Some of the easiest ways to get miles and points are through shopping portals. When I started Travel Hacking this is how I earned my first few trips. Each of the major airlines such as Delta, United, Southwest and American have their own shopping portals and many credit card companies have theirs as well. When most people think airline shopping portals most people think of the old “Sky Mall” magazine where you buy that dog statue to put in the middle of your garden. It can’t be further from the truth.
Shopping Portals and Apps
- Rapid Rewards
- Ultimate Rewards – If you have a Chase Credit Card
- United airlines Miles using Mileage Plus X App
Most people nowadays have gotten comfortable buying through Amazon and eBay online. These shopping portals cover large retailers that many of us have heard of such as Home Depot, Lowes and even Wal-Mart. Over the last several years we have purchased refrigerators, stoves and even a car port from Home Depot. All getting point along the way. Whether it is home improvement or toilet paper at Wal-Mart extra miles are available. One thing I noticed is by using the pick up at Target, not only would I get the miles, but I would no longer have a cart full at the check out wondering what on earth did I buy this time.
Each of the different airlines and most major credit card websites have links for their portals. All it takes is going to the airline or credit card of choice, and clicking on the link to get to the online store that you want. Miles generally show up several weeks later. Sometimes they do provide shopping bonuses. These are common around back to school time. Last year we purchased most of Cheyenne’s school supplies online to get the additional miles.
Every little bit adds up. Happy Shopping!!!