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Beat Apple Card at its own game and earn up to 5X miles on purchases at Apple with these credit cards

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Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. iMore may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Please note that the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available.

What you need to know

  • Certain airlines are offering up to 5X miles on purchases made at Apple.com.
  • All you need to do is access Apple's site through the airline's shopping portal.
  • American Airlines, Delta, And Southwest are a few included in the promotion.

If you are planning on picking up something at Apple.com in the near future, now is a good time to do so by making that purchase through an airline's shopping portal. Reported by The Points Guy (opens in new tab), certain airlines are currently offering up to 5X miles for purchases made at Apple.com when you access it through their affiliate shopping portal.

Here's how the current rewards break down by airline:

The Points Guy put the promotion to the test with American Airlines and found that, by purchasing just an iPhone 11 Pro, the points earned could potentially fund a one-way flight.

"To put math to this, if you purchased a rose gold 256 GB iPhone 11 Pro for $1,149 through the AAdvantage Shopping portal (without a trade-in discount), you'd earn 5,745 AAdvantage miles. Those miles are worth about $80, according to TPG's most recent valuations, and ... those 5.7k miles could be more than enough to fund an entire American Airlines one-way award flight."

There are some things that are ineligible for the promotion, specifically gift cards, gift wrap, Bose products, Apple Developer Programs and shipping. Make sure to always check the fine print to ensure your purchase is going to get you the rewards you are expecting.

This is a great offer and is sure to expire shortly, so grab your Apple gear and hop on a plane while you're at it. The Mac Pro will probably net you a free trip around the world.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.