Six shopping portals are offering large bonuses for Apple purchases, but the deal only lasts through today, June 15. If you were already considering buying something from Apple, check out your options to earn extra rewards below.

7% cash back sounds pretty appealing when most of us still aren’t traveling, but if you’re stockpiling miles for a trip in the future 5x could be particularly lucrative when thinking in terms of a laptop or other big ticket item.

$1299 x 5 miles per dollar = 6,495 miles, or $90.93 cash back

Ineligible Products

Most, but not all, Apple products will earn an elevated bonus. The following products are ineligible:

  • Mac Pro
  • Apple Pro Display XDR
  • gift cards
  • gift wrap
  • Bose products
  • Apple Developer Programs
  • shipping

Other Terms & Conditions:

  • Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale.
  • Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible.
  • Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site.
  • Purchases made with a gift card may be ineligible.

Have a Chase Freedom Card?

You may want to wait until July 1 to purchase any Apple products. The 3rd quarter category bonus for 5x Ultimate Rewards is at Amazon.com and Whole Foods. If you have just the Freedom Card, you probably don’t consider 5% cash back a higher return than 5x miles, but if you hold a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Ink Business Preferred Card, you can move your Freedom points to one of those accounts. Doing so turns them into the kind of point earned by said card, meaning you can transfer out to various loyalty programs. 5x transferrable points is much likely a better value than 5x miles or 7% cash back.

Don’t Sleep on Shopping Portals

Shopping portals are a simple way to earn extra rewards. Whenever I make a large online purchase, I first check evreward.com–a shopping portal aggregator–to see if my chosen retailer is offering any bonuses. I input the retailer in Evreward’s search bar to get a list of all frequent flyer, hotel point, and cash back programs offering bonuses. For example, here’s what comes up for airline miles and hotel point options when I search “Apple” right now:

That Flying Blue bonus caught my eye at first glance, but look closer and you’ll see the bonus multiplier is actually only 1.1x (it’s just written as 11 miles per $10 spent… tricky, tricky!)

All that’s required to earn the bonus miles/points/cash back is that you make the purchase through that retailer’s specific portal, which Evreward links to. Easy peasy.

Shopping portals are also an easy (and cost free, as long as you were already planning on making the purchase) way to generate activity in a loyalty account with miles on the verge of expiration. Any incoming or outgoing activity in a loyalty account resets those rewards’ lifespan.

To be clear, all rewards earned through shopping portals will be in addition to whatever rewards earned from the credit card you make the purchase with.

Bottom Line

Remember to complete the Apple purchase through your chosen shopping portal before the end of the day, June 15, as all offers above will be expired as of tomorrow, June 16.