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Even when you are shopping at a brick and mortar store you can still sometimes take advantage of online bonus points from the big CC points malls, e.g., Worldpoints, Ultimate Rewards, Thank You, etc.
For instance, I recently accessed the ContainerStore website via Worldpoints in order to get bonus points for online shopping. However, CS website offers option for in-store pickup of purchases (as does Target and I'm sure numerous other retailers). I bought online, earned the bonus points for doing so and then picked up the items at the store, getting the items right away and avoiding shipping charges.
The next time you're heading to a chain retailer and you know in advance what you're going to buy, check your favorite points mall for a link to the retailer's website. If you can buy online with in-store pickup, you'll get bonus points, save time and potentially avoid impulse purchases while in the store.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.