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Stop! Don’t just click on an online retail site to shop for a Father’s Day gift. Take the extra step to enter through your favorite airline or hotel rewards portal.
By doing so, you can find hundreds of retail partners that will offer points or miles for every dollar spent. You’re sure to find a gift he’ll love from BOSE, Neiman Marcus®, The Home Depot, Brooks Brothers, Omaha Steaks®, Under Armour – or any of the other online retailers.
And while you can use any credit card when paying through a portal, it makes a lot more sense to earn even more miles or points by using the airline or hotel card that corresponds to the site. For example, using the Citi®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select MasterCard® on the American Airlines portal garners double AAdvantage® miles.
BBQ gifts for dad are a hot idea.
For Father’s Day why not give dad a gift that feeds his passion for grilling, while putting miles in the bank for your future travel? At Omaha Steaks, you can earn 5 AAdvantage miles per dollar spent by shopping through the American Airlines AAdvantage site. Use your Citi®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select MasterCard® to double your miles and earn 10 AAdvantage miles towards your purchase. While you are on the Omaha Steak site enter yourself into a Father’s Day Ribeye Gift Sweepstakes by casting a vote for a special dad profiled on the Omaha Steak site.
EVReward.com is an amazing site that will lead you to the best rewards.
If you’re like us and belong to dozens of airline and hotel loyalty programs, you may want to narrow your shopping down to the portal that offers the most points. Point Savvy recommends that you visit EVReward.com to find out where you can earn the most for your Father’s Day gift. EVReward.com outlines the bonuses offered by specific retailers reached through each shopping portal, along with how many miles or points will be earned per dollar spent. If your shopping strategy is to find the best deals along with earning the most points, start your online shopping at EVReward.com.
Shopping at floral sites is the number one way to earn up to 20X more miles.
Looking for Father’s Day gifts beyond golf gear and ties? Check out the flowers and gifts on EVReward.com. We took a look at the best point earning deals at three main flower and gift retailers. Each offers gifts like popcorn treats, cookies, wine, and gift baskets packed with gourmet foods that dad will enjoy.
EVRewards.com led us to the best value in point earning, and made it easy to compare similar gift ideas and research overall value. We love the classic gourmet gifts at FTD.com, where you can earn 55% more miles than ProFlowers or 1-800-Flowers. Overall, FTD.com had the widest range of gifts to choose from. Use your Citi®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select MasterCard® at FTD.com on the American Airlines portal and you’ll earn even more AAdvantage miles making this the best way to shop for the perfect gift for dad.
Buying the perfect gift may mean staying loyal to your brand.
Living in an airline’s hub city may automatically translate into loyalty to that airline. Or you may carry a cash back credit card and be looking to earn more cash back. It makes sense to shop through the portal that offers the most miles, points or cash. This Father’s Day why not make dad happy while racking up miles for future free trips?
Airline shopping websites offer far more than steaks. Shop major retailers for home theater, barbeque grills, computers, gourmet food and more. You’ll be earning AAdvantage points while shopping directly on websites like Apple Store, Saks Fifth Avenue®, Neiman Marcus® and many others.
We at Point Savvy believe that the airline or hotel portal should be your first stop when looking to make ANY purchase. Dad will love his gift and you will reap the benefits when you plan your next vacation (maybe it will be a visit to dad!).
- Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
- First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
- Enjoy Group 1 Boarding on American Airlines flights*
- No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases1
- Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
- Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
- Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*
$0 first year, then $95