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Blog Giveaway: $200 American Airlines Gift Card!

Blog Giveaway: $200 American Airlines Gift Card!

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Thank you to our readers for all your support over the years!  This week, Emily and I are giving away a $200 American Airlines gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 American Airlines Gift Card
You Can Book a Basic Economy Fare Between Philadelphia and Sunny Miami

I’ll show you how to enter!

American Airlines is now selling “Basic Economy” tickets along 10 US routes for travel beginning March 1, 2017.

Basic Economy fares are extra cheap tickets that are extremely restrictive.  It is NOT a good deal for most folks.  Here’s what you can expect with a Basic Economy fare:

  • You can NOT choose your own seat
  • You can NOT upgrade your seat (even if you have elite status)
  • You can NOT take a carry-on bag – only 1 personal item that must fit under the seat
  • You must board with the last boarding group
  • Your ticket is NOT refundable or changeable, even for a fee
  • You will only get half elite qualifying miles and segments (but full redeemable miles and elite qualifying dollars)

However, if you have an American Airlines co-branded credit card, like the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard (and aren’t concerned about elite status), these fares aren’t as bad.  That’s because:

  • You WILL be allowed a carry-on item
  • You will NOT need to board with the last boarding group

If you enter this contest, you could win a $200 American Airlines gift card!  And hopefully stay out of Basic Economy!

How to Enter

Link:  Click on this post and tell me what you think of American Airlines Basic Economy

To enter this giveaway, tell me what you think about American Airlines Basic Economy!  You MUST click this linked post & comment with your answer on that post (Don’t comment on this post!).

You can also complete as many of the other tasks as you want.  You’ll get 1 entry for each item you complete.  But your entries only count if you complete the first step.  The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!

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You can enter until February 26, 2017, (Sunday) at 9:00 pm Central Time.

Good luck!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Gotta wait and see

I am not a fan of the American Airlines Basic Economy fare.

Glad to learn that having a co-branded card offers some benefits.

Aa.. program is going downhill?

I think it may be beneficial it just really depends on whether the fares are really discounted and how they compare to there carriers like Spirit.

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