How To Get Free American Airlines Miles From AwardWallet

by Shelli

Do you use AwardWallet? Of course you do! But did you know that if you have an AwardWallet account you can earn American Airlines miles for free? Well, not exactly free, because it will take a minute of your time. But it’s as close to free as can be. This is the perfect way to either top up your American miles quickly, or extend the expiration of your AAdvantage account.

I had no idea this option existed until a reader mentioned this was the easiest and best way he keeps American miles from expiring. Always something to learn, and readers make great teachers! After learning about this great option, I of course wanted to check to make sure it was on the up and up, so I contacted AwardWallet. Yup, totally on the up and up.

AwardWallet set this up in 2016 and in October 2019 updated their blog post that explains how this works. Let’s go the steps you’ll need to take because for sure you’ll want to try this out when you have the need.

Here’s How To Earn American Airlines Miles and Keep Them From Expiring

Step 1: From within your AwardWallet account you’ll be asked to leave a comment on ANY AwardWallet blog post.

Step 2: When you leave your comment you’ll be prompted to pick which of your American accounts you want your AA miles to be credited to.

Step 3: When your comment is approved, within 5 business days 5 AA miles will be deposited into your account. Typically, though, it only takes a day or two.

Any Rules or Restrictions?

There is no limit (other than 1 AA account per AwardWallet account per day) to how many times you can do this. The only requirements are that your comment be approved. Therefore, when you leave your comment, add to the conversation on whichever blog post you chose. Also, make sure your American account is updating properly within AwardWallet. This way, you’ll be sure to get those points deposited properly.

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Always remember that if you have an AA account linked with AwardWallet, when they send you a notification that your miles are expiring, pay attention!  They also send you a link to a post that says, “leave a comment to extend the life of your AA miles.”

Remember, you can add the AA accounts of your family members to your account. If and when you get a notice that their miles are expiring, just leave a comment and you’ll be good to go.

Final Thoughts

This is a very cool and very easy way to earn American Airlines miles. It gives us the option to comment on ANY post. That’s a win for us. AwardWallet is already a must-be-using tool in our miles/points world. Now we can even use it to extend the expiration of the miles in our AA accounts!

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ktc October 24, 2019 - 2:03 pm

great tip just in time! thx

Shelli October 24, 2019 - 11:49 pm

Glad you find the tip useful!

DaninMCI October 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm

I had forgotten about this. Super valuable to keep some of my kids accounts active.

Shelli October 24, 2019 - 11:50 pm

I agree, Dan. One of those tips that seems to be evergreen!

JakePB October 27, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Am I missing something here? How many points get posted? Is it random?

Shelli October 27, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Hi Jake, 5 AA points get posted to your account when you leave a comment. Not sure what you meant by “Is it random?” Leave a comment on an AW post and the points are deposited into your AA account. Hope that helps sort the process out.

Margaret C Tomlin February 15, 2020 - 2:19 pm

I am not sure how this works and what I am commenting about. I am 92 with limited computer knowledge. I want to give my grandson miles or extend the few miles I have left. How do I join.

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CHRIS KIRWIN September 16, 2021 - 7:12 am

Thank you Awardwallet for helping to keep my American Airlines miles from expiring during the pandemic. Australia has closed it international border and citizens cannot leave at this time.
The innovative way Awardwallet has made to keep miles from expiring is outstanding.
Thank you cheers Chris

Lewis November 15, 2022 - 11:29 am

1. How long has this option been available?
2. Have you had any issues with American Airlines cancelling miles earned through this method?
3. Is there a limit to the number of miles you can earn through this method?

Shelli November 15, 2022 - 2:09 pm

Good questions, Lewis. I would reach out to Award Wallet as they would have the most current and accurate answers. Thanks for reading.


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