A couple of years ago when American Airlines launched Loyalty Points as the way to earn elite status, a popular option was to subscribe to The Motley Fool. That’s because there was an Amex Offer or Citi Offer that reduced the price and a generous reward through the American Airlines shopping portal.
Well, depending on your risk tolerance, there are new saving and earning opportunities that make this stacking opportunity worth a second look. It might also be possible to double up on rewards on the same AAdvantage account thanks to an identical offer with Millionacres.
- Earn 6,700 AAdvantage miles & Loyalty Points from the American Airlines shopping portal when subscribing to The Motley Fool.
- Get $50 back from an Amex Offer when spending $99 with The Motley Fool.
- Earn 1,800 JetBlue TrueBlue points when paying for a subscription with The Motley Fool using a linked card.
- Amex Offer expires May 5, 2024.
- American Airlines shopping portal:
- Rewards not eligible on: Monthly subscriptions, Orders less than $75, Free products, trials, services, memberships, subscriptions, Auto-renewals, Purchases made with a gift card, Gift cards, Gift certificates, Cash equivalents and Purchases made with coupon or discount codes not found on this site.
- Limits: Eligible on one (1) purchase per loyalty account member.
- Special terms: Only eligible on paid 1 year subscription to The Motley Fool.
- Offers cannot be combined/stacked with any other offer.
- Subscription must be active for at least 60 days.
The terms of the offer on the shopping portal still state that offers can’t be combined or stacked. However, there have been numerous data points recently that people have successfully earned rewards through a shopping portal in addition to the $50 from the Amex Offer. Provided that works, it effectively means you’re earning 6,700 AAdvantage miles and 6,700 Loyalty Points for a net cost of $49. Even if you’re not seeking status with American Airlines, buying AAdvantage miles for 0.73cpp is still a decent deal. Add on 1,800 JetBlue TrueBlue points and it gets even better.
This is obviously done at your own risk, so it’s up to you if it’s worth jumping on this deal. FWIW, I can’t remember hearing about any actual clawbacks in the past from people stacking similar previous opportunities, so the past threats from The Motley Fool might’ve had all the force of a court jester threatening a king rather than the other way around. Let us know in the comments below though if you did get miles clawed back or didn’t get them credited in the first place.
For anyone who is planning on taking AAdvantage of these deals, be sure to set a reminder to cancel after at least 60 days and certainly before the year is up. That is, unless you’re so happy with the service that you’d be happy to continue paying the (higher) annual fee after a year.
The reason this deal could be of particular interest right now is twofold. Some people have been doing a status challenge with American Airlines where they have to earn a big chunk of Loyalty Points every few months in order to maintain the status. Similarly, the regular status earning year ends on February 29, so if you’re trying to bump yourself up to the next elite level there’s only one month left to earn sufficient Loyalty Points to do that. Getting 6,700 in one go can be a helpful boost.
There appears to be a way to double up on earnings as well. The Motley Fool also has a real estate based subscription service called Millionacres. That also costs $99, it also offers 6,700 AAdvantage miles and Loyalty points and – even more usefully – also has payment processed by The Motley Fool. That means a Millionacres subscription apparently triggers the $50 statement credit from the Amex Offer too.
Now, you obviously can’t get $50 back when subscribing to The Motley Fool and then again from a Millionacres subscription using the same Amex Offer on the same card. However, if your partner has the Amex Offer on one of their cards, you could pay for one subscription on your card and the second subscription on theirs. Despite paying with different cards, you could click through from the same American Airlines shopping portal account, thereby earning 13,400 AAdvantage miles and Loyalty Points on the same account – useful if you’re focusing on earning status for only one of you.