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A couple of weeks ago, Craig flagged a superb Marriott offer where you could earn 10 American AAdvantage Miles per $1USD by booking your stays via the American AAdvantage shopping portal. The offer expired soon after he published, but I’m pleased to say it’s now back!
Note that the site may ask you if you are from the UK/EU – click to say no, as the AAdvantage Portal seems to exclude us these days and it won’t work if you click yes.
As Craig explained last time:
A conservative estimate of the value of an AA mile would be 1.5 US cents, a more aggressive one would be 2 cents. This means that you would receive a 15-20% rebate on your hotel stays, as long as you collect and value AA miles.
As always, you don’t miss out on anything by visiting the Marriott website via the AA shopping portal. You still receive your points, status credit / benefits, etc. So once you start stacking the various promotions and standard earning, you can easily arrive at a 30-40% rebate!
So, if you have any existing, flexible reservations with Marriott, you might want to cancel and rebook via the AA shopping portal. Or, if you have been contemplating a Marriott stay, you might want to book it ASAP. You don’t have to prepay or anything; you simply must book whilst the AA website is showing the 10 mile rate. Your stay can be well into the future, although you won’t receive your AA miles until well after check-out.
I probably wouldn’t start collecting AA miles as a result of this promotion, but if you are building up your AA miles balance towards an Etihad First Class reward to/from the UAE/India/Maldives/etc., then this is a quick and easy way to pick up thousands of miles…