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.
Through 11:59PM ET today, Monday, December 5, 2016, you can earn 15 bonus United miles per dollar spent at 15 retailers.
I value United miles at ~1.4 cents each, so to me the 15 miles per dollar are the equivalent of a ~21% return on your spend, not including any points earned with a credit card.
Eligible retailers for this promotion include the following:
- Harry & David
- JoS. A. Bank
- Neiman Marcus
- New Balance
- Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
- Sunglass Hut
- Sur La Table
- Rosetta Stone
There are a few values here I don’t consider to be especially noteworthy. For example, I see big portal bonuses for eBags all the time. However, if you’re doing some holiday shopping for the traveler in your life, perhaps Bose is the most interesting one to point out, as they make my favorite travel headphones.
They rarely discount their products, so being able to earn a ~25% return in terms of points from your spend (when factoring in credit card points) is a great value.
I typically use evreward.com to compare shopping portal bonuses, and as you’ll see there, the next best option is earning three bonus miles per dollar spent at Bose.
Anyone plan on taking advantage of the excellent 15 mile per dollar bonus through United’s shopping portal today?
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)