Skye Class

Staff Writer

Skye joined the AwardWallet team in 2019. After leaving his full-time job in 2014 to travel the world, he’s created his own website SkyeTravels.com to make traveling a reality for everyone, no matter their financial means. He’s a big fan of reward program for anyone with a credit card, and has used several of the programs himself.

Skye can most often be found working diligently in a cafe somewhere in the world. So far he’s been to 51 countries and counting. He travels the world in a van, never content to stay in the same place for long (unless it’s at the top of a mountain overlooking a beautiful sea).

Earn 3,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points by Signing up for Rakuten

American Express members will earn 3,000 bonus points when creating a new Rakuten account or switching their account to receive Membership Rewards points. Last month, Rakuten had the offer to both gift and receive $30 or 3,000 bonus points to a linked American Express account when referring a friend. Now the deal is available even if you weren’t referred.

Earn 500 Bonus Miles Through American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Portal

This week, you can earn 500 bonus miles through American Airlines when spending at least $200 in their shopping portal. This means that you can earn up to 2.5 bonus miles per dollar spent. That’s in addition to the bonus miles you’d otherwise earn through the portal and from your credit card spending. It’s a great way to double-dip on purchases you’re making anyway.

Alaska Offering Bonus Elite Miles for Credit Card Spending and Flying

Alaska currently has three new deals for travelers hoping to earn elite status faster and score bonus miles. You can earn 10,000 elite-qualifying miles on credit card spending, 3,000 bonus miles from restaurant purchases, and 50% bonus elite-qualifying miles on Alaska flights. These offers make it enticing to switch spending to an Alaska credit card and switch flying to Alaska.

Earn Up to 6,060 Bonus Miles From Shopping Portal Bonuses

If you’re one of the millions making purchases online from home right now, your everyday spending could help you toward your next vacation. You can earn up to 6,060 bonus miles through these new shopping portal bonuses. However, you’re going to have to register before you can start earning miles. Here’s how.

Get an Amazon Discount When You Use 1 Discover or Amex Point

For a limited time, targeted Amex and Discover cardholders can receive an Amazon discount when using a single rewards point toward their purchase. For Amex, you can earn a discount of up to $50 (20% off a $250 purchase). For Discover, you’ll get a flat discount of $20 when spending over $50 on Amazon products. The Amex discount ends tomorrow, so act fast to get this deal.

Buy Choice Privileges Points for 0.71 Cents Each

Choice Privileges is offering a 40% bonus when purchasing points, allowing you to buy them at 0.71 cents each. Just like our recent post covering Hilton’s buy-points offer, this isn’t necessarily a great deal unless you can find a hotel that will give you a better deal using points than paying cash.