Since we are all sitting at home and the spending levels has gone downhill, that doesn’t mean that you can’t earn air miles while you’re doing your daily online shopping, buying anything such as food clothing or literally anything else.
so how exactly does one earn air miles whilst not travelling?
Let me introduce you to TopCashBack (yes you can click the link there to get you straight through to their website)
TopCashBack is an online shopping portal which allows you to earn small amounts of cash back from your shopping, this money gets saved automatically in your account which you can then later on, move that cash into an airline program of your choice and convert them into air miles…. Point’s or you can just transfer that money to your own personal account and use it.
There are thousands of shops on there, all you have to do is simply click through the desired shop you’re looking for and that will automatically redirect you to the shop that you’re looking for.
So let’s take an example, lets say I was looking to buy a new Apple iPhone so instead of going directly on Google and search and buy it from there, I instead go to TopCashBack, and in the search box on the top I’ll type in Apple, and then TopCashBack redirect me to the Apple store and I will then carry on shopping as normal.
Why would I do that?
Well let’s say a new Apple iPhone cost me £1000.00 and TopCashBack was to offer me a 3% rebate that means I only paid £970.00 for the phone.
So, I saved £30.00 and then I can either transfer that money to my bank account where I can withdraw that money and use it, or I can convert them into air-miles.
If you choose to convert the cash once you have a nice big amount to air-miles like I do, the best thing would then be to wait for TopCashBack to have an offer.
Many times, throughout the year they will have a 25% bonus upon converting money to airline miles program the standard rate is 5% bonus.
Let’s look at the British Airways Avios or else known as the BAEC (British Airways Executive Club).
So, £30.00 will convert into 3,000 BA Avios, however if I wait for the 25% bonus that gives me an impressive 3,750 avios miles which can almost be enough for a redemption ticket on BA for a short haul economy to somewhere in Europe, (I value an avios point at 1p) so that means you now have £37.50 in money that you virtually got from shopping via this shopping portal,
How cool is that?
The same is with airline tickets as long as you buy it through TopCashBack you can either convert the cash back money into air miles or transfer them to your bank account where you can use the cash.
One thing to be aware of which I have noticed, I have recently bought a ticket via TopCashBack with Etihad Airways review here and I couldn’t convert those money earned back into avios points as it seems that not every shop that is linked to TopCashBack allows you to convert them into any airline program, so best would be to check before you make a purchase.
I hope this helps you and now you have an easier way to shop and earn air-miles.
There are some other shopping portals which offer very similar cash back program’s such as Quidco however I find them both to be rather similar and personally I prefer TopCashBack, but that just a matter of preference.
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