I have been guilty lately of buying items online and completely forgetting about going through a shopping portal, so please don’t make the same mistake as I did!
Basically, major airlines, hotel chains and some credit card programs have an online shopping portal, which allows you to earn bonus miles or points with online purchases. This is a great way to accumulate extra miles and points, but more importantly, it’s a very simple way to keep your accounts active.
Be on the lookout for double dipping opportunities, such as bonus points promotions, stacking gift cards, etc. For example, Aeroplan is pretty good at offering 5x the bonus miles on its EStore.
List of Shopping Portals
Below is a list of relevant shopping portals for Canadians:
|Air Canada||Aeroplan EStore / eBoutique|
|Air Miles||Air Miles Shops|
|Alaska||Mileage Plan Shopping|
|British Airways||BA Miles Estore|
|Cathay Pacific||Asia Miles iShop|
|GreatCanadianRebates||GreatCanadianRebates Cash Back|
|Hilton HHonors||Hilton HHonors Shop to Earn Mall|
|Marriott Rewards||Shop My Way|
|MBNA||MBNA Rewards Mall|
|RedFlagDeals||RedFlagDeals Cash Back|
Some retailers waive shipping fees when you meet a certain purchase threshold. Other stores allow you to have free shipping if you pick up the item at one of their local stores.
Did I miss any that are relevant to Canadians?