AirTran Airways A+ Rewards members can now earn miles through an online shopping mall. The A+ Rewards Mall is powered by SkyMall and members can earn .25 A+ Rewards credit for differing amounts spent with the featured merchants. Spending $16 on magazine subscriptions, $60 at eBags or GiftBaskets.com, $80 at Sur La Table or The Container Store or $180 at Buy.com or Home Depot will get you .25 credit.
There are more than 90 merchants from which to choose including Shoes.com, Dean & DeLuca, TicketsNow, Urban Outfitters and Sears. There are also featured offers such as free shipping and you can browse by shopping category or store.
To help put your earnings at this new mall into perspective, think of this: A+ Rewards members can get a free roundtrip ticket when redeeming 16 credits — so a quarter credit is the equivalent to 390 miles of the industry-standard free roundtrip at 25,000 miles. So, spending $16 for magazine subscriptions for the equivalent of 390 miles is a decent deal at over 24 miles per dollar spent. On the other end of the spectrum, spending $270 at Sears to get the same quarter credit would equate to getting 1.4 miles per dollar spent. Visit http://www.airtran.com/mall