Dine and Earn Free Miles: Get up to 4,000 Miles on American and US Airways!

Dine and Earn Free Miles:  Get up to 4,000 Miles on American and US Airways!

Million Mile SecretsDine and Earn Free Miles:  Get up to 4,000 Miles on American and US Airways!Million Mile Secrets Team

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I’ve written about earning miles through Rewards Network for dining out.  And currently, new members of MileagePlus Dining can earn an easy 500 miles on United Airlines.

But now, there’s an even better promotion.  You can earn 2,000 American Airlines miles and 2,000 US Airways miles if you sign-up for their dining programs and eat out once.  But you have to be a new member .  Existing members can’t get the bonus again unless you set up a new account.  But that’s not something I’m comfortable doing.

Dine And Earn Free Miles Get Up To 4,000 Miles On American And US Airways
You Can Earn 2,000 Miles on Both American Airlines and US Airways When You Eat Out!

5 Steps to 2,000 American Airlines & US Airways Miles

Link:   My Review of Rewards Network Dining

Link:   American Airlines Sign-Up and Dine Bonus (Must Register by August 30, 2014)

Link:   US Airways Sign-Up and Dine Bonus (Must Register by June 13, 2014)

1.   Register for the New Member Enrollment Bonus

It only takes a minute to sign-up for the American Airlines and US Airways dining programs.  You have to sign-up for each separately.

Be sure to check the box that allows the program to send you promotional emails.  Then you’ll earn 3 American Airlines or US Airways miles when you dine at participating restaurants.  If you don’t, you’ll only earn 1 mile for every $2 you spend.

You need to register for the US Airways promotion by June 13, 2014.  The American Airlines promotion deadline is August 30, 2014.

2.   Enter Your Address and American Airlines or US Airways Frequent Flyer Numbers

You’ll also be prompted to create a username and password.

Dine And Earn Free Miles Get Up To 4,000 Miles On American And US Airways
Enter Your Details and Create a Username and Password

3.   Enter a Credit Card Number

This will be the card you use to earn bonus points when you dine at eligible restaurants.  You may want to consider using a card that has restaurants as a category bonus, like the Chase Freedom (5X points until June 30, 2014) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2X points on restaurants always).

Note:   You must use a different credit card for each program.

Your credit card will NOT be charged!  It’s on file so the Rewards Dining Program knows when you use that credit card at participating restaurants.

Dine And Earn Free Miles Get Up To 4,000 Miles On American And US Airways
Rewards Network Will Know When You’ve Eaten at a Participating Restaurant Once You Register Your Card

4.   Spend at Least $30 at a Participating Restaurant

You need to spend at least $30 (including tax and tip) at a participating restaurant, bar, or club using the credit card you registered to activate the bonus.  The $30 needs to be on 1 bill and must be within 30 days of joining the program.

5.   Complete a Review of the Restaurant

You’ll get an email a few days after your dine asking you to complete a survey and review.  The review must be completed within 30 days of dining.

If you follow these steps, you’ll get 2,000 miles deposited into your American Airlines or US Airways frequent flyer account within 6 to 8 weeks.

Bottom Line

If you’re not registered in the American Airlines or US Airways dining programs, you can earn 2,000 miles just by signing-up, completing 1 $30 dine from their list of restaurants, and writing a short review about your experience.

You need to register for the promotion by June 13, 2014 (for US Airways) or August 30, 2014 (for American Airlines).  Be sure to use a different credit card for each program.

This is a good way to earn bonus points for doing something most folks do anyway.  And even after the promotion is over, you’ll still earn 3 miles per $1 you spend at participating restaurants.

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Richard Matisak

I had an old account there that I never used. I got an error code which, when I called, indicated I already had an account so I wasn't eligible.

Simply deleted that old account and created a new one, got the bonus.

Other poster is correct: you can't use the same card on multiple programs. You can easily delete from one program and add to another whenever you need to though.

@Kent C, It's interesting you say that. I have found the opposite in our area. While not every restaurant is on the list, some of the most popular ones are on the list. These restaurants certainly don't need this program because they already generate a high volume of sales. That being said, this may not hold true for all areas...

Don't forget the restaurants who sign up for these are in desperate need of business usually (they cannot generate traffic off of worth of mouth or good reviews - hint, hint), most successful restaurants you probably go to will never be on these lists since they don't need to kickback. In the end, many of you will waste $30 or more to get 2,000 points which aren't worth much more than that anyway. My thought don't go chasing miles by spending $$ in places you would otherwise not go to. By all means if you see a restaurant on the list you have always wanted to visit or one you regularly visit, sign up, I would.

Would the purchase of a gift card at the restaurant count toward the $30 you need to spend to get the bonus?

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@Amy - That should work!

It's all run by the rewardsnetwork.com people, so if you register one card for AA, then register that same card for USAir, it'll remove it from your AA profile. Each card can only be registered with one loyalty program at a time. You can swap it back and forth though, so you can register a card for AA, do a dine, then register it for USAir and dine again. It's a good way of refreshing your expiration date for your points.

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