Are you a fan of earning Delta SkyMiles? 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 SkyMiles Shopping to earn extra Delta SkyMiles.
How to Log in and the Basics of Using SkyMiles Shopping
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 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 SkyMiles Shopping, you can easily search for retailers you want, see how many bonus miles 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 SkyMiles per dollar spent on purchases at kohls.com through the portal.
To earn bonus miles, you need to click “Shop This Offer,” 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 miles!
Hot Tip: Using a coupon code that is not provided by SkyMiles Shopping will make your purchase ineligible to earn SkyMiles.
Special Shopping Offers
Occasionally, it is possible to earn even more bonus miles 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:
- Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus miles; spend $350 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:
- Verizon Wireless: 3,000 miles
- FTD.com Flowers & Gifts: 20 miles per $1
- Stitch Fix: 15 miles per $1
- Xfinity – TV, Internet & Voice: 15 miles per $1
- Grubhub: 6 miles per $1
- Coach: 5 miles per $1
Delta SkyMiles Shopping Button
With the SkyMiles Shopping button, you don’t have to use the shopping portal to earn your miles.
When you download the browser plugin for Chrome, you can shop as you would normally on individual retailer’s websites and earn miles 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 SkyMiles 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 SkyMiles Shopping portal).
Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra SkyMiles and Points
Just because the SkyMiles 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 SkyMiles, you should focus on credit cards that earn Delta rewards directly or credit cards that earn Amex 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 SkyMiles 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 new welcome bonus offer of |60,000 100,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $6,000 on purchases in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum Card®, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
This is our #1 card for accessing 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide, including Priority Pass (enrollment required). We leverage ~$4,900+ in benefits and perks from the card every year. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.
|American Express® Gold Card - This card has a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases in your first 6 months of Card Membership. |
We love using this card as it earns 4x Membership Rewards Points at restaurants, including takeout and delivery, and earns 4x Membership Rewards points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1x).
With an annual fee of $250, there's no better card in our opinion if you eat out and/or shop at supermarkets regularly; and you'll have access to many benefits and perks. Terms apply and for rates and fees of the Amex Gold card, click here.
Recommended Amex Cards (Business)
|The Business Platinum Card® from American Express - Right now, there's a new welcome bonus of |85,000 120,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
See how we get $4,000+ in value per year by leveraging many of the benefits & perks, including access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Business Platinum, click here.
|American Express® Business Gold Card - one of our favorite Amex business cards 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.|
The current welcome bonus is 70,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 on eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Business Gold, click here.
|The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express - A super simple, no-annual-fee card that earns you 2x points on everyday business purchases, up to $50,000 in purchases per year. After that, earn 1x. Right now, you can earn 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Blue Business Plus, click here.|
Hot Tip: Check your Amex Offers before any online purchases to see if you can earn extra Amex Membership Rewards points when you shop at a SkyMiles Shopping retailer!
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. The card also earns 2x Miles on Delta purchases, at restaurants worldwide (including takeout and delivery), and at U.S. supermarkets, then 1x on all other eligible purchases.|
Earn 40,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $50 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership. $0 introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $99. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Delta Gold card, click here.
|Delta SkyMiles® Platinum
American Express Card - Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership. |
This card earns 3x Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2x Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets, then 1x on all other eligible purchases. Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights and a lot of other benefits and perks, such as a fee credit for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck. The annual fee is $250. Terms apply. For rates and fees of the Delta Platinum card, click here.
Using the 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!
Try using the SkyMiles Dining program as well to really maximize rewards. Soon enough you’ll be on your way to having enough SkyMiles for a reward flight!
For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, click here.
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