Earn Up to 7,500 Bonus Miles Through Airline Shopping Portals

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Several airline shopping portals have released their new deals, and you can earn up to 7,500 bonus points on purchases made in the next few weeks. Just by clicking through an online shopping portal, you can double-dip on rewards on your online purchases.

Right now, three different airlines are offering bonuses based on your cumulative spending in their shopping portals. If you need to make some purchases and have accounts with any of the below airline shopping portals, you might as well make your purchases before August 16th (August 9th for Alaska) and get some bonus points for doing so.

United MileagePlus Shopping Portal

Until August 16th, 2020, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus points when using the United MileagePlus Online Shopping Portal.

  • Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus points
  • Spend $350 and earn 1,500 bonus points
  • Spend $600 and earn 2,500 bonus points

Key Terms

  • Promotion runs through August 16, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm ET
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the MileagePlus® Shopping mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Allow up to 10 weeks after the August 16 promo end date for bonus award miles to post

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping

Now through August 16th, 2020, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus points when using the Southwest Rapid Rewards Online Shopping Portal:

  • Spend $125 and earn 250 bonus points
  • Spend $300 and earn 900 bonus points
  • Spend $550 and earn 2,000 bonus points

Southwest Promo Info

Key Terms

  • Promotion runs through August 16, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm ET
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus points.
  • Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification.
  • Allow up to 10 weeks after the August 16 promo end date for bonus award miles to post

American Airlines eShopping Portal

Until August 17th, 2020, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus points when using the AAdvantage eShopping portal.

  • Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus points
  • Spend $300 and earn 1,000 bonus points
  • Spend $500 and earn 2,000 bonus points

American Airlines Promo Info

  • Promotion runs through August 17, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm ET
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles.
  • Allow up to 10 weeks after the August 17 promo end date for bonus award miles to post

Delta SkyMiles Shopping Portal

Until August 16th, 2020, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus miles when using the Delta SkyMiles Shopping Portal:

  • Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus miles
  • Spend $350 and earn 1,000 bonus points

Key Terms

  • Promotion runs through August 16, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm ET
  • Returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card, or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products are not included in the bonus miles eligibility calculation
  • Allow up to 10 weeks after the August 16 promo end date for bonus award miles to post

Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping

Alaska isn't offering bonus points through its shopping portal at this time. However, the Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping portal is currently paying higher rates than normal at selected stores, such as:

  • Norton: 20X Mileage Plan miles (formerly 12X)
  • GrubHub: 7X Mileage Plan miles (formerly 2X)
  • Staples: 3X Mileage Plan miles (formerly 1X)
  • Adidas: 4X Mileage Plan miles (formerly 1X)

Our Take

You'll have to spend at least $2,150 between the Southwest, Alaska, United and American Airlines shopping portals to get the full 7,500 bonus points. That's going to be more than most consumers can spend. But hopefully, you can get some portion of that, depending on which airlines you're earning miles with.

A true points maximizer will also want to check a site like CashBackMonitor or Evreward to make sure there isn't a better portal bonus for the same retailer. In situations where the total number of bonus points is comparable, earning Membership Rewards through Rakuten (formerly Ebates) may be the highest value option for online purchases.

Another thing to keep in mind is that shopping portals are a great way to prevent your miles from expiring.

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Comments

  • Love using shopping portals and getting to double dip! They used to allow the bonus on gift cards but does anyone know if gift cards still work for the shopping portals?

  • I use shopping portals as much as I can. It is always good to check beforehand which ones are offering the most points, if you are in multiple points programs. I have found checking cashbackmonitor helps me figure out which one would be the most lucrative for me. It even includes my favorite, the flexible points portals.

  • I had all these emails come through but since I use these anyway it’s just a nice reminder. I quickly had signed up for the shopping buttons on another post ya’ll had and have been eagerly trying to boost my AS miles since. AS is a little harder to get miles up to higher numbers when you have more than 2 ppl traveling, so their shopping tab helps. I have also adding them to my Chrome to pop up when I go to a website that I can get miles on. Sometimes I can be forgetful ;o)

  • It never fails; they always post these promotions right after I make a large online purchase for the home. I don’t want to spend money just for the sake of spending to earn points bonuses, but it’s good to keep in mind should something come up in the next few weeks.

  • I use AA shopping portal to make small purchases at Home Depot all the time! I make the purchase online through the AA portal and select in store order pick up at customer service . I earn a few miles and I don’t have to wander the store looking for one item. Also, the miles from Home Depot always post very quickly! Thanks for this airline shopping portal run-down! SO helpful!

  • This is a good thing to take advantage of but there seems to be more and more of these at different times of the year. So if you miss this one, wait for the next one.

  • nice promos, indeed. Also good to check https://www.aadvantagedining.com

  • This is great! I wish I can fly again soon.

  • A year ago, we could not imagine that we would need to exclusively rely on shopping and dining to earn airline miles.

  • Ooh this is like a black Friday shopping portal special in July!

  • Nice to see bonuses even if minor ones.

  • This is really good, but American Airlines E-shop does not work in Argentina sadly

  • Thanks for this post. It would be interesting to read a parallel post for non-American airlines. Can you please recommend some options?

  • Thanks for the tip! looking forward to rack up more AA miles.

  • Thanks. Always good to have a reminder to use portals whenever possible. Also to check cashbackmonitor.com. It has proven very helpful.

  • GrubHub bonus is great for those staying at home during COVID and ordering more than usual.

  • Gotta love the shopping portal bonuses…they add up quite a bit.
    I already earned more than 5K miles from these websites this year.

  • Very helpful list!

  • It would be nice to publish another article to directly compare all the sites mentioned in this article.

    • They all run on the same backend, created by a company called Cartera — that’s why these promos always launch at the same time — and have consistent point levels. It’s just up to you which airline’s points you’d prefer.

  • Such an easy way to get extra points and keep FF accounts active if they expire. Just have to remember to go through the portals before buying things online!

    • Yes, AA still has not changed its expiration policy, though this website can delay the account expiration date.

  • Brian Kessler says:

    What a great way to get my shopping done without leaving the house. And miles awarded is a bonus!!

  • i got the american airlines card and have been eshopping alot since pandemic. its a good deal. good information

  • Thanks for posting this. Sometimes you just don’t have enough points for a trip.

    • Just note that you might be waiting a while for the points to come through, so this probably isn’t the best option if you need points to make an immediate booking.

  • Always on the lookout for a shopping deal.

  • American Airlines eShopping Portal is the plan that i always use!!

  • Irene Carreras says:

    Hello Award Wallet bloggers!

    Thank you for compiling both shopping portals. I always wanted to compare both bonuses programmes as a Delta and AAdvantage user.

    Another thing that is not mentioned in this post is that even though shopping portals are a great way to double-dip, keep in mind that these shopping portals tend to double rewards haul during holidays like Mother’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. So make sure you check them around those seasons to obtain even better bonus mile points 🙂

  • Sunshine98 says:

    Thanks. Been doing a lot more online to avoid crowds.