Great New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

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. The number of bonus points you earn per dollar spent varies greatly by retailer, though in addition to those variable bonuses, there are often promotions that are available on all purchases.

Last week I wrote about how the American AAdvantage eShopping portal has a “back to school” shopping bonus, offering up to 1,500 AAdvantage bonus miles. The promotion is valid for purchases between July 16 and July 26, and is tiered as follows:

  • Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
  • Spend $350, earn 1,500 bonus miles

Now four other airline shopping portals have also introduced bonuses, should you have already maxed out the American bonus, or should you prefer to earn miles with a different program.

Earn up to 3,000 United MileagePlus miles

Between July 23 and August 19, 2018, earn:

  • 500 bonus miles if you spend $150
  • 1,500 bonus miles if you spend $350
  • 3,000 bonus miles if you spend $600

Earn up to 2,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points

Between July 23 and August 19, 2018, earn:

  • 250 bonus miles if you spend $125
  • 900 bonus miles if you spend $300
  • 2,000 bonus miles if you spend $550

Earn up to 1,500 Alaska Mileage Plan miles

Between July 23 and August 10, 2018, earn:

  • 300 bonus miles if you spend $150
  • 750 bonus miles if you spend $300
  • 1,500 bonus miles if you spend $500

Earn up to 500 Delta SkyMiles

Between July 23 and July 29, 2018, earn 500 bonus miles if you spend $150.

Bottom line

These are some solid bonuses if you’d be buying stuff online anyway. The bonus with each shopping portal is based on cumulative spend during the promotion period, and bonus miles should post within 10 weeks of when the promotion ends. There’s no registration required to take advantage of these deals.

This isn’t a reason to make a purchase you don’t otherwise need to make, but if you are doing some online shopping, these promotions are worth keeping in mind. These bonuses are on top of whatever miles are usually offered through the shopping portals, plus whatever points you earn through your credit card. That can really add up.

Comments

  1. Shopping portals are both great at earning points and also the most frustrating. My chances of a successful transaction without any inquires on my part with different airlines is maybe about 25%. There are so many ways the airlines won’t credit your purchase. If you use a vpn, it’s no good. If the browser is too obscure its a problem. If the moon is full it’s no good…

    There are times when I am 100% sure I did everything right. Logged on correctly, rerouted correctly and I still don’t get the points. The airline will say we have no records of that transaction. And when you open a ticket it’s about 75% successful for me. So now unless there is a ridiculous amount of points, I don’t bother. I prefer Amex’s method. You add the offer and do the transaction and its done.

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