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Shopping portals are one of the best ways to earn points and miles with your favorite airline — without even having to step on a plane. Just by making a purchase online with select retailers through a portal, you can earn valuable points and miles, which can then be used toward your next redemption.

Because shopping portals are always updating, it’s a good idea to see what each of the major US carriers offers at any given time — and all in one place. So, we’re rounding up some highlights of elevated offers each week, as well as any promotions you should look out for that could earn you even more.

Disclaimer: This is a selection of retailers currently offering elevated offers, not an exhaustive list of all offers. In addition, there’s no guarantee that any or all of these offers will be around longer than one week. If you’re considering making a purchase from a retailer based on its offer with a particular airline, it’s better to do that sooner rather than later before it’s gone.

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Alaska Airlines

Retailer  Elevated Earning (Miles per Dollar)  Regular Earning (Miles per Dollar)  Amount of Increase
Athleta 2 1 +1
Aveda 6 3 +3
Bloomingdale’s 3 0.5 +2.5
Bose 2 1 +1
Clinique 4 3 +1
DKNY 3 1 +2
Finish Line 6 2 +4
Free People 2 1 +1
Gap Factory 3 1 +2
gap.com 2 1 +1
HasbroToyShop 2 1 +1
Hugo Boss 3 2 +1
IT Cosmetics 3 2 +1
Kohl’s 3 2 +1
Magazines.com 15 7 +8
Old Navy 3 1 +2
Payless ShoeSource 4 2 +2
RalphLauren.com 4 2 +2
Sam’s Club 2 1 +1
Ulta Beauty 4 2 +2

Click on the Winter Deals tab at the top of the portal to see which merchants are offering bonus miles. The exact retailers could change from day to day.

American Airlines

Retailer Elevated Earning (Miles per Dollar) Regular Earning (Miles per Dollar)  Amount of Increase
Athleta 3 2 +1
Aveda 8 4 +4
Banana Republic 5 2 +3
Bloomingdale’s 4 1 +3
Bose 3 1 +2
Clinique 6 4 +2
DKNY 4 2 +2
Finish Line 6 3 +3
Free People 3 1 +2
Gap Factory 4 2 +2
Gap.com 3 2 +1
HasbroToyShop 3 1 +2
Hugo Boss 3 2 +1
IT Cosmetics 4 2 +2
Kohl’s 3 2 +1
Magazines.com 20 10 +10
Old Navy 4 2 +2
Payless ShoeSource 5 3 +2
RalphLauren.com 5 2 +3
Sam’s Club 3 1 +2

Other Offers

The American Airlines AAdvantage portal is offering deals at select retailers, which could change from day to day. Visit the Winter Deals tab at the top of the portal to see which retailers are elevated.

Delta Air Lines

Retailer Elevated Earning (Miles per Dollar) Regular Earning (Miles per Dollar)  Amount of Increase
Athleta 2 1 +1
Aveda 4 2 +2
Banana Republic 3 1 +2
Bloomingdale’s 3 0.5 +2.5
Clinique 4 2 +2
DKNY 2 1 +1
Finish Line 3 2 +1
Free People 2 1 +1
Gap.com 2 1 +1
Magazines.com 12 6 +6
Neiman Marcus 4 2 +2
Old Navy 2 1 +1
RalphLauren.com 3 2 +1
Sam’s Club 2 1 +1

Other Offers

For a limited time, Delta is offering elevated offers for select merchants. You can visit the Winter Deals tab to see which retailers are elevated on each day.

JetBlue Airways

Retailer Elevated Earning (Points per Dollar)  Regular Earning (Points per Dollar)  Amount of Increase
Apple 1 0.5 +0.5
Bloomingdale’s  0.5 0.25 +0.25
Kiehl’s USA 3 1 +2
Lady Foot Locker 2 1 +1
Macys 2 1 +1
Saks Fifth Avenue US 1 0.5 +0.5
Saks Off Fifth Avenue 3 1 +2

Southwest Airlines

Retailer  Elevated Earning (Points per Dollar)   Regular Earning (Points per Dollar)  Amount of Increase
Athleta 2 1 +1
Aveda 4 3 +1
Banana Republic 4 1 +3
Bloomingdale’s 3 0.5 +2.5
Bose 2 1 +1
Clinique 4 3 +1
DKNY 3 1 +2
Finish Line 4 2 +2
Free People 2 1 +1
Gap Factory 3 1 +2
Gap.com 2 1 +1
HasbroToyShop 2 1 +1
Hugo Boss 3 2 +1
IT Cosmetics 3 2 +1
Kohl’s 3 2 +1
Magazines.com 15 7 +8
Old Navy 3 1 +2
Payless ShoeSource 4 2 +2
RalphLauren.com 4 2 +2
Sam’s Club 2 1 +1

Other Offers

You can visit the Winter Deals tab for special offers that the portal is offering with elevated offers from retailers, which could change from day to day.

United Airlines

 

Retailer  Elevated Earning (Miles per Dollar)  Regular Earning (Miles per Dollar)  Amount of Increase
Athleta 2 1 +1
Aveda 6 2 +4
Banana Republic 3 1 +2
Bloomingdale’s 2 0.5 +1.5
Bose 2 1 +1
Clinique 3 2 +1
DKNY 2 1 +1
Finish Line 6 2 +4
Free People 2 1 +1
Gap Factory 2 1 +1
Gap.com 2 1 +1
HasbroToyShop 2 1 +1
Hugo Boss 2 1 +1
IT Cosmetics 2 1 +1
Kohl’s 2 1 +1
Magazines.com 10 5 +5
Neiman Marcus 4 2 +2
Old Navy 2 1 +1
Payless ShoeSource 3 2 +1
RalphLauren.com 3 1 +2
Sam’s Club 2 1 +1

Other Offers

Visit the Winter Deals page from the main portal page to see daily offers — including elevated mileage earning from retailers.

Important Reminders

Keep in mind that to successfully use a shopping portal and earn bonus points and miles, you must do the following:

  • Click through the link on the portal’s site and make a purchase directly from the page that pops up. Don’t navigate away from the page and complete your purchase in another window — you may miss out on the bonus points or miles.
  • Make sure cookies are enabled on your browser for the retailer’s site. The portal will then be able to “track” your purchases and award you the miles or points that are owed.
  • Only use promotions or promo codes found on the portal. If you use others, it may disqualify you from earning any bonus points or miles.
  • Read the small print. When you’re making a purchase or trying to take advantage of a promotion or elevated offer, be sure to read the restrictions to see if any specific items aren’t eligible for bonus points or miles.
American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com. It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms apply.
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