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):
Magzines.com: 35 extra points per dollar
Restaurant.com: 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 ebay.ca, miles per dollar at gap.com and oldnavy.com.
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 SkyMiles Shopping: 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. 30 miles per dollar at FTD. 8 miles per dollar spent on groupon.com.

2018 TPG Award Winner: Mid-Tier Card of the Year
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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