Bank Direct

Bank Direct, a well established online bank, partners with American Airlines to offer a Mileage Checking account. This can be a great banking option for many, especially if you have large amounts of money to keep in your accounts. Here are the details.

BONUS EARNING OPTIONS
Earn 1,000 miles for each new Mileage Checking Account or Mileage Money Market Account opened. Additionally, earn 1,000 miles for every $100,000 in initial deposit, up to $500,000, per household.
Earn 10,000 miles for establishing full payroll direct deposit from your employer into a Mileage Checking Account.* Click here for full program details!
Earn 5,000 miles for using BankDirect’s bill pay service.* Click here for full program details!
Earn 5,000 miles for using your BankDirect Visa® CheckCard.* Click here for full program details!
Earn 1,000 miles for referring a friend when they open a Mileage Checking account. Click here for full program details!
MONTHLY EARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Earn 100 miles per month for every $1,000 of the monthly average collected balance in your Mileage Checking Account up to the first $200,000 on deposit. For monthly average collected balances over $200,000, earn 25 miles per $1,000 for all balances over the first $200,000 on deposit.
  • Earn 50 miles per month for every $1,000 of the monthly average collected balance in your Mileage Money Market Account up to the first $200,000 on deposit. For monthly average collected balances over $200,000, earn 25 miles per $1,000 for all balances over the first $200,000 on deposit.

New Certificates of Deposit:

  • Earn 1,000 miles for every $1,000 invested in a two-year Mileage CD purchase up to $200,000. Additionally, earn 25 miles per $1,000 invested over $200,000.**
  • Earn 500 miles for every $1,000 invested in a one-year Mileage CD purchase up to $200,000. Additionally, earn 25 miles per $1,000 invested over $200,000.**
  • Earn 250 miles for every $1,000 invested in a six month Mileage CD purchase up to $200,000. Additionally, earn 25 miles per $1,000 invested over $200,000.**

Allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.

MORE DETAILS

How to earn direct deposit miles?

In order to receive the one-time 10,000 mileage credit for direct deposit, you must deposit your FULL payroll direct deposit from ALL income sources to a BankDirect Mileage Checking Account. If you have more than one employer, you must deposit the FULL amount of your entire payroll direct deposit from EACH and EVERY income source in order to receive the one-time 10,000 mileage credit. Your direct deposit from ALL income sources must be deposited for 3 consecutive months in order to earn the one-time 10,000 mileage credit. The one-time 10,000 mileage credit is paid out after you have reached the minimum 3 month consecutive deposit requirement from ALL income sources. To receive mileage credit, contact BankDirect Client Support to notify us that you have met the minimum qualifications. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.

Mileage awards are part of a marketing program designed to attract customers who choose BankDirect for their ordinary day to day operating account. The program requirements are easily reached by any customer with normal purchases and bill payment. We reserve the right to deny mileage requests for any obvious attempts to meet the technical requirements of the program without normal activity.

How to earn Bill Pay miles?

In order to receive the one-time 5,000 mileage credit for bill pay, you must pay at least 3 different merchants each month for 12 consecutive months from a BankDirect Mileage Checking Account through our online bill payment system. The one-time 5,000 mileage credit is paid out after you have reached the minimum 12 consecutive month requirement to 3 different merchants each of those 12 months. To receive mileage credit, contact BankDirect Client Support to notify us that you have met the minimum qualifications. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage®account.

Mileage awards are part of a marketing program designed to attract customers who choose BankDirect for their ordinary day to day operating account. The program requirements are easily reached by any customer with normal purchases and bill payment. We reserve the right to deny mileage requests for any obvious attempts to meet the technical requirements of the program without normal activity.

How to earn Visa® CheckCard miles?

In order to receive the one-time 5,000 mileage credit for Visa® CheckCard usage, you must use the Visa® CheckCard on 12 transactions per statement cycle for 3 consecutive months from a BankDirect Mileage Checking Account. The one-time 5,000 mileage credit is paid out after you have reached the minimum 3 consecutive month requirement. To receive mileage credit, contact BankDirect Client Support to notify us that you have met the minimum qualifications. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.

Mileage awards are part of a marketing program designed to attract customers who choose BankDirect for their ordinary day to day operating account. The program requirements are easily reached by any customer with normal purchases and bill payment. We reserve the right to deny mileage requests for any obvious attempts to meet the technical requirements of the program without normal activity.

How to earn balance miles for a Mileage Checking Account or Mileage Money Market Account?

We use the average monthly collected balance to calculate miles for account balances. This is the average amount of money you keep in your account over the course of the number of days in the month or accounting period. You can earn 100 miles per month for every $1,000 of the monthly average collected balance in your Mileage Checking Account up to the first $200,000 on deposit. For monthly average collected balances over $200,000, earn 25 miles per $1,000. You can earn 50 miles per month for every $1,000 of the monthly average collected balance in your Mileage Money Market Account up to the first $200,000 on deposit. For monthly average collected balances over $200,000, earn 25 miles per $1,000. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.

How to earn account opening miles?

You earn 1,000 miles upon funding and opening a BankDirect Mileage Checking or Mileage Money Market Account. Additionally, earn 1,000 miles for every $100,000 in the initial deposit, up to $500,000, per household. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.

 

REFERRAL PROGRAM

How to earn Refer-A-Friend miles?

You and your friends now have the opportunity to earn up to 10,000 bonus miles by participating in our Refer-A-Friend program. If you refer someone who opens a Mileage Checking Account, you will earn 1,000 miles and your friend will earn 1,000 miles. You must submit your friend for mileage credit through our referral template on the Manage Your Account section of your online banking account. In order for you and your friend to receive proper credit, you MUST complete the referral form online and your friend MUST submit the information accurately from the e-mail solicitation received. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the miles to post to your AAdvantage® account.

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