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Without logging in, you can only see how many bonus miles are offered at various retailers. You will need to be logged in to your account in order to earn a bonus through SkyMiles Shopping.
If you are already a member of the Delta SkyMiles program, you do not need to create separate login information for the online shopping portal. If you are not yet a member, you will want to first create an account.
Once you are logged into the shopping program, you can easily search for retailers you want, see how many bonus points are being offered, and click through to shop with them!
Let’s say you are interested in shopping at Kohl’s. At the time of writing, it was possible to earn 2 extra Delta miles per dollar spent on purchases at Kohls.com through the portal.
In order to earn bonus points, you need to click “Shop Now,” which will redirect you to Kohls.com. Once you’re there, just complete your purchase at the site. Other than that, you don’t need to do anything special to earn the extra points!
Special Shopping Offers
Occasionally, it is possible to earn even more bonus points by way of special shopping offers. These aren’t going on all the time, but they are definitely worth keeping an eye out for!
Delta doesn’t seem to offer quite as many bonuses as other portals, but here is a recent example:
Participating retailers and potential mileage bonuses in the Delta SkyMiles Shopping mall change regularly. At the time of writing, these were some of the better earning rates being offered:
eBags: 5 mi/$1
Saks Fifth Avenue: 4 mi/$1
New Balance: 3 mi/$1
The North Face: 3 mi/$1
Dell: 2 mi/$1
…and many more!
Using Credit Cards To Earn Extra Points
Just because the shopping portal is offering extra bonus miles doesn’t mean you should use a debit card instead of a points- or miles-earning credit card!
If your main goal is to earn Delta miles, you should focus on credit cards that earn Delta rewards directly, or credit cards that earn Membership Rewards (which can be transferred to Delta at a 1:1 ratio).
Also, make sure to consider whether the retailer is part of a category bonus being offered on a specific credit card…choose the one you “swipe” accordingly!
LIMITED TIME OFFER: Earn up to 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points.
Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 & an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 8/8/18.
Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
Access more than 1,100 airport lounges across 120 countries and counting, including the amazing Centurion® lounges.
Up to $200 a calendar year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
SPECIAL OFFER: Earn 35,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
Also, earn 5 miles per dollar on eligible purchases with your new Card during the first 6 months of Card Membership, up to 35,000 bonus miles. Special offer expires 7/31/18.
Annual Fee: $195. Terms Apply.
Using the Delta SkyMiles Shopping portal is an easy way to get a little bit of extra bang just for shopping online, which you’re probably already doing. It’s very little extra work, and the bonus miles will quickly add up!