50K AA Bonus with DIRECTV
With the activation of select DIRECTV packages, customers can earn 50K AA bonus miles. If you're about to sign up for a 24-month DIRECTV account anyone, this is a great opportunity to earn some very valuable miles, particularly with the news of American's reduced award redemptions.
The longterm length of the contract, though, makes this a tough sell. Theoretically, you could probably buy 50K AA miles for cheaper than switching to DIRECTV and then canceling the service early, if you couldn't see out the term of the contract. So, I'll be sitting this out.
Some people on reddit have some interesting ideas about how to game the system, though. Check out the comment thread, if you're so intrigued.