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Shopping Portal Bonuses For Valentine’s Day Gifts

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We’re yet again nearing Valentine’s Day, so if you’re hoping to get that special someone in your life some flowers, candy or jewelry (or more), make sure that you’re earning miles and points on these romantic presents by purchasing via an online shopping portal!

It's time to buy your loved one flowers and candy, so at least earn points while doing so. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
It’s time to buy your loved one a romantic gift, so be sure you’re earning points and miles when you shop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A Bit About Online Shopping Portals

Many of the major airline and hotel programs, as well as Ultimate Rewards from Chase, have online shopping portals. Online shopping portals are sites that offer loyalty program members multiple points or miles per dollar they spend on retailers that have partnered with the loyalty programs. This is great for Valentine’s Day, because many flower retailers have great limited-time deals where you can earn over 20 points or miles per dollar, which I’ll outline in more detail towards the end of the post.

To earn those bonuses, you must register your loyalty account (e.g., frequent flyer, hotel or credit card) with the online shopping portal. When you click through to a retailer on the portal, it puts a cookie on your computer that tracks your purchase and earns you bonus points or miles. Pretty simple!

You can pretty much use any credit card you want to make the purchase, so even if you’re going through the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping portal, you don’t have to use a so-branded card like Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, you can use your Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and earn bonus AAdvantage miles and the SkyMiles you’d normally earn on the purchase.

Here are links to the major online shopping portals:

I searched for David Yurman on EVRewards.com, and as you can see, you can get 8 points per $1 spent through the HHonors portal
Searching for David Yurman on EVReward, I found I could get 8 points per $1 spent through the Hilton HHonors portal

EVReward

Before shopping, I always check EVReward first because it provides a fairly accurate picture of the bonuses being offered on online shopping portals. Sometimes they don’t have the most up-to-date info, though, so if you find that a merchant isn’t offering bonuses through your credit card, airline or hotel loyalty program of choice, it’s still worth directly double-checking your preferred portal.

Here I’ve listed bonuses at three major flower/gift distributors, and further down some individual portal vendors that could also have some great gift ideas for your special someone, such as  jewelry.

Top Vendors

Teleflora

  • American: 15 miles per $
  • Hawaiian: 30 miles per $ (promo code HAEM30, expires Feb. 15, 2015)
  • US Airways: 25 miles per $ (promo code USSEMB25)

FTD Delta

FTD.com

1-800-Flowers

  • American Airlines: 8.0 miles per $ (*promo code DLVRCUPID, expires Feb. 12, 2015)
  • Marriott Rewards: 13.0 points per $

Shop Vday

Top Shopping Portals

American

  • Nordstrom: 6 miles per $
  • Shari’s Berries: 9 miles per $ (12 miles per $ expiring Feb. 12, 2015)
  • ProFlowers: 9 miles per $
  • Sephora: 4 miles per $
  • From You Flowers: 12 miles per $ (Expires Feb. 14, 2015)

Delta

  • Godiva: 2 miles per $
  • Perfumania: 3 miles per $
  • Lord & Taylor: 3 miles per $
  • Neiman Marcus: 2 miles per $

Southwest

  • Clinique: 3 points per $
  • Nordstrom: 5 points per $ (expires Feb. 14, 2015)
  • Shari’s Berries: 7 points per $ (expires Feb. 14, 2015)
  • Lancome: 5 points per $

United

  • David Yurman: 5 miles per $ (expires Feb. 14, 2015) *Note this is one instance where EVReward was not updated and still reflects the 3 miles per $, so make sure to double-check all your offers before purchasing.
  • Blue Nile: 3 miles per $ (expires Feb. 13, 2015)
  • See’s Candies: 2 miles per $

*Remember that the FoundersCard is also a good way to get a 20% discount at 1-800-Floers and 25% off Teleflora, and their $100 discount is still available using the promo code FCPOINTS15. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at TPG. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The TPG team would like to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day filled with love, miles and points!

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