Posted by William Charles on October 29, 2018
Airline Rewards

Published on October 29th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses: American, Alaska, Southwest & United

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Four airline shopping portals are now offering shopping portal bonuses. I thought I’d just create the one post rather than four.

The Offers

Alaska Airlines

Direct link to offer

  • Earn up to 1,500 bonus miles. Spend must be completed between October 29th and November 18th, 2018. Tiers are as follows (you only receive the bonus from the highest tier you hit):
    • Tier 1: Spend $150, earn 300 bonus miles
    •  Tier 2: Spend $300, earn 750 bonus miles
    •  Tier 3: Spend $500, earn 1,500 bonus miles

Fine print:

  • ‡ During the “Holiday Bonus” offer, which runs from 10/29/18 through 11/18/18 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will receive a one-time bonus of up to 1,500 Mileage Plan TM bonus miles on qualifying purchases made through the Mileage Plan TM Shopping mall or from purchases made through Mileage Plan TM Shopping in-store offers.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined using one of the following tiers, based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period: Tier 1 bonus: 300 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 750 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $300; or Tier 3 bonus: 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of $500 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the Mileage Plan TM Shopping site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your Mileage Plan TM Shopping account.
  • The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.

American Airlines

Direct link to offer

  • Earn up to 4,000 bonus miles. Spend must be completed between October 29th and November 18th, 2018. Tiers are as follows (you only receive the bonus from the highest tier you hit):
    • Tier 1: Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
    • Tier 2: Spend $600, earn 2,000 bonus miles
    • Tier 3: Spend $1,200, earn 4,000 bonus miles

Fine Print:

  • During the “Holiday Bonus” offer, which runs from 10/29/18 through 11/18/18 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 4,000 AAdvantage® miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard AAdvantage® miles earned from shopping online through the AAdvantage eShopping SM mall.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined based on Member’scumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period using one of the following tiers: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 2,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $600; or Tier 3 bonus: 4,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,200 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the AAdvantage eShopping SM mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShopping SM account. The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.

Southwest

Direct link to offer

  • Earn up to 3,000 bonus miles. Spend must be completed between October 29th and November 18th, 2018. Tiers are as follows (you only receive the bonus from the highest tier you hit):
    • Tier 1: Spend $150, get 500 points
    • Tier 2: Spend $500, get 1,000 points
    •  Tier 3: Spend $1,000, get 3,000 points

Fine print:

  • ‡ During the “Holiday Bonus” offer, which runs from October 29, 2018 through November 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Bonus Period”), Rapid Rewards Shopping® member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 3,000 Rapid Rewards® bonus points on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard points earned from shopping online through Rapid Rewards Shopping.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined using one of the following tiers, based on member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period: Tier 1 bonus: 500 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $150 – $499.99; Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $500 – $999.99; or Tier 3 bonus: 3,000 bonus points for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more
  • . “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancelations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus points.  Please see the Rapid Rewards Shopping site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus points to post to your Rapid Rewards account. The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of points that will be awarded to an eligible Rapid Rewards account.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice.

United Airlines

Direct link to offer

  • Earn up to 5,000 bonus miles. Spend must be completed between October 29th and November 18th, 2018. Tiers are as follows (you only receive the bonus from the highest tier you hit):
    • Tier 1: Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
    • Tier 2: Spend $750, earn 2,500 bonus miles
    • Tier 3: Spend $1,500, earn 5,000 bonus miles

Fine print:

  • ‡During the “Holiday Bonus” offer, which runs from 10/29/18 through 11/18/18 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 5,000 MileagePlus® bonus award miles on qualifying purchases made through the MileagePlus® Shopping mall or from purchases made through MileagePlus® Shopping in-store offers.
  • This one-time bonus award will be based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period using one of the following tiers: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 2,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $750; or Tier 3 bonus: 5,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $1,500 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles.
  • Please see the MileagePlus® Shopping mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus® Shopping account.
  • The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.

 



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Paul
Paul

Might as well write only one article. It’s the same company running all four sites (They do Delta, too.), Cartera Commerce.

LDoc
LDoc

Buy at a store with Chase Pay using the Freedom card and get 5X UR points per the Q4 bonus category.

Justin
Justin

Also with department stores. Just be sure to check the Chase UR shopping portal for any large purchases first. Better earning possibility lately at Macy’s & Neiman with 6X.

Dubs
Dubs

Macy’s is currently 10x miles on the Alaska, AA and UA portals.

scott
scott

There are so few stores that accept Chase Pay.

LDoc
LDoc

EBags does online.

Cinn
Cinn

Pretty much everywhere does if you have access to Samsung Pay.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

You wrote for each one “Spend must be completed by October 29th and November 18th, 2018.” Did you mean to say Spend must be completed between October 29th and November 18th, 2018?

Brett
Brett

This is obviously spend using their individual credit cards?

DFS
DFS

It’s not really that obvious.

Steve
Steve

No, you can pay with any card.

Brett
Brett

Absolutely right not obvious

king
king

Can we do all these portals ? And will recent gc.com inclusion will help ?

HT
HT

I was wondering the same thing.

Steve
Steve

Gift cards are prohibited, yet they support gc.com. It’s a head scratcher. I assume they will count for normal earn, but not the bonus.

king
king

giftcards prohibition are in terms for a very long time. Till now they didnt have the gc.com as a retailer. GC.COM only business is giftcards . So i hope , we will get the bonus .

Chaser123
Chaser123

Raise always worked to triger this. I assume gc.com will also. I thik the GC prohibition is similiar to th elanguage used on most retaimers that gift card purchases will not earn mileage.

king
king

thanks for additional data point , now can we do all shopping portals ? or is it like dinning prog , like only 1 can be done ?

Mauddib6
Mauddib6

The past ones have allowed you to do all of them.

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

I’ll be the DP we want to see. I’ll do an order tonight through United under my wife’s account as she has the downgraded MPE non AF version that will get the full 1% through the portal. Plan on using my SPG for a last bit of the 75k plat spend.

Raj
Raj

I think any spend using plastiq should count? Worth spending $30 for 5000 points?

CW
CW

Elaborate? Plastiq is not linked to a portal. If you are buying GC’s then liquidating through Plastiq the fees would be higher correct?

Steve
Steve

I’m not sure GC.com is worth it, though. With AA, if you bought three $500 cards for $1500, you could spend $1526.82 for activation fees and shipping, and then you have to liquidate the cards. This would net you 5526 miles for around $27. With United and same spend, you would get about 5750 miles. With Southwest, you could spend $1017.88 to get two cards and 3500 miles for a net $18. With Alaska, you could get around 1750 miles for around $10. I suppose you get the spend on the CCs, too, so add that (it will depend on the card). Compare this to several other options (which you may or may not have available to you), such as a Bank Direct checking account, getting 5000 AA miles each month for $12 and no work, or $400 spend at OD this last week for 2000 UR points and $1 cost if you have a Chase IP.

Tom
Tom

But the term says “exclude gift card”

Paul
Paul

Not quite sure on gc.com. Raise.com orders triggered bonus points fine for me.

Joe
Joe

Has anyone gotten GC.com purchases to track for this? My orders from last week still aren’t posted to any of the portals.

Gaurav
Gaurav

Also curious about this. Have GC purchases tracked for anyone?

DerekC
DerekC

Bummed that Apple watch series 4 is still excluded from all of these portals. Trying to be patient, but it’s not always easy.

Tall T
Tall T

Keep being patient, a perfect storm will arrive.

Gibunono
Gibunono

Is this for single purchase or cumulative purchase, i.e. do I need to buy a single item more than $1,500 to get 5,000 UA miles or I can buy multiple goods at different times before the deadline? Thanks.

Lantean
Lantean

Multiple. All tracked purchases count.
Usually they have an option to see your progress tracker but this time at least for me I can’t see it on United shopping portal today (it was there yesterday).

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