Online Back to School Points Promos Starting to Appear (United, Southwest, and More)

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I’m working on a larger post about earning miles and points while doing online back to school shopping that is scheduled for the morning, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some specific back to school promos I have run across in researching that post.  I think the United promo is clearly the most lucrative, though it is capped at $75.  It is certainly the one I would work on first if it were me, since 500 miles is worth about $10 plus you can earn additional miles for the purchase on top of that bonus.

United MileagePlus Shopping:

Earn 500 bonus United miles when you spend $75 via their portal by 8/18/13.

Southwest Rapid Rewards:

Spend a cumulative total in the portal by 8/28/13 and earn the following bonus points.

$100 = 200 bonus points

$200 = 400 bonus points

$400 = 800 bonus points

Delta SkyMiles Shopping:

Get 250 bonus miles for every $100 spent via SkyMiles shopping through 8/31/13, up to 2,500 bonus miles.

Let me know if you run across additional promos for back to school shopping and stay tuned for a more comprehensive post scheduled for the morning!

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  1. Any idea of link through and buy a plastic gift card to Walmart if I’ll get the 500 mile bonus through United. I am always buying Walmart gift cards to go shopping at Sams Club and that would be an easy win if it works.

  2. The SW RR deal seems like it might be of some use for me. Can anybody comment on whether SW rewards points for gift card purchases– both buying a gc, and buying something with a store gc (ie, double dipping). It works on most things for Chase UR, where most “research” is done. I haven’t heard many comment about AA, SW or United portals.

  3. question:

    can the United bonus of 500 miles be earned more than once? so if I spend $75 at one store and $75+ at another store… can I get another 500 miles bonus?

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