Targeted: 3x miles for AA Citicard on Select Retailers

Earlier last year, AA Citicards ran a promotion where you could earn 3x miles in select categories including drugstores. They are running a similar promotion in 2014 but for different categories.

The email I received prompted me to register with one click. I would get 3x miles on purchases at electronic & computer stores, clothing, toy, and department stores through 3/31/13.

The offer starts 2 business days after enrollment and the bonus is capped at 2,500 miles so the max purchases that can be made with this promotion is $1,250. (2x bonus mi * $1,250 = 2,500 bonus)

I could max out this promotion at Best Buy which I would see being categorized as an electronic store. Best Buy sells $200 Visa gift cards for $5.95 fee which you can set a pin for. This allows them to be used as a debit card.

Best Buy Visa Gift Cards look like this

Best Buy Visa Gift Cards look like this

This Visa gift card can then be used to transfer to your BlueBird card (see post by Travel with Grant on how to do this). Your funds in your BlueBird card can then be used to pay off your credit card.

The fee is very high for $200 gift card, however, purchases of Visa gift cards count towards earning My Best Buy Reward Points. 250 points = $5 so this mostly offsets the costs. These purchases also count towards Elite Status on My Best Buy Rewards.

So watch your email for this promotion!

6 Comments on "Targeted: 3x miles for AA Citicard on Select Retailers"

  1. Just to give a head up, walmart change the policy of loading GCs to BB. I was turned away at two walmart by Cashiers and was told they have new policy loading multiple cards.

    • Giddy for Points | January 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Reply

      Thanks for the heads up. My Wal-Mart has the atm machines that I can still load my blueberry with. Hope that still works!

    • Can you please clarify: did you have troubles loading multiple BB cards or applying multiple debit cards to the same BB.

      • Giddy for Points | January 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm | Reply

        I just came back from Walmart and I used the ATM kiosk to load my Blue Bird. I loaded multiple debit cards to it but they were each $200. I haven’t tried the $500 cards in a while but will keep you posted.

  2. Also earn with Shopkick, max of 2x per week (Sunday through Saturday.)

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