Over the past few days I’ve written about some easy ways to earn airline miles by going through an online shopping portal to do all your shopping online. Currently, there are three offers that I know about:
- Alaska Airlines: Earn up to 1,500 miles; expires December 21st
- United: Earn up to 1,500 miles; expires December 20th
- American Airlines: Earn up to 1,500 miles; expires December 20th
The best part about these offers is that to earn the maximum number of points you do not actually have to spend a ton of money – $600 to be exact! You can earn 1,500 per airline when spending $200 each (not including taxes). While these offers won’t earn you as many bonus miles as the promotions we saw in November, it is more obtainable for the every day shopper. Also, These bonuses are also in additional to the normal miles you’d receive anyways by going through one of the online shopping portal sites first. I highly suggest you use these three portals for your holiday shopping!
What is an online shopping portal?
I know for many people, the concept of an online shopping portal is extremely foreign. However, I want to ensure you that it is an extremely simple process and literally takes an extra minute to complete your shopping purchase. If you are not familiar with these portals, they are an online website that you go to first, search for the store, and then you are taken directly to the desired merchants website. You then continue to shop at that merchant the same exact was as if you went to the site first. Your purchase is tracked in the background and you’ll then earn points, miles, or cash back (depending on the site used) for your purchase. There is absolutely no reason not to earn these extra points/miles or free money!