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Happy June 1st! As I do each month, I want to summarize some of the payout changes in the online shopping portals. Since Father’s Day is coming up, expect to see many portals with bonuses on stores geared toward Father’s Day presents this month. In case you aren’t overly familiar with how the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal works, then head to this post for detailed instructions. While the Ultimate Rewards portal doesn’t always have the best payout (or the most retailers), they do seem to have some of the better customer service when something goes wrong with the points posting, so keep that in mind as well.
To access the Ultimate Rewards card you must have a card that earns Ultimate Rewards such as Chase Freedom Visa, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, or Ink Plus® Business Card. Here are some of the payouts I saw at some popular retailers:
JC Penney 7x
Pottery Barn 2x
Lowes 5x (remember the Freedom Q2 bonus category is 5x at Lowes, so this stacks)
Brooks Brothers 8x
Sunglass Hut 8x
J. Crew 5x
Bass Pro Shops 5x
*Westin and other SPG brands are not currently on the UR portal
For some of the MileagePlus payouts you must have a United co-branded credit card and be logged in to your account
Neiman Marcus 8x
Maui Jim 10x
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. Also, in recent months we have seen these payouts fluctuate some within the month, so don’t necessarily count on them remaining constant until June.
As always, an easy way to view all the changes for the Ultimate Reward and United MileagePlus Shopping payouts for the month is to head to Hiker T’s site. Did I leave out any good payouts you spotted?
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