Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Chuck56
Which Shopping Portal Should You Use for Apple Purchases?
With the new 2018 iPhone releases, a lot of people will be making large Apple purchases soon.
Which shopping portal is best? You can find all the options on Cashbackmonitor:
There is a major difference between the cashback portals and the mileage/bank portals: the cashback portals only offer cashback on things like accessories and reburbished products, not on new iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watchs, AirPods, HomePod and Bose products.
On the other hand, mileage and bank portals DO pay out on new iPhones, iPads, Macs, etc. So for any purchase like that, be sure to use a mileage or bank portal, such as Discover, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Southwest, United, etc.
Unfortunately, the portals have added terms to exclude the new 2018 iPhone releases from earning portal rewards:
The terms were not there on September 14th when the devices became available for preorder, but they’ve added the exclusion now. Hopefully, they payout for purchases made before the terms were added.
Interestingly, the Drop app has Apple as a portal option with 2% back in Drop points, and they don’t have the updated terms to exclude the new iPhone. Good chance it’s just an oversight, but I guess it can’t hurt to use Drop if you’re ordering a new iPhone. Update 10/11/18: I now see they added the iPhone XR and Apple Watch 4 exclusions.
Update 10/16/18: iPhone XS products are now included on most portals. Only XR and Apple Watch 4 are still excluded. (Discover still excludes XS.)