That’s huge because they’re often major purchases, so small variations in what you get back in miles can make a big difference.
Currently the best you’ll do buying from Apple is one point per dollar in most programs plus a point per dollar for your credit card spending.
But the Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall currently offers 2 points per dollar spent at Staples.
And Staples purchases are office supplies for earning 5 points per dollar with Ink Plus® Business Card and Ink Bold® Business Card. (My referral links, these are the best available offers for the cards — 50,000 bonus points after $5000 spend spend within 3 months.)
That means 7 points per dollar for online Staples purchases, which should soon include Apple products.
What’s more, you can fill up your iTunes account at 5 points per dollar by buying gift cards at Staples.