If you’re looking to boost your Asia Miles with Cathay Pacific, then check out the Asia Miles iShop where you can earn bonus points for shopping online. It’s really easy, with just a click of a button required before browsing.
Find out how to use the shopping portal below, including how to browse for retailers and search for bonus offers to maximize every available point!
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How to Log In
You can browse retailers without being logged in to your account, but it’s wise to get into the habit of logging in immediately (as you’ll need to do this before you start shopping).
You’ll need an existing Asia Miles account to log in. If you have already registered, then input your membership details and click “Remember membership no. or username” to make the process quicker for future visits.
If you are not an existing Asia Miles member, you will need to create an account using their user-friendly form. Once you’ve received your membership details, you can go right ahead and log in as normal.
Basics of Using the Portal
Once you are logged in, click the small globe icon to select your language and merchant country preferences to display offers most relevant to you.
You should only have to do this once — the settings will be remembered for any future visits (as long as you have cookies activated on your browser).
Select the Categories tab to view a selection of retailer categories such as “Electricals,” “Clothes & Fashion,” or “Luxury.”
The individual retailer tabs will show you the miles per dollar that you can earn with the brand. For more information, just click through to the retailer’s dedicated page, where you can also find a brief overview of the company, any live vouchers, and purchase conditions.
You also have access to a miles converter to check out how many miles you can earn from a particular purchase amount, and you can share any great offers with your friends!
If you want to shop with a specific retailer and receive your bonus miles, you must click the yellow “Shop Now” or “Shop Offer” button that will direct you to the retailer’s site.
Hot Tip: If you have not logged in, then the button will say “Log in to start shopping,” like in the example image below. You will not be directed to the retailer’s site until you have logged in — otherwise your points wouldn’t be registered.
When you do click through via the button, Cathay Pacific will automatically track your purchase through cookies, so be sure they are enabled on your browser!
Once you make a qualifying purchase, you will receive a confirmation email within 5 days, and the transaction will appear in your iShop transaction history.
The iShop merchant can take up to 120 days to verify the purchase, after which the miles will be credited to your Asia Miles account.
Hot Tip: Make sure you don’t miss out on those valuable miles by always remembering to click through from the shopping portal. If you don’t, there is no way of applying the miles retroactively. They will be gone for good!
From the homepage, you can see new and most popular retailers. And if you search by any of the categories, then you can sort your results alphabetically, by most popular, or by greatest bonus earnings.
Often, retailers will offer bonus miles greater than usual. For example, at the time of writing, Macy’s was offering 3.5 miles per dollar spent instead of 1.5 miles per dollar.
So keep an eye out on the special offers page, and you could earn more from some of your favorite stores!
The Asia Miles iShop also features vouchers and deals from various retailers in addition to bonus miles.
These may not be exclusive to Asia Miles members, but it’s worth keeping a lookout in case the deals are of interest — they can be things like percentage savings and free shipping!
Cathay Pacific doesn’t specify how many retailers they partner with, but looking at their “Hot Offers” page, they have an abundance of big-name brands such as Home Depot, Walmart, Apple, and Amazon.
At the time of writing, these were some of the better earning rates being offered:
- Selfridges: 5.5X miles per $1
- Groupon: 2.5X miles per $1
- Kiehl’s: 6X miles per $1
- American Eagle: 2X miles per $1
- Apple: 1.5X miles per $1
- …and many more!
Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra Points
If it’s a priority to earn Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, we suggest using a rewards card that’ll earn points which can then be transferred directly to your Asia Miles account.
The reason for this is because these types of points are flexible and given all the options for using them, they’re more valuable.
Our personal preference, out of the choices above, is to earn Amex Membership Rewards as they’re extremely valuable. See our recommended Amex cards below:
Recommended Amex Cards (Personal)
|The Platinum Card® from American Express - There's currently a welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $5,000 in your first 3 months. This is our favorite card for getting into 1,200+ airport lounges worldwide (including Priority Pass) and we get about $1,500+ in value from the card every year. |
Plus, get up to $200 in Uber credits annually ($15 per month and a $20 bonus in December) — and up to $200 in annual credit for airline incidental charges (e.g. baggage fees). For rates and fees of the Platinum Card, click here.
|American Express® Gold Card - We love using this card as it earns 4x points at restaurants worldwide and 4x points at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x). There's no better card in our opinion if you eat out and/or shop at supermarkets regularly.|
With a welcome bonus of 35,000 points after you spend $2,000 in your first 3 months and a $100 airfare credit per year, for many this is an easy addition to your wallet. For rates and fees of the Gold Card, click here.
Recommended Amex Cards (Business)
|The Business Platinum Card® from American Express - Right now, there's a HUGE welcome bonus of up to 100,000 bonus points. We get ~$1,250+ in value per year by leveraging as many of the benefits/perks card which more than offsets the higher annual fee. It's also a card we use for larger transactions ($5k or more) as it earns unlimited 1.5X points.|
Get access to 1,200+ airport lounges worldwide, $200 in airline fee credits for incidentals (e.g. baggage fees) and more. For rates and fees of the Business Platinum, click here.
|American Express® Business Gold Card - probably our favorite Amex business card because we earn 4x points across the top 2 select categories that we spend the most money in each month. The 4x points applies to the first $150,000 in combined purchases from these 2 categories each calendar year. This means you'll max out at a (whopping) 600,000 points per year. After that, you earn 1x. For rates and fees of the Business Gold Card, click here.|
|The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express - This is a real simple card that earns you 2x points on business purchases up to $50,000 annually (then 1x). There's no annual fee. For rates and fees of the Blue Business Plus, click here.|
The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles iShop certainly isn’t the most generous among bonus mile offers that we’ve seen compared to other shopping portals — but if you’re looking to gain extra Asia Miles from doing very little, then it’s worth giving it a go.
If you shop online regularly, then with just a few extra clicks your bonus miles might stack up quicker than you expected!
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