Earn American Airlines Miles With Vivid Seats

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American Airlines has just announced a potentially interesting partnership with an entertainment company.

Earn AAdvantage Miles With Vivid Seats

American AAdvantage members can now earn three or more miles per dollar spent with Vivid Seats, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. For those of you not familiar with Vivid Seats, it’s the world’s largest independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concerts, and theater events.

The process of earning miles for your purchases is super easy:

  1. Visit american.vividseats.com
  2. Select tickets to your favorite event
  3. Enter your AAdvantage number
  4. Earn miles on your ticket purchase

I’d note that in reality this isn’t too different than all of the merchants that American has in the AAdvantage eShopping portal, where you can earn bonus miles for purchases you make with their partners. Essentially those retailers are willing to pay a commission for purchases made through a partner, and I imagine this is a similar setup.

You Can Also Earn 8% Cash Back With Vivid Seats

While this is the first partnership I know of between Vivid Seats and an airline, earlier this year a partnership was announced between Vivid Seats and the Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card, offering 8% cash back on all Vivid Seats purchases, through May 2020.

The card already offered 4% cash back on entertainment, so that’s like an extra 4% cash back.

Note that these two offers are mutually exclusive — in both cases you have to buy your tickets through the customized link (either from American or Capital One), as this is working similarly to a shopping portal.

Summary

You can now earn at least 3x AAdvantage miles per dollar spent with Vivid Seats. If you’re someone who attends a lot of live events (concerts, sporting events, etc.) this partnership could be worth keeping in mind.

Comments
  1. Vividseats also has a $10 off $50 link that pairs with cashback sites and their fees are less than Stubhub. Seatgeek has $20 off first purchase and you can make multiple accounts plus are on cashback sites. Ticketclub has 5% off and no fees once you find a code that gives 1 year free membership plus they’re on cashback sites. 3 miles per dollar on a specialized link is nothing to write home about. The above 3 are all good if your tickets are for cheaper events or seats. For many events resellers are a lot less than Ticketmaster.

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