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This week will bring us cold weather, President’s Day Weekend, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap from some, but putting a smile on the face of others is always a good thing, so let’s move past the eyerolls and focus on how to earn airline miles on Valentine’s Day flowers and more.
Stack Floral Savings Using an Amex or Chase Offer
While earning airline miles or earning cash back, you can still stack the purchases with something like an Amex or Chase Offer that will give you a statement credit when you spend a certain amount at various floral retailers. There are a few Amex and Chase Offers that can save you money on top of the miles you can earn for your flower orders. My favorite of the Amex Offers is the 1-800-Flowers offer as many of the others require you to go through a specific website to use the offer so you couldn’t stack it with other deals. However, take a peek through your Amex and Chase Offers to see if there is a different one that works best for you.
- 1800Flowers.com – Spend $50 or more, get $15 back (Amex Offer)
- 1800Flowers.com – Spend $40 or more, get $10 back (Chase Offer)
Earn Lots of Miles on Floral Purchases
Here are a few of the many current offers to earn miles for your flower purchases.
- eBates: 30% cash back at FTD and ProFlowers
- 30x American Airlines miles per dollar at FTD.com
- 20x American Airlines miles per dollar at ProFlowers.com
- 20x United MileagePlus miles per dollar at ProFlowers.com
- 30x United MileagePlus miles per dollar at 1800Flowers.com code MP67
- 30x United MileagePlus miles per dollar at FTD.com
- 15x Alaska MileagePlan miles per dollar at FromYouFlowers.com
- 1750 JetBlue points for $34.99+ orders at 1800Flowers.com
Earn Bonus Miles on Flowers or Anything Else
Whether you want to order flowers or something else entirely (personally, I want a new Patagonia base layer for Valentine’s Day), you can order it via one of the mileage malls and stack on one of these Valentine’s bonus mile payouts that end tonight. Be aware that since some of the floral bonuses mentioned above are paid to your airline account directly from the floral company and not through the shopping portals, they will not all count towards triggering the bonuses. The terms of each offer will indicate if that is the case.
Spend a cumulative $200+ via the AAdvantage Shopping site from 1/29/18 – 2/11/18 and earn a one-time bonus of 500 AAdvantage miles.
Spend a cumulative $150 from 2/5/18 – 2/11/18 and earn a one-time bonus of 500 Alaska MileagePlan miles.
Spend a cumulative $200+ via the United MileagePlus Shopping site from 1/29/18 – 2/11/18 and earn a one-time bonus of 500 United miles.
My Favorite Flower Offer Only Awards 100 Points
I will probably earn one of the 500 mile airline shopping bonuses as I ordered my girls’ classroom Valentine’s cards through Minted.com by going through one of the portals and I have a BackCountry.com order to place today before our next ski trip (happy Valentine’s to me!). However, my favorite deal for Valentine’s flowers is actually none of the above. My favorite deal for Valentine’s Day flowers is at Whole Foods where they are selling two-dozen roses for $19.99 if you have Amazon Prime and obtain an online coupon.
If you pay for the flowers at Whole Foods with Apple Pay or similar and your registered Chase Freedom that awards 5x points on mobile payments this quarter (up to $1,500 max), you will earn about 100 points for that $20 flower purchase. That is a small number of points compared to everything else mentioned in this post, but you will have two-dozen pretty flowers in hand that you paid less than $1 each for on Valentine’s Day. I call that a big win.
How do you plan to stack deals and offers to maximize your mileage on Valentine’s Day purchases?
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