A Weekend Update: Hyatt 1,500 AAdvantage Miles offer, the Verizon Cartera eShopping fiasco, Citibank checking offer

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Earn Up To 15,000 AAdvantage Miles With Hyatt

Not sure how I missed this offer last week, but this weekend I was getting caught up on offers at Deals We Like and learned about a new promotion from Hyatt Hotels:

Make your next stay with Hyatt even more rewarding by earning triple AAdvantage Miles from October 1, 2011 to January 15, 2012.

Earn 1,500 miles on each eligible stay at any of the 440+ Hyatt worldwide locations. Stay more and earn more miles – up to 15,000 AAdvantage Miles per member.

To participate in this promotion:
Register on this page or by calling 1-800-30-HYATT (provide promotion code AA001)
• Stay at any Hyatt hotel between October 1, 2011 to January 15, 2012.
• Provide your AAdvantage account number when you check-in and ask to earn miles for your stay
• Pay an Eligible Rate during each stay

Go here to learn more.

AAdvantage eShopping Verizon Update

By now you’ve probably read about the Verizon AAdvantage Shopping Mall 83,000 miles from Cartera Commerce offer that turned out to be too good to be true.  If you submitted a claim for the bonus miles Cartera offered as an apology, be on the lookout for your miles. The Points Addict reports that his 5,000 AAdvantage Miles just posted.  My brother purchased one of the Palm charging stations too, and Saturday he mentioned to me that his miles posted last week as well.  If you don’t see your miles soon, you might want to contact AAdvantage Shopping customer service.  

Citibank 23,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles Checking Account Offer

Darren over at Frequently Flying wrote about a targeted promotion he received from Citibank offering up to 23,500 AAdvantage Miles for opening a checking account.  It appears that his offer is aimed at Citi AAdvantage credit card customers, so if you’re a cardholder and you’re interested (despite some possibly hefty monthly account fees and the fact they they are eliminating their AAdvantage debit card), don’t shred your junk mail from Citi without reading it.  Go here for more details.

In Other News:

Just in case you stayed away from your computer this weekend, here are a few items you might have missed:

Gary from View from the Wing wrote a very interesting post this weekend: Why The Tax Code Encourages American Airlines to Award Bonus Miles for Checking Bags in Boston

Plane and Simple has some oneworld member news: Iberia to launch Iberia Express for its short and medium haul routes.

Speaking of Iberia, Aviation Week reports that the airline has announced a plan to upgrade the cabins on their 17 Airbus A340-600s. Read all about it here.

Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker, on Flickr


  1. For what it’s worth, Cartera’s hired legal team sent me a binder. I’m traveling for work now, but it’s looking like a lawsuit will be the only way to go if I actually want to fight for more than the 5K miles they’re offering (especially since even that doesn’t make up for multiple orders).

    The nice thing is that Texas has very, very consumer-oriented laws, and Cartera isn’t properly registered as a corporation in Texas anyway, so the Secretary of State gets served in their place.

  2. Now that’s interesting. So was the binder something they were asking you to sign before they gave you the 5K miles?

    I wonder if it would increase a Texas residents leverage if they filed a complaint with the AG’s office….what do you think? Doesn’t their office have a pretty pro consumer reputation?

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