Last Minute Online Shopping Bonuses

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I’m a huge procrastinator, so I always end up buying my gifts last minute. This year I’m trying to be a bit more prudent because I’m trying to do 100% of my shopping online. Not only to avoid disastrous in-store shopping experiences, but to maximize the points I earn. When you go into a store and buy merchandise you only get the points from swiping your card. When you shop online you get the shopping portal points for clicking through to your retailer plus the points from using your credit card.

Here are some of the top deals for shopping portals:

Chase Ultimate Rewards (You need to have a Sapphire Preferred or Ink Bold Card – both of which are offering generous 50,000 point sign-up bonuses): 35 extra points per dollar 20 extra points per dollar
Groupon: 15 extra points per dollar
Macys: 10 extra points per dollar through 12/20/11
Barnes & Noble: 8 extra points per dollar through 12/20/11
Sephora: 8 extra points per dollar through 12/20/11
Under Armour: 7 extra points per dollar through 12/20/11- free 2 day shipping with code UAGIFT
Sears: 6 extra points per dollar through 12/20/11

American Express Bonus Points Mall
Apple: 6 extra points per dollar
Barneys: 6 extra points per dollar
Bloomingdales: 6 extra points per dollar
Ralph Lauren: 6 extra points per dollar
Target: 6 extra points per dollar

Air Canada Aeroplan EStore: 2 miles per dollar spent on, miles per dollar at and
American 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
Delta SkyMiles Shopping: 7 miles per dollar at and 8 miles per dollar at
Priority Club Shopping: Spend $400+ and get 1,000 bonus points. 8 points per dollar at
Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping. 25 points per dollar at
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
United 1,000 point bonus when you spend $250 or more with selected retailers. 30 miles per dollar at FTD. 8 miles per dollar spent on

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named a 'Best Credit Card' for Travel Rewards by MONEY Magazine
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Sleek metal card design
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • $0 foreign transaction fees, plus chip-enabled for enhanced security and wider acceptance when used at a chip card reader
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points
  • Travel confidently with premium Travel Protection Benefits, including Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Delay Reimbursement and more
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Balance Transfer Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95 See Terms Excellent Credit