Shopping & Dining Portals

In general, most major airlines and credit card programs have an online shopping portal, allowing you to earn bonus miles or points for your purchases. This can be a great way to rack up extra miles for purchases you’re already making, and the miles can really add up quickly.

If you’re new to shopping portals, please check out my introductory post on how to maximize miles from online shopping. If you just need the links, they can be found below:

 

Loyalty ProgramShopping Portal
Air CanadaAeroplan EStore
Air FranceAir France Flying Blue Shopping
AlaskaMileage Plan Shopping
AlitaliaAlitalia Store
All Nippon AirwaysANA Gift
AmericanAAdvantage Eshopping
AviancaLifeMiles e-Store
AmtrakAmtrak Guest Rewards
British AirwaysBA Miles Estore
Cathay PacificAsia Miles iShop
ChaseUltimate Rewards Shopping
DeltaSkyMiles Shopping
Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines eMarket
Hilton HHonorsHilton HHonors Shop to Earn Mall
Japan AirlinesJAL Shopping Americas
JetBlueShopBlue
KLMShop@KLM
Marriott RewardsShop My Way
QantasQantas Shop
Singapore AirlinesKrisShop
SouthwestRapid Rewards Shopping
UnitedMileagePlus Shopping
Virgin AmericaThe Red Store
Virgin AtlanticShops Away

Additionally, Rewards Network offers a co-branded dining rewards program in conjunction with the major legacy carriers.  I don’t go out of my way anymore to dine at Rewards Network restaurants. Keep in mind Rewards Network is taking 10-20% of the revenue from the dining transaction for “their” customers, so restaurants have to be pretty desperate to drum up new business in order to participate.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some good restaurants that participate, but there are also some pretty crappy ones.

So if I’d dine at one anyway I of course wouldn’t turn down free miles, but I also won’t go to a restaurant just because it’s on the list anymore. It still makes sense to register your credit card with one of the programs though, and you can find the links to do so below:

 

Loyalty ProgramDining Rewards Program
AlaskaMileage Plan Dining
AmericanThe Advantage Dining Program
DeltaSkyMiles Dining
Hilton HHonorsHilton HHonors Dining
SouthwestRapid Rewards Dining
UnitedMileagePlus Dining

Comments

  1. Amex Platinum also covers replacement from loss or theft. Does Mastercard or Visa offer this protection?

    I’ve turned in claims on two occasions with Amex for damaged and stolen merchandise and the coverage was fantastic.

    Buying a new iphone tomorrow and would love to know if using the UR portal needs to be using in conjunction with paying with a Chase card?

  2. If I sign up with multiple dining programs using the same credit card do I get points applied to EACH program when I dine at a participating restaurant?

  3. @Jeff you can’t sign up with multiple dining programs using the same credit card as all of the programs ran by the same provider rewardsnetwork.com. One of the rules is that any card can be registered with one program at the time.

    For example, if you register card with United and then the same card with American, card will automatically will be unregistered from United.

  4. Lucky, question for ya – I’ve noticed that the AAdvantage portal has links to IHG.com and Hilton.com (right now at 3x and 2x miles per $, respectively). can you earn these portal-miles ON TOP OF miles you could normally earn thru those reservations (direct from the hotel chains), or is the portal merely describing those latter miles? I’m suspicious because 1) the terms say that the miles won’t be awarded until the stay is “fulfilled”, which is unlike how all other purchases work on the portal, and 2) I’ve never heard any blogger talking about booking hotel stays through the portal. curious if you’ve ever tried this. thanks

  5. @ Mike — Thanks for the heads up on this! You can indeed earn those miles in addition to the Hilton points you usually earn. Good find! Writing about this now.

  6. Is this a way to show minimum activity in accounts which have been inactive for long periods and miles are in jeopardy of expiring?

  7. This is such a useful post! I’m always looking for extra ways to earn points through my everyday spending!

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