Earn more miles with shopping portal bonuses from 5 different airlines

Aug 5, 2022

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Four airlines are offering shopping portal bonuses right now, giving you a chance to earn bonus miles on back-to-school purchases.

You’ll need to make a few extra clicks before making your purchase to earn these bonus miles. So, here are the details on the airline shopping portal bonuses currently available.

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping

Alaska Airlines shopping bonus
(Screenshot from mileageplanshopping.com)

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan shopping portal offers a bonus of up to 1,200 Alaska miles when you make qualifying purchases by Aug. 15. The bonus is structured as follows:

  • Earn 300 bonus miles when you spend $150.
  • Earn 600 bonus miles when you spend $300.
  • Earn 1,200 bonus miles when you spend $600 or more.

TPG values Alaska miles at 1.8 cents each, so this bonus is worth up to $21.60. These miles are on top of the miles you’d typically earn through your shopping.

American AAdvantage eShopping

American shopping portal bonus
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American Airlines is offering a bonus as well. Members who shop through the AAdvantage eShopping portal can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles by making qualifying purchases by Aug. 14. The bonus is structured as follows:

  • Earn 500 bonus miles when you spend $150.
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles when you spend $300.
  • Earn 2,000 bonus miles when you spend $600.

TPG values American Airlines miles at 1.77 cents each, so this bonus is worth up to $35.40. These miles are on top of the miles you’d typically earn through your shopping. Also, remember that you can earn Loyalty Points on these purchases. However, the bonus does not count toward Loyalty Points.

Delta SkyMiles Shopping

Delta SkyMiles Shopping promotion
(Screenshot from skymilesshopping.com)

Delta SkyMiles Shopping is offering up to 1,000 bonus SkyMiles when you make qualifying purchases by Aug. 11. It’s structured as follows:

  • Earn 500 bonus SkyMiles when you spend $200.
  • Earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles when you spend $400.

TPG values SkyMiles at 1.41 cents apiece, so the bonus is worth up to $14.10.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping bonus
(Screenshot from rapidrewardsshopping.southwest.com)

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping is offering a similar bonus, with the opportunity to earn up to 2,000 bonus points through Aug. 15. Here’s how it’s structured:

  • Earn 250 bonus miles when you spend $125.
  • Earn 900 bonus miles when you spend $300.
  • Earn 2,000 bonus miles when you spend $550.

Based on TPG’s Rapid Rewards valuation of 1.5 cents per point, you can get up to $30 in value from this shopping portal promo. Points earned from the shopping portal do count toward the Southwest Companion Pass.

United MileagePlus Shopping

United shopping portal bonus
(Screenshot from shopping.mileageplus.com)

United Airlines loyalists can earn up to 2,500 bonus miles by making qualifying purchases through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal by Aug. 15. Like the other promos, this promotion offers a different number of points depending on how much you spend. Here’s a look:

  • Earn 500 bonus miles when you spend $100.
  • Earn 1,500 bonus miles when you spend $350.
  • Earn 2,500 bonus miles when you spend $600.

TPG values United miles at 1.21 cents apiece, so the promotion is worth up to $30.25.

Related: The best credit cards for online shopping

Use the right credit card

It’s critical to use the right credit card when making online purchases, so pay close attention to any bonus categories that might apply to the merchant at which you’re shopping. If there’s no additional bonus or discount potential, make sure you use a credit card that earns more than 1 point per dollar spent on all purchases. Great options include:

Be sure to read our guide to the best credit cards for everyday spending to see which cards will maximize your returns on online purchases.

Additional reporting by Benji Stawski, Sean Cudahy and Ryan Smith.

Featured photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.

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