AIR MILES Air Miles: The Best Rewards To Use Your Air Miles On The Best Air Miles Rewards

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Recently, major retailers including Staples and Sobeys have announced the end of their rewards program partnership with Air Miles.

The news has sparked a lot of discussion and also raised concerns about whether Air Miles can continue to survive with the recent major partnership losses.

Many RFD forum members have been hastily redeeming their miles just in case Air Miles makes changes to how you can redeem your miles, or even worse, the company is forced to fold.

If you’re looking to redeem your miles, here are some of the best things you can use your Air Miles on right now.

Dream Miles:

Electronics:

Home:

Entertainment:

Cash Miles:

While what the future has in store for the Air Miles program is uncertain, your ability to redeem your current miles remains unchanged. If you've got a lot of miles burning a hole in your digital pocket, now might not be a bad time to use some of them up!

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    • I have 1800 AM merchandise
      What's the best value you have seen on the website?

      thank you for your help!
      Hi @dealguymtl

      This 2022 thread is in the process of being closed …

      Join the current convo in the 2023 Airmiles MegaThread

      I’ve already copied your Question over there = https://forums.redflagdeals.com/airmile ... #p37191011

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    • I have 1800 AM merchandise
      What's the best value you have seen on the website?

      thank you for your help!
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    • Beginning to hate Airmiles!
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    • Beginning to hate Airmiles!
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    • What is this Air Miles Max $15 for 500 Air Miles?

      https://max.airmiles.ca/products/buy-500-miles-for-15


      Well, its all sold out as I was reading the rules.

      Basically, $60 for 2000 airmiles or $100 for 2000 air miles, for like 20 people lol. Who made this? Literally 80 eligible passes avaliable, but you can purchase up to 4. Maybe the spouse of 20 Air Miles employees?
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    • does anyone know if refundable hotel trick work for Airmiles?
      Explain trick …

      AirMiles has very specific requirements when EARNING or REDEEMING Airmiles for Travel categories.
      You’ll find them in the T&Cs for each offer

      Example … EARN Promo on
      Often Airmiles are only given once you stay
      And often there are time limits between booking & staying
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    • does anyone know if refundable hotel trick work for Airmiles?
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    • I posted this earlier in the thread. I don't shop at SoF very much at all but perhaps will start shopping there more to use up Cash Miles. I'm not really sure what my plan for my AM are at this point. I don't imagine that I will be earning a whole lot any longer and will focus on other point programs.
      Missed that. Airmiles sent out an email about it this morning, so I thought it was brand new.
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    • Gift cards now available for Save on foods with airmiles (Cash miles).
      Physical Card so must be shipped. 950 for $100

      https://rewards.airmiles.ca/merchandise ... ard/197661
      I posted this earlier in the thread. I don't shop at SoF very much at all but perhaps will start shopping there more to use up Cash Miles. I'm not really sure what my plan for my AM are at this point. I don't imagine that I will be earning a whole lot any longer and will focus on other point programs.
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    • I only spent my AM when there's spend 95 get 25 back event. The one happened in the first week of December at Thrifty Foods still hasn't posted the 25AM. Usually it's pretty quick.
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    • Did anyone else see their Monthly personal BMO Mastercard offers dry up at the end of 2022?

      I received 2 monthly offers each month from January to October. One during the first week of the month and one during the third.

      Last offer I got was in November which was the BMO Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers and products, which wasn't actually a personalized offer.

      There have been several ON only promotions which is great for those in ON, but when they are for places like AMSHOPS (Like the NOV DEC 10x promotion) it doesn't make sense to me to only target the ON population.
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    • The timing on this 5X offer is odd. AND I checked the app and the web - not there.

      Upon looking at this closer it IS targeted.

      a. Dec 1 - received THIS offer below. Says to Opt in by Dec 15th. I do not remember doing this.
      b. Jan 5th - received the 5X Top Up Email. Also below. MORE than a month from the initial offering.

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      THanks. Appreciate you posting these screen shots.
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    • Couple of days ago received "BMO 5x Top Up ON" on my airmiles account for the first time. I have the BMO world elite credit card. However i can't find anything in my emails or online for the brief time i searched but do recall receiving something on it, likely an email. Believe its not YMMV but anyone else have more details?
      The timing on this 5X offer is odd. AND I checked the app and the web - not there.

      Upon looking at this closer it IS targeted.

      a. Dec 1 - received THIS offer below. Says to Opt in by Dec 15th. I do not remember doing this.
      b. Jan 5th - received the 5X Top Up Email. Also below. MORE than a month from the initial offering.
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    • Couple of days ago received "BMO 5x Top Up ON" on my airmiles account for the first time. I have the BMO world elite credit card. However i can't find anything in my emails or online for the brief time i searched but do recall receiving something on it, likely an email. Believe its not YMMV but anyone else have more details?
      I wonder if it’s targetted. I’m not seeing anything in my Air Miles app about 5x with BMO AM WE.
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    • BMO is working so hard to keep things going for Air Miles. Introducing new customers etc...

      Their 5x promo until the end of March is also quite good. I am not sure if it is YMMV or not.

      Example : usually 1 Air Mile per $ 12 spend on BMO WE - NOW 5 Air Miles per $ 12 spend. That is 4.4 % back in Air Miles ( for shopping at Air Miles Partners ) . That is pretty impressive.
      Couple of days ago received "BMO 5x Top Up ON" on my airmiles account for the first time. I have the BMO world elite credit card. However i can't find anything in my emails or online for the brief time i searched but do recall receiving something on it, likely an email. Believe its not YMMV but anyone else have more details?
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    • My daughter got this sweet offer from BMO, even just a no fee AM Mastercard. I will try to convince her to apply for it.
      BMO is working so hard to keep things going for Air Miles. Introducing new customers etc...

      Their 5x promo until the end of March is also quite good. I am not sure if it is YMMV or not.

      Example : usually 1 Air Mile per $ 12 spend on BMO WE - NOW 5 Air Miles per $ 12 spend. That is 4.4 % back in Air Miles ( for shopping at Air Miles Partners ) . That is pretty impressive.
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    • My daughter got this sweet offer from BMO, even just a no fee AM Mastercard. I will try to convince her to apply for it.
      Good offer for no fee cc + 3000AM = $315 in cash miles for gas and or grocery depending where she live.
      Another 2000AM to get Onyx status.
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    • My daughter got this sweet offer from BMO, even just a no fee AM Mastercard. I will try to convince her to apply for it.
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    • Thanks for the breakdown @rdiamond1 will be useful this year when Shell doesn't give good personal offers!
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      I know I have had some different offers on the airmiles app before, but does Irving have any personalized / email offers like shell? I couldn't find anything on their website.
      Irving does have personalized Emails - however like Shell, anything offered on the Email is also offered on both the app and the site.
      You can opt in from the Email ( which takes you to the Air Miles site and you Opt in ) OR you can just click the heart to activate in the app.

      Last year we had two offers that I don't believe were public ( but maybe they were ). The 25 Air miles when you used 95 Air Miles. This year it has been dropped to 10 Air Miles for 95 Air Miles usage. We also had an offer that had the multiplier on ALL days and not just the weekend. That was useful a couple of times.

      Looking at possible 40 L purchase of gas on the weekend - IF you can get 40 L in - that is 2 Air Miles. With the 10X multiplier that is 20 Air Miles. Use $ 10 of Air Miles and get 10 more.
      There is also a 5X multiplier at AIr Miles partners with BMO - so I think that would be about Air Miles. Using the logic - Gas at $ 1.50 per litre x 40 Litres is $ 60. At $ 12 per Air Mile that is 5 Air Miles . Then multiply by 5 and that is 25 Air Miles from BMO.
      So a max of 30 Air Miles direct from Irving and then 25 Air Miles from BMO. So 55 Total.

      A bit less in Air Miles than the Shell math- but not awful.
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    • F800B7F5-7BF6-4D70-9217-944DE6E7D9D0.png This is pretty good. And they are matching Shell for the redemption 10 air miles.
      I know I have had some different offers on the airmiles app before, but does Irving have any personalized / email offers like shell? I couldn't find anything on their website.
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      This is pretty good. And they are matching Shell for the redemption 10 air miles.
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    • 5 trips in a week is a bit of a stretch though.

      I guess people might have to split transactions if they want to continue.
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    • I guess it's hoping too much that Samsung Pay will renew again for 2023 with their display 3x a week and get 25 points (50 with Onyx). It was good while it lasted.
      They’ve renewed their AMs agreement for 2023
      At least as far as 5 Scans = 25 AMs per week

      https://www.samsung.com/ca/offer/air-miles-program/

      Not sure about the Onyx Bonuses tho
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    • I guess it's hoping too much that Samsung Pay will renew again for 2023 with their display 3x a week and get 25 points (50 with Onyx). It was good while it lasted.
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    • What’s the deal with redeeming AMs at Shell, their only remaining in-store partner?

      I went to at least 3 Shell stations who all say my 190 AMs aren’t showing up on “their system” so I couldn’t redeem. Then I fuel up with the AM + CAA discount thru Shell EasyPay (“pay inside” on the app) and the receipt shows my Air Miles. Puzzling, as I don’t have my cash miles locked either.

      Would’ve preferred to redeem my air miles on gas instead of Starbucks $20 GC… Anyone else have this weird thing happen?
      Did you check to make sure that you unlocked the Cash Miles in the app? If the lock is on, you won't be able to access the cash miles.
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    • Don't sweat it. We've been Onyx for years but now that Sobeys/Safeway has departed we have zero chance of requalifying in 2023 for 2024. Nevertheless we didn't realize much value through it. The flight options offered, that were supposedly so "superior" for Onyx members, were never that great--maybe one or two additional itinerary choices, none of which was particularly attractive.

      We'll still pick up the odd AM at Shell but right now the focus is on burning through our balance by taking flights. Malta in February, Scotland in Sept., planning Brunei for early 2024.
      tbh, we never really cared about all that bonus stuff being an onyx member either. the flights and tickets and all that wasnt our appeal. it was really just the merchandise rewards that we really cared about. the golden days of the 20% off merchandise is over but theres still 10% off and thats still one reason to stay an onyx member as long as we can.
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    • today is my last day of onyx and likely last time i will ever be one...sad days ahead 😢
      Don't sweat it. We've been Onyx for years but now that Sobeys/Safeway has departed we have zero chance of requalifying in 2023 for 2024. Nevertheless we didn't realize much value through it. The flight options offered, that were supposedly so "superior" for Onyx members, were never that great--maybe one or two additional itinerary choices, none of which was particularly attractive.

      We'll still pick up the odd AM at Shell but right now the focus is on burning through our balance by taking flights. Malta in February, Scotland in Sept., planning Brunei for early 2024.
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    • I think it ends later. I remember my wife Onyx account ended not at beginning of the year either and that was few years ago
      oh i see. i mean if that's the case then maybe it'll be gone sometime this month although if they decide to let us have it another year i'll be all for it considering the changes we had to go through in 2022 and losing sobeys. i just remember it saying it ends on dec 31, 2022 so i was preparing for it but to my surprise it was still there so maybe they had a change of heart too :rolleyes:
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    • It appears to have posted in my account as well. The 100 AM for the car wash through UTA hasn’t posted yet though.
      NO car wash yet
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    • UTA 50 AM for 30l Shell purchase posted today, stacked with the UTA 100 AM offer.
      It appears to have posted in my account as well. The 100 AM for the car wash through UTA hasn’t posted yet though.
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    • hey i just checked my account and we still have onyx. i was surprised it was still giving me that benefit because it was supposed to end a few days ago and we're not an elite bmo airmiles card member either. i don't know why we still have it but we'll take it 😝
      I also have onyx status still.
      I don't actually need the status since I am collecting 100% cash miles.
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    • UTA 50 AM for 30l Shell purchase posted today, stacked with the UTA 100 AM offer.
      It appears to have posted in my account as well. The 100 AM for the car wash through UTA hasn’t posted yet though.
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    • UTA 50 AM for 30l Shell purchase posted today, stacked with the UTA 100 AM offer.
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    • OOT: Is there a thread for 2023?
      There will be …

      Megathreads tend to take a bit of time to organize

      And us Thread Hosts, we are just as busy as the rest of you all during the Holidays
      (Pre Christmas - Christmas - New Years - Family Time - Vacation etc )

      So take that into consideration … I think most Hosts try to aim to be up and running with the new threads by mid month

      Kind of when life settles back into a normal groove …

      Kids back at School
      People back at Work etc
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    • OOT: Is there a thread for 2023?
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    • I think it ends later. I remember my wife Onyx account ended not at beginning of the year either and that was few years ago
      Status used to run on into March

      Prior to the big Status Change Announcement … that went into effect for 2018
      Then it changed to follow the calendar year … ending December 31st

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      But I don’t know what’s happening these days …
      Something I have to admit I’ve not kept an eye on …
      As personally we’ve been Onyx without issue for so long

      This isn’t unusual …
      As there have been soooo many exceptions & extensions made in various Loyalty Programs due to Covid
      It’s difficult to keep track
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