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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.
5 Steps to 2,000 American Airlines & US Airways Miles
1. Register for the New Member Enrollment Bonus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.