Earn 30x miles, cash back when you buy Valentine’s Day flowers

Feb 2, 2020

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

With less than two weeks to go until Feb. 14, it’s time to start ordering your Valentine’s Day flowers. While picking out a bouquet in person can make the occasion even more of a special treat, it’s hard to beat the ease of shopping online.

Fortunately, it’s often possible to score a whole bunch of miles in the process, helping to take some of the sting out of the premium you’ll often pay for the convenience of having your flowers delivered.

In addition to the discount options you can often tack on at checkout — I’ve had great success with Honey’s browser extension — credit card issuers and loyalty programs often offer incentives of their own. Just note that some offers can’t be combined, so be sure to read the terms before adding on a coupon that’ll make your potential mileage earnings null and void.

When you’re ready to pick out some flowers, I first recommend checking the available offers on various online shopping portals. Popular options include:

While offers are always subject to change, at the time of publication, I found a number of incentives, some of which are outlined below alongside the equivalent return, based on TPG’s valuations. Note that rewards are generally accrued based on the pretax price, before shipping.

FTD

1-800-Flowers

ProFlowers

UrbanStems

Personally, I’ve had the best success ordering from The Bouqs, which unfortunately doesn’t partner with any of the above programs. You can often save a bundle by using Honey’s browser extension, though, and I did encounter a $20 back deal through Amex Offers, when paying with The Platinum Card® from American Express, which you may find sitting on your own account.

I also spotted an Amex Offer for 1,500 Membership Rewards points when spending at least $50 with 1-800-Flowers, worth $30, based on our valuations. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to stack that deal with one of the mileage promotions listed above, too.

Or, if cash back is more your speed, you may be able to get up to $12 back through Chase Offers, in addition to the mileage offers above.

Note that flower purchases don’t trigger common category bonuses, so you’ll most likely want to use a card that offers the best return for everyday spending, such as the Chase Freedom Unlimited or Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, or our other top picks right here.

Featured photo by Cathryn Gallacher/Getty Images.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants in the first three months of card membership.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.