Today Only: 6 Bonus Delta SkyMiles Per Dollar Spent At Apple

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend.

It’s not uncommon to see huge mileage bonuses on high margin businesses that are hoping to gain market share (like flower shops, online dating sites, etc.). 😉 However, it’s rare to see increased mileage bonuses from retailers like Apple.

Via Frequent Miler, today only (April 18, 2017), the Delta SkyMiles shopping portal is offering six bonus miles per dollar spent with Apple.

Delta-Bonus

I certainly don’t love Delta SkyMiles as much as some other mileage currencies, but any substantial bonus return on Apple purchases is pretty lucrative. It’s not often we see these increased shopping portal bonuses for Apple purchases, though last month we did see a one day American AAdvantage bonus of four miles per dollar, and a one day United MileagePlus bonus of eight miles per dollar. Other than that, it has been a while since I recall seeing such a bonus on Apple purchases.

While it’s possible we’ll see a bigger bonus or a bonus with another program in the future, if you’re in the market for Apple products, I’d consider taking advantage of this.

The full terms of the promotion are as follows:

Please note these terms & conditions: Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents. Rewards are issued by this site, not Apple. Apple AirPods are not eligible. Newly released products may not be eligible. Additional products not eligible are: gift cards, gift wrap, One to One Membership, Bose products, and shipping. Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible.

Those are some significant restrictions, so be sure you’re aware of them. In particular, per the terms, Apple AirPods aren’t eligible, and “newly released products may not be eligible,” which is vague.

Bottom line

While SkyMiles aren’t my favorite currency, and while the terms here are a bit vague, potentially earning 6x points on Apple purchases is a pretty good return. Apple is a retailer that typically doesn’t offer more than 1-2 miles per dollar spent through these portals, so this is like a bonus that’s worth an additional 5% or so.

About lucky

Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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Comments

  1. After Delta raising prices on award tickets? Not sure people will be super excited to be collecting more Skymiles right now.

  2. FYI, I’ve had success before purchasing an item specifically excluded in the terms and conditions, but still getting the bonus points. YMMV of course.

  3. re; newly released products. i bought two macbook pro computers and they came back saying not eligible

  4. About two months ago I bought an Apple iPad Air 2 on the United Mileage Plus Shopping portal because Apple advertised eight points per dollar spent. They unilaterally changed my order to the new WiFi type iPad, but they didn’t tell me this would prevent me from getting the points promised. They paid the points on a computer case, but they wouldn’t pay them for the computer, though, and when I complained I was told that certain products were not included and the computer was not included because it was new. The fine print gives a nebulous statement that some items are not included, but it doesn’t mention specifics about which ones that might be. I argued that I ordered an old item and they changed it to a new one without telling me I wouldn’t get the points, but the company didn’t seem to care. Basically, It is a form of bait and switch. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get the points you are expecting. It is really surprising behavior for Apple.

  5. Hey Lucky,
    More ways to get Delta points, thanks for the post. A phone and more points might be good for the upcoming trip. Now just need to sort out how to get to my destination. Appreciate your post. Newbie here getting tons out of your writing.
    Thanks again,

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