Getting Points and Miles for Valentine’s Day Flower Purchases

by on February 7, 2012 · 13 comments

in American, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways

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If you ask me, flowers are a freaking rip-off – especially during the Valentine’s Day frenzy. Luckily (or not), I don’t have to worry about buying anyone flowers this year, but if you are going to throw your money down the drain impress your significant other with a bouquet, you might as well earn miles. As always, comparison shop to make sure you get a good price, especially with your local florist.

Current deals (feel free to comment with any that I’ve  missed):
American: 30 miles per dollar spent at FTD (plus 100 miles per order if you are an Citi AAdvantage cardholder)
Delta: 35 miles per dollar spent at and use promo code 52DE for an additional 5 miles per dollar (hat tip Travelers Loophole)
Southwest: 1,500 points per order at Teleflora
United: 30 miles per dollar spent and 150 bonus miles per order at FTD
US Airways: 25 miles per dollar spent at

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  • Nick E

    Not sure if this will work, but it appears that you can stack the Delta promo above with the 15 points/$ offer through Chase Ultimate Rewards. I clicked through the UR shopping portal and when I got to checkout, it still took the Delta code with no mention of removing the UR bonus. This would make sense, since there isn’t a code associated with UR bonus; it appears to just be for using your card.

    If this works, a $100 purchase would net me 1500 UR points and 4000 SkyMiles. Since 1-800-FLOWERS is actually a little cheaper than my local florist, it’s a no brainer to me!

  • Beware

    I just used the Delta promo code online, but the way the online order form worked seemed fishy to me so I called 1800Flowers just to confirm the code worked. They said it did not, so I had to cancel my order. You may want to call them to try to redeem this promotion since it did not work online.

  • immiLawyer

    I hear ya on the throwing money away concept, Brian.

    Hallmark has successfully created two holidays out of nothing – Valentine’s Day, and Singles Awareness Day.

    So whether we call it ‘prostitution,’ or ‘dating,’ or ‘marriage,’ guys are paying for it one way or another. Even the florists know so – consider the over-riding theme of teleflora’s recent advert ( ‘if guys wanna get, they gotta give.’

  • Anonymous

    Great miles boost.

    Also this month is the AMEX NYC $50 rebate deal!

  • arjun

    any idea if those 1500 RR miles be CPQM’s?

  • Anne

    Geez, immiLawyer, kind of a sad view on life.

    But anyway, folks, I strongly encourage you to drop by Costco for your flowers. They’re wonderful and at a fraction of the price of anything you could order from real florists.

    I promise you your SO will love them.

  • Abr

    Getting 1800 flowers to post points is worse than pulling teeth

  • Vidcore

    FYI – I was worried about when my points would post, but I ordered about a week ago and already have the points in my account. :)

  • Andrew Rutherford

    I just did this.

    It’s my first purchase through UR and 1800Flowers, so hopefully it doesn’t take too long to reflect the points.

  • Asdfasdf

    so true, everyone pays for sex either in a socially acceptable way or a socially unacceptable way. :(

  • Angelina Aucello

    Can you use a prepurchased FTD groupon and still get the miles here?

  • Jeff
  • Rich Anderson

    It’s not looking that way. Using the AA link, there was no place to enter the Groupon code.

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