a 30% savings!

Take it easy, before taking off! Escape to an Admirals Club lounge the next time you travel. Whether you want to stay connected or simply relax with a cocktail before your flight, experience an oasis of unparalleled comfort, amenities and personalized service.

Limited time offer – valid online only. Purchase by 12:00 noon CT on October 24, 2013

Go here for full details.

Reminder

Even better than a day pass is a full membership and if you’re thinking about joining don’t forget that through October 31 American is offering 3,000 bonus AAdvantage Miles with a new membership.

Win an Admirals Club Day Pass with your Klout Score

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by: aadvantagegeek

American and Klout just announced a new partnership and starting today Klout users with a score of 55 or higher will be able to visit the Admirals Club by going to aa.com/klout and generating a Admirals Club Day Pass:

ONE-DAY PASS TERMS (Klout Score: 55 and greater). Eligible entrants will receive one (1) One-Day Pass valid at Admiral Club lounge locations. One-Day Pass expires July 31, 2013.

Even if you don’t have a Klout score of 55 you can still enter to win an annual membership or score a $50 discount on a new membership.

The deadline to enter is 11:59am CT, May 31, 2013. Go here for complete details.

Unpublished offer: Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles with Admirals Club Membership

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by: aadvantagegeek

LGA Admirals Club

My Admirals Club membership comes up for renewal later this month, so I was searching the web for discount codes and came across this offer that’s not mentioned in the AAdvantage News or Admirals Club section on AA.com:

Join Admirals Club and Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles

You are invited to become an Admirals Club member. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can enjoy an oasis of peace – away from all the airport hustle. It’s easy to become a member, just register for the promotion using promotion code QPA12.

Then purchase your new annual Admirals Club membership by clicking on the Purchase Now button by September 30, 2012 to earn 3,000 AAdvantage miles.

Unfortunately I don’t qualify for this promotion, it’s only for new memberships.  It doesn’t appear to be a targeted offer though, so if you’ve been considering a new membership, now might be the time to join.

From the terms and conditions:

• AAdvantage members must register for the promotion using promotion code QPA12 and become a new annual Admirals Club member between August 2, 2012 and September 30, 2012 to qualify for the 3,000 AAdvantage miles.

• Membership must be purchased online.

• Offer not valid for in-club purchase.

• This promotion is not valid for 30 Day Membership, renewal annual membership or adding a spouse to an existing Admirals Club membership.

• This AAdvantage mile offer cannot be used in conjunction with another discount or promotional offer.

• No retroactive credits apply.

• AAdvantage miles will post within 6 – 8 weeks after the end of this promotional offer. These miles do not count toward elite status qualification.

You can register for this offer, purchase your membership, and find complete details here.

Admirals Club News: Website update and discount code

Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by: aadvantagegeek

Perhaps this is a little inside baseball, but the Admirals Club section at AA.com has been redesigned. It’s much better looking and the content has been reorganized so that now it’s easier to find information (especially if you’re trying to find locations).

Trying to understand lounge access policies is probably one of the main reasons visitors to come to the site. Now they’ll be able to use the new Admirals Club access tool to help them determine whether, where, when they’ll have access to a club.

Here’s a look at the new homepage:

 

New Admirals Club Home Page

 

And a look a the lounge access page:

New Admirals Club Locations Section - Detail

 

Back in January I told you about a discount code to save as much as $100 on a new membership:

Purchase a new annual Admirals Club membership online today and save $100 on the annual membership fee. Use promotion code ACQ112 online and then click the RECALCULATE button to receive the discount.

This offer was set to expire on February 29, but yesterday I heard from a reader (thanks Evan!) that the code is still working. I’m already a member so I wasn’t able to try it myself, so I sent a note to a friend and asked him to give it a try. It worked for him too.

Not sure when this discount will expire, but if you’ve been considering a membership, now is probably a good time to buy.

A quick note: You many have noticed, but there were a few technical difficulties with Boarding Area the last couple of days.  Thanks to the effort of the BA IT team, everything is working again.

I was planning to give away an American Airlines USB card and a free Gogo Wifi code each day this last week, and we had two winners before the website troubles started, so I still have three more cards to give away.   Just to be certain that the Boarding Area server is going to behave,  I’m waiting until Monday to restart the reader giveaway.

Speaking of restarting a reader contest, Lufthansa Flyer is relaunching his ‘My Most Embarrassing Moment As A Tourist’ Contest.   Share your most embarrassing story from the road and you might win an iTunes gift card. If you’re story is too embarrassing to share, at least read some of the stories in the comments section.   There’s some pretty funny stuff there.

Have a great weekend!

Admirals Club Promo Code: Join or renew, save money and support Komen

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 by: aadvantagegeek

American Airlines is the Official Airline of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and their support goes beyond just the financial: they provide discounted airfare to participants and family members traveling to attend local races around the country, they offer AAdvantage Miles for donations, they donate a portion of the money they receive from the sale of Komen for the Cure American Airlines Gift Cards, and they even have a Facebook campaign that will earn you 10 miles for every dollar you donate.

Many of the employees at American also volunteer by supporting and participating in local races in their hometowns.  If you’re not already supporting a friend or family member, you can even sign up to support one of the American Airlines race teams.

Another way of supporting Komen is by joining the Admiral Club or renewing your membership with promo code KOMEN11. Not only will you receive a discount of $25, but American will donate $25 to the Komen Foundation.

I found out about this offer at the Admirals Club Facebook page, where they also posted this info:

…(L)ook for special “pink” menu items in SFO, LAX, ORD, DFW, MIA, BOS, JFK & LGA – 10% will be donated to Komen.

Rather than earning miles by taking part in any of the American Airlines promotions, I’m using my Citi AAdvantage card to donate directly by sponsoring a friend that’s walking in the Dallas 3-Day for the Cure event.

In 2010 she was planning to participate in her first 3-day walk, but just a month before the event, she lost her mother to breast cancer.  Somehow she, her father and her sisters were able to make the walk and raised more than $11,000.  I’m not sure how they were able to do it, but her mother faced cancer with both courage and grace and I suspect it was her example (and the fact that they’re pretty remarkable people) that helped make it possible.

Anyway, this promo code is good through the end of October.  If you’re thinking about joining the Admirals Club or renewing your current membership, there’s no better time than now.

Monday Morning Reads: Admirals Club 3,000 AAdvantage Miles Bonus Offer, Million Miler Strategies, and Other Items

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by: aadvantagegeek

Found in the Forums

If you’re thinking about purchasing an new Admirals Club membership, here’s an offer that was posted by Fly2Where on FlyerTalk:

You are invited to become an Admirals Club member. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can enjoy an oasis of peace – away from all the airport hustle. It’s easy to become a member, just register for the promotion by clicking on the Register button below using with promotion code QPM11. Then purchase your new annual Admirals Club membership by clicking on the Purchase Now button below by September 30, 2011 to earn 3,000 AAdvantage miles.

According to the offer page at AA.com:

This offer is valid only for the recipients of the AAdvantage August Quarterly Print Mailing Newsletter.

Last year I purchased a new Admirals Club membership using a similar bonus miles promotion code that was posted in the Admirals Club discounts master thread at FlyerTalk. That offer, like this one, was a targeted promotion and even though I had never received the offer I still received the bonus miles when I used the promo code. Your results may vary so be aware that you might not receive the miles if you didn’t receive this offer.

Also in the forums, unavaca posted this $100 discount on a new membership when you use promo code ACDM2Q. It too is probably a targeted offer, so no guarantee that it will work if you didn’t receive a promotion email.

Million Miler Status

American Airlines is moving forward with their plan to only count base miles earned on American Airlines flights or flights operated by one of their partners when calculating Million Mile status. This change goes in effect December 1.  If you’re trying to earn enough miles to make Million Miler status before then, visit Million Mile Secrets for a helpful list of strategies.

American partners with Frommer’s

American is going to start providing content provided by Frommer’s in the destination guides at AA.com:

American Airlines has joined with best-selling travel guide provider Frommer’s Unlimited, the B2B business of Frommer’s, to provide comprehensive destination content on American’s award-winning website, AA.com. With this rollout, AA.com now features travel-related information from Frommer’s for more than 170 domestic and international destinations served by American and American Eagle. Customers can learn more than ever about these great destinations and find the latest travel deals while researching their next trip.

A couple of other American Airlines news items:

American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service Between John F. Kennedy International Airport In New York and V.C. Bird International Airport In Antigua.

Los Angeles To Shanghai – Up To Triple Miles. Offer Extended.

Quick Monday Morning Update

Posted on: June 13th, 2011 by: aadvantagegeek

Monday mornings
“Monday mornings” Photo credit: Swamibu on Flickr

Just a short update to bring your attention to a couple of items that you may be interested in:

The Citi AAdvantage Reduced MIleage Awards for travel between July 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011 have been posted. So if you’re looking to save some miles on an exciting vacation destination like Traverse City, Michigan, Lafayette, Louisiana, or Killeen, Texas be sure take a look at this updated list first before you burn those AAdvantage miles.

Also, today is the last day to save 30% on a new Admirals Club membership using the discount from the AAdvantage Deal 30 promotion. Just use promotion code AADV30 when you join online. This offer ends today. Here are the original details of this offer:

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.

Discount offer is only available for a new individual annual Admirals Club membership purchased online. Offer not valid in-club. Offer validity dates areMay 12, 2011, through June 13, 2011.

Promotion code AADV30 must be used at time of purchase online to receive discount. Receive 30% discount off the annual Admirals Club membership fee for the first year, promotion code AADV30. Membership rate is based on individual’s current tier level in the AAdvantage program at time of purchase. All rates are in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice. Admirals Club memberships are non-transferrable and non-refundable. No other discounts or retroactive credits apply. Discount may not be applied when adding a spouse to an existing membership, renewing an existing membership or purchasing new household membership. Memberships purchased with AAdvantage miles cannot be discounted. You must be 18 years old to purchase and hold an Admirals Club membership.

A few of the Deal 30 promotions are still valid. You can find them here on an updated version of the AAdvantage 30th Anniversary page. You’ll also find a link to the final list of prize winners.

It was fun while it lasted. A wrap up of the AAdvantage 30th Anniversary Promotion

Posted on: May 31st, 2011 by: aadvantagegeek

The party's over
“The Party’s Over” Photo Credit: Bob Franklin on Flickr

Well, the big AAdvantage 30th Anniversary 30 Days of Deals and Promotions is over.  I was able to take advantage (no pun intended) of some of the deals:  Shop, Dine & Travel Your Way to 3,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles, Triple Miles for Charitable Donations, the Citicard 1,000 AAdvantage Miles thank you bonus, the Sheraton & Westin Hotels discount and bonus miles offer, and the 30 Days of Dining Bonus from AAdvantage Dining.

Most of the other offers were really good in my opinion, though I wasn’t able to make use of them either because the offer was for new customers (Admirals Club and Netflix) or because I’m not usually able to make travel plans until just before I book a trip, so with some of the offers (like the 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles) that required being able to plan ahead I wasn’t able to qualify for all the bonus miles. But don’t get me wrong, that was a really cool deal.  Some of the other offers were probably useful to a more limited audience and were a really good deal for the right person (LendingTree and the American Cellars Wine Club).

Here’s a list of what I thought were the 10 best offers (excluding the contests and in no particular order):

• Join Netflix and Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles
• Save 30% on a New Admirals Club Membership
• Save 30% on Car and Hotel AAdvantage Awards
• Earn Bonus Miles and Save 40% at Sheraton & Westin Hotels
• Earn up to 3,000 Miles & Save up to 35% with Hertz
• Shop, Dine & Travel Your Way to 3,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles
• Earn 300 AAdvantage Bonus Miles for Every $30 in Dining
• Earn Triple Miles for Charitable Donations
• Earn up to 30,000 bonus miles for round-trip travel booked on AA.com
• Save 30% on buyAAmiles Purchases

I’m a big fan of Avis and normally I would have put their deal on the list, but they currently have a much better offer of 2,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, plus the standard 150 AAdvantage miles per rental day, and a 25% discount.  Unless you’re renting a car for 7 or more days, you’re better offer with 2,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles offer.

One of the offers I really wanted to like but I’m mostly ambivalent about though, is Deal number 30: the chance to save 30% on Select MileSAAver Awards.  On the face of it, and for some people, it’s a really good offer, but for me (and probably some others) it’s not that great of a deal.  Here’s why:

• It’s only good in the Continental U.S. and Canada, so it excludes the kind of destinations to which I would want to redeem my miles: Europe, Asia, South America, India, or even Hawaii.  Unless maybe you’re using your miles to book travel for several people or for a family, redeeming miles for destinations in the lower 48 states and Canada isn’t a very good value.   The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics most recent average price for a domestic ticket is $337.  At 17,500 AAdvantage Miles for a round-trip domestic ticket, you’re earning about 1.9 cents per mile redeemed.  Even a heavily discounted transatlantic fare of about $1,000 will yield you about 2.5 cents per mile redeemed.  Using your miles for Business Class travel to London will earn you about 4.5 cents per mile redeemed.  My point is, that if you’re looking to earn the most travel value for your miles, it’s not that attractive of an offer.

• You have to book by June 10 and travel between September 7, 2011, through November 8, 2011.  If I can plan ahead that far in advance for travel at the end of the year, I’m sure I can find a pretty cheap ticket, so redeeming miles for an otherwise cheap ticket to a destination in the Continental U.S. or Canada doesn’t give me maximum value for my miles.  Pretty much for me, the only way I use miles for domestic travel is to redeem them for otherwise expensive last minute travel or for an upgrade on a transcontinental or Hawaii flight.

Of course, I realize that for others, it’s a really good deal.  If you’re looking to spend miles instead of cash, then this is a very good offer:  save money and save miles.   Nothing wrong with that.

Some of the offers were just plain lame:

• LifeLock credit monitoring.  I guess maybe some people might use it (and 5,000 miles is 5,000 miles) but I get these offers from my bank and credit card companies already, and it really seems like a service that benefits the banks and credit bureaus more than it does the consumer.

• The Citibank offer was lame for one reason, they ran out of Thank You Miles.  I was lucky enough to get mine, but if you didn’t sign up for the offer by 11AM eastern when they ran out of miles, you were out of luck.  Considering that Citibank probably buys miles by the billions, and that they give away tens of thousands of miles to lure new customers, limiting the number of “Thank You” miles that they gave away to current customers was just plain cheesy.  They would have been better off and looked less stingy if they had just limited their offer to new customers, much like Netflix and the Admirals Club did.  Instead, I’m sure they probably disappointed a great number of their customers and looked miserly to everyone else.

There were several contests and opportunities to win miles, all of them fun and imaginative, but my favorites were:

• Win First Class around-the-world air travel for two on any combination of the twelve oneworld airlines.
• American Airlines “Behind the Scenes” Package
• The daily 30,000 AAdvantage Miles sweepstakes.
• AAdvantage eShopping 30th Anniversary 300,000 Mile Sweepstakes (which by the way ends today, so you have one more change to win)

You can find a list of lucky winners by going here (sadly, for me, you won’t find my name on the list).

Overall though, it was a really great promotion.  I think that the team over at AAdvantage did a great job of putting together the whole 30th Anniversary celebration.  In fact, even without the Deal 30 promotion, the AAdvantage marketing team has been busy this year: 2011 has been a very big year for offers, promotions, and imaginative contests.  They deserve a lot of credit for making 2011 a great year to be an AAdvantage partner or member of the AAdvantage program.

Anyway, here’s a summary of all the offers and sweepstakes, some of which are good for several more months.

Contests

In addition to the expired daily drawing for 30,000 AAdvantage Miles there were two additional sweepstakes.

AAdvantage 30th Anniversary AA.com Booking Sweepstakes (Expired)

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 (Expiring soon, May 31 is the last day)

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.

Go here to enroll and enter.

If you’re already a member, go here to submit your daily entry.

Here’s a complete list of all the 30th anniversary Deal 30 offers and promotions:

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
Members will earn 1,000 bonus miles after one (1) round-trip;
3,000 bonus miles after two (2) round-trips for a total of 4,000 bonus miles;
6,000 bonus miles after three (3) round-trips for a total of 10,000 bonus miles;
9,000 bonus miles after four (4) round-trips for a total of 19,000 bonus miles;
and 11,000 bonus miles after five (5) round-trips for a total of 30,000 bonus miles.
A maximum of 30,000 bonus miles may be earned from this promotion in conjunction with flying five (5) eligible round-trips.

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 (Expired May 27, 2011.)

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 (Expired on May 27, 2011)

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!

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 (Expired 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 (Expired 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 (Expired on May 27, 2011.)

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 (Expired May 19, 2011.)

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.

Deal 25 – May 20, 2011 (Offer valid through 5/20/11 – 6/20/11. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)

Earn up to 5,000 AAdvantage Miles with LifeLock!
From the doctor’s office to the online store, your personal information is everywhere. That’s why LifeLock works 24/7 to protect you from identity theft before it happens. For a limited time, AAdvantage members save 10% on LifeLock protection – plus earn up to 5,000 AAdvantage miles.

Deal 26 – May 23, 2011 (Offer valid through 7/31/2011.  Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)

Stay 3 Times, Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles at La Quinta
Now you can earn 3,000 AAdvantage miles after you complete three stays at La Quinta Inns & Suites + 1,500 AAdvantage miles for each additional stay thereafter between May 23 and July 31, 2011. You’ll also enjoy free breakfast, free high-speed Internet and comfy pillow-top beds.

Deal 27 – May 24, 2011 (Offer valid through 7/31/2011. Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th.  After registration, sign up for Wyndham Rewards membership and book online here.)

Earn Triple AAdvantage Miles when you Stay at Days Inn hotels!
AAdvantage members earn triple AAdvantage miles for stays at Days Inn hotels.  Book at daysinn.com today to receive this special-limited time offer!  With every stay enjoy free Daybreak Breakfast and free high-speed Internet at participating locations.

Deal 28 – May 25, 2011 (Expires May 31, 2011.  Minimum $25 donation required per charitable organization.  Register online and donate at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)

Earn Triple Miles for Charitable Donations
For a limited time, earn triple AAdvantage miles when you donate to American’s Miles for the Cure campaign, which supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure or to American’s Miles In Support of All Who Serve campaign, which supports USO programs. Donate now to earn 30 miles per $1 donated.

Deal 29 – May 26, 2011 (Offer valid on rentals returned by June 30, 2011.  Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)

Save up to 30% and earn 300 AAdvantage miles per Rental Day with Alamo
Save up to 30% and earn 300 AAdvantage miles every day with no minimum rental on a Compact or larger vehicle at participating Alamo locations in the United States and Canada. Offer valid through June 30, 2011. Book now or call 1-800-462-5266. Please request I.D. Number AA30ALA.

Deal 30 – May 27, 2011 (Book and ticket by June 10, 2011, for travel starting September 7, 2011, through November 8, 2011.  Register online at www.aa.com/aadvantage30th)

Save 30% on Select MileSAAver Awards
Redeem 30% fewer AAdvantage miles when you book an Economy Class MileSAAver award for travel within the Continental U.S. and Canada.

It was a really fun promotion, I’m going to miss going to the site each day.  The way I calculate it….assume at least a $25 contribution to one of the charities…at least one night at Days Inn….add the Citicard and LendingTree bonus miles….plus 1,250 miles for refinancing $10,000 from LendingTree….figure a 7 day rental with Avis….one stay at a Westin or Sheraton hotel….five round trips and the 30,000 AAdvantage Miles bonus…exclude winning any contest…..you could have earned around 164,200 AAdvantage Miles!   Even if you don’t include the Citicards or LendingTree offers, you’d still get at least 73,950 bonus Miles, nice!

Did you win anything?  What did you think were the best or worst of the deals?  Share your thoughts and add a comment.

Just a few days left in the AAdvantage 30th Promotion. A breakdown of the first 24 offers.

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by: aadvantagegeek

Slow down Arthur, Stick to Thirty
“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.

Contests

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.

Go here to submit your entry.

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.

Go here to enroll and enter.

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?

Membership discount and a video tour of the new American Airlines and British Airways joint Admirals Club in Denver

Posted on: December 2nd, 2010 by: aadvantagegeek

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TUL8cfCijw

American Airlines and British Airways just opened their first jointly operated Admirals Club in Denver.  The renovated club will employ both AA and BA premium service representatives. Here’s what they say in the press release:

“The joint lounge in Denver is another way AA and BA are providing more seamless customer service as part of the airlines’ transatlantic joint business,” said Nancy Knipp, American’s President – Admirals Club. “In addition to featuring a wide array of state-of-the-art amenities in an enhanced lounge setting, we’ve simplified the connection process for travelers by relocating the Denver Admirals Club from Terminal C to Terminal A – the terminal from which both AA and BA operate.”

The newly opened 5,115 square foot space incorporates rustic and organic elements that reflect the unique characteristics of Colorado. Upon entering the club, customers are greeted in a reception area composed of chiseled stone walls, curved glass panels and back-lit resin panels. The facility offers seating for 124 guests and includes a cell-phone-free quiet zone featuring comfortable chairs with ottomans. Visitors to the club also can enjoy the walk-up Cyber Cafe with HP TouchSmart PCs, new flat-panel TVs, a conference room and a children’s area featuring a flat-panel TV and HP PC, both with age-appropriate programming.

To celebrate the opening of the new location, they’re offering a $75 discount on any new membership if you sign up at the Denver club between now and January 31, 2011.

You can still get 20 percent discount on new membership even if you’re not planning to be in Denver by using promotion code NYE when you sign up online.   Better yet, there’s still time to win a lifetime Admirals Club membership before American’s “Transform Your Travel” before the sweepstakes ends on December 15.

home top