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American Airlines is running a promotion where they are offering 25 miles for every dollar donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C)

This was announced yesterday on “Giving Tuesday” but runs for a couple of weeks

Fine Print and Terms

Here’s the fine print of the offer

  • Make a donation of $25 or more to Stand Up To Cancer through our Miles To Stand Up program and you’ll get 25 AAdvantage® miles for every dollar you donate.
  • Plus, if you use a Mastercard® to make your donation, Mastercard® will match it – up to a grand total of $1,000,000.* Mastercard® matching donation ends December 12, 2017 or when aggregate maximum donation amount of $1,000,000 is reached, whichever occurs first.
  • Donations must be made online at
  • Minimum $25 donation required.
  • Mileage cap for a 12-month period is 600,000.
  • Bonus miles do not count toward elite-status qualification.
  • Please allow up to eight weeks for the bonus miles to be posted to your account.
  • Donations can only be accepted in U.S. dollars.
  • Donations made in connection with AAdvantage® bonus miles program are not refundable.
  • For charitable deduction purposes, each mile is valued at 3 cents per mile.
  • The receipt of miles may reduce the tax deductibility of your contribution

Should you do it?

Well obviously that depends on you.  I wouldn’t recommend donating miles as any type of manufactured spending, since you’re essentially “paying” 4 cents per mile.  But if you had plans to donate to this or another charity, it’s a decent way to get some miles for it.  As mentioned in the fine print, you’ll want to check with your accountant as to whether getting miles for your donation affects the tax deductibility of your donation.

Donate at through December 12th (I get no commission if you donate)

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