Alaska Airlines has added the ability to earn miles for purchases made in store at some select retailers when using a linked credit or debit card. Traditionally shopping portals have only worked on online purchases, but recently United added this same functionality and Ebates has offered it for some time. Ebates now owns most of the major airline shopping portals after acquiring Cartera so I suspect these airline portals will also add this functionality in the near future:
- American Airlines
Some important things to keep in mind. You need to save each offer individually, linking your card is not enough. You also have to save it each time you want to use it, so no setting and forgetting as you’d do with a dining program. This program is run via Rakuten Card Link Offer Network, Inc. (RCLON). Previously it was possible to link both United & Ebates, but I don’t think triple dipping will continue to work. I’ll add this to the complete list of card linked rewards programs.
Hat tip to reader AS