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Last updated: August 12,2022
Originally Published: April 25,2022
by Jestan Mendame

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One major misconception for most Delta loyalty members is that earning airline miles can only be done through flying. In fact, you can even earn miles without even stepping outside your house, all thanks to Delta SkyMiles shopping!

Almost everyone does online shopping these days so why not get rewarded with miles. You can then use those miles to book award stays. You can access SkyMiles shopping anytime whether you’re at home or at the office, using any digital device.


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With SkyMiles Shopping, browse through thousands of merchant partners and earn SkyMiles from the comforts of your home.
(Image courtesy of SkyMiles Shopping)

What Is Delta SkyMiles Shopping?

SkyMiles Shopping is a Delta online shopping portal composed of more than 1000+ partner stores and you earn SkyMiles whenever you make a purchase from any of these stores.

You still need to create a SkyMiles shopping account even if you’re already a member of the Delta SkyMiles Medallion Program.

But for those who aren’t SkyMiles Medallion members yet, you need to create a SkyMiles Medallion account first as you’re required to provide a SkyMiles number when signing up for a SkyMiles Shopping account.

You need to have a Delta SkyMiles number before you can create a SkyMiles shopping account.
(Image courtesy of SkyMiles Shopping)

You can still view the website and browse through the different store offers but you need to be logged in if you want to make a purchase.

Examples Of SkyMiles Shopping Stores

Every store on the SkyMiles Shopping portal offers a different miles earning rate. The stores are shown alphabetically but you can also view them based on their earning rates and their featured offers.

For example, if you want to buy from UnbeatableSale.com and earn 5 miles per dollar, just click the “Learn More” button and yo will be taken to a separate page to complete the offer.

Image courtesy of SkyMiles Shopping.

On the offer page, click the “Shop This Offer” button to complete the purchase and wait for your miles to reflect on your account automatically.


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Best Credit Cards To Use For SkyMiles Shopping

While there are no restrictions on what credit card you can link to your SkyMiles Shopping account, it’s more advantageous if you use a co-branded Delta SkyMiles credit card.

Aside from the miles you earn from the Delta shopping partners, you will earn more miles on your card’s reward categories. Here are some cards you can apply for.

Personal Cards

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months.
  • Earn 2x miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 2x miles per dollar spent at restaurants (plus delivery and takeout in the U.S.) and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • First checked bag is free on Delta flights.
  • Get a $100 Delta Flight Credit after spending $10,000 in purchases within a calendar year.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99 (Terms apply).

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 MQMs after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months. 
  • First checked bag is free on Delta flights.
  • Earn 3x miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 3x miles per dollar spent directly at hotels.
  • Earn 2x miles per dollar spent at restaurants (plus delivery and takeout in the U.S.) and U.S. supermarkets.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits to pay for your Global Entry or TSA Precheck application.
  • Earn 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles after spending $25,000 on eligible purchases, up to 2x per calendar year.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your card.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $250 annual fee (Terms apply).

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months.
  • Enjoy complimentary access to The Centurion® Lounge or Escape Lounge – the Centurion® studio partner – when booking a Delta flight with your card.
  • Complimentary Delta Sky Club access when flying Delta.
  • Earn 3x miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • Access to complimentary upgrades.
  • First checked bag is free on Delta flights.
  • Get 20% in-flight savings.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits which you can use to pay for a Global Entry or TSA Precheck application.
  • Earn up to 60,000 MQMs with Status Boost® per year: Earn 15,000 MQMs by spending $30,000 on your card within a calendar year (can be done up to 4 times a year).
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $550 annual fee

Business Credit Cards

Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in the first three months after opening an account
  • Earn a $100 Delta Flight Credit after spending $10,000 on the card in a calendar year.
  • Earn 2x miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 2x miles per dollar spent on U.S. shipping, advertising in select media, and restaurants.
  • First checked bag is free on Delta flights.
  • Main Cabin 1 Priority Boarding for cardholders.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus miles and 5,000 MQMs after spending $3,000 in the first three months
  • Receive a domestic main cabin companion certificate each year when you renew your card (taxes and fees apply).
  • Earn 3x miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • Earn three miles per dollar spent directly at hotels.
  • Earn 1.5 miles per dollar spent on eligible purchases of $5,000 or more, up to 50,000 extra miles per year
  • Up to a $100 statement credit available to cover a Global Entry or TSA Precheck application
  • Earn 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles after spending $25,000 on eligible purchases, up to two times per calendar year.
  • Receive a Companion Certificate for a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip flight each year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $250 annual fee

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus miles and 10,000 MQMs after spending $4,000 in the first three months
  • Complimentary access to The Centurion Lounge and more airport lounge networks when you book your ticket using your card.
  • Earn 3x miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases.
  • Earn 1.5x miles per dollar spent after spending $150,000 in a calendar year.
  • Access to complimentary upgrades.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credit to pay for a Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® application
  • Earn 15,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles after spending $30,000 on eligible purchases, up to 4x times per year.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $550 annual fee

Important Reminders When You Go Delta Shopping

SkyMiles Shopping is very easy to use as it works like any other online shopping website. However, here are some things that you need to take note of to be able to maximize your miles earnings.

  • Be on the lookout for featured deals. Always check the featured deals on the drop-down button or the offers page because they’re usually offered for a limited time.
  • Always read the instructions and guidelines for each merchant partner to avoid forfeiting your miles earning. For example, some merchants do not reward you with miles if you use gift cards.

Bottom line

Overall, the Delta SkyMiles Shopping portal is a great alternative to earning Delta SkyMiles. Sure, it may not be as lucrative compared to the miles you earn through flying or staying at hotels, but it can still pile up in the long run.

You can then use these miles to redeem award flights or stays on Delta, or transfer them to multiple Delta transfer partners for more redemption options.

  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • $50 Annual Ultimate Rewards hotel credit
  • 5x points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 3x points on dining, online grocery purchases, and select streaming services
  • 2x points on other travel purchases

 

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