Whenever you’re buying something on-line, you should always check to see if a frequent flyer program will give you miles for your purchase through their shopping program. Yesterday, I was looking to buy a deck box as part of a Father’s Day gift for my husband. We looked at Home Depot and Amazon before finding one that we liked at Lowes.com.
Before purchasing it on-line (with pick-up at our local store), I checked the American Airlines and United shopping portals to see if they offered any miles for purchases at Lowes.com. American didn’t offer any miles. However, United was running a promotion for Father’s Day. Instead of the normal 2 miles per dollar, they were offering 6 miles per dollar. Other notable offers for Father’s Day on United are:
- 9 miles/$ at Cabela’s (normally 3 miles/$)
- 18 miles/$ at Omaha Steaks (normally 6 miles/$)
- 6 miles/$ at Macy’s (normally 2 miles/$)
It was a very simple way to earn extra points for something we were already planning on purchasing. It will also extend the expiration date on our miles.