Let’s face it, there’s a reason many retailers participate in online shopping malls — cause they need some bonus offers to sell their products. Yes, that’s why Bob’s Denture Mart, the Overpriced Chocolate Store, and the Tijuana Botox Clinic can all be found in your favorite online shopping mall (or something like that).
And then once in a while legitimately useful retailers participate in the online shopping malls, and even though the bonuses might not be great, it’s totally worth taking advantage of since they’re for purchases you would make anyway.
That’s why people are quite excited that Amazon is now partnering with a couple of airlines on the shopping mall front. You can now earn one US Airways Dividend Mile per dollar spent at amazon.com by going through their shopping portal.
Hawaiian Airlines is even more generous, offering two Hawaiian Miles per dollar spent at amazon.com through their shopping portal. Not to discount the value of Hawaiian Miles, but they’re probably not especially useful to most of us since we won’t rack up a meaningful amount, though it’s worth noting that they’re partners with Hilton. You can convert Hawaiian Miles to Hilton HHonors points at a 1:2 ratio in 5,000 mile increments.
In other words, $2,500 in spend on amazon.com earns you 5,000 Hawaiian Miles, which earns you 10,000 Hilton HHonors points.
Keep in mind that all of this is in addition to the miles you usually earn for credit card spend.