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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Maximizing Household Spending

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points

#10. Household Spending

So far, we’ve racked up thousands of miles with program sign-up bonuses, taking surveysshopping portals and toolbars, getting insurance quotes, credit cards sign-up bonuses, maximizing credit card-spending, and business credit cards.

We’re on to bonus point offers in everyday spending categories. Whether its your cable, satellite, gas, or even mortgage, there are tons of companies offering bonus points when you purchase these services. Below is a comprehensive list of bonus point offers in various categories.

Mortgage, Utilities, & More

1. Cable/Satellite Subscriptions

American Airlines: 25,000 miles for new DirecTV service.

Southwest: Earn 3,900 points with DirecTV

US Airways: 5,000 miles for Dish Network subscription.

2. Energy

Energy Plus

American Airlines: Earn 5,000 bonus miles after 2 months of service, plus 2 miles per $1 on your bill.

Southwest: Earn 5,000 bonus points after 2 months of service, plus 2 points per $1 on your bill. 

  • Rapid Rewards Credit Card members receive 2,500 additional bonus points after 2 months of service, plus an additional 1 point per $1.

United Airlines: Earn 5,000 bonus miles, plus 2 miles per $1 on your bill.

  • MileagePlus Credit Card members earn an additional 1 point per $1.

US Airways: Earn 5,000 bonus miles after 2 months of service, plus 2 miles per $1 on your bill. (Restricted to residents of CT, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TX).

Georgia Natural Gas

Delta: Earn 7,500 bonus miles, plus 1 mile per $1. Use promo code DELTA5K

Gexa Energy

American Airlines: Earn 5,000 bonus miles, plus 2 miles per $1 on your bill.

United Airlines: Earn 5,000 bonus miles, plus 2 miles per $1 on your bill.

TXU Energy

Southwest: Earn up to 30,000 bonus points. (Restricted to residents of CT, IL, MD, NJ, NY, OH, or PA)

3. Mortgage

Chase

Southwest: Earn up to 50,000 miles for financing with Chase.

  • 12,500 points for any new Chase mortgage under $250,000
  • 25,000 points for any new Chase mortgage between $250,000 and $500,000
  • 50,000 points for any new Chase mortgage over $500,000 

 United Airlines: Earn up to 50,000 miles for financing with Chase.

  • 12,500 points for any new Chase mortgage under $250,000
  • 25,000 points for any new Chase mortgage between $250,000 and $500,000
  • 50,000 points for any new Chase mortgage over $500,000 

Home Miles

American Airlines: Earn points for buying, selling, financing your home, or moving.

  • 2,000 bonus miles for every $10,000 of the sale or purchase price
  • 1,250 bonus miles for every $10,000 finances.
  • 5,000 bonus miles when you move with Allied, NorthAmerican, or Global van Lines.

Wells Fargo

American Airlines: 1,000 miles per $10,000 financed with Wells Fargo. 

Travel

1. Car Rental, Shuttle, and Car Services

American Airlines

Delta

Southwest Car Rentals

Southwest Ground Transportation

United Airlines

US Airways

Entertainment

1. Magazines

American: Earn 2,000 miles for a new magazine subscription.

Delta: Earn up to 3,300 miles.

US Airways: Earn up to 2,000 miles.

2. Netflix. Open a new Netflix account (new members only) and earn bonus miles with one of the following partners:

Delta: 2,500 miles

American Airlines: 1,500 miles

United Airlines: 2,000 miles + 2,000 bonus miles for paying with your MileagePlus Credit Card

US Airways: 1,500 miles

Shopping

1. Fedex

Delta: Earn 1,000 bonus miles for every 5th shipment. 

  • 500 bonus miles for every 1st and 4th shipment.

US Airways: Earn 1 mile per $1 and save up to 26%.

  • Enter passcode BYWMH3 when you join.

2. Flowers

1-800 Flowers

American Airlines: Earn 10 miles per $1. Use promo code ADV.

  • Elite members earn bonus miles.

❑ Delta: Earn 30 miles per $1. 

❑ 1-800 Flowers: Earn 10 miles per $1

FTD

❑ American Airlines: 15 miles per $1. Use promo code 29767.

  • AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, and Executive Platinum members earn 100 bonus miles on each order.
  • Use your Citi/AAdvantage credit card and earn 100 AAdvantage bonus miles.

❑ Delta: 1,500 miles per purchase

❑ United Airlines: 20 miles per $1

❑ US Airways: Earn 15 miles per $1 

Florist

❑ US Airways: Earn 15 miles per $1

Teleflora

American Airlines: 750 miles per order.

Southwest: 1,000 miles on each order of $29.99 or more.

❑ US Airways: Earn 15 miles per $1 

Other Spending

1. LasikPlus

US Airways: Earn 1,000 miles for a free consultation, 24,000 additional miles for getting the procedure done.

2. Lifelock

American Airlines: 5,500 miles and 10% off

  • Use Promo Code AA3

United Airlines: Earn up to 5,500 miles.

US Airways: New members earn 3,000 miles for a 1-year Lifelock enrollment.

❑ Top Guest gives you 50 points each time you share your location or a photo at a participating venue. Participating programs include Priority Club, Hilton HHonors, Virgin America Elevate, Voila Hotel Rewards, and ClubHotel. 

 MyCoke Rewards. Offers prizes and contest entries for Coca Cola purchases. Rewards codes can be found on the bottom of every Coke cap and inside the 12-pack cans. Simply enter the code and collect 3-10 points each time. MyCoke Rewards points can be redeemed for loyalty points (currently, 800 points = 1,800 Hilton HHonors points). If you’re a big Coke drinker, you might as well take this opportunity to stock up on loyalty points.

All Offer Pages

American Airlines AAdvantage Offers

Delta Skymiles Offers

Southwest Rapid Rewards Offers

United Airlines Dividend Miles Offers

US Airways Dividend Miles Offers

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Ariana Arghandewal

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