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Bose Is Giving Away American AAdvantage Miles

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If miles are like money, this promotion from Bose—part of it, at least—amounts to giving away money for free.

Well, almost free. And not much money. But still …

Offer Details

Through January 17—but only “while supplies last”—AAdvantage members can earn up to 800 bonus miles for evaluating and purchasing a Bose Bluetooth Headset, as follows:

  • Earn 150 miles for watching a 2-minute promotional video.
  • Earn 250 miles for visiting a Bose store and listening to a sales presentation.
  • Earn 400 miles for purchasing a Bose Bluetooth Headset.

Deal or No Deal

The first 150 miles are practically a giveaway. If AAdvantage miles have any value to you, and you can spare two minutes, watch the video and snag the miles. I did, and received a confirmation email almost immediately.

Unless you’re seriously in the market for a Bose headset, however, the store visit and purchase bonuses are non-starters—too much effort and expense to justify the modest mileage payoff.

As with all Bose products, their Bluetooth Headset is pricey, at $149.95.

Is it worth it? The bottom line, according to CNET: “The Bose Bluetooth Headset might be a stylish headset with a recognizable brand, but its lack of features and average performance do not fit its high price tag.”

If you’re still interested, be aware that the headset is currently only available for use on the right ear.

Reader Reality Check

Any comments on this offer, or on the Bose Bluetooth Headset itself?

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