And while we’re talking shopping

Check out this introduction to earning miles for the same online purchases you’ll be making anyway.

It’s a free article from the December issue of Inside Flyer and includes a comparison chart showing which of the different online shopping portals offer the most miles for a variety of popular merchants.

Note that while the article and accompanying chart are very useful, they’re not 100% comprehensive. It’s still worthwhile keeping Smarterliving’s MileFinder and Ronald’s Cross Reference Guide in mind.

Also note that contrary to the implication in the article, Goldpoints can be redeemed for miles with a whole sleuth of carriers (in addition to redeeming for Radisson hotel stays), not just for miles with USAirways and Northwest. The key is signing up for the Goldpoints program via Radisson Hotels (then take your account number over to the Goldpoints home page and choose ‘create a new login’).

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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