American and United offer portal bonuses (up to 1K bonus miles)

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American Airlines eShopping and the United MileagePlus Shopping are currently offering up to 1,000 bonus miles when you shop between 1/11/21 and 1/19/21.

The Deal

Key Terms

  • One-time bonus award will be determined based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period using one of the following tiers:
    • Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; or
    • Tier 2 bonus: 1,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $300 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.
  • Check individual store pages for store-specific terms / exclusions

Quick Thoughts

Always take bonuses like these into consideration when comparing portal payouts from one portal to another. These bonuses work out to a little better than 3 miles per dollar spent if you’re able to hit the nail on the head for the purchase requirements, which isn’t enough to get me to make a purchase just for the bonus but certainly might make these portals more attractive when comparing for an impending purchase.

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