American just introduced their 2013 Elite Rewards program for 2013 and for this year they’ve significantly improved the program. In previous years your Elite Reward was based on your year end total of Elite Qualifying Miles or Points, for 2013 your Elite Rewards are based on milestones:
Elite Rewards now offers four distinct milestones which are attainable throughout the year. The more you fly, the faster you’ll reach the next level where you can choose one reward from each milestone for which you qualify. That’s a total of up to four rewards. And now, you can qualify with elite-qualifying miles, points or segments.
Milestone 1: 40,000 miles or points | 45 segments
Milestone 2: 75,000 miles or points | 80 segments
Milestone 3: 125,000 miles or points | 130 segments
Milestone 4: 150,000 miles or points | 160 segment
The best part is that they’re cumulative and retroactive!
If you have already reached a milestone, look for your first reward notification email in May. Reward selection will continue through February 28, 2014.
You are welcome to one reward within each milestone for which you qualify.
We will email you as you achieve each new milestone, notifying you to choose your reward.
Our Elite Rewards program is cumulative, so if you’ve reached Milestone 2, you’ve also reached Milestone 1. The program is also retroactive, so as long as you register by December 31, 2013, you qualify for rewards since January 1, 2013.
To participate you have to register by December 31, 2013 and use registration code ELTA3. Go here for complete details.