• Miles and Points,  Offers

    How to get 1300 AAdvantage Miles for $1

    UPDATE: This offer appears to be dead. As of now, the $1 for 12 weeks offer from WSJ is still alive, however the shopping portals have pulled the Wall Street Journal from their sites. From now through February 19, 2016, the Wall Street Journal is running a President’s Day sale. You can sign up for a 12-week print or online subscription for only $1. That’s a great deal by itself, but when you make your online purchase through a shopping portal, it gets even sweeter! The WSJ offer has some fine print… Introductory pricing is only available to households or customers at a business address who have not been subscribers…

  • Basics,  Credit Cards

    Maximize Cashback and Points Using Online Shopping Portals

    I must confess, I’m not a fan of crowded malls, however, I am a big fan of getting a great deal. I can accomplish both by purchasing my items online through shopping portals, a great way to earn extra miles, points or cashback in addition to rewards earned with your credit card. What is a shopping portal? In short, shopping portals are websites that provide links to various internet retailers. In return for directing customers to their site, those retailers pay a commission to the portal for each customer that makes a qualifying purchase. The portal then allots a portion of that commission–in the form of points or cash–to the original customer. You get paid…