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TODAY: Earn 4x On Apple purchases through select shopping portals


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Shopping through online portals can be a great way to boost a loyalty account balance, save some cash, or to prevent a loyalty balance from expiring. Right now a number of shopping portals are offering improved earnings rates for purchases made with Apple so this may be a good time to buy any Apple products you have been considering.

I generally use the evreward.com site to check which sites are offering the best earnings rate at whatever store(s) I’m planning to shop at and this is what’s on offer right now:

For the purposes of comparison, Rakuten is currently only offering up to 2% cashback and TopCashBack.com (which evrewards doesn’t cover) is offering up to 4.2% cashback.

Also, evrewards doesn’t appear to be returning results for Aer Club or British Airways but as those two shopping portals are only offering 2 Avios/dollar, that doesn’t really matter!

The more important terms

The key thing to be aware of is the fact that not all Apple purchases will trigger enhanced earnings.

Per the terms and conditions (which you’ll find on the individual airline portals) the following items will not earn up to 4 miles/dollar:

  • New iPad (10th Gen), iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch
  • Apple TV 4K
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max,
  • Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE
  • Studio Display
  • MacBook Air (M2)
  • Apple Pro Display XDR
  • Gift cards
  • Gift wrap
  • Apple Developer Programs
  • Shipping.

There are a few other restrictions you should know about too:

  • You may not purchase products for resale
  • Customers will only earn miles on up to five units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two units within a thirty-day period are eligible.
  • Using a coupon or discount code not found on the portal will invalidate the mileage earning
  • Orders placed on the Government or Veterans and Military Stores are not eligible for rewards.
  • Purchases made with a gift card may be ineligible.

Which credit card to use

By shopping through an online portal you’ll earn the miles that the portal is offering and you can earn more miles, points, or cash back by using a good credit card.

If you’re looking to earn a good rate of cash back, the Citi® Double Cash card is a very good option as it earns 2% cash back on all purchases with no cap on the cash back you can earn(1% cash back when you buy and 1% when you pay for those purchases)

If you happen to hold one of the Citi ThankYou credit cards you can convert cash back earned from the Citi® Double Cash card (review) into ThankYou points at a ratio of 1:1.

If you’re looking to earn points, the best credit card to use will be the fantastic no-annual-fee Blue Business Plus® Credit Card from American Express (review) which earns 2 Membership Rewards Points/dollar on all spending (everywhere) up to a spending limit of $50,000 (1 point/dollar thereafter – terms apply).

Bottom line

There is no obvious end date for this deal on any of the portals but I’m reliably informed that this deal is for today only (most good Apple points deals only last a day). If you’ve been planning to make an Apple purchase (and it’s a purchase that isn’t excluded in the portal terms and conditions) now may be a good time to buy.

Note: Amazon often offers good deals on Apple products so make sure you’re not missing out on good savings by shopping with Apple directly via the portals (check Amazon here).

The Excellent 6% Cash Back Card

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is one of the more rewarding cashback cards on the market with its market-leading rebate at U.S supermarkets, market-leading rebate on spending with streaming services, great cash back rates on select travel spending, and strong cash back at gas stations too. This card comes with a $95 annual fee(rates & fees).

The Great Earning Rates (Terms Apply)

  • 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 spending per year*
  • 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions
  • 3% cash back on transit spending (e.g. taxis/Uber/Lyft, parking tolls, trains, buses)
  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations
  • 1% cash back on spending in all other categories

Click for more details on the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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