Earn up to 6x on Apple purchases through shopping portals (select products)

Shopping through online portals can be a great way to boost a loyalty account balance, save some cash, or prevent a loyalty balance from expiring. Currently, several shopping portals are offering improved earnings rates for purchases made with Apple products, making it a good time to consider buying any Apple products you have been eyeing.

When it comes to checking which sites offer the best earnings rate for specific stores, I generally use the evreward.com site. Here’s what’s currently on offer for Apple purchases:

– 6 miles/dollar for purchases of iPhones
– 4 miles/dollar for purchases of iPads and ‘music accessories’
– 2 miles/dollar for all other eligible purchases

For comparison, Rakuten is currently offering up to 2.0% cash back, while TopCashBack.com (not covered by evrewards) is offering up to 4.04% cash back on a limited number of items (6.2% on refurbished items).

However, it’s important to note that not all Apple purchases will trigger enhanced earnings. According to the terms and conditions found on individual airline portals, the following items will not earn up to 6 miles/dollar:

– Apple Vision Pro
– Apple Vision Pro Accessories
– Apple Pro Display XDR
– MacBook Pro 14″
– MacBook Pro 16″
– iMac 24″
– Apple Watch Ultra 2
– Gift wrap
– Apple Developer Programs
– AppleCare+ monthly subscription

There are also other restrictions to be aware of, such as not purchasing products for resale, earning miles on up to five units per eligible product (except for iPhones, where only two units within a thirty-day period are eligible), and using a coupon or discount code not found on the portal will invalidate the mileage earning. Additionally, orders placed on the Government or Veterans and Military Stores are not eligible for rewards, and purchases made with coupons or discount codes not found on the shopping portal, as well as those made using gift cards, gift certificates, or other cash equivalents, are not eligible for the promotion.

If you’re looking to maximize your earnings, it’s a good idea to use a credit card that offers additional rewards for your purchases. For points earning, the best credit card to use would be the card_name, which earns 2 Membership Rewards Points/dollar on eligible spending (everywhere) up to an annual spending limit of $50,000 (1 point/dollar thereafter). On the other hand, if you prefer cash back, the Citi® Double Cash Card is a good option as it earns 2% cash back on all purchases with no cap on the cash back you can earn (1% cash back when you buy and 1% when you pay for those purchases). If you hold one of the Citi ThankYou credit cards, you can also convert cash back earned from the Citi® Double Cash Card into ThankYou points at a ratio of 1:1.

In conclusion, these Apple points deals are often short-lived, usually lasting for no more than a day. If you’ve been planning to make an Apple purchase, especially an iPad or Mac purchase, now may be a good time to buy. However, it’s worth checking Amazon as well, as they often offer good deals on Apple products that you may not want to miss out on.

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