Online Shopping Bonuses from Alaska and United

Delta aircraft on Portland Airport (Source: Unsplash / Avel Chuklanov)

Earning miles for shopping online is a great way to add to your mileage balance, as long as you remember to click through via an online shopping portal. The rebates aren’t always competitive with cashback websites such as Topcashback. But this can change when a bonus offer is available. Two such interesting offers are available now:

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Between now and August 8th, 2021, you can earn:

  • 300 bonus miles for spending $150
  • 600 bonus miles for spending $300
  • 1,200 bonus miles for spending $500

United Airlines Mileage Plus

Between now and August 15th, 2021, you can earn:

  • 500 bonus miles for spending $100
  • 1,500 bonus miles for spending $350
  • 2,500 bonus miles for spending $600

How to Easily Meet the Spend Targets

The easiest way to meet spending targets is to book a hotel stay via the shopping portal.

Marriott is now available through Alaska Mileage Plan’s shopping portal. You can earn 1 mile per $ spent.  The same applies to the United shopping portal.

The question comes up occasionally, so I’ll be as clear as possible. When you use a cashback website or airline shopping portal to click through to a hotel chain website, you are definitely booking DIRECT and qualifying to earn points, elite status credit, etc.

And, naturally, you don’t have to actually stay at the hotel during the period of the bonus mile promotion. What matters is the date of making the reservation…

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