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Earn 3X Airline Miles At eBay Plus eBay Bucks & Even Ultimate Reward Points! (Great Deal For Airline Gift Cards!)

Written by Charlie

For a short time, you can buy things like airline gift cards on eBay while earning miles and points on those purchases! Great way to increase your earnings

The other day, I wrote about eBay offering bonus miles through an airline shopping portal but that has increased to be offered at two airlines – Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, . Not only that, but there is a targeted eBay Bonus Bucks that has launched (yesterday) and the possibility of earning Ultimate Reward points as well!

Earn 3X Airline Miles

To begin, go through one of the shopping portals that are offering the increased mileage opportunities. There are other portals that will give you points/cashback on eBay as well but they are at 1% or .5 mile so American or Alaskan would be best.

These bonuses will not last long so take advantage of them today! The terms say this:

Not eligible for purchases on eBay gift cards, eBay Vehicles, eBay Real Estate, Heavy Machinery, Bullion and Charity items. Eligible on Winning Bid and Buy It Now purchases up to $5,000

eBay Bucks [Targeted]


This one is targeted, but it has been available to a good many people so you may have it. Unlike the last couple, it is a tiered offering – 2X (4%) for $50+, 3X (6%) for $100+, and 4X (8%) for $150+. You will need to activate this offer so look for the e-mail (Earn Up To 4X eBay Bucks) to click the link and activate it. This is good for items paid for by 11:59PM PT today (9/23).

Ultimate Reward Points

This one has been around for a while but is good to take note of if you really want to bulk up your point earning. Gift cards that have been purchased from PayPal Digital Gifts have been earning 5X Ultimate Reward points when you use a Chase Ink card to pay for them. Not quite sure why it is categorized this way but it is! This could change at some point, but as of last week, it is still going on. So, if you are going to use the two deals above to buy some gift cards from PayPal Digital Gifts, make sure you use your Chase Ink card!

Putting It All Together – Serious Savings On Airfare


Buy airline gift cards and earn more miles and points!

Now, the item that I like for this deal combo the best is the American Airline gift cards (make sure you do not buy through this link but use one of the portal links above!). They are sold by PayPal Digital Gifts so you should receive the 5X Ultimate Reward points on them.

Plus, if you go through one of the shopping portal links above, you will earn 3X miles on the purchase! If you have been targeted for the eBay Bucks offer as well, you will earn bonus Bucks with that as well.

To put it together, if you buy $200 in AA gift cards, you should earn:

  • 1,000 Ultimate Reward points (I would value around $19 worth)
  • $16 in eBay Bucks for future purchases
  • 6oo AA or Alaska miles (both worth about $9-$10)
  • That totals about $45 in return value for $200 in future AA travel!

If we assigned all of those earnings at a measly 1 cent per point value, it would still allow you to earn a $32 rebate in various forms from $200 in American Airline gift cards. Not bad!

That isn’t bad at all! Now just put it together or go out and shop for whatever else you have been “needing” from eBay!

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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.