New Holiday Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Filed Under: Alaska, American

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 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.

We’ve just seen five portals introduce bonuses for holiday shopping. Here’s what you need to know about these bonuses:

Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping Bonus

Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 1,500 bonus miles for purchases made through November 21, 2019. You can earn:

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

American AAdvantage eShopping Bonus

American AAdvantage eShopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 3,500 bonus miles for purchases made through November 21, 2019. You can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 1,500 bonus miles when you spend $600
  • 3,500 bonus miles when you spend $1,200

Delta SkyMiles Shopping Bonus

Delta SkyMiles Shopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 1,000 bonus miles for purchases made through November 14, 2019. You can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 1,000 bonus miles when you spend $300

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 3,000 bonus points for purchases made through November 21, 2019. You can earn:

  • 500 bonus points when you spend $150
  • 1,000 bonus points when you spend $500
  • 3,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000

United MileagePlus Shopping Bonus

United MileagePlus Shopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 5,000 bonus miles for purchases made through November 21, 2019. You can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 2,500 bonus miles when you spend $750
  • 5,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,500

Bottom Line

Between these five promotions you can earn up to 14,000 bonus points. You can take advantage of each of these five promotions, and for each promotion the bonus is based on cumulative spending during the promotion period, so you can earn the bonuses based on multiple transactions.

There’s no registration required, and the bonus miles should post within 10 weeks of when the promotions end.

The above offers can earn you up to an additional ~4.2 miles per dollar spent online, in the right increments. These bonuses are on top of whatever miles are usually offered through the shopping portal, plus whatever points you earn through your credit card (make sure you’re using the best credit cards for everyday spending). That can really add up.

Comments
  1. Good luck getting your bonus. I was screwed out of an AAdvantage eShopping bonus this summer and received nothing but BS “explanations” from Cartera. Basically, they just email you a wall of text from their T & C. And for the cherry on top…… they absolutely will not speak to you via phone.

  2. I bought an Apple computer with the last offering on the United Portal. It was 8 points per $.
    Had all the info migrated from my old computer to the new one which involved 3 trips to the Apple Store. Got the computer home and found that it was a 2017. The Apple Store is selling the 2019. It was quickly returned. After much research I found that this is the shopping portal, not Apple. They specify to the store which one is to be delivered. Buyer Beware!!!

  3. Be careful and shop early! Many merchants don’t credit reliably, and Cartera’s “customer service” is abysmal. Merchants that are truly unreliable include: Staples (late, late posting); 123 Inkjets; officefurniture.com; ESET; And FSAStore.com. Feel free to share other merchants who don’t process quickly or reliably. It’s about time this was known.

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