Nice little promotions for American AAdvantage Elite Status members departing from Boston (you do not need to LIVE in Boston — just have a trip that includes Boston). Check your bag via a self service checkin kiosk station in Boston and you get 500 Bonus Miles. The promotion runs to November 22nd, 2011.
This promotion once again is available only to American Airlines Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum members. Obviously, if you don’t normally check luggage and don’t want to, the best solution? An empty FedEx, UPS, or USPS box! 500 miles doesn’t seem like a lot, but that’s 1/25th of the way to a free one-way domestic award ticket!
Information here: 500 AA Bonus Miles for Boston Luggage Checkin