Are you a fan of earning Delta miles? What if we said you could earn even more for no extra cost and hardly any additional work? Does it 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 Delta miles.
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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 Bonus: Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus miles; spend $300 and earn 1,000 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:
- Macy’s: 3 mi/$1
- 123 Inkjets: 7 mi/$1
- Pro Flowers: 6 mi/$1
- Shoes.com: 5 mi/$1
- Aveda: 4 mi/$1
- …and many more!
Delta Skymiles Shopping Button
With the Delta SkyMiles Shopping Button you don’t have to use the shopping portal to earn your points.
When you download the browser plugin for Chrome you can shop as you would normally on individual retailer’s websites and you’ll earn points as you do.
A pop-up will appear when you’re browsing an eligible retailer’s website and all you need to do is click ‘Activate’. Every dollar you spend will then earn you points automatically!
Hot Tip: Use a site like CashBack Monitor to easily search for offers from any store at over 40 different shopping portals (including the Delta SkyMiles portal.)
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
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.|
Delta SkyMiles Cards
|Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express - The current welcome bonus is earning 30,000 Bonus Miles after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first 3 months and a $50 Statement Credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Plus, with a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year (then $95), this is a solid Delta card. Click here for rates and fees of the Gold Delta.|
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!