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Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by PointsAdvisor.
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.
Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by PointsAdvisor.
Want to save money on your holiday shopping this year? Try redeeming your points and miles for some of our great gift ideas! You can use points and miles to redeem for gift cards, online discounts, or even magazine subscriptions.
Here are a few ideas from our Holiday Gift Guide:
You can redeem for gift cards from hundreds of retailers on Points.com. Some popular options are gift cards from Best Buy, Amazon.com and Target, but there are lots more to choose from. Some people choose to redeem for gift cards and give those as gifts, or others redeem and use the gift card to purchase a gift. It’s up to you! Learn more about redeeming for gift cards here. *Please note: American Airlines AAdvantage requires a minimum balance of 25,000 miles to redeem for gift cards on Points.com.
Low Balance Offers:
Low Balance Offers are a new feature on Points.com, just in time for the holidays. You can make use of orphan points and miles to redeem for discounts from online retailers such as MooseJaw clothing, New Balance (US only) and Norton AntiVirus. Offers start as low as 500 points or miles! To find out which programs participate and to see all options, visit our redeem page on Points.com.
Some loyalty programs will allow you to redeem your miles for magazine subscriptions. Year-long magazine subscriptions make great gifts – it’s like a new present every month! Even better, magazine subscriptions start from as low as 500 miles, so they’re a great way to make use of low balances. Visit our Holiday Gift Guide and scroll to the bottom of the page to see your options.
If you’re shopping online this year, be sure to check your favorite loyalty program’s website to see if they have an Earn Mall. Shopping through earn malls will allow you to earn points/miles as you purchase gifts!
Do you have any suggestions for using your points and miles to save money during your holiday shopping? Leave a comment below!
Posted on 12. Nov, 2010 by PointsAdvisor.
“Snag Holiday Gifts — Without Spending a Dime” by Kelli B. Grant on SmartMoney.com
In the November 10th Deal of the Day on SmartMoney.com, Kelli B. Grant gives the low down on how you can use your points and miles to save money when buying holiday gifts this year. Well worth the read!
To learn more about how you can “Snag Holiday Gifts Without Spending a Dime” click here.
Have a tip of your own about how to use points or miles to save cash over the holidays? Leave a comment below!
The Points.com Team