When New Girl in the Air first posted about an opportunity to earn 1,000 free airline miles by enrolling your Visa card in ThanksAgain mobile offers, I’ll admit that I didn’t quite jump on the bandwagon immediately because I was under the impression that it was only for “new” accounts. During last year’s US Airways Grand Slam promotion, I created a ThanksAgain account with US Airways with the sole purpose of receiving a “hit”, and to be honest, I never really paid attention to ThanksAgain afterwards.
Well, after learning about this promotion, I decided to log in and see what’s up. I saw that I had one of my Visa cards synced to that account, and I had the option to “link more” cards. Since I currently have a pretty solid collection of travel credit cards, I thought to myself, “why bother adding multiple cards to this account, when I could possibly create a bunch of new ThanksAgain accounts with each of the participating airlines using different Visa cards to get the full 4,000 bonus?”
Well, the good news is: the curious cat in me possibly turned this 1,000 mile bonus into a 4,000 mile bonus (split between American Airlines, US Airways, United, and Delta). First, I logged into my already-existing US Airways ThanksAgain account and saw that I was eligible to enroll my Visa in the mobile offers for the 1,000 bonus miles. Then, I went ahead and made 3 new ThanksAgain accounts using the airline-specific sign-up links (I made different usernames) and connected a different Visa card to each account. When it came to enroll my mobile, I went ahead and followed the directions (using my same mobile number), and I successfully received a text confirmation each time.
If you’re like me and have a bazillion credit cards, I have a feeling this is the way to 4,000 free bonus miles.
Here’s how I did it:
- Logged into my existing ThanksAgain account (connected to US Airways Dividend miles account) and synced my Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa
- Made a new account using the American Airlines link and registered my American AAdvantage Citi Platinum Select Visa
- Made a new account using the United Airlines link and registered my Chase Freedom Visa
- Made a new account using the Delta link and registered my British Airways Visa Signature Card