I do as much of my shopping online as possible to earn shopping portal bonuses, you go online and click a link to a store to earn a rebate for the purchases you’ll make anyway. There are other ways to do this of course, for instance the MileagePlus X app lets you earn United miles for in-store purchases at participating merchants. But online is generally best.
Usually I’ll start at EV Reward to search the store I’m going to buy from and see what miles or cash back I can earn for my purchases.
Several times during the year however there will be bonuses that each of the major shopping portal offers. Want to know why they all have similar offers around the same time? Here’s some of the inner workings of mileage-earning shopping portals.
Right now and through December 17 there are bonuses for shopping online with the portals of Alaska, American, Delta, and United.
It could pay off at the margin to spread your shopping around hitting each of these bonuses.
(HT: Deals We Like)