Don't miss out! Join the thousands of people who subscribe to our once-daily email with all the best travel news

A few days ago I wrote about how American was partnering with Cadillac to offer 7500 American AAdvantage miles if you test-drive a Cadillac.  At the time, we weren’t sure how it was going to work, but the offer is now live.  From the press release on

Right now, AAdvantage® members can earn 7,500 AAdvantage miles when you test drive any Cadillac* vehicle, including the striking 2015 CTS sedan with available adaptive cruise control and available OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi®**. The available Wi-Fi® hotspot works inside your CTS and up to 50 feet away as long as your vehicle is on, while the 4G LTE allows you to use your laptop or tablet as a mobile office with a reliable connection.

Contact a Cadillac Concierge today at 844-469-2234 to schedule an appointment and participate in this exclusive limited time offer. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your AAdvantage miles.

*At participating dealers only.  Must have an AAdvantage account and be 21 years or older with a valid U.S. driver’s license.  Employees of General Motors are not eligible. Retail value: $221.00. Test drive lasts approximately 10 minutes.  Offer valid while supplies last.  Limit one test drive per person.  Allow 4-6 weeks for miles to be awarded after confirmation that test drive has been completed.  Offer is nontransferable, nonnegotiable and not redeemable for cash.


There have been reports of EXTREMELY long hold times trying to sign up, so with a hat tip to one of the commenters on View From the Wing, I went to and did a live chat.  It took about 30 seconds to boot up and the conversation went a little something like this:

Lacee [5:41 PM]: Hello Dan, and thank you for chatting into Cadillac! My name is Lacee. How may I assist you today? .
Dan Miller [5:41 PM]: I heard about a deal where you could get 7500 American Airlines miles for test driving a Cadillac, and would like to sign up
Lacee [5:42 PM]: That’s great, Dan! I would be happy to assist you!
Lacee [5:44 PM]: Dan, Could I get your AAdvantage number?
Dan Miller [5:44 PM]: <redacted>
Lacee [5:45 PM]: Thank you! I will also need your Address, E-mail and your Phone number to continue registering you.
Dan Miller [5:45 PM]: <redacted>
Lacee [5:46 PM]: Thanks for that information! How did you hear about this program?
Lacee [5:48 PM]: I’ll also need to know which vehicle you test drove.
Dan Miller [5:49 PM]: on
Dan Miller [5:49 PM]: I haven’t driven it yet
Dan Miller [5:49 PM]: i was hoping to sign up with you
Lacee [5:49 PM]: I understand, do you know which vehicle you’re looking to test drive?
Dan Miller [5:50 PM]: CTS sedan
Lacee [5:51 PM]: Are you looking to purchase or lease? And how soon?
Dan Miller [5:51 PM]: purchase within the next 6-12 mos
Lacee [5:52 PM]: What is your current vehicle’s make and model?
Dan Miller [5:52 PM]: honda civic
Lacee [5:52 PM]: Did you have a dealership in mind that you wanted to visit?
Dan Miller [5:53 PM]: <redacted>
Lacee [5:54 PM]: Great! Did you have a date and time you were hoping to do this test drive?
Dan Miller [5:54 PM]: How about Monday at 5:15pm
Lacee [5:55 PM]: I’d be happy to set that for you, just one moment please.
Dan Miller [5:56 PM]: Thanks

Lacee [5:56 PM]: Thank you so much for your assistance with the Cadillac and American Airlines AAdvantage Mileage Promotion, I have completed the registration!

Dan Miller [5:57 PM]: What do I give the salesman at the dealership?

Lacee [5:59 PM]: You should be all set, Dan. The dealership should follow up with you before the appointment

But will it work?

We’ll see… I went with a Monday appointment to hopefully give it a few days to flesh out with people posting their experiences over the weekend, so I might know what to expect when I go in.  I’m also curious to see if multiple test-drives might work (official terms and conditions say no).  At the very least, I’ll sign my wife up as well.  The live chat option is even better there since she hates when I make her call places 🙂

I also love the “retail value” of $221 for 7500 miles.  Uhhhh I don’t think so.  Still, I do value them around ~$125, and like I said last time, I’ve done 7-10 similar test-drive offers before for less than that!!


Sign up for our once-daily email with the latest tips and tricks on how to travel for free / cheap. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!