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.
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.
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.