January 1, 2013
Another boring month in the Ultimate Rewards Mall. Sigh.
Every month, the Ultimate Rewards Mall has new month-long specials. Last month, I wrote about the December specials in the post Ultimate Rewards Mall December Edition.” Today, I’ll show you how things look for January.
As always, thanks goes to HikerT for updating his website that shows the Ultimate Rewards Mall payouts for different Chase cards. You can find his website here: lakebagger.com/ur/.
Several new merchants appeared this month:
- Darphin 5X
- Travelsmith 5X
- LastCall by Neiman Marcus 5X
- Horchow 4X
- Tory Burch 4X
- Williams-Sonoma 4X
- Bergdorf Goodman 4X
- Vitacost 4X
Now the bad stuff…
Here are some of the merchants that dropped their multipliers:
- Sears drops from 6X to 3X
- Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels Group drops from 8X to 3X
- Paul Fredrick drops from 12X to 8X
- FAO Schwartz drops from 4X to 1X
- Brookstone drops from 9X to 6X
- Home Depot drops from 5X to 3X
Continued good stuff
Some of the good options from before continue:
- Kohl’s 10X
- Shoebuy 10X
- The North Face 8X
- J. Crew 5X
- Lowe’s 5X
- Macy’s 5X
- OfficeMax 5X
The United Airlines MileagePlus Shopping portal sometimes has better offers than the Ultimate Rewards Mall, specifically for MileagePlus Visa cardholders. HikerT’s site now shows those instances where this is true.
Double Dip Opportunities
For any of the above deals that you’re interested in, checkout the Frequent Miler Laboratory to see if buying and/or using gift cards has been tested and whether or not it works. In some cases, it is possible to double your point earnings through a double dip: go through the portal to buy gift cards and then go through again to use the gift cards.