Travel Thursday: AAdvantage eShopping Mall

I receive so many credit card and rewards program offers via email and snail mail that I usually ignore them.  But I recently paid attention to one I received for my American Airlines AAdvantage Account and I wanted to share this deal with you all.

It’s very simple.  Download their AAdvantage Toolbar which will be added to your internet browser (option #6 right now in the skybox in the middle of the page) and enroll in their AAdvantage eShopping program.  It’s free and only takes a couple of minutes to download.  And I haven’t received any junk email from them.  By doing this you earn 1,000 miles (I’m sure it takes about 8-10 weeks for them to show up in your account but they’ll eventually show up).  Then, by using their search function that’s now in your toolbar instead of searching via Google you earn 1 mile for every 3 searches.  Google is definitely a superior search engine BUT most of the items I am searching for are pretty standard and so far the AAdvantage Toolbar hasn’t let me down.  In just a few days, I have earned 11 miles and it will just keep adding up!  Their goal in having you add their toolbar is to have you use it to go shopping and take advantage of their “exclusive offers”.  I could care less about that aspect of the deal but if you do a lot of online shopping that could be another way to add some miles to your account by doing something you would normally do via another means.

Just wanted to put this out there in case anyone has an AAdvantage Account but didn’t realize this offer was available!  I realize it will take 75,000 internet searches for us to earn a ticket but perhaps by using their search function we’ll earn those few thousand extra miles we need to put us over the 25,000 mile marker that we earned by actually flying with them.  Might as well try, right?!


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