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Do you enjoy the convenience of online shipping and like to redeem Delta SkyMiles for award trips? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then it’s a great idea to start using SkyMiles Shopping portal when shopping online. This shopping portal allows you to earn SkyMiles by clicking through to a participating retailer’s website when online shopping.
The number of bonus miles you earn depends on the retailer you’re shopping with and usually ranges from one to five SkyMiles per $1 spent. For example, a $60 purchase at Macy’s will earn 120 SkyMiles (Macy’s earns two SkyMiles per $1 spent).
Using SkyMiles shopping is fast and easy. First new users must create a free account that is connected to their Delta SkyMiles number at SkyMiles Shopping. After you have created an account, you can view the retailers by category or search by name for a specific retailer you are interested in shopping with.
Below each retailer, SkyMiles Shopping will list the earning multiplier for using the portal. It is not uncommon to see promotional offers throughout the year at various retails. For Spring Deals 2018, they have several retailers that earn four to six miles per dollar spent instead of the regular two to four.
Additionally, purchases such as subscription services provide a flat rate amount for signing up instead of the multiplier. Around the holidays, SkyMiles Shopping tends to have really high multipliers on gift categories like chocolates and flowers that can really add up quickly.
Once you have identified the retailer that you want to shop with, click the store and the screen will change to provide more details. This information includes additionally offers the retailer may have (free shipping, products with great discounts), the terms and conditions (if any items are excluded), and the link to begin shopping. Simply press the “Shop Now” button and you will be redirected to the retailer’s website to shop.
After your qualifying purchase is complete, you will receive an email usually within 5 business days confirming the miles earned for the purchase. They will be posted directly to your SkyMiles account automatically. Depending on the retailer, it may take up to 45 days for SkyMiles to post, but most will post within 3-5 days. If you make a return, the miles earned are deducted from your account.
SkyMiles Shopping is a straightforward way to earn Skymiles while online shopping. You can earn even more SkyMiles in conjunction if paying for these purchases using a Delta co-branded American Express credit card.
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