AAdvantage and Sharper Image Offer

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines has created another exciting way for AAdvantage® members to earn miles. A new agreement with The Sharper Image®, a national retailer in gift and specialty products, now allows AAdvantage members to earn five miles for every dollar spent at www.sharperimage.com. The Sharper Image is the only electronics or specialty product retailer participating in the AAdvantage program.
“We have teamed up with The Sharper Image in response to members who have asked for more mileage-earning opportunities with new partners,” said Ed French, president - AAdvantage Marketing Programs. “We’re pleased to introduce a leading-edge retailer to our partner network.”

The Sharper Image, maker of the popular Ionic Breeze® Silent Air Purifier and other Sharper Image Design products, offers consumers a unique selection of exclusive products designed to provide travelers with many of the comforts of home. In addition to travel products, The Sharper Image is internationally renowned for its own brand of well-designed, technologically innovative electronics, gadgets, gifts and other items for home, office, work and play.

“This agreement with American Airlines continues our company’s tradition of offering the best in customer service,” said Richard Thalheimer, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Sharper Image. “We have many customers who are AAdvantage members, and other shoppers will eagerly join the program once they see how rewarding it can be.”

To receive miles for purchases, AAdvantage members must purchase items from The Sharper Image online store at www.sharperimage.com/aa. Members click on the “Enter Alternate Payments” button at checkout and enter their AAdvantage number in the “Account/Member Number” field to receive their miles. The program is online only and does not earn miles for purchases made in Sharper Image retail stores, by phone, mail or on the company’s special sites, such as its auction.

About Sharper Image
Sharper Image is a specialty retailer that is nationally and internationally renowned as a leading source of new, innovative, high-quality products that make life better and more enjoyable. A significant and growing proportion of sales are of proprietary products created by the company`s product development group, Sharper Image Design. The company operates over 125 stores throughout the United States, mails millions of its award-winning catalogs each month and advertises through other direct response media including television. The company also markets its products through business-to-business sales for corporate marketing programs and wholesale customers. For additional information visit www.sharperimage.com.


About the AAdvantage Travel Awards Program
The American Airlines AAdvantage Travel Awards program—the first and largest of its kind—began in 1981 with 283,000 members and has grown to more than 45 million members worldwide. The AAdvantage program has more U.S. fliers than any other frequent traveler program, and it provides more opportunities to redeem miles than any other program. In addition to travel, members can earn miles for everything from breakfast cereal to flowers, financial services, credit card purchases and more. For additional information visit www.aa.com.