How To Earn Extra Points For Airport Purchases

by joeheg

When you’re traveling, you’ll inevitably spend money at the airport. Maybe it’s to grab a bottle of water for the flight or some snacks (if you forgot to preorder them.) There are things that you should never spend money on at the airport. But if you have no choice, at least you can earn some miles at the same time.

While looking around the internet, I found an intriguing program for Boston Logan Airport called BOS Rewards. a body of water with white text

BOS Rewards has partnered with many airport vendors to reward points for purchases. The program works like a dining program where you register a credit card and all eligible purchases automatically earn points.

Many places in the airport are on the program, from Legal Sea Foods and Boston Beer Works to Dunkin and Starbucks.

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There are several ways to redeem the points you earn. Alaska Airlines is the only loyalty program partner. You can redeem 1000 BOS Rewards points for 500 Mileage Plan points.

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If you want to cash out before earning 1000 points, you can redeem points for various gift cards. You’ll get 1 cent per point for most of these, but you can use 500 points for a $5 card.

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There’s also the option to get a cash gift card at the same value.

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I thought the value was limited to people who use Boston Logan Airport but that’s not the case. BOS Rewards has locations at many airports around the US.

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You can earn points at Salt Lick in Austin Airport.

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Or you can have a meal at One Flew South in Atlanta Airport.

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While Boston’s airport markets the program, it’s good anywhere you’d travel. You can use the website to search for cities or specific airports and narrow the search to only shopping, dining or other locations like airport parking.

This could be a good set-and-forget way to earn some extra points. All you have to do is remember to use the card you’ve registered with BOS Rewards.

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1 comment

askmrlee March 8, 2023 - 7:20 pm

Additionally, you may find that the airport gift shop codes as “Fast food” for any dining or restaurant category bonuses. This happened to me at the Austin airport.


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