New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Offer Up To 9,000 Bonus Miles

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 spending.

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.

Earn 9,000 bonus miles with five portal bonuses

At the moment five popular airline shopping portals are offering additional bonuses, should you have any online shopping to do. If you’re going to make online purchases anyway, you might as well take advantage of these offers.

Here’s what you need to know about these offers:

Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping bonus

Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping is offering up to 1,500 bonus miles on purchases through August 9, 2020. The number of bonus miles you earn is based on your cumulative spending, as follows:

  • Earn 300 bonus miles for spending $150
  • Earn 750 bonus miles for spending $300
  • Earn 1,500 bonus miles for spending $500

American AAdvantage eShopping bonus

American AAdvantage eShopping is offering up to 2,000 bonus miles on purchases through August 17, 2020. The number of bonus miles you earn is based on your cumulative spending, as follows:

  • Earn 500 bonus miles for spending $150
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles for spending $300
  • Earn 2,000 bonus miles for spending $500

Delta SkyMiles Shopping bonus

Delta SkyMiles Shopping is offering up to 1,000 bonus points on purchases through August 16, 2020. The number of bonus points you earn is based on your cumulative spending, as follows:

  • Earn 500 bonus miles for spending $150
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles for spending $350

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping bonus

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping is offering up to 2,000 bonus points on purchases through August 16, 2020. The number of bonus points you earn is based on your cumulative spending, as follows:

  • Earn 250 bonus points for spending $125
  • Earn 900 bonus points for spending $300
  • Earn 2,000 bonus points for spending $550

United MileagePlus Shopping bonus

United MileagePlus Shopping is offering up to 2,500 bonus miles on purchases through August 16, 2020. The number of bonus miles you earn is based on your cumulative spending, as follows:

  • Earn 500 bonus miles for spending $150
  • Earn 1,500 bonus miles for spending $350
  • Earn 2,500 bonus miles for spending $600

Bottom line

Between these five promotions you can earn up to 9,000 bonus miles. You can take advantage of each of these five promotions, and each is based on your cumulative spending through a particular portal during the offer period.

The bonus miles should post within 10 weeks of when the promotions end.

If you make purchases in the right increments you could be earning an average of around four bonus miles per dollar spent, not even factoring in the miles usually being offered through the shopping portals, plus the miles you usually earn through credit card spending (make sure you’re using the best credit cards for everyday spending). That can really add up.

Comments
  1. Do third party gift card purchases thru Staples.com count, assuming Staples participates with these portals?

  2. Of course, your purchases actually have to post…. I’ve NeVER had a purchase from some of their vendors actually post, and others have all sorts of restrictions….. read the terms briefly shown on the screen for any merchant you attempt to use— no HP or Epson cartridges from Office Depot, nothing really counts from ESET unless you buy dozens of software licenses, and absolutely nothing from 123Inkjets has EVER posted. I’ve argued with Cartera for months on some purchases, and even when they finally posted, all bonus earning was lost. Even Staples, usually a reliable poster, seems to “lose” about 1/10 of my orders. YMMV, but caveat emptor on these bonuses, and Cartera’s mileage shopping plans in general. Odd observations: I’ve never had to chase points from purchases under British Airways’ portal, and the AA portal seems to be the worst, but maybe that’s because I’ve used it much longer. AS, UA, DL and WN portals fit in the middle, although I’ve bought very little through WN because I value their points less.

  3. The points not posting is case by case. I’ve had 123inkjets points post many times. I think sometimes people have trouble with these portals because of access issues. For example, they may log in through the portal but then will try to stack coupons that aren’t valid with that portal. Sure many times the retailer or catera just don’t log it right but if you aren’t very careful the points won’t post. Some of these portals are picky in that if you have stuff in your cart already and then go to the store site it won’t count unless you add it after going through the portal. Other times if you click on an email offer or other third-party site like a deals site those cookies or whatever will override who gets the affiliate credit. If the portal doesn’t get the credit you won’t get the points. I usually will find what I want. I will go to that store site and log into my account if I’ve bought there before and then go to a site like cashbackmonitor to see who has the best deal. From there I will go through the best portal and then add the item to the cart and check out. If I do anything weird once in the store site or browse for a long period of time I’ll even go back through the portal to make sure it sticks. The other thing to watch for is the portal earnings. If you are in a lot of programs and say AA is offering 500 bonus miles but UA isn’t but the earnings per $ are 3x at UA and AA is only 1x you have to factor all this in of course.

  4. Don’t forget BA portal is offering 4x point on Apple purchases thru 8/12 and a 20% bonus to first time shoppers. An option if you need tech for back to school or remote work

  5. Do these bonuses apply for purchases at Apple store as well? Can’t seem to find the terms anywhere but wanted to confirm. Thanks!

  6. however, are points really worth anything anymore? If you wouldn’t recommend buying then maybe collecting is futile as well. just a thought.

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