Shopping portals are one of the best ways to earn points and miles with your favorite airline-without even having to step on a plane. It is quite simple just by making a purchase online with select retailers through a portal, you can earn valuable points and miles, which can then be used toward your next redemption.
Now, with the holiday shopping season upon us, shopping portals are more valuable than ever especially with holiday promotions and elevated bonus miles/points offers.
Because shopping portals are always updating, I visit EV Reward @ www.evreward.com to see what each of the major airlines or hotel partners are offering at any given time are all in one place.
In addition to the elevated mileage earning, you can also see coupons, special deals, and discounts when shopping at select retailers.
To successfully use a shopping portal and earn bonus points and miles, you must do the following:
Click through the link on the portal’s site and make a purchase directly from the page that pops up. Don’t navigate away from the page as you may miss out on the bonus points or miles.
Make sure cookies are enabled on your computer browser for the retailer’s site. The portal will then be able to “track” your purchases and award you the miles or points that are owed.
Only use promotions or promo codes found on the portal. If you use others, it may disqualify you from earning any bonus points or miles.
Read the small print. When making a purchase or trying to take advantage of a promotion or elevated offer, be sure to read the restrictions to see if any specific items aren’t eligible for bonus points or miles.
If all else fails go to the shopping portal’s customer service. The service is incredible and you will get any missing points/miles within several weeks. Just make sure you have an email receipt from the retailer so you can upload it to customer service.