5 Simple Hacks to Make Your AIR MILES Experience More Rewarding
Every two seconds, the AIR MILES Reward Program rewards its amazing Collectors for being a part of the Program. Every two seconds! From cash towards our everyday purchases with AIR MILES Cash, or Dream Miles for new patio furniture for your backyard, a hotel abroad or a flight down south, there truly is a reward for everyone!
This year, we’re giving you an inside look at how to leverage loyalty programs like the AIR MILES® Reward Program to turn everyday purchases into rewarding moments. AIR MILES, Canada’s most recognized loyalty program offers a simple, valuable and relevant experience and is flexible in giving you the opportunity to use Miles on aspirational rewards and cash savings on everyday purchases. You don’t have to shop more to be rewarded — you just have to shop smarter. Here are five simple ways to make your Miles go further faster with shopping you’re already doing, bringing you closer to moments that mean the most to you.
Before we start, make sure to get the rewards you want by logging in and setting your AIR MILES Account preference. Your Miles go into two different Accounts: Cash and Dream. You can use Cash Miles to reduce your bill in-store at participating Partners or for eVouchers online and Dream Miles to get aspirational rewards like vacations, flights, exciting events and cool merchandise. Choose the Account that suits your needs or go for a bit of both and get the best of both worlds. The best part is, if you change your mind about how you collect Miles, you can change your Miles preference at any time with the click of a button.
It’s easy to get Miles faster by double-dipping, which means using an AIR MILES co-branded Credit Card along with your AIR MILES Collector Card when shopping at any AIR MILES Partner location. With over 300+ retail leading Canadian and global brands issuing Miles including 10,000 retail store fronts and the impressive online shopping portal, airmilesshops.ca, you can get Miles on nearly every purchase without changing your spending habits. Whether you make a grocery trip to your nearest Sobeys or Metro, fill up your tank at Shell or Irving, or buy a bottle of wine from the LCBO or NLC Liquor Stores, there are endless opportunities to get Miles on everyday purchases.
Don’t have a co-branded AIR MILES Credit Card? Now’s the time to get one. American Express and BMO offer a variety of different cards based on your personal needs and preferences. Depending on the card, you can get a welcome offer of up to 3,000 Bonus Miles — that’s enough for two select flights! Where would you fly?
2. SHOP AT AIRMILESSHOPS.CA
We mentioned it before, but AIR MILES’ best kept secret can get you more Miles quickly just shopping online at airmilesshops.ca. You can access all your favourite big name brands and get Miles on all your purchases. It has over 225+ online stores — including Amazon, Apple, Dyson, Sephora, Indigo, and Hudson’s Bay.
Log in to airmilesshops.ca with your AIR MILES Collector Number, browse through the retailers and click “Shop Now” to shop at an online store’s site. With your purchase, you get 1 Mile for every $20 spent before taxes and shipping.*
Look for multiplier icons (like 2X Miles or 5X Miles) for exclusive offers at specific online retailers or even sitewide multiplier events, which apply to purchases at all online stores and can be stacked with individual store offers for more Miles.
3. SAVE ON TRAVEL
Explore the world and save on travel by using your Dream Miles for flights, hotels, car rentals, vacation packages and cruises. Looking for the perfect accommodation for your dream getaway? AIR MILES Hotels has more than 300,000+ hotels and independent boutiques to book from that you can either pay with using a credit card or using your Dream Miles.
If you’re looking to book a package vacation or cruise, make sure you book through AIR MILES Partner, redtag.ca where you can pay using Miles or with your AIR MILES co-branded credit card to get even more Miles!
4. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROMOTIONS
AIR MILES regularly runs national promotions giving Collectors opportunities to get a boost of Bonus Miles when you shop at participating Partners. Be sure to sign up for email to stay in the loop with upcoming promos and you’ll also get 25 Bonus Miles for just for opting in. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for MEGA MILES® in March, and Bonus Boom in spring, both are great ways to get additional Bonus Miles. Spring shopping, here we come!
5. CAPITALIZE ON CASH REWARDS
With Cash Rewards, you can use your Cash Miles instantly in-store and online at participating Partners. Every 95 Cash Miles is the equivalent of $10 towards your purchase and can be used in $10 increments, up to $750 per day.*
At the register, just show your AIR MILES Card and let the cashier know you’d like to use Cash Miles, it’s that simple! Just make sure you spend a minimum of $10 before tax to use them. Popular participating Partners include Metro, Shell, Rona and Sobeys.
Cash Miles can also be used towards eVouchers and make a great gift idea for friends and family. You can use them anytime online or in-store by printing them or showing them on your phone. The list of participating eVoucher Partners goes on and on: Cineplex, Hudson’s Bay, Pizza Pizza, Starbucks and many more.
DOWNLOAD THE AIR MILES® MOBILE APP
With the app, you can easily access Bonus Mile offers from your favourite Partners, track your Miles, set your Account preference, scan your AIR MILES Card at checkout, and so much more. Download it from the App Store, Google Play or BlackBerry World and you’ll never miss a chance to get more Miles!
If you’re not already an AIR MILES Collector, become one today and begin turning your everyday purchases into moments of reward – It’s never too late to start collecting AIR MILES Reward Miles!
* Some exceptions may apply.