(EXPIRED) Alaska/American/United Airlines Shopping Portals: Earn Up To 500 Bonus Miles Each

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The Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines shopping portals all launched very similar new spending promotions this week. Each offers up to 500 bonus miles for spending $150-200 through their respective portals.

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The Deals

The following shopping portals have each released new spending offers:

  • Alaska Airlines Shopping Portal
    • Spend $150 & earn 500 bonus Mileage Plan miles
    • Expires 2/13/23

Direct link to offer

  • American Airlines Shopping Portal
    • Spend $200 & earn 500 bonus AAdvantage miles
    • Expires 2/13/23

Direct link to offer

  • United Airlines Shopping Portal
      • Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus MileagePlus miles
      • Expires 2/13/23

Direct link to offer

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Key Terms

American (others are almost identical)

  • During the “Winter Bonus” offer, which runs from 2/6/2023 through 2/13/2023 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will earn a one-time bonus of 500 AAdvantage® miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the base AAdvantage® miles earned from shopping online through the AAdvantage® eShoppingSM mall.
  • This one-time bonus award will be determined based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period: Earn 500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of $200 or more.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles.
  • Please allow up to 10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage® eShoppingSM account. Void where prohibited by law.

Quick Thoughts

Each of these portal bonuses are identical at 500 bonus miles, the lone difference being that AA requires you to spend an additional $50 to get there. You only get a week to hit the spending thresholds, but they’re so low as to not be particularly onerous. While these offers aren’t terribly exciting, they do add an additional 2.5-3.33x to whatever credit card rewards you’d already be getting, a nice bump if you can use them towards purchases that you’d be making anyway.

Be aware that you won’t earn a corresponding number of AA Loyalty Points (LP) for the 500 bonus AAdvantage miles earned through this kind of promotion (although you will earn LP on the base $200 spend).

Both the United and Alaska portals have an in-store feature as well. It’s possible to link a payment card on the portal, then earn miles when shopping in-store at retailers featured on the site. Officialy, gift card purchases are excluded, but that’s often not enforced.

These offers are decent, but they aren’t world-beating. Be sure to compare portal rates on Cashback Monitor before committing to any of these.

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