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One of my miles and points sayings is that it’s important to get your miles and points from several 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)

All of the shopping portal sites are run by the same company (Cartera), so it’s not really a huge surprise when many of them run similar promotions at the same time.  Just like last year, there are FOUR very similar “back to school” promotions being run at different shopping portals.  They have different promotions and expire on different times.  The first one expires tomorrow, so I thought I’d post a reminder and brief rundown.

United shopping portal bonus

The first one is run by United and runs through August 12th at 11:59pm ET

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  • 500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least 250
  • 1,500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $750
  • 2,000 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more

Alaska Airlines shopping portal bonus

Alaska Airlines has a portal bonus where you can earn up to 1500 bonus miles.  It runs through August 14th at 11:59:59 pm ET

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  • 400 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $200
  • 1,500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $750

Southwest Airlines shopping portal bonus

The Southwest portal offer is slightly more lucrative – their portal bonus lets you earn up to 2500 bonus miles.  It runs through August 15th at 11:59:59 pm ET

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  • 250 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150
  • 750 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $500
  • 2,500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $1500

American Airlines shopping portal bonus

The American Airlines shopping portal back to school bonus is along the same lines as the other 3 that have already been released

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  • Spend $350 and earn 700 bonus miles
  • Spend $750 and earn 1500 bonus miles

So recapping

  • United – runs through Friday August 12th, earn up to 2000 miles
  • Alaska – runs through Sunday August 14th, earn up to 1500 miles
  • Southwest – runs through Monday August 15th, earn up to 2500 miles
  • American – runs through Sunday August 21st, earn up to 1500 miles

Happy shopping everyone!

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