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Just a quick reminder on this Cyber Monday that there are tons of great points-earning opportunities as you do your holiday shopping.
Credit Card Programs
Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping: 12 points per dollar at Groupon, 10 points per dollar on Apple and Kohl’s purchases.
American Express Bonus Points Mall: 6x points on Target and Bloomingdale’s purchases.
BestBuy is also offering a $10 gift card for in-store pickup orders of $100 or more placed today.
Airline and Hotel Programs
Below is a quick rundown of the major mileage shopping portals – feel free to add any other deals I’ve missed in the comments. As always, check EVreward and Nerd Wallet to do your own research on the best deals before you make any online purchases.
Air Canada: Aeroplan eStore: 2 miles per dollar spent on eBay.ca, gap.com and oldnavy.com. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
American: AAdvantageEshopping.com: They are giving 500 bonus miles for spending $500-$999 or 1,000 for spending over $1,000 by December 31, 2011, registration required. 7 points per dollar at Perfumania.com.
Delta: Skymilesshopping.com. 7 miles per dollar at groupon.com and 8 miles per dollar at jcrew.com.
Priority Club Shopping: Spend $400+ and get 1,000 bonus points. 8 points per dollar at LandsEnd.com
Southwest: Rapid Rewards Shopping. 25 points per dollar at magazines.com.
US Airways: Dividend Miles Storefront. (I think they have the least lucrative shopping offers). 5 miles per dollar at Omaha Steaks, 6 miles per dollar at godaddy.com.
United: Mileageplusshopping.com. 1,000 point bonus when you spend $250 or more with selected retailers. 8 miles per dollar spent on groupon.com.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.