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Best Point Earning for the Runner: Thanksgiving Weekend

Best Point Earning
Written by Charlie

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday – all big shopping days coming up this weekend! Here is a round-up on some of the best places to direct your shopping for running gear AND earn the most points!

This time of the year, many shopping portals bump up their point offerings. In addition, the stores the portals lead to give many holiday discounts on the website. These two facts make for some great bonuses!

Ultimate Rewards

To earn Ultimate Rewards through the shopping portal, you will need to have a Chase card that gives access to the Ultimate Rewards mall.

  • Under Armour – 10X
  • – 10X
  • – 8X
  • The North Face – 8X
  • Road Runner Sports – 6X
  • Finish Line – 5X

Small Business Saturday

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I wrote about Small Business Saturday last month and it is now open for registering! Here is what to do:

  • Go to the Amex Small Business Saturday registration site – here
  • Register EACH American Express card you have (this includes cards held by authorized users)
  • Go to the Small Business map to identify the small business stores that are eligible for the $10 rebate
  • Start spending – the best option would be to purchase gift cards at the small business

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As I mentioned before, many of the running stores around the US qualify as small businesses for this promotion. This deal is perfect for the running community! If you have had your eye on one of Garmin’s new GPS watches, for example, you could pick up a bunch of gift cards (if you have a bunch of Amex cards) and get the watch at an enormous discount!

This weekend is a great chance to rack up a lot of points while securing a healthy amount of running equipment! In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving – and for the hundreds of thousands of you runners out there, good luck in the races tomorrow! 🙂


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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.

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