The online shopping portals are rolling out the mileage offers.
- United is offering 1000 bonus miles for spending $50 and 2500 bonus miles for spending $100 at one of five select merchants, on top of the regular miles earned. The bonus can be earned three times on purchases made through December 31. Send $100 in flowers via FTD, for example, and earn 4500 miles – for a nice 45 miles per dollar spent. That’s a nice improvement over the otherwise-excellent 30 miles per dollar that’s available the rest of the year
- Through December 31st, Delta is offering 150 bonus miles when you spend $100 and 500 bonus miles when you spend $250 in addition to regular miles earned with selected merchants at their online mile. If you earn $150 with two or more merchants you’ll get an additional 500 mile bonus. The bonus for spending with two or more merchants can be earned only once. (Hat tip to Free Frequent Flyer Miles.)
- In the most generous offer among the malls, American is giving double miles for purchases made with Mastercard and a threshold bonus based on total spending at all their merchants through December 31:
As always, check Andrew Cram’s cross-reference tool before making an online purchase. It will show you which shopping portal offers the best mileage deal for the store you’re going to buy from.