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As I do at the beginning of each month, I want to summarize some of the payout changes in the online shopping portals, including (but not limited to) Chase Ultimate Rewards. In case you aren’t overly familiar with how the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal works, then head to this post for detailed instructions. While the Ultimate Rewards portal doesn’t always have the best payout (or the most retailers), they do seem to have some of the better customer service when something goes wrong with the points posting, so keep that in mind as well.
To access the Ultimate Rewards card you must have a card that earns Ultimate Rewards such as Chase Freedom Visa, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, or Ink Plus® Business Card. Here are some of the payouts I saw at some popular retailers via various online shopping portals:
Kohl’s 10x (this stacks with the third quarter 5x bonus category on the Chase Freedom for a total of 15x on that card up to the $1,500 quarterly limit!)
Famous Footwear 10x
J. Crew 5x
Old Navy 4x
Pottery Barn 3x
Last Call by Neiman Marcus 7x
Some popular retailers that decreased this month via Ultimate Rewards include: Apple 1x, Lowes 3x, Nordstrom 4x, and Brooks Brothers 6x.
For some of the MileagePlus payouts you must have a United co-branded credit card and be logged in to your account
Brooks Brothers 15x
Dell Home 6x
Pottery Barn Kids 3x
Neiman Marcus 8x
Maui Jim 10x
Remember to compare these rates to other portals to make sure you are getting the best payout possible. You can use a site like evreward.com to quickly compare different portal payout rates for a given retailer. However, especially for a large purchase, I would manually compare the portals myself to make sure I am getting 100% accurate info on the payouts and any possible bonuses. These payouts can and will fluctuate throughout the month, so don’t be surprised if for example the 15x from United at Brooks Brothers doesn’t last the whole month.
Did I leave out any good payouts you spotted?
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