A lot, a whole lot of us drive a car. No matter if it’s a personal car or maybe a company vehicle. If you are free to choose your gas station, I have an easy way for you to earn some additional American Airlines AAdvantage Miles at gas stations.
I am not talking about using credit cards which earn bonus points or miles at gas stations like Chase Freedom cards (referral link), which have sometimes quarterly bonuses at gas stations. Sometimes you will also find an Amex Offer out there for some additional points or cash back when you fill-up the gas tank.
This specific way is way easier and all you need is a Mastercard. It doesn’t matter what kind of Mastercard or if it’s a co-branded card with an airline or hotel. It only has to be a Mastercard. Period.
Enroll in SimplyMiles.com
Besides the Mastercard, you have to sign up at SimplyMiles.com. It’s super easy if you already have an American Airlines AAdvantage account. You will use the same credentials to log in to SimplyMiles. If you don’t have an account with American Airlines yet, head over to aa.com and create one.
Set up your account
Log in and go to your SimplyMiles Account. There you have to add now your MasterCard and accept the program disclosures. You can add multiple cards, but they have to be Mastercards and the current limit is three cards in total. You can remove a card and replace it with another card if you wish at any time. SimplyMiles is also planning on accepting other cards (e.g. VISA and American Express) but that’s still a while out.
Once you have done all that, it’s time to add offers to your account. It’s similar to Amex Offers. Scroll through the list and add the offers you want to use or just add all of them. You never know where you might end up shopping. Make also sure to read the details for each offer to be eligible to get the miles credit. Some offer only give you a one-time miles credit, others give you miles for every purchase you do with that merchant. Really make sure you understand the details of the offer.
In the case of ExxonMobil’s offer, you have to spend at least $10 at the pump. For that, you get 1 mile per $1 spent. This is better than all the previous promotions and partnership gas stations offered. They only would give you miles per gallon of fuel, no matter how much you spent on fuel. That meant you usually got maybe around 20 miles/points per fill up. With SimplyMiles, depending on the price of fuel, you earn about 60 miles per fill-up of a 20-gallon tank. This is pretty good and is three times as much.
The ExxonMobil offer currently lasts until November 30, 2020, but just got extended from the same offer, which ended September 30, 2020.
I assume they will continue this offer at least until the end of the year, maybe even longer. Most of the miles will be credited to your account within 2-3 business days but it some cases it can take up to 15 days. That’s at least the official statement from SimplyMiles. Make sure and keep track of your usage as some of my fuel-ups didn’t show up in my account. Your SimplyMiles account is linked to your AAdvantage account and miles will show up in there. There is no need to transfer them over.
ExxonMobil used to be a partner of Plenti, which was on the other hand a sub-company of American Express. Unfortunately, Plenti was shut down in July of 2018.
Double and Tripple Stack the SimplyMiles Offers
If you are also a member of the Exxon Mobil Rewards+™ program you can earn points for fuel and convenience store purchases. There are a bunch of options to earn even more points per gallon purchased. Just check out the Exxon Mobil Rewars+ website. These points can be used for fuel or convenience store purchases. Once you signed up, you can swipe your rewards card or just enter your Alt-ID, which is your phone number at participating stations.
Besides all that, you will also earn points, miles, or cashback, depending on your Mastercard. For example, I use my IHG Mastercard (referral link) and therefore also receive additional IHG points.
This is a pretty solid offer to earn additional miles at the gas station. Make sure you check out the other offers available at SimplyMiles.com to earn even more miles. Make sure you track all the offers you have used to make sure you get the miles credit. I had some cases where I had to request miles credit. Keep all of your receipts. A digital copy is good enough for this if you want to unclutter your wallet.
If you are looking for another program that earns you miles or points, check out the Marathon MakeItCount rewards program. The downside is, that most of their gas stations are only on the east coast. You won’t find any on the west coast.
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