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Here are the February updates to the Ultimate Rewards shopping portal bonuses. In case you aren’t overly familiar with how the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal works, then head to this post for detailed instructions.
The payouts can vary based on the type of Ultimate Rewards card you log-in with (Chase Freedom Visa Card, Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Ink Plus Business Card, etc), but this month doesn’t see many substantial differences between the different cards, so I will just list the payouts all together. There was very little change this month, but here are some example payouts at some popular retailers:
I’m not sure anything noteworthy really improved other than Sears going back to 5x (it was 6x in early January then fell to 3x later in the month).
Stayed the Same:
HR Block at Home 15x
Office Max 5x
J. Crew 5x
Pottery Barn Kids 3x
The North Face 8x
Home Depot 3x
Neiman Marcus 4x (from 6x)
Anthropologie 6x (from 7x)
Bloomingdales 4x (from 6x)
Drugrstore.com 7x (from 8x)
Walgreens 3x (from 6x)
Remember to compare these rates to other portals to make sure you are getting the best payout possible. You can use a site like evreward.com to quickly compare different portal payout rates for a given retailer. However, especially for a large purchase, I would manually compare the portals myself to make sure I am getting 100% accurate info on the payouts and any possible bonuses.
As always, an easy way to view all the changes for the Ultimate Reward payouts for the month is to head to Hiker T’s site. He also now lists the payouts for the United MileagePlus Shopping site which is great as it actually offers many more retailers than the Ultimate Rewards portal does. Did I leave out any good payouts you spotted? I’m hoping we see some major portal bonuses again at some point, but at least we aren’t seeing payouts fall too much…they just certainly aren’t increasing either.
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