The ongoing saga of the AAdvantage e-shopping mall glitch offering 83,000 miles for any Verizon purchase is winding down, or so it seems — to date the deal isn’t being honored, but those who got in on it will receive 2500 miles for their trouble and another 2500 miles if they make another purchase of any kind from the AAdvantage e-shopping mall within a month.
At least that is the email that some folks have gotten, others like me so far have heard nothing.
Meanwhile, The Points Guy points to another e-shopping offer from Verizon, this time 2300 Delta miles for the purchase of a $4.96 charger. That’s a great deal, and of course there’s no limit to the number of chargers you can buy.
The Points Guy thinks this one is not a mistake. I disagree, since the Verizon Wireless terms and conditions on the Delta e-shopping site are quite similar to the language used to back out of awarding full miles on the AAdvantage site:
Eligible only on new service contracts. Accessory purchases and contract upgrades are not eligible. Purchases of gift cards and of phones outside of new contracts and upgrades are not eligible.
Still, on the AAdvantage site they offered 2500 miles. This one is only 2300, for $4.96. My guess? Perhaps they’ll honor one purchase only. I think I’ll buy one…
Meanwhile, you may be interested in this discussion of how mileage malls work, the third parties involved, and how they can often go awry.