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Barclaycard is sending out what I believe are targeted offers for their AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red MasterCard® allowing cardmembers to earn 3X bonus points on ALL purchases from October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017.
With the offer you can earn up to 10,000 total miles and these miles are in addition to the miles you already earn. This is a pretty great promotion if you are trying to earn American miles.
Here the official terms for the offer:
This bonus offer is for select cardmembers and is not transferable. If you close your account or switch to another product during the promotional period, you will no longer be eligible for this promotion or any miles that you may have accrued. Qualified cardmembers who activate by 11/30/17 will earn 3 bonus miles for every one dollar ($1) in new purchase(s) that are not later returned or rescinded with a transaction date that posts to their account between 10/1/17 and 4/30/18, up to a maximum of 10,000 bonus miles. To be eligible for this offer and to receive the bonus miles, the cardmember’s account must be open, active and in good standing. Purchases made during periods when the cardmember’s account is delinquent, their balance exceeds their credit line or their account is otherwise not in good standing do not qualify for this offer. The bonus miles will appear on the cardmember’s statement 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion.
Keep in mind that you must activate this promotion by 11/30/17. The targeted email offers will have a link for you to follow and it takes all but two seconds to register for the offer.
This is one of the few times I’ll actually probably change my spend for a while to stock up on some American miles since 3X is a pretty solid earning rate, especially for non-bonused categories. The card also earns 2X on eligible American Airlines purchases, so you should be able to earn 5X on American purchases and 4X on normal purchases based on the terms of the promotion.
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