Anyone who follows these blogs knows that using online shopping portals is a great way to accelerate your miles and points earnings, and rack up thousands of bonus miles for purchasing things that you were planning to purchase anyway. You can earn 2, 3, 4, or even up to 10 or more bonus miles per dollar just by taking an extra 20 seconds to click through an airline’s online shopping portal before making your purchase. Late summer is “back to school” season, and is prime time for the shopping portals. They have many increased store bonuses, as well as contests and promotions!

Within the last week, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines each launched their own “back to school” specials where you can earn up to 3,500 bonus miles based upon how much you spend through their portal. This morning, United Airlines trumped them both by launching their own special where you can earn up to 4,000 miles. This is a cumulative goal that can be reached through your total shopping at any number of stores between July 21st and August 12th. Additionally, you also can earn entries in to their “All Day Recess Sweepstakes,” where three winners will receive 20,000 bonus miles, and one grand prize winner will receive 100,000 bonus miles and $2,500 in cash.

Read all about United’s promotion here.

Happy Shopping and Happy Earning!


Michael Prodanovich is a contributor to Point Me to the Plane, and author of The Ultimate Guide to Free Travel.

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