Are you a fan of earning Delta miles? What if I said you could earn even more for no extra cost and hardly any additional work? Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not!
This article will tell you everything you need to know about using the Delta Skymiles Shopping mall to earn extra miles.
How To Log in & Basics of Using Program
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:
- Holiday 2016 Bonus: Spend $75, Earn 250 Bonus Miles; Spend $500, Earn 1,500 Bonus Miles
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!
Below are the credit cards that earn Delta miles directly as well as those that earn transferable American Express Membership Rewards.
American Express Membership Rewards Cards
Delta SkyMiles Cards
|Loyalty Program||Credit Card|
|Delta SkyMiles Frequent Flyer Program||Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express|
|Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express|
|Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express|
|Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express|
|Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express|
|Delta Reserve® for Business Credit Card from American Express (review coming soon)|
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!