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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Groupon expands mileage/point earning to six more airline & hotel programs


Back in May we detailed Groupon's first foray into the world of miles and points with their partnership with fellow Seattle based company Alaska Airlines. Now exactly a year after we met with Groupon to discuss details of them offering points and miles for purchases they have expanded their offerings with six more programs now available. In addition to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan you can now earn points and miles on Groupon purchases with American AAdvantage, Choice Privileges, IHG Rewards Club, JetBlue TrueBlue, La Quinta Returns and United MileagePlus.

Here are all the earning details:

For American Airlines AAdvantage® program, Alaska Mileage Plan, JetBlue TrueBlue®, United MileagePlus®:
  1. Earn 5 miles or points per $1 spent on Groupon Local
  2. Earn 4 miles or points per $1 spent on Groupon Getaways
  3. Earn 3 miles or points per $1 spent on Groupon Goods
  4. New Groupon customers whose first purchase on Groupon is a Local offer that is $30.00 or greater before taxes will receive an additional 1,000 miles or points in addition to the 5 miles or points indicated above.
For Choice Privileges®, IHG® Rewards Club, La Quinta Returns:
  1. Earn 10 points per $1 spent on Groupon Local
  2. Earn 8 points per $1 spent on Groupon Getaways
  3. Earn 6 points per $1 spent on Groupon Goods
  4. New Groupon customers whose first purchase on Groupon is a Local offer that is $30.00 or greater before taxes will receive an additional 2,000 points in addition to the 10 points indicated above.
After signing into Groupon via the special Loyalty page you'll click on the program of your choice, input your reward program number and once you have you'll be presented with the following (will vary by program):


Make sure you input the promo code at check out, which you can confirm is applied when it states Miles post within 14 days:


Overall this is great news as there are lots of you who use Groupon to save some money on local deals and even travel purchases and now you can earn more miles for doing so! Will you start earning miles and  on your Groupon purchases? Now the question has come up about using an online shopping mall for Groupon purchases since you'll earn miles and be able to use discount codes. The mileage earned through online malls does vary (for example Alaska is 3 miles, so less than the 4 or 5 here potentially) but you can then add in coupon codes to save on the purchases. So the choice is yours but if you have never shopped via Groupon before make your first purchase directly via the Groupon loyalty page to take advantage of the first purchase bonus and then decide on future purchases what the better route is.

Click here to learn more about this partnership and to start earning miles on Groupon purchases

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