Category Archive: Shopping online

Mar 30

Delta SkyMiles Partner Promotion: 1,000 Miles Per New Partner

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Many moons ago, US Airways used to run a promotion that they called the “Grand Slam Promotion.” They would give you bonus miles based on the number of mileage partners* that you used. You could earn up to 100,000 miles, and the challenge was generally who could get to 100K with the least out of …

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Feb 03

Valentine’s Day Is Coming: Get Miles

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I got the first of my Valentine’s Day reminders today, so I’ll pass it along to you. Get Miles Or Cash for Flowers I’ve discussed cash back shopping several times and have an entire page dedicated to it, but inevitably, some people do something on the internet that does not get them money or miles. …

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Dec 01

Get A Rebate on Every Hotel Room. And Other Stuff. Seriously.

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(Today’s post is a bit longer than usual but could get you some extra miles or cash. I hope you find it useful.) I’m trying to encourage people to shop locally for the holidays, but sometimes, that’s impossible. Online shopping, or shopping at a “big-box” retailer, is frequently more convenient and offers better variety. If …

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Nov 18

Remember That The Holidays Are Coming…

It’s around this time of year that I get emails from every airline and hotel telling me to use their shopping portals to generate miles for my purchases. If you’ve never used a rebate site when making online purchases, check out my page here about getting miles, points or cash for buying items online. If …

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Apr 28

Mother’s Day Is Coming Up; You Know What That Means…

Yup, spring is here. Not really in New England, but the calendar says it is. With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start looking for flowers and gifts. I mean, sure, you love Mom, but how often does she come with miles? By buying your presents through the “Earn Miles” or “Earn Points” sections …

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Dec 15

Around the Industry…

More Miles for Flowers… If you really want those miles for flowers, the holidays are a good time to do it. I talked about JetBlue last week. This week, both American and Delta are offering bonuses, with the former offering 30 miles per dollar spent and the latter offering 35 miles per dollar. So buy …

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Dec 06

Discover Card 5% Categories for 1Q16

For those of you with a Discover It card, make sure to register for the first quarter bonus (They’ll send you an email or you can go to the website.) and you’ll get 5% back on all gas station and ground transportation purchases up to $1,500. That’s an extra $75 if you use it right. …

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Nov 04

Eating and Shopping for Fun and Miles

As we approach the holidays, you’ll get more and more offers to help separate you from your cash. Just remember Rule #1: Never shop without getting something back for it. Dining for Miles Crude but effective. Restaurants that have trouble generating traffic at a particular time of day (or at all) are willing to partner …

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Oct 20

Six Ways to Earn Points without Applying for a Credit Card

Reader Question: How can I earn miles if I don’t want to/can’t get a credit card? While opening a credit card may be the single fastest way to accumulate a lot of points quickly, not everybody is able to do so. Thus, I wanted to provide a list of ways to earn points without having …

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Sep 29

Discover Card Bonus categories for Q4

I try not to do too many credit card posts in a row, but Discover just released its fourth quarter bonus categories, and this one is always a money-maker. Nothing particularly complicated: In terms of simplicity, yesterday’s post was a 1, on a scale of 1-10. Today’s is a 3. A bit more work, but definitely …

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