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[Air Miles] Shop The Block 2018 - Nationwide (Nov 15 to Dec 27) [Website Is LIVE But Slow]

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Shop The Block 2018 - Nationwide (Nov 15 to Dec 27) [Website Is LIVE But Slow]

Expiry:
December 27, 2018
Retailer:
Air Miles
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Enter At Your Own Peril <thanks @shamans>

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Website is: LIVE

https://shoptheblock.ca/
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Last year's AM STB 2017 RFD thread:

air-miles-shop-block-back-nationwide-no ... 7-2141077/

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Get Up To 2,000 Air Miles Bonus Miles

Use 3 offers and receive 300 Air Miles, 5 offers and receive 1,000 Air Miles & 7 offers receive 2,000 Air Miles.

Please note: It appears that this year's STB will require fulfilling offers at different partners rather allowing multiple offers for multiple fulfillment at the same partner (ie. if you want to do the 7 offers for 2,000 Bonus Air Miles, you will need to do one offer at 7 different partners). Per the fine print: "Only one offer per Partner counts toward the 3, 5 or 7 offers needed".

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Acronyms:

  • AM: Air Miles
  • BAM: Bonus Air Miles
  • CM: Cash Miles
  • DM: Dream Miles
  • GC: Gift Card
  • WUB: When You Buy
  • WUS: When You Spend

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Nationwide Offers

  • [ Nov 23 to Nov 24 ] - The Children's Place: - Get 40 BAM WUS $60+ On Almost Anything In-Store Or Online - COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED
  • [ Nov 17 to Nov 26 ] - Staples/Bureau en Gros: - Get 50 BAM WUS $150+ On Almost Anything In-Store Or Online - COUPON REQUIRED (PRINT OR USE CODE: 97679)
  • [ Nov 15 to Nov 30 ] - Jiffy Lube: - Get 2x AM On Your Next Conventional OR 5x AM On Your Next Premium Pennzoil Or Shell ROTELLA Oil Change
  • [ Nov 15 to Nov 30 ] - RONA/Home & Garden RONA/L'Entrepôt RONA: - Get 10 BAM When You Redeem 285 CM ($30) - COUPON NOT REQUIRED
  • [ Nov 26 to Dec 09 ] - The Children's Place: - Get 5x AM WUS $55 On Almost Anything In-Store Or Online - COUPON NOT REQUIRED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 15 ] - ACE: - Get 150 BAM WUS $89+ On A Christmas Tree - COUPON REQUIRED (OFFER CODE: 97683)
  • [ Dec 01 to Dec 24 ] - Staples/Bureau en Gros: - Get 25 BAM WUS $100+ On Almost Anything In-Store Or Online - COUPON REQUIRED (PRINT OR USE CODE: 97683)
  • [ Dec 17 to Dec 27 ] - The Children's Place: - Get 10 BAM WUS $50 OR Get 30 BAM WUS $80 On Almost Anything In-Store Or Online - COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Global Pet Foods: - Get 10 BAM WUS $50 On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON REQUIRED (UPC: 685689999779)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Goodyear: - Get 250 BAM WUB A Set Of 4 Select Goodyear Or Dunlop Tires
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Hudson's Bay: - Get 30 BAM When You Register To Convert Your Hudson's Bay Rewards Points To Miles (Visit airmiles.ca/hbcconvert) - COUPON NOT REQUIRED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - IRIS: - Get 100 BAM WUS $100 On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - missfresh.com: - Get 500 BAM When You Order MissFresh For The 1st Time (Visit missfresh.com/en/air-miles) - COUPON NOT REQUIRED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Shell: - Get 5 BAM WUS $10 On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON REQUIRED (SCAN COUPON IN-STORE - PRINT OR USE UPC/PLU 00049999999391)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Shell: - Get 5 BAM On Your Next Min 25L Fuel Purchase - COUPON REQUIRED (SCAN COUPON IN-STORE OR USE OFFER AT PUMP BY 1ST OPTING IN AT airmiles.ca/ShopTheBlock)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - TIMBER MART: - Get 25 BAM WUS $75 OR Get 100 BAM WUS $250 OR Get 250 BAM WUS $400 On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - United Van Lines: - Get Up To 100 BAM When You Book Before Dec 27, 2018


BC Offers / AB Offers / SK Offers / MB Offers / Thunder Bay (ON) Offers / Yukon Offers / NWT Offers / Nunavut Offers

  • [ Dec 06 to Dec 12 ] - IGA: - Get 100 BAM Or $10 GC WUS $100 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Dec 06 to Dec 12 ] - Safeway: - Get 100 BAM Or $10 GC WUS $100 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Dec 06 to Dec 12 ] - Sobeys: - Get 100 BAM Or $10 GC WUS $100 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Craftsman Collision: - Get 25 BAM WUS $500 On An Autobody Repair


Ontario (Excluding Thunder Bay) Offers

  • [ Nov 19 to Nov 22 ] - Rexall: - Get 40 BAM When You Redeem 190 CM ($20) - COUPON NOT REQUIRED
  • [ Nov 15 to Nov 28 ] - Lowe's: - Get 10x AM WUS $20+ On All Southwire, Woods, Woods Pro & Yellow Jack Extension Cords, Surge Protectors, Networking Tools And Pre-Cut Wire - COUPON NOT REQUIRED
  • [ Dec 03 to Dec 13 ] - Rexall: - Get 20 BAM WUS $40 On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON REQUIRED (UPC: 4 17000 04995 1)
  • [ Dec 20 to Dec 24 ] - Metro: - Get 50 BAM When You Redeem 95 Cash Miles ($10) - COUPON REQUIRED (PRINT OR USE PLU: 83911)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Jean Coutu: - Get 3x AM WUS $20+ On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON MUST BE SCANNED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Metro: - Get 50 BAM WUS $25+ On Metro Catering Menu (Visit fresh2go.metro.ca Or In-Store) - COUPON REQUIRED (PRINT OR USE PLU: 83912)


Quebec Offers / New Brunswick Offers

  • [ Nov 15 to Nov 28 ] - IGA: - Get 5 BAM When You Redeem 95 CM ($10) OR Get 15 BAM When You Redeem 190 CM ($20)
  • [ Nov 19 to Nov 30 ] - Jean Coutu: - Get 5 BAM When You Redeem 95 CM ($10) OR Get 15 BAM When You Redeem 190 CM ($20)
  • [ Nov 29 to Dec 02 ] - IGA: - Get 25 BAM WUS $100 On Almost Anything In-Store OR Get 50 BAM WUS $150 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Dec 03 to Dec 27 ] - IGA Online: - Get 25 Bonus AM WUS $100+ In Online Purchases Using Code VIREE18
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - IGA Express: - Get 10 Bonus AM WUS $15+ On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Jean Coutu: - Get 3x AM WUS $20+ On Almost Anything In-Store - COUPON MUST BE SCANNED
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Les Marchés Tradition: - Get 10 BAM WUS $40+ On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Pitou Minou et Compagnons: - Get 10 BAM WUS $50 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Rachelle-Béry: - Get 10 BAM WUS $40+ On Almost Anything In-Store


NB Offers / PEI Offers / NS Offers / NL Offers

  • [ Dec 06 to Dec 12 ] - Sobeys: - Get 85 BAM Or A $0.20/L Fuel Savings WUS $150
  • [ Dec 06 to Dec 12 ] - Foodland & Participating Co-Ops: - Get 25 BAM WUS $75+ On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Dec 01 to Dec 27 ] - Irving: - Get 25 BAM WUB $100 In Irving Oil Gift Cards
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Irving: - Get 25 BAM When You Visit 4 Times, Min 35L Fill-Up (Any Fuel Type)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Kent: - Get 20 BAM WUS $40 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Lawtons Drugs: - Get 95 BAM When You Cumulatively Spend $95 During The Promo Period
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Needs: - Get 10 BAM WUS $25+ On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - NSLC (NS): - Get 3 BAM WUB 2 Belgian Moon 473 mL Cans (SKU 1022731)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - NSLC (NS): - Get 25 BAM WUB Any 2 Heineken Lager 12 x 330 mL Cans Or Bottles Or 5,000mL (SKU 1001587, 1007387 & 1007397)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - NSLC (NS): - Get 5 BAM WUB 3 Stella Artiois Lager 500 mL Can (SKU 1000544)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Pharmasave: - Get 10 BAM When You Redeem 95 Cash Miles ($10)
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Pharmasave: - Get 3x AM WUS $30 On Almost Anything In-Store
  • [ Nov 15 to Dec 27 ] - Pharmasave: - Get 5 BAM On Purchase Of 2 OR Get 10 BAM On Purchase Of 3 Pharmasave Brand Products

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Per some discussion and early previews in the AM Discussions thread (thanks @nightshademi, @Kelly M, @akaManny, @PointsHubby and others), we've decided to start the Air Miles Shop The Block 2018 thread a little earlier than normal. I've added one offer posted in said thread and will add more as they come available or when the STB website goes live.
Last edited by trystee on Nov 15th, 2018 1:38 am, edited 11 times in total.
Thread Summary
Those new to Air Miles! As reminder, DO NOT register for a new Air Miles card and use on the same day. Follow the following steps or do it now.

1. Create account first.
2, Setup up everything and print temporary card. I usually cut this out and tape it up with packing tape to prevent ripping.
3. During sign up process, set ALL air miles to accrue under AIR MILES CASH!
4. Wait 24hrs before you use it. The card is DEFAULTED to Dream Miles and changes in step 3 does not apply for 24hrs.
5. Step 4 is important and you should default all to Air Miles Cash for now. You should accrue as much 95AM increments as possible in time for offers to redeem.
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Terms & Conditions:
Between November 15, 2018 and December 27, 2018, Collectors must make eligible purchases at (i) 7 different AIR MILES Partners using 7 or more different AIR MILES® Shop the Block™ Event Bonus Offers (“Bonus Offers”) and meet the criteria required for each unique Bonus Offer to qualify for the 2,000 Bonus Miles; or (ii) 5 different participating AIR MILES Partners using 5 different Bonus Offers and meet the criteria required for each unique Bonus Offer to qualify for the 1,000 Bonus Miles; or (iii) 3 different participating AIR MILES Partners using 3 different Bonus Offers and meet the criteria required for each unique Bonus Offer to qualify for the 300 Bonus Miles. Criteria, offer periods and spend frequency may vary for each Bonus Offer. Please see the terms and conditions of each unique Bonus Offer for specific details. Bonus Offers available only in the AIR MILES Shop the Block™ Event Coupon Booklet or at airmiles.ca/ShopTheBlock. Limit of one (1) Bonus Offer per Collector Number. Please allow up to 120 days after the Bonus Offer end date for Bonus Miles to be posted to Collector Account.
Source: https://shoptheblock.ca/en/terms


Tips & Tricks:

Preparing For STB 2018:

NEW TO AIR MILES

Reminder - DO NOT register for a new Air Miles card and use on the same day. Follow the following steps or do it now:

  1. Create account first
  2. Setup up everything and print temporary card. I usually cut this out and tape it up with packing tape to prevent ripping
  3. During sign up process, set ALL air miles to accrue under AIR MILES CASH!
  4. Wait 24hrs before you use it. The card is DEFAULTED to Dream Miles and changes in step 3 does not apply for 24hrs
  5. Step 4 is important and you should default all to Air Miles Cash for now. You should accrue as much 95AM increments as possible in time for offers to redeem

Thanks @Etabol! (Thread Summary)

  • If you don't have an AM credit card, now may be the time to sign up (AMEX or MC). You will likely get welcome offers, min spend offers, etc. and, if use of an AMEX AM or MC AM CC for X number of transactions happens again this year, that is 2 potential offers completed.
  • Misc tips for AM STB Newbies (Read the 1st post/Start w/ CM/Shop @ Partners IF it's worth it/There may be hiccups).

Thanks @Erumuh (Posts #166 & 272)


CASH VS DREAM MILES

  • If STB 2018 turns out to be plenty of Cash Mile redemption offers, change your Earn temporarily to 100% Cash Miles until you feel you have enough points to cover those CM redemptions
  • Accumulate CM quickly in anticipation of STB - look to AM Partners who are offering BAM in their flyers this weekend. Miles from these Partners will usually post quickly, either just before the start of STB or in its early days

Thanks @PointsHubby! (Posts #69, #112)


Thanks @bot! (Post #923 In AM Discussion Thread)


Pro Tips:

IN GENERAL

  • Save your receipts until you get fully rewarded (300/1000/2000)
  • Try for 1 more than the required amount (in case 1 offer does not get counted)
  • Read terms and conditions (eg. gift cards usually don't count)
  • Don't get cute (if it says SPICY SALSA - don't buy the MILD)
  • Don't bother escalating missing miles until the required time frame to do so
  • Check the dates on the coupons - they vary

Thanks @CaptainCrash! (Post #4)

  • Wait a couple of days from the start of the promotion (I remember problems that happened right at the beginning - Sobeys Urban Fresh coupons last year and airmilesshops in the recent promotion)
  • For Shell, try the new 'opt-in' option to avoid (hopefully) the in-store scanning issues

Thanks @akaManny! (Post #35)

  • People in the Ottawa/Gatineau areas can take advantage of both the ON & QC offers
  • HBC autoconvert - anyone who did it previously should now go in and undo the autoconvert so when the promotion is up, you can do autoconvert again (only do this as your 8th offer though because there is no guarantee you will get the miles). You can do this via http://www.hbc.com/HBCREWARDS/program/AirMilesExchange/
  • Info about your HBC Rewards account: the primary account-holder must call the Hudson`s Bay Customer Service at 1.800.844.8131 or the Hudson’s Bay Rewards VIP Customer Service at 1.866.923.9637 (See "More Member Services" here: https://www.hbc.com/HBCREWARDS/program/ ... ddress.asp)

Thanks @mkl38s! (Posts #37, 40, 42) & @bot! (Post #73)

  • For Airmiles Shops online orders: Turn off any ad blockers <Thanks @bobcat99! (Post #59)>

SUPPORT

  • If you need assistance with missing points, try using AM's Chat Option. Please ensure that any restrictions such as "Points will be awarded within X days" has surpassed before contacting AM and be respective of the AM chat members as this will likely be a busy time for them. <Thanks @shamans! (Post #273)>

COUPON BOOKLETS



  • Typically SPONSORED by AirMiles Partners (so they can differ by province, region, or even from store to store)
  • The Coupon Books show just a SMALL FRACTION of Offers (for a full list of Offers use the website)
  • Read the terms & conditions on all the offers carefully (Back of Coupon, or online) - some have very precise info in regards to Dates, Expiry, Spend Instructions, Specific Items to be purchased, or whether a coupon is needed to get the miles

Thanks @PointsHubby! (Post #11)


GIFT CARDS & OTHER RESTRICTIONS

  • Gift Cards in these AMs BIG BONUS EVENTS are tricky - some Retailers exclude them, others are ok with them (READ THE FINE PRINT on each Coupon Offer / Challenge)
  • Example: Some clearly say things like not valid for online purchases or excluding the purchase of the following items _____ etc
  • Check on the AirMiles Retailer Directory - https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/SponsorDirectory (set the Region to where you live)
  • Check on the AirMiles Shops.ca Retailer Directory - https://www.airmilesshops.ca/en/directory#shops (Hover over any Retailer to see the STORE INFO button... click on that... then read the list of Exclusions under Important Info)
  • Ya need to do this for each Store to see what their Policy is regarding AirMiles & Gift Cards BEFORE you buy them and figure they will count in your total needed Transactions / Challenges
  • FULL AirMile Partners (Shell, Rona, Lowe’s, Staples, etc.) may have further info on their own websites (ie Staples.ca) about AirMiles and what rules & requirements there are.
  • Example: The majority of FULL AirMiles Partners give out 1 AM / $20 Spend... but not all. Staples is 1 AM / $40. In order to qualify one usually has to earn AT LEAST ONE BASE MILE... so in the case of Staples you got to spend a minimum of $40

Thanks @PointsHubby! (Post #30)


Retailers:

Partners List: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/SponsorDirectory <Thanks @PointsHubby! (Post #319)>

AMEX:

Rexall:

Shell:

Various:
Last edited by trystee on Nov 13th, 2018 11:33 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Pro tips

- Save your receipts
- Try for 1 more than the required amount
- Read terms and conditions (gift cards usually don't count)
- Don't get cute (if it says SPICY SALSA - don't buy the mild)
- Don't bother escalating missing miles until the required time frame to do so.
- check the dates on the coupons. They vary.
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damn, 7 diferrent ams shops now will make this more costly $$$ down the drain, im thinking min 200$ spending OOP at least
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mikka2017 wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 12:03 am
damn, 7 diferrent ams shops now will make this more costly $$$ down the drain, im thinking min 200$ spending OOP at least
at least these 2k ams will count in 2019 towards onyx
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Thanks for the early alert. Looking forward to participating in my first STB promo this year Grinning Face
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Here's flyer from Metro.
Just part of the promo like last year.
More promo will be posted online.
I believe Sobeys have a different flyer as well.

Enjoy!
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chn1222 wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 12:30 am
Here's flyer from Metro.
Just part of the promo like last year.
More promo will be posted online.
I believe Sobeys have a different flyer as well.

Enjoy!
Thanks @chn1222.

I have another thread I promised I'd update tonight so I'll try and add the offers from the Metro booklet into the master list sometime tomorrow.

If anyone else comes across any other booklets from Sobeys/Foodland/Shell/Rexall/etc. and can post images, I'll add them as well.
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chn1222 wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 12:30 am
Here's flyer from Metro.
Just part of the promo like last year.
More promo will be posted online.
I believe Sobeys have a different flyer as well.

Enjoy!
TIP - Coupon Booklets

They are typically SPONSORED by AirMiles Partners
So they can differ by Province, Region, or even from Store to Store

The Coupon Books show just a SMALL FRACTION of Offers
For a full list of Offers use the website

Read the terms & conditions on all the offers carefully
(Back of Coupon, or online)

Some have very precise info in regards to Dates, Expiry, Spend Instructions, Specific Items to be purchased, or whether a coupon is needed to get the miles
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trystee wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 12:49 am
Thanks @chn1222.

I have another thread I promised I'd update tonight so I'll try and add the offers from the Metro booklet into the master list sometime tomorrow.

If anyone else comes across any other booklets from Sobeys/Foodland/Shell/Rexall/etc. and can post images, I'll add them as well.
:) Feel free to add the pics into master list.
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Excellent timing. I just fulfilled my spending obligation with my new Amex Air Miles Reserve card, which got me 2,400 AM, automatic Onyx status, lounge access, and a "free" companion flight (minus taxes/fees, of course!).

I'll grab my 1,000 AM from this and that should easily net me and my travel companion a free round-trip flight to Halifax this spring. From my in-the-middle-of-nowhere home base, that's worth about $800 or so. Great combo of benefits!

WoooOOOOooT!
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buriboi wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 12:57 am
Excellent timing. I just fulfilled my spending obligation with my new Amex Air Miles Reserve card, which got me 2,400 AM, automatic Onyx status, lounge access, and a "free" companion flight (minus taxes/fees, of course!).

I'll grab my 1,000 AM from this and that should easily net me and my travel companion a free round-trip flight to Halifax this spring. From my in-the-middle-of-nowhere home base, that's worth about $800 or so. Great combo of benefits!

WoooOOOOooT!
Congrats.

Note it’s 1,000 BIG BONUS MILES for 5
Or 2,000 BIG BONUS MILES for 7

Ya may as well plan on doing the 2 extra for DOUBLE the BIG BONUS
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From the Back to School Offer I made a note to also keep track of the order number, dates, purchase price etc, as that will be asked during chats for missing miles. Since we will get email receipts good to know which receipts are in which email as I'm doing this for my family of 4. So things can be very complicated right away; I certainly never remember a thing at all, like 3 months after promo ends so I always fall back on my notes. I bet miles will be missing again as encountered each time, this way air miles get you to shop more and do more shops. I never fall for that, so I just keep good records. Canada Post never posts for the last 3 promos I did, so FYI.

Excited and looking to see what offers there are, will not do all 7 if not worth it for me.

PS: I made a reminder since last year to not gas up your tank too full so you can gas up when the promo starts mid Nov. Many people somehow don't get it right the first gas up due to attendant error etc so they have to redo it.

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