What’s better than shopping from home in your pjs? Shopping from home in your pjs AND earning points/miles at the same time!
If you haven’t tried shopping in an earn mall yet, the holiday shopping season is a great time to start. Earn malls are portals through which you access hundreds of online retailers, and then earn points or miles for your purchases. The number of points/miles you will earn for each dollar you spend will vary by program and by store.
How do earn malls work?
You can think of an earn mall as an online shopping center. You walk through the (virtual) door, and find hundreds of stores, all of which offer points or miles from your loyalty program for making a purchase. Here are the three steps you’ll need to take to make use of an earn mall:
- Sign-in to your loyalty program’s online mall.
- Choose a store from their list of retailers.
- Make a purchase.Your points/miles will be automatically added to you account within the number of day specified on the program site.
Several of our partner programs host earn malls; we’ve compiled a list below for you. Be sure to check with your favorite loyalty program to see if they have an earn mall before you start your shopping this season!
Virgin Atlantic: You can earn Flying Club miles when you shop at online retailers such as eBay, Apple, the Nike Store and iTunes when you shop through their store.
British Airways BA Miles eStore: Collect Avios points when you shop at over 300 retailers, including Target.com, Nordstrom and Apple.
Avios eStore: You can also earn Avios miles at the Avios eStore by shopping at stores like eBay, TicketMaster, Tesco Direct and more!
bmi Diamond Club: Shop at high street retailers such as Waterstones, eBay, Currys and John Lewis to earn bmi miles.
JetBlue ShopTrue: Shopping at JetBlue’s ShopTrue is twice as rewarding this holiday season: if you shop at select stores between November 14 and December 25, 2011, you’ll earn double JetBlue TrueBlue points.
Choice Hotels Choice Privileges: Shop at Choice Privileges’ online mall and earn at least one point per dollar that you spend.
Amtrak Guest Rewards: Get Amtrak Guest Rewards points when you shop at their online earn mall. With over 1,000 retailers (!), you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.
LifeMiles e-Store: Earn LifeMiles when you shop at online retailers such as Old Navy, Khol’s and Best Buy through the LifeMiles e-Store.
We hope this list will help you find lots of ways to earn points and miles as you check off everyone one your list this holiday season.