Earn AAdvantage Miles at the Gas Station

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Here is another and new way to make the best out of filling your gas tank. There were numerous of these promotions before, but none of them stuck around for long. There was the promotion where you were able to earn United Miles while filling up at BP stations. Every now and then, there are also offers on Simply Miles, an AAdvantage Program that lets you earn miles for shopping, to earn additional miles at gas stations.

Besides the usual gas station loyalty programs with which you earn cents off when you fill up at the gas station, there are not many programs that let you earn loyalty points. The only other one I know at the moment is Marathon Gas, which lets you earn Wyndham points or Southwest points. 

Now there is a new and limited option for you to earn miles at gas stations. This time it’s American Airlines AAdvantage Miles at Shell gas stations.

The Offer

If you don’t have one yet, sign up for a Fuel Rewards account. If you are new to Fuel Rewards, you get an additional 100 AA miles just for signing up.

  1. To link your accounts go to your profile in your Fuel Rewards account and manage your loyalty cards.
    (Courtesy of Fuel Rewards and AA)
  2. Click on “link card or account” and in the pop-up select American Airlines.
    (Courtesy of Fuel Rewards and AA)
  3. Add your American Airlines loyalty number
  4. Downloadd the Fuel Rewards app and make sure you earn 2miles/gal rather than 5¢/gal. To check, scroll down in the home tab until you see “Link Partner Accounts”.  Click on American Airlines. The 2miles/gal should be activated automatically, if not activate it. Now you can keep the app to find stations and use other offers or just delete it again.
    (Courtesy of Fuel Rewards)
  5. Done

If you don’t have a Fuel Rewards card yet, you can request one in your account as well and it will take about 7-10 business days for it to arrive. 

You can swipe your card at participating gas stations or use your Alt-ID, which is your phone number. Make sure you have added your phone number to your account. I prefer the Alt-ID method as it saves plastic in my wallet and is as convenient as pulling out the card and swiping it.

The Details

  • You get 2 AAdvantage Miles for every gallon purchased at participating gas stations
  • AAdvantage miles earned through this offer are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase, per vehicle.
  • The miles will typically post within 7-10 days to your account.
  • When you decide to earn miles, you forfeit the option to earn gold or silver status with Fuel Rewards and won’t earn any cent offs.
  • You can switch between what you want to earn in the Fuel Rewards App. Decide to earn AA miles or cents off.
  • This offer is valid through 12/31/2022

The good news. If this promotion gets extended into the new year, you will also earn Loyalty Points with American Airlines as they kick off a whole new Loyalty Program.

Terms and Conditions

Acquisition Offer

Restrictions apply. Offer valid through 12.31.2022 (the “Offer Period”). Earn a one-time reward of 100 AAdvantage® Miles when you (i) join the Fuel Rewards ® program as a new member; (ii) link your AAdvantage® account to your new Fuel Rewards account; and (iii) after successful registration, complete your first fill-up of at least 5 gallons during the Offer Period. Offer valid for new Fuel Rewards members only. AAdvantage® Miles earned through this offer will be posted to your AAdvantage® account within 45 days of completing the qualifying fill. AAdvantage® Terms & Conditions here.

The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offers may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Ongoing Offer

Restrictions apply. Earn 2 AAdvantage® Miles for every gallon of fuel purchased at participating Shell locations through the Fuel Rewards® program. 20 gallon limit per fill-up. No limit on lifetime miles earned through this offer. Your AAdvantage® account must be linked to your Fuel Rewards account and opted into earning miles. AAdvantage® Miles earned through this offer will be posted to your AAdvantage® account in 7-10 business days. AAdvantage® Terms & Conditions here.

The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offers may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Conclusion

It depends on the fuel price but in most conditions, it’s almost more valuable to get the cents off instead of the miles as you save actual money for your fill-up. The next issue is also to find a participating gas station. You can find a station online or in the app. Depending on your location, there could be a lack of Shell stations. Another point to be considered, Shell stations are usually on the higher end of the price scale.

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