Maximizing Holiday Purchases With Airline Shopping Portals

There are a variety of ways to boost your loyalty account balances with the major airlines and hotel chains. The most obvious is by actually traveling, but you can also earn large sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards. Additionally, there are a number of ways to earn points and miles through your everyday…

5 Key Tips for Using Shopping Portals This Holiday Season

Airline shopping portals are one of the premier ways to earn bonus points and miles for your purchases. And with the holiday gift-buying season well under way and with plenty of special deals to take advantage of, don’t forget that you can put yourself on track for your next redemption just by working through your shopping…

Earn Up to 10 United Miles per Dollar With the MileagePlus X App Today

United’s MileagePlus X app is running a Cyber Monday promotion, offering up to 10 miles per dollar spent at certain retailers — double the normal best offer from the app. The promotion expires tonight (November 28) at midnight, and can be very useful especially if you’re trying to take advantage of retailers’ Cyber Monday deals. When…

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

It seems hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us (though if you’ve visited a retailer like Target or Home Depot recently, you could be fooled into thinking it started in October). This typically means increased spending on gifts for family members and loved ones, and for many readers, that includes swiping…

Earn Bonus Miles With Select Retailers Through Next Week

Shopping portals are a fantastic way to earn some bonus miles with your favorite airline when making purchases online. Every so often, carriers will offer increased earning rates at select retailers, giving you the chance to earn even more miles toward your next trip. Over the course of the next nine days, three airlines in…

Earn 15 United Miles per Dollar at These Merchants — Today Only

Throughout the month of October, United’s been offering MileagePlus members the opportunity to earn some pretty substantial bonuses when purchasing products at select retailers with United MileagePlus Shopping. The carrier has offered day-only bonuses, as well as some that have spanned a few days. To finish out the month, the airline is offering one last round…

New Match.com Subscribers Can Now Earn 76 Avios Per Dollar

Shopping portals are a great way to earn bonus miles while making purchases you’re planning to make anyway, especially when there are extra incentives involved. In a similar vein, British Airways is now offering a pretty lucrative promotion with Match.com that lets you earn 76 Avios per dollar spent on a new paid subscription to the popular…

Import Restrictions Have Just Been Lifted on Cuban Cigars and Rum

The Obama Administration announced Friday that US travelers can now return home from Cuba with an unlimited amount of Cuban cigars and rum. The move, which comes as a continuation of the president’s aim to ease travel restrictions to the country, means visitors can bring home the items as souvenirs for personal use only, not to be sold in…

Earn Bonus Miles With United MileagePlus Shopping Elevated Offers Through October

Earlier this month, we told you about how you could earn bonus United miles when shopping through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal with its increased offers. Although those increased offers at select retailers ended last week, there’s good news — United’s announced that there are additional bonus offers through nearly the end of the month. As a…

Tip: Check Portal Deals Every Time You Shop Online

One of the biggest mistakes travelers can make is not using a shopping portal when buying something online. By shopping through an airline’s shopping portal, you can earn bonus miles — and sometimes valuable discounts — on every purchase you make with the airline of your choice. Most of the US carriers (and even many international carriers) have a shopping portal…