While credit card bonuses are the fastest way to earn a lot of miles without traveling, one of the easiest ways to earn miles is through online shopping since you can earn miles for purchases you would be making anyway.   Right now, 4 airlines are offering extra bonus miles for online shopping.  (In case anyone reading is not very familiar with online shopping portals, these bonuses are in addition to the miles normally earned for going through an online shopping portal and also in addition to any miles, points or cash back earned on your credit card.)

Here are the details:

American Airlines AAdvantage – Up to 5,000 Bonus Miles

american aadvantage eshopping bonus miles 2016

For purchases through November 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm ET:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 2,500 bonus miles when you spend $750
  • 5,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,500

Here is a link to the promotion on the AA online shopping portal.

United MileagePlus Shopping – Up to 5,000 Bonus Miles

united mileageplus shopping holiday online bonus 2016

For purchases through November 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm ET:

  • 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • 2,500 bonus miles when you spend $750
  • 5,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,500

Here is a link to the promotion on United MileagePlus shopping.

Alaska Airlines  – Up to 3,000 Bonus Miles

alaska airlines mileage plan shopping holiday bonus miles for online shopping 2016

For purchases through November 20, 2016 11:59:59 pm ET:

  • Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
  • Spend $500, earn 1,500 bonus miles
  • Spend $1,000, earn 3,000 bonus miles

Here is a link to the promotion on Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping.

Southwest Airlines  – Up to 3,000 Bonus Miles

southwest rapid rewards online shopping portal

Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. For purchases through November 20, 2016 11:59:59 pm ET:

  • Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
  • Spend $500, earn 1,000 bonus miles
  • Spend $1,000, earn 3,000 bonus miles

Here is a link to the promotion on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Shopping.

Each offer has different threshold amounts and different end dates. If you don’t plan to make enough purchases to earn all bonuses and need to choose only one, consider how much you will be spending and also the payout on the store you are shopping from. An easy way to compare payouts if you participate in several frequent flyer programs is checking websites such as evreward and Cashback Monitor.

Delta has not released its holiday bonus promotion but I expect to see it within the week.

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