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, worth at least $600. |
This is our #1 card for accessing 1,200+ airport lounges worldwide (including Priority Pass). We leverage ~$2,700+ in value from the card every year. For rates & 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 $4,000 in your first 3 months and a $100 airfare credit per year, it's a strong choice. For rates & fees of the Gold Card, click here.
Recommended Amex Cards (Business)
|The Business Platinum Card® from American Express - Right now, there's a welcome bonus of up to 75,000 points after you spend $15,000 within the first 3 months. |
See how we get ~$5,525+ in value per year by leveraging many of the benefits & perks, including access to 1,200+ airport lounges worldwide. For rates & 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, such as Facebook or Google ads. The 4x points applies to the first $150,000 in combined purchases from these 2 categories each calendar year. After that, you earn 1x. For rates & fees of the Business Gold Card, click here.|
|The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express - A super simple, no annual fee card that earns you 2x points on any business purchase, up to $50,000 annually (then 1x). That makes for an easy 100,000 points per year. For rates & fees of the Blue Business Plus, click here.|
Delta SkyMiles Cards
|Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card- use this card to get one free checked bag for you and up to 8 companions on your itinerary, which we see as a "must-have" if you fly Delta regularly. Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of Card Membership. Offer Expires 4/1/2020. Card also now earn 2x miles at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets in addition to 2x miles on Delta purchases (1x on all other purchases).For rates and fees of the Gold Delta, click here.|
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!