Best Point Earning

Best Point Earning for the Runner – Road Runner Sports

Written by Charlie

Welcome to the Best Point Earning for the Runner series. This is intended to help the runner obtain the best prices on gear while maximizing the points they can earn. I will cover many different sites and the best cards to use for which purchases as well as some of the best deals on gear.

The first one I covered was the opportunities available with the Ultimate Rewards Mall. There are many great running store availabilities through Ultimate Rewards Mall. One of my favorite is Road Runner Sports. Because of what they offer and how large of a running store they are, I chose to highlight them in this Best Point Earning post.

Best Point Earning Road Runner Sports

Best Point Earning – Road Runner Sports

To browse what is available, you can go to their website here. Keep in mind that you will need to not have a browser session open with Road Runner Sports when you click through the shopping portals.

In addition to the great deals available at Road Runner Sports, here are some other key points about them to know:

Here are the different shopping portals and what they offer for shopping at Road Runner Sports through them.

I think the best option from that list is the Ultimate Rewards mall (please don’t go through United if you have access to the Ultimate Rewards mall since UR points transfer at 1:1 to United!) but everyone has different point goals so be sure to check what works best for you.

I recently purchased my Garmin Forerunner 620 from there as well as some running shoes and my GU gels. As a VIP (which, again, is $1.99 for the first year), you receive discounts on many different things. In addition, in honor of Veterans’ Day, you will receive a total of 18% of much of their merchandise. And finally, if you try to access their mobile site, you will find that it is down so you can use the code MOBILE to get another 10% off (that and the Veterans’ Day discount are not stackable). The terms of the UR portal do specify that you cannot use discount codes or coupons not found on the RRS website but these codes are from their website.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • I’m a marathon runner and buy a lot of gear like most but I don’t like Road Runner because if the whole VIP scheme they use. I ran into problems with them over this issue.

    • Their VIP program is a great help for the promo first year. I have not kept it after that unless there is some large purchase to be made (VIPs receive 10% of even things like GPS, which offsets the cost of the membership). If someone does not plan on using it much after the first year, then canceling would be the better option instead of paying $25 annually.