There are reports of the cheese wheels (that I previously wrote about) — with a shiny Boeing 777 on the box, so you know it’s the right one — for as low as $2.99.
While details on the company website are limited, one Flyertalker reports confirming there’s no limit to the number of 500 mile codes from the boxes that you can enter for miles. That’s $60 per 10,000 American miles, and depending on your tax situation you might be able to reduce your cost basis further by donating the cheese to a charity. Miles for you, and a cheese-a-licious Thanksgiving for someone in need!
This is still twice the price of pudding, of course, but a great deal on miles (and since I’m just a wee bit shy of my next lifetime status mark on American I could really use the miles infusion before that particular benefit, lifetime status based on any miles deposited into an account, goes away).
Anything less than $4.99 a package with the shiny airplane on it, I’m buying!