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Use these shopping portal bonuses to earn extra miles this holiday season

Dec. 05, 2022
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The major airlines are now offering a shopping portal promotion: Download the button (a browser extension that monitors your shopping activity) and use it to spend at least $25 to receive 1,000 bonus miles.

Whether you’re doing everyday shopping or completing your holiday shopping rounds, this offer can help you earn some extra rewards.

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

Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping

MILEAGEPLANSHOPPING.COM
  • Dates: Dec. 5-11.
  • Offer: Download the button, spend $25 and get 1,000 bonus miles.

When you download the button and initiate your purchase of $25 or more through the button, the Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping portal offers a bonus of 1,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan bonus miles when you make qualifying purchases between Dec. 5 and Dec. 11.

TPG values Alaska miles at 1.8 cents each, so the 1,000-mile bonus is worth about $18. Check out the Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping site for more details.

Related: Best sweet spots with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

American AAdvantage eShopping

AADVANTAGEESHOPPING.COM
  • Dates: Dec. 5-11.
  • Offer: Download the button, spend $25 and get 1,000 bonus miles.

The American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping portal offers 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when you download the button and make a qualifying purchase of more than $25 using the button between Dec. 5 and Dec. 11.

TPG values American miles at 1.77 cents each, so the 1,000-mile bonus is worth about $17.70. Since the miles earned through this promotion are bonus miles, they won’t earn Loyalty Points. Check out the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping site for more details.

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Related: Maximizing redemptions with American Airlines AAdvantage

Delta SkyMiles Shopping

SKYMILESSHOPPING.COM
  • Dates: Dec. 5-11.
  • Offer: Download the button, spend $25 and get 1,000 bonus miles.

The Delta SkyMiles Shopping portal offers the same 1,000 bonus SkyMiles offer when you make at least $25 in qualifying purchases after downloading the button and using it by Dec. 11.

TPG values SkyMiles at 1.41 cents apiece, so the 1,000-mile bonus is worth about $14. Check out the Delta SkyMiles Shopping site for more details.

Related: How to redeem Delta SkyMiles for maximum value

Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping

RAPIDREWARDSSHOPPING.SOUTHWEST.COM
  • Dates: Dec. 5-15.
  • Offer: Download the button, spend $50 and get 1,500 bonus points.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal offers a slightly different promotion than the others. For one, you have until Dec. 15. While you still have to download the button, your qualifying purchase using the button must be at least $50. If you meet these criteria, you'll receive 1,500 bonus points.

TPG’s valuations peg the value of Southwest Rapid Rewards points at 1.5 cents each. So, the 1,500-point bonus would be worth about $22.50. Unfortunately, these bonus points won’t count toward A-List, A-List Preferred or Companion Pass qualification. Check out the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping site for more details.

Related: You can earn Southwest points with the Rapid Rewards Dining program: Here’s how

United MileagePlus Shopping

SHOPPING.MILEAGEPLUS.COM
  • Dates: Dec. 5-11.
  • Offer: Download the button, spend $50 and get 1,000 bonus points.

Finally, the United MileagePlus Shopping portal offers up to 1,000 bonus miles when you download the button and use it to make at least $25 in qualifying purchases by Dec. 11.

TPG values United MileagePlus miles at 1.21 cents each. So, the 1,000-mile bonus would be worth about $12. Check out the United MileagePlus Shopping site for more details.

Related: How to get maximum value from the United MileagePlus program

Use the right credit card

It’s important 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:

You can check out our guide to the best credit cards for everyday spending to see which cards will maximize your returns on online purchases.

Related: The best credit cards for online shopping

Additional reporting by Benji Stawski, Katie Genter, Sean Cudahy, Ryan Smith and Andrew Kunesh.

Featured image by ZACH GRIFF/THE POINTS GUY
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TPG Editor‘s Rating
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4 / 5
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Rewards

2 - 10X points
10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day

Intro offer

75,000 bonus miles
Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

Annual Fee

$395

Recommended Credit

740-850
Excellent
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023
Best card for premium perks while traveling
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

    75,000 bonus miles
  • Annual Fee

    $395
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023