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.
With the holidays now behind us there are lots of sales, so if you’re looking to take advantage of those, you might as well take advantage of some of the new shopping portal bonuses that just became available.
Alaska, American, and United, have all just introduced new bonuses for their online shopping portals, which can earn you up to 3,000 bonus miles. Here are the details:
Between January 2 and January 10, 2019, earn 500 Mileage Plan bonus miles when you spend $150, and 1,000 Mileage Plan bonus miles when you spend $300.
Between January 2 and January 10, 2019, earn 500 AAdvantage bonus miles when you spend $150, and 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when you spend $300.
Between January 2 and January 10, 2019, earn 500 MileagePlus bonus miles when you spend $150, and 1,000 MileagePlus bonus miles when you spend $300.
Given how many retailers have sales at the moment, this can be a great way to stack a great deal with some bonus miles.
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.
You can take advantage of each offer once, so that means if you were spending a lot for online shopping you could earn up to 3,000 bonus miles. 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.
With these offers you’re earning up to an additional ~3.3 airline miles per dollar spent, which is pretty good.