Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus.
Apple is a retailer that generally doesn’t discount much, though today there’s an opportunity to score quite a few miles on Apple purchases, and the terms are also more favorable than in the past.
Today (Wednesday, January 30, 2019) you can earn six miles per dollar spent on Apple purchases with either Alaska Mileage Plan or United MileagePlus:
- Here’s the link to earn 6x miles with Alaska Mileage Plan
- Here’s the link to earn 6x miles with United MileagePlus
We see these promotions every so often, though in my experience they’re usually just for 5x miles, and not for 6x miles. Furthermore, seeing this bonus from Alaska Mileage Plan is pretty rare, and that’s also the mileage currency I value most.
The terms on this offer are as follows:
Please note these terms & conditions: Rewards are issued by this site, not Apple. The new Mac mini is not eligible until further notice. Additional products not eligible are: gift cards, gift wrap, Bose products, Apple Developer Programs, and shipping. Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible. EPP purchases are not eligible. Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.
What’s exciting is that this is significantly less restrictive than in the past. In the past the iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4 weren’t eligible, while now only the Mac mini isn’t eligible, so I’d say that’s an improvement.
Also keep in mind that the 6x miles are in addition to the points you’d usually earn for these purchases through credit card spend, so when you add it all up, this could translate to a pretty significant return.
(Tip of the hat to Running With Miles)