If you shop online at the AAdvantage eShopping(SM) mall at http://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/ this holiday season and use your MasterCard® card to make purchases, there'll be no need to rub your eyes when your AAdvantage® mileage statement arrives. You really are seeing double, or more.
American Airlines (through its AAdvantage program) and MasterCard have teamed up to offer online shoppers double AAdvantage miles for purchases made at any of 25 participating online retailers on the AAdvantage eShopping mall site -- such as CiricuitCity.com, Lands' End®, Overstock.com and Macys.com -- through Dec. 31, 2007.
And that's not all. With the promotional Spend Bonus, in addition to double miles, online shoppers can earn even more bonus miles -- up to 4,000 additional bonus miles in all -- when using their MasterCard card at the ultra-convenient and easy AAdvantage eShopping mall site through the end of this year. Think of all the places you can go with those AAdvantage miles -- all earned without ever having to leave your home or office for a packed mega- mall or crowded parking lot.
"It's hard to beat the convenience of online shopping at the AAdvantage eShopping mall, and with these bonus mile offers, this mall is such a rewarding place to shop this holiday season," said Kurt Stache, President -- AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "The AAdvantage program and MasterCard are offering what smart shoppers and savvy travelers value at any time of year: the opportunity to earn miles toward an award flight or upgrade."
With more than 250 favorite name brand and online retailers, the AAdvantage eShopping mall, at http://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/, offers everything from toys and clothing to books and electronics. And just as compelling, the price of goods and services offered through the AAdvantage eShopping mall site are the same as the ones offered through each merchant's Web site, making this mileage bonus offer an exceptional deal.
Here is a summary of this special holiday offer from American's AAdvantage eShopping(SM) mall program and MasterCard. Customers can join the AAdvantage program for free at http://www.aa.com/enroll.
Multiplying Your Miles
Shoppers can earn AAdvantage bonus miles in three easy steps. Here's how it works:
(1) Go to http://www.aa.com/holiday2007.
(2) Members will earn double miles when they pay with any MasterCard card and make purchases from the 25 participating merchants in the AAdvantage eShopping mall through Dec. 31, 2007. For example, mall shoppers normally earn five AAdvantage miles for every dollar spent at Kodak Easy Share Gallery and Sharper Image; four miles per dollar spent at drugstore.com and RedEnvelope; three miles per dollar spent at Blue Nile, Eddie Bauer, eLUXURY.com, JR.com, Lands' End®, Macys.com, and TigerDirect; and two miles per dollar spent at CircuitCity.com, eToys.com, GiftCertificates.com, Saks.com, Sears, and Staples.com. Those miles are doubled with purchases made through Dec. 31, 2007, using a MasterCard card. (3) With the promotional Spend Bonus, Qualifying MasterCard card members who spend $250 to $499.99 at the 25 participating merchants through Dec. 31, 2007, earn an additional 500 bonus miles; card members who spend $500 to $999.99 will earn an additional 1,500 bonus miles; and those who spend $1,000 or more will earn 4,000 bonus miles.
About the AAdvantage Travel Awards Program
The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 56 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 97 affinity card products in over 41 countries. In 2006, members redeemed more than 142 billion miles to claim in excess of 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .
About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes close to 14 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institutions, customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard Worldwide serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, go to http://www.mastercardworldwide.com/. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.
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