New 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.

Last week we saw a few new airline shopping portal promotions added, and now yet another one has been added for American Airlines’ portal. Here’s a summary of the four bonuses available right now:

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 August 11, 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

American AAdvantage eShopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 2,000 bonus miles for purchases made through August 18, 2019. You can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 1,000 bonus miles when you spend $300
  • 2,000 bonus miles when you spend $500

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 2,000 bonus points for purchases made through August 18, 2019. You can earn:

  • 250 bonus points when you spend $125
  • 900 bonus points when you spend $300
  • 2,000 bonus points when you spend $550

United MileagePlus Shopping bonus

United MileagePlus Shopping is offering a tiered bonus of up to 2,500 bonus miles for purchases made through August 18, 2019. You can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 1,500 bonus miles when you spend $350
  • 2,500 bonus miles when you spend $600

Bottom line

Between these four promotions you can earn up to 8,000 bonus points. You can take advantage of each of these three promotions, and for each promotion the bonus is based on cumulative spend 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 essentially earn you up to ~4.2 additional 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. These would be great IF you actually get the miles. I was recently screwed out of a few thousand miles by the AAdvantage shopping portal. They gave me a BS “explanation” for not posting the miles to my account, so I am done with them.

  2. Just last week I really was screwed by Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping. I made a purchase from the Apple Store based on the heads up I saw on this blog on May 29. I was supposed to receive a 7X bonus which translated into more than 25,000 bonus miles. Cartera Commerce, who administers the Alaska, AA, Delta, Southwest, and United shopping portals (I read on their website they are owned by Ebates) gave me a BS explanation as well. There’s pretty much nothing I can do about it. They only correspond via email and the service is atrocious. I’m done with all of the shopping portals they administer.

  3. Check flyertalk for the specific thread but you can file a consumer rights complaint with the state attorney general of Cartera Commerce (it’s either Massachusetts or Connecticut). I’ve been running my booking dot com reservations through the AA portal and have a less than 10% problem develops rate.

  4. Thanks for your reply. I started a thread on Flyertalk the other day. I filed a complaint with the NYS Attorney General. Although Cartera is located in MA, the NY AG told me they investigate all complaints where the complainant resides in NYS. Though, I’m not holding out much hope.

  5. @beebee, I would also suggest contacting the airline FF programs to make them aware of Cartera’s poor customer service. Might be a good idea to contact Apple as well if they have some sort of consumer advocate who will listen to your experience with Cartera.

  6. I’ve been in contact with the FF program. They tried to help but I’m not sure how much they actually advocated for me. I meant to contact Apple and your reply has prompted me to do this today. Thank you for spurring me on!

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