Last Minute Gifts 18X to 20X! Not too Late for Xmas

The United MileagePlus Shopping Portal is temporarily offering amazing mileage payouts for several stores.  Simply start your shopping within the portal and earn huge numbers of bonus miles for your purchases in addition to any rewards earned directly from your credit card.  Keep in mind that Department Stores qualify for 5X bonus points with both Discover It and Chase Freedom cards this quarter.

Here are the big payout stores I found, along with tips on how you may be able to get gifts before Xmas:

Bloomingdales 20 Miles Per Dollar

If you have a store nearby, order online for pickup in-store.  Make sure to order early in order to get items same day.  According to Frequent Miler Laboratory reports, purchases of gift cards do NOT earn miles.

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Neiman Marcus 18 Miles Per Dollar

According to recent Frequent Miler Laboratory reports, purchases of e-gift cards DO earn miles.  I do not know how quickly they are sent however, so order early if you plan to send e-gift cards for Christmas.

fm-lab-neiman-marcusIf you’d prefer to buy stuff instead of e-gift cards, Neiman Marcus also offers ship-to-store if you order before 4PM local time.

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Other Great Deals (but without obvious last-minute options):

Saks Fifth Avenue 15 Miles Per Dollar

Unfortunately, Saks does not appear to have a ship-to-store option.  Also reports in the Frequent MIler Laboratory indicate that you will NOT earn miles for purchasing gift cards.

Under Armour 20 Miles Per Dollar

Unfortunately, Under Armour does not appear to have a ship-to-store option.  Also reports in the Frequent MIler Laboratory are MIXED regarding whether or not you’ll earn miles for purchasing gift cards (I wouldn’t chance it).

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  1. too lazy to include Christ in your post…Xmas?!?….it irks me when people minimalize the reason for the holiday….and here’s a clue, its nothing to do with 20X points on flowers for grandma.

    • Here’s a clue- the purpose of this blog IS earning 20X points on flowers for grandma. And it irks me when sanctimonious people try to push their religious beliefs on others.

  2. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays to all! Got 18k at Neiman’s and 5X for using Freedom. Thanks. Didn’t even to get gift card first. Just feeling grateful

  3. Ordered two $500 e-gift cards to Neiman’s on 12/24 to try and earn 18K United miles and 5K Ultimate Rewards points on my Freedom card. E-gift cards weren’t sent out until the morning of 12/28. There was initially a hold on my Freedom card for the $1K, which has since disappeared, but I have not been charged as of yet. Already sold both of the e-gift cards. I get the feeling I’m not gonna earn either set of miles. The charges for Neiman’s won’t show up until after the end of the month and the United miles won’t post either. I get that feeling….

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