Don’t Underestimate Shopping Portals

I have been guilty lately of buying items online and completely forgetting about going through a shopping portal, so please don’t make the same mistake as I did!

Basically, major airlines, hotel chains and some credit card programs have an online shopping portal, which allows you to earn bonus miles or points with online purchases. This is a great way to accumulate extra miles and points, but more importantly, it’s a very simple way to keep your accounts active.

Double Dip

Be on the lookout for double dipping opportunities, such as bonus points promotions, stacking gift cards, etc. For example, Aeroplan is pretty good at offering 5x the bonus miles on its EStore.

List of Shopping Portals

Below is a list of relevant shopping portals for Canadians:

Air Canada Aeroplan EStore / eBoutique
Air Miles Air Miles Shops
Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping
American AAdvantage Eshopping
Alitalia Alitalia Store
British Airways BA Miles Estore
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles iShop
Delta SkyMiles Shopping
GreatCanadianRebates GreatCanadianRebates Cash Back
Hilton HHonors Hilton HHonors Shop to Earn Mall
Marriott Rewards Shop My Way
MBNA MBNA Rewards Mall
RBC Rewards eMall
RedFlagDeals RedFlagDeals Cash Back
United MileagePlus Shopping

Shipping Costs

Some retailers waive shipping fees when you meet a certain purchase threshold. Other stores allow you to have free shipping if you pick up the item at one of their local stores.

Did I miss any that are relevant to Canadians?


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