The American Airlines eShopping portal has been offering 3x miles (and therefore 3x Loyalty Points) at GiftCards.com (GCC) throughout much of this year. Separately, we have seen numerous deals for 5% off of Virtual Visa Gift Cards at GiftCards.com via a series of coupon codes released over the last several months. The problem is that those 5% off coupon codes don’t always show up on the AA portal as being a valid code to stack for 3x earnings (or as Nick recently posted, the 3x AA portal bonus disappeared once a 5% code was added to the portal).
However, the code ENDOFSUMMER is now on the portal at 3x and is good for 5% off on virtual Visa Gift Cards through 9/11/22, so this should be an easy way to pick up some Loyalty Points up to the monthly GCC cap of $2,000, which resets on 9/1/22. If you haven’t yet maxed out portal bonus for August yet, it would be possible to double-dip by buying $2K by 8/31 and then another $2K after.
There is also a Citi Merchant Offer available for 1.5% back on Giftcards.com. The terms of this offer state that you can only get 1.5% back once per link on your account and there have been reports on this not stacking, so YMMV.
- Get 5% off Virtual Visa cards at Giftcards.com and stack with the AA Shopping Portal for 3x AAdvantage Miles/Loyalty Points by clicking through the portal and using the code ENDOFSUMMER at checkout.
- Expires 9/11/22
Direct Link to deal on AA Shopping Portal (must log-in)
- This deal should stack with 1.5% back via Citi Merchant Offer for those targeted (YMMV).
Using the code ENDOFSUMMER, you can buy Virtual Visa Gift Cards loaded with $250 each for $243.45 after the $5.95 activation fee and the 5% discount. You should end up earning 3x on $237.50 for a total of 713 American Airlines miles / Loyalty Points and a $6.55 profit on each card. Some codes have a limit on the number of cards that you can buy per transaction, but this one allows at least 8 cards. If you can get the Citi Merchant offer to stack, you’d end up with another $3.65/card.
Keep in mind that you can earn portal rewards on up to $2,000 in orders per month at GiftCards.com. Some codes have a limit on the number of cards that you can buy per transaction, but this one allows for at least 8 cards, meaning that you can max out the monthly portal bonus with one purchase, earning $52.40 and 5,700 AA Loyalty Points/Miles in the process.
These Virtual Gift Cards aren’t the easiest to liquidate. I use them for online payments such as utilities, insurance, Amazon, etc. Some folks have also been able to liquidate via payment apps like Plastiq and Bravo, but the costs are relatively high and it can take some doing to set up a target account that works with virtual Visas. If you can make use of the cards, this is an easy $49 savings and a chance to pick up quicky Loyalty Points in the quest to reach Platinum Pro status without flying.
As per usual, doublecheck Cashbackmonitor to verify that the AA Portal is the one that you want to use.