Update 5/3/21: This offer has been extended to June 30, 2021. Similar to past offers, you’ll need to reload it to your account if you’d loaded in previously but not used it.
Update 3/5/21: This offer has been extended to April 30, 2021. Similar to past offers, you’ll need to reload it to your account if you’d loaded in previously but not used it.
Update 1/4/21: This offer has been extended to February 28, 2021. Similar to past offers, you’ll need to reload it to your account if you’d loaded in previously but not used it.
Update 11/2/20: This offer is now around until December 31, 2020. I think it might be a new offer, so you’ll need to link it back to your cards if you’d previously linked it.
Update 9/7/20: This has returned with an expiry date of October 31, 2020. As with previous offers, you’ll need to reload it to your account if you’d loaded it in the past but not used it.
Update 7/3/20: This offer has returned and has an expiry date of August 31, 2020. If you’d loaded the last offer but didn’t use it, you’ll need to reload it now.
- Buy AARP Membership with card linked to the American Airlines SimplyMiles program & earn 1,000 AAdvantage miles.
- Direct link to offer.
- Offer expires February 28, 2021.
- Valid when you activate offer and payment is made with a card enrolled in your SimplyMiles account.
- Miles amount is determined and fulfilled by SimplyMiles.
- Offer is limited to 1 redemption.
Tips & Ideas
AARP membership usually costs $16, but it’s reduced to $12 in the first year if you set up auto-renew.
AARP has a program called AARP Rewards with one component of it being that they sell discounted gift cards. There’s a limit of 3 discounted cards per month, but that can still be a good opportunity because, for example, they’ve recently sold $50 Bass Pro Shops gift cards for $30 a couple of times.
You can earn points with AARP Rewards by doing fairly easy tasks like watching short videos and answering quizzes (you can get every quiz question wrong and you still earn points). Those points can also be redeemed for gift cards, although those usually require a fairly large number of points for gift card redemptions.
From a non-gift card angle, AARP membership can get you discounts on museum entry, hotels, etc., as well as discounts at some restaurants like Outback Steakhouse and Denny’s. Some hotels require that you’re of a certain age (55+ or something like that), but many times all you need is a membership. I’ve had a membership for something like 5 years and it’s paid for itself each year due to the savings we’ve received.
Note that you have to pay with a Mastercard linked to the SimplyMiles program – this offer doesn’t work like a shopping portal where you click through to AARP and pay with any old card.