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Today we’ve got all sorts of airline shopping portal bonuses to share with you!
1. Get Up to a 100% Bonus on Purchase United Airlines Miles
Until 11:59 pm Central Time on July 26, 2018, you can earn up to a 100% bonus when you buy United Airlines miles.
The more miles you buy, the bigger bonus you’ll earn:
- Buy 5,000 to 14,000 United Airlines miles – get a 30% bonus
- Buy 15,000 to 29,000 United Airlines miles – get a 70% bonus
- Buy 30,000+ United Airlines miles – get a 100% bonus
Just remember, you can only purchase 150,000 United Airlines miles per year. And the bonus miles you’ll buy through this promotion DO count towards that limit.
Bonus miles should post to your account within 48 hours.
Receiving a 100% bonus on United Airlines miles means you’re paying just ~1.88 cents per mile. But you won’t get that high of a bonus unless you buy at least 30,000 miles, which will cost ~$1,129 (including taxes and fees). So this deal will NOT be good for folks who need a few thousand miles to top off their account. But it could make sense if you have a particular trip in mind or want to fly Business Class at a steep discount!
I usually recommend folks jump on these kinds of bonuses if they’re interested in booking Business Class awards with the miles.
Business Class tickets to Europe start at 60,000 United Airlines miles for a one-way flight. So if you bought 30,000 United Airlines miles (and received 30,000 bonus miles) for ~$1,130, you would have enough to book a one-way Business Class award flight to spots like Paris, Amsterdam, London, and more. Easily saving you over a thousand dollars, given that a one-way Business Class flight between the US and Europe normally costs $2,500+!
2. Back to School Airline Shopping Portal Deals
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and United Airlines are all offering shopping portal bonuses starting today! With each of these offers, the more you spend the more bonus miles you’ll earn. If you can make the most of each of these offers, there are thousands of bonus miles to be earned!
Between July 23, 2018, and August 10, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time you can earn up to 1,500 bonus Alaska Airlines miles when you spend the following amounts through the Alaska Airlines shopping portal in addition to the standard points earned:
- Spend $150+, earn 300 bonus miles
- Spend $300+, earn 750 bonus miles
- Spend $500+, earn 1,500 bonus miles
You will receive a one-time bonus based on your total purchases made during the promotion period. You can find the details of this promotion here.
From July 16 to July 26, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time you can earn up to 1,500 bonus American Airlines miles on qualifying purchases through American Airlines’s shopping portal in addition to the standard points earned. You’ll earn:
- 500 bonus miles after spending $150+
- 1,500 bonus miles after spending $350+
You will receive a one-time bonus based on your total purchases made during the promotion period. Here are the details of this offer.
Through July 29, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time you’ll can earn 500 Delta miles after spending at least $150 through Delta’s shopping portal. This is in addition to the standard number of miles earned through shopping on the portal.
From July 23 to August 19, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time you’ll earn up to 2,000 Southwest points on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard points earned from shopping online through Southwest’s shopping portal.
- Spend $125+, get Southwest 250 points
- Spend $300+, get Southwest 900 points
- Spend $550+, get Southwest 2,000 points
You can earn a single bonus based on the total purchases you make during the promotion. Here are the details of this offer.
From July 23 to August 19, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time you’ll earn a one-time bonus of up to 3,000 United Airlines miles on qualifying purchases made through United’s shopping portal or from purchases made through United’s in-store offers.
- Spend $150+, earn 500 bonus United Airlines miles
- Spend $350+, earn 1,500 bonus United Airlines miles
- Spend $600+, earn 3,000 bonus United Airlines miles
And you will still earn the standard miles on purchases. You can find the details of this deal here.