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Part of the way to always have miles and points to use on travel is to get your miles and points from a variety of sources.  While most of my miles come from credit card signup bonuses, another potentially lucrative source of miles is making your online purchases through shopping portals

(SEE ALSO: How I got a million points (and you can too!))

(SEE ALSO: Earning miles through shopping portals)

Currently there are 2 active offers that will give you 3500 bonus miles, in ADDITION to the miles that you will get for just making the purchases

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards 3500 bonus mile offer

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To fully maximize this offer, you’d have to spend $1000 through the Southwest shopping portal, and you’d get an additional 3500 points, or 3.5X your spending

(SEE ALSO: My experience with 19x points through shopping portals at Sears)

(SEE ALSO: Why you might lose money from shopping portals)

American Airlines AAdvantage 3500 bonus mile offer

The American Airlines shopping portal is also offering the same 3500 bonus mile offer, though 250 fewer miles for only spending $500

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For both portals, you’ll actually get your biggest multiplier at $125 of spend, which gives you 4x spending

I know that many of us have purchases we’re making as we get ready for back to school, and here are 2 great ways to bump up those mileage totals.

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