[Expired] Big Portal Increases; Stack with Amex Offers

Early this morning, I noticed some big portal increases when I saw our daily portal alerts. American, United, Delta, Alaska, and Southwest airlines shopping portals are all advertising increased rates. A number of retailers are offering excellent payouts, and you may even be able to stack some of these with Amex Offers, like the eBags offer we covered this morning.

Even thought it says up to 10X, some payouts are as high as 20X.

Example increases

Via CashBackMonitor.com, we can see highly increased rates through American and United airlines shopping portals. Delta, Southwest and Alaska also have some increases, though their rates aren’t very competitive. I would value an Alaska MileagePlan mile more than a mile with American or United — but I still think their payouts are comparatively low. Through each portal, we can see an advertisement for a “Summer Series” promotion featuring increased payout rates. While I haven’t noticed any historical highs, there are a number of stores with higher-than-average returns being offered.

For example, here are the payouts at eBags.com:

 

As you can see, the United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering 20X at eBags – which would stack perfectly with the Amex offer for $15 back on $75 spend.

Not all of the increased payouts are at stores with Amex Offers, but the payouts are still pretty solid if you have intended purchases to make. For example, here is Lord & Taylor, where you could earn up to 12 miles per dollar.

Or if Saks Fifth Ave is your department store of choice, you can earn a dozen Alaska miles per dollar there:

Bottom Line

Increased payouts are always a nice bonus if you have some summertime shopping to do. While today’s increases are primarily from airline shopping portals, keep your eye out over the coming days if you prefer cash as we could see increases from other portals in response. With Prime Day coming tomorrow, I imagine many retailers will be trying to take your attention away from Amazon — look for deals to stack with some of these increased rates and check the Laboratory for data points on double dips.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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  1. Any recommendations for luggage sets around $100 at ebags? Looks like through the AA portal you can use a 20% off coupon as well. Any better stacks out there? I have 3 amex cards with the offer, not sure if I’d be able to use all of them simultaneously. Ebags site says one gift card per order, so could maybe use 2 amex offers (one on gc one on final purchase). Thanks for any tips!

    • Ebags is very good about combining gift cards for larger orders. I have done this several times via chat.

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