How to Save Money and Earn Airline Miles While You Shop

This Q4 Clean-Up, there's lots to get ready for as we barrel toward the new year. But, before we get to January, there will be holidays to prepare for. Whether we like it or not, most of us will be shopping for gifts in the next month or two, spending money we may or may not be able to afford. But, there is a science to shopping, and to doing it in a way that doesn't seem like a waste.


Step 1: Access Every Promotional Code on the internet

  • Sign up for Honey, and they will check every website you visit for available promotional codes.

Step 2: Sign Up for Frequent Flyer Miles

  • Log on to American Airline's website and sign up for AAdvantage, their frequent flier program.

Step 3: Shop Through Your Frequent Flyer Store

Here's How It Works:

Log into your frequent flyer store, and pick the retail store where you wish to shop. For example, let's say you want to buy a new iPad from the Apple Store, which may be offering 2 points for every dollar spent. Perfect! 

  • After logging into AAdvantage eShoping, choose The Apple Store and click on it, you will be directed to the Apple Store's website and shop as usual.

  • When you get to the checkout page, Honey will alert you of any available coupons or points you can earn just for using Honey. These points can be accumulated and turned into gift cards!

  • If your purchase was, let's say $500, you would have earned 1000 frequent flyer miles, and possibly, points!


Be sure to check around for the best price and the best promotions. If you can't find a code for that iPad at Apple, check for promotional codes for other retailers who carry iPads, like Best Buy, Fry's, and Target, for example.