Airline credit cards are great for earning miles, but if you’re still working on A1 credit don’t worry, you can still earn miles with your debit card!
If there’s one thing I wish I had known about a long time ago its airline shopping portals. They’re the easiest way to earn airline miles without signing up for a new credit card.
Most airlines have shopping portals that allow you to earn extra miles just for clicking through to a branded retailer and making a purchase. For example, if you shop at Macys.com, often times you can earn 5x miles on your purchase if you go through an airline shopping portal.
The best part about the shopping portals is that you can pay with any debit/credit card and still get miles on your favorite airline. If you’re smart, all of your debit/credit cards come with perks, so you’re doubling up on rewards.
My favorite airline is Delta so I always go through Skymiles Shopping for my online purchases. Because I have a Delta branded Amex I get 2 points per dollar spent on top of any purchases. In 2019, I earned 9,887 miles from Skymiles Shopping alone.
Here’s a list of the most popular airline shopping portals:
1. Delta – Skymiles Shopping
2. Jetblue – TrueBlue Shopping
3. Southwest – Rapid Rewards Shopping
4. American – AAdvantage eShopping Mall
I highly recommend that you sign up for a frequent flyer number with your favorite airline and see how many miles you can earn this year!