Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Get 500 Rapid Rewards points for shopping online with your Southwest credit card

I got the above offer in my email inbox yesterday from Southwest offering 500 bonus points for making a purchase through Southwest's online shopping portal with my Rapid Rewards credit card.

Here's the direct link to the offer that expires Dec. 31.

Shopping portals are a great way to earn points (over and above your typical rewards) for any online purchases that you would normally make. Typically, I use Chase's Ultimate Rewards Mall or American's AAdvantage eshopping portal for online purchases. However, 500 points is certainly enough to entice me to buy something cheap ($1!) by clicking through the Rapid Rewards portal.

And, as a general tip, I always check evreward.com before shopping online to see which portal is offering the largest bonus at that time (though sometimes their info can be off).

Friday, December 7, 2012

Get 500 AAdvantage miles+up to 1,000 United miles

500 AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines is giving away 500 AAdvantage bonus miles on Facebook. First, like both the American Airlines and AAdvantage Facebook pages – then answer a simple few questions. Participants will also be entered for a chance to win one of four possible prizes (three second place 25,000-mile prizes and one grand prize of 50,000 miles) in a random sweepstakes drawings.

This promotion/sweepstakes is open to the first 200,000 eligible entrants or until Dec. 17, whichever comes first.

Up to 1,000 United Miles

Register with bckstgr.com and link to your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts to earn up to 1,000 United Airlines miles. Registration is 400 miles, and linking each account adds an additional 200 miles. I only registered and linked my Twitter (that I only use for promotions like this), so I got 600 miles. I didn't feel comfortable linking my personal Facebook and I don't even have a Foursquare account at the moment, though I may in the future. This site does ask for your MileagePlus PIN/password, so those concerned with safety may want to change it after your United miles post.

I consider opportunities like this good for adding activity to extend the expiration dates of my miles.

Click here to check out my ongoing list of free and easy frequent flyer mile offers from all airlines.