January 18, 2012
- My double dip experiment with the Aadvantage eShopping mall worked! I received 10 points per dollar for making a Sears.com purchase using gift cards. I had bought those gift cards for 10 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards Mall on December 9th, so I earned a combined 20 points per dollar. Even with the UR Mall at only 4 or 5 points, I think this is the best current Sears double-dip option (e.g. buy gift cards through the UR Mall, use gift cards through the Aadvantage mall).
- The Magazines.com double dip through the UR mall seems to be a bust. Whereas I reported earlier receiving half credit for purchases of 2 year magazine subscriptions, I haven’t received any credit (yet) for a few purchases of 1 year subscriptions. I’m beginning to think that someone at magazines.com spotted the error and closed the loophole. Next experiment: buy gift cards through the Ultimate Rewards Mall, but redeem them through a different portal.
- This is just a reminder that MileagePlus shopping is running a promotion until the end of the month where you can get 500 bonus miles for a purchase of $75 or more. If you make one purchase of about $100, this is like an extra 5 miles per dollar on top of the bonus points you would get anyway through this shopping portal.