If you have a rewards card or participate in a frequent-flier/hotel-loyalty program, taking just one extra step when you’re shopping will let you earn even more cash back, points or miles on your purchase: Navigate to your program’s shopping portal or deals program.
Shopping portals and deals programs are your rewards program’s way of partnering with retailers restaurants to reward you for shopping at certain places. The retailer is rewarded with increased business, your reward program is rewarded (generally) with a cut of the sale and YOU are rewarded with extra points, miles or cash back, or a discount/rebate.
So, next time you’re shopping, use the chart below to find your card’s/reward program’s portal to take advantage of bonus points and savings.
If you’re looking for bonuses at a specific retailer, use a site like EVReward to search by retailer.
Online shopping portals
|Card issuer/rewards program||Name of portal/deals program||Instructions||Major participating businesses|
|American Express||Amex offers||You must log in to your AmEx account and select deals on the “Offers for You” tab before making the purchase. Or link your social media profiles with Amex Offers and claim your offers there.||Past merchants have included Hilton, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Petco, Levis, Five Guys, various cruise lines|
|Bank of America||BankAmeriDeals||Log in to your BofA account, and deals will appear along with your statement. Click deals to add them to your account and cash back will be credited automatically if you make a purchase by the deadline.||Past merchants have included Hampton Inn, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Starbucks, Hulu|
|Barclaycard||RewardsBoost||Log in to your account, click through to your retailer of choice and automatically get bonus miles/cash back for making a purchase||Past merchants have included Apple, Samsung, RosettaStone, Barns & Noble, IHG, Macy’s, Kohl’s|
|Chase||Shop through Chase||Log in and click through to retailer of choice to receive bonus rewards||Past merchants have included Sears, Sephora, Macy’s, JCPenney, Saks Fifth Avenue|
|Discover||Discover Deals||Log in to your Discover account and click through to partners or access point-of-sale coupons to use in store||Past merchants have included Apple, Athleta, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dell, Neiman Marcus and more|
|USAA||MemberShop||Log in and click through to retailer of choice to receive bonus rewards||Past merchants have included Overstock.com, Macy’s, Apple, The Home Depot|
|Alaska||Mileage Plan Shopping||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included Groupon, The Home Depot, Backcountry, Macy’s|
|American Airlines AAdvantage||AAdvantage eShopping||Log in to your account and click through to partners. Also includes coupons.||Past merchants have included Neiman Marcus, GAP, Best Buy Wal-Mart, HP, Kohl’s, J. Crew and more|
|Amtrak||Amtrak Guest Rewards Shopping||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included Bloomingdales, Apple, Target, QVC.com, Walgreens, iTunes|
|British Airways||Avios eStore||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included Disney Store, Apple, Benefit Cosmetics, Aveda, Asos|
|Delta||Sky Miles Shopping||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included, Apple, Bose, New Balance, GILT, Samsung, Under Armour|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Hawaiian Airlines Online Mall||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included Barnes & Noble, Kmart, Staples, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, American Eagle|
|HawaiianMiles Marketplace||Use your Hawaiian Airlines credit card OR a registered Visa/American Express card to make purchases at partner businesses (in store and online)||Past merchants have included national retailers, local businesses and restaurants.|
|JetBlue||ShopTrue||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included Target, Etsy, The Home Depot, Old Navy, iTunes, Sephora|
|Southwest||Rapid Rewards Shopping||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included GILT, Lilly Pulitzer, Samsung, Blue Apron, Dell, Container Store|
|United||MileagePlus Shopping||Log in to your account and click through to partners||Past merchants have included J.Crew, Shutterfly, Groupon, Kohl’s, Keurig, Lands’ End|
Last updated Aug. 18, 2017