HOLIDAY SHOPPING IDEAS – MAXIMIZING YOUR $$$

Well, if you are a miles & points addict like me than you are definitely thinking about how you can turn your holiday spending into miles & points.  With the holidays quickly approaching the miles/points deal will be everywhere.  I will begin featuring a select few opportunities that I feel have especially BIG returns.  I will label these posts HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS.  If you see this as the post and you aren’t looking for this information than just click on to the next post.  If you miss a post or want to find the information again, simply refer to HOLIDAY SHOPPING – 2011 under TOPICS on the pink sidebar.  Well, here are a few shopping tips for today.

United Mileage Plus Shopping Mall is offering 30 miles per dollar plus 150 bonus for FTD.  This is a huge score if you are planning to send any flowers, gift baskets, etc. for the holidays.  Be sure to shop through the United Mileage Plus Mall and earn your miles. For those you not aware United & Continental these miles can be use for either account.  United & Continental account I believe are to be merged at the end of this year.

Sample Earnings:
$50 purchase x 30 miles/dollar = 1,500 United Miles
$50 charge on United Visa = 50 Miles
Bonus: 150 miles
Total Earnings: 1,700 United Miles

Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall is offering 10 points per dollar for purchase through their shopping portal using your Chase card.  You can only shop through the Ultimate Rewards Mall if you have a Chase card that is affiliate with Ultimate Rewards.  To shop at the Ultimate Rewards Mall you must sign into your Chase account and click on Ultimate Rewards.  This is a super earning opportunity.  Kohl’s offers a ton of great gifts for the whole family.  You can actually go into the store and shop for what you want, then go home and buy it online.  This is my plan.  Most things are sold online, not all though.  Free shipping on orders over $50.

Sample Earnings:
$200 purchase x 10 points/dollar = 2,000 points
$200 charge on Chase card = 200 points
Total Earnings: 2,200 points

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