Join Sam’s Club, Earn Up to 5,000 AAdvantage Miles

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I’ve always considered myself more of a Costco girl.  But there is something to be said for the lure of free miles.  And when free miles come with bulk goods (like 5-packs of toothpaste) it’s a bonus!

I’d originally overlooked the notice that American sent me about this partnership a couple of months ago.  But after reading the fine print, I recognize an easy opportunity for miles for a membership many people need anyway.

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The American Airlines AAdvantage Sam’s Club enrollment offer.

You can earn the AAdvantage miles by signing up online.  Or you can use the online link to generate an email to take into the club to sign up in person.

The enrollment page can be found here.

For those looking to rack up some credit card miles while shopping, Sam’s Club accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and ATM debit cards.  (While those policies apply to most memberships, business memberships are more restrictive with payment options.)

Fine print:

  • This offer is only good for new memberships (current Sam’s Club members are not eligible).
  • The bonus comes via an email with a sign-up bonus code.  Members are responsible for ensuring they receive the email and comply with the instructions.
  • Only the individual enrolling in Sam’s Club receives the mileage bonus.  Additional individuals or cardholders on the account do not qualify.
  • If the Sam’s Club membership is terminated, cancelled, or downgraded for any reason within the first 6 months of enrollment, the member will forfeit the sign-up bonus.  (This text is more stringent than the 90 day cancellation penalty referenced elsewhere in the terms.)
  • Offer valid only at Sam’s Club locations in the United States.  (Sorry Puerto Rico).

Have you signed up for the Sam’s Club AAdvantage bonus?  If so, we’d love to hear about your experience.

About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last nineteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Once an "every week" road warrior, she now only travels around 100 days a year. She resides in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and playing with her Border Collie/Great Pyreness mix puppy Harley Quinn.

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