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AirMiles (2018 General Discussion)

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Onyx Status...

Just checked in on my AMs Account
And as of Sunday’s Weekly Update, I have now officially made / requalified for Onyx Status for 2019
Woo hoo !
Came as a bit of a surprise... cause I somehow forgot a recent Purchase with Bonus Points

So official, 6000+ AirMiles as of the middle of June
(Onyx Status now in place until December 31, 2019)

This is the earliest I have ever qualified / requalified
(Usually finding myself scrambling come November / December to get it done by December 31st)

I owe it all to RFD for the shared info and support by fellow collectors

Of my 6000 AMs...
More than half were earned in the Big Bonuses from
Shop The Block 2017 = 2000 Bonus AirMiles ... POSTED February 2018
and
MegaMiles 2018 = 1250 Bonus AirMiles ... POSTED June 2018

The other 2750 came also thru a lot of RFD posts in this very topic sharing info on weekly deals, AirMiles Shops.ca Multipliers, and other bonus events
(Strategic shopping pays off but again)

Thanks everyone for your help & encouragement
And a big shout out to @trystee who puts so much time & effort into various topics over on the RFD HOT DEALS FORUM
Including the one on Gift Cards Promos & Bonuses
And the annual ones for Shop The Block & MegaMiles
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Congrats on getting to Onyx status @PointsHubby early this year and thanks for the big shout out.

I was lucky enough to stumble across the STB in an early flyer last year and created the thread. However, @jakeoh should be given props for this year's MegaMiles thread and the rest of the community for sharing PLU's, receipts, etc. in both and previous threads.

Personally, I'm on pace for an Oct/Nov Onyx renewal qualification. Here's hoping that AM comes out with more reasonably achievable offers. :D
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Great way to boost your points this week if you are a Sobey's shopper. Buy $150 Sobey's GC and receive 150 AM, up to five bonuses aloud.
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mik99 wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 4:23 pm
Great way to boost your points this week if you are a Sobey's shopper. Buy $150 Sobey's GC and receive 150 AM, up to five bonuses aloud.
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You need not be Sobeys Shopper.

Since this card can be used at Freshco as well you can get this great deal and use your gift card at Freshco.
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Please don't forget to use a better credit card( Scotia Amex in my case) to get Credit card Reward.

For me, this deal brings 21$ value for 150$ spending and Price matching savings @ Freshco.

I would say IT IS UNBELIEVABLE DEAL since you get 10% discount on your grocery.
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mik99 wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 4:23 pm
Great way to boost your points this week if you are a Sobey's shopper. Buy $150 Sobey's GC and receive 150 AM, up to five bonuses aloud.
Your text to link here...
Yes I caught that...
Definitely a good AMs deal.

@trystee who maintains the RFD HOT DEALS GC Thread recently posted that Sobey’s GC Deal
They also posted that they found another at Sobey’s Urban Fresh for a lower amount ... $ 75 Sobey’s GC for 75 Bonus AirMiles

various-retailers-gift-card-deals-disco ... 8-2161518/
[Jun 21 to 27] - [ Sobeys (ON) / Sobeys Kosher (ON) ] - Sobeys GC Get 150 Bonus Air Miles When You Spend $150 On A Sobeys GC, Limit Of 5 Bonus Offers Per Collector Account (Sobeys (ON) - Middle Of Page 1 & Bottom Of Page 7 Of Jun 21 to 27 Flyer; Sobeys Kosher (ON) - Middle Of Page 1 & Bottom Of Last Page Of Jun 21 to 27 Flyer) - 150 Bonus Air Miles

[Jun 21 to 27] - [ Foodland (ON) ] - Foodland GC Get 150 Bonus Air Miles When You Spend $150 On A Foodland GC, Limit Of 5 Bonus Offers Per Collector Account (Middle Of Page 1 Of Jun 21 to 27 Flyer) - 150 Bonus Air Miles

[Jun 21 to 27] - [ Sobeys Urban Fresh (ON) ] - Sobeys GC Get 75 Bonus Air Miles When You Spend $75 On A Sobeys GC, No Fine Print As To A Limit Per Collector Account (Top Of Page 1 Of Jun 21 to 27 Flyer) - 75 Bonus Air Miles

[Jun 21 to 27] - [ Safeway / Sobeys (West) / Safeway ] - Safeway/Sobeys/IGA GC Or Bonus Air Miles Spend A Minimum $100 Grocery Purchase And Get Either A $10 Safeway/Sobeys/IGA GC Or 100 Bonus Air Miles With Flyer Coupon (And Air Miles Collector Card For BAM) (Bottom Of First & Last Pages Of Jun 21 to 27 Flyer) - $ 10 GC Or 100 Bonus Air Miles
We are not shopping quite so much at Sobey’s Group theses days... as we are at PC+ Loblaws Group due to the incredible Offers with the PCO Program...

But we do stop in to do some strategic shopping to pick up weekly Bonus AirMiles with Purchase items when the price is also right

So a smaller Sobey’s GC of $ 75, is probably a better choice for us...
Especially so these days with all the GC Fraud... one doesn’t want to buying a large denomination where you may end up carrying an unused balance
As that is what makes buying GCs most risky... having an unused balance stolen
Last edited by PointsHubby on Jun 20th, 2018 5:05 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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trystee wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 3:45 pm
Congrats on getting to Onyx status @PointsHubby early this year and thanks for the big shout out.

I was lucky enough to stumble across the STB in an early flyer last year and created the thread. However, @jakeoh should be given props for this year's MegaMiles thread and the rest of the community for sharing PLU's, receipts, etc. in both and previous threads.

Personally, I'm on pace for an Oct/Nov Onyx renewal qualification. Here's hoping that AM comes out with more reasonably achievable offers. :D
I am just short by 101 AM for coveted 6000 AMs and requalifying for Onyx Status.

But I am already qualified till Dec 2019.

Thanks to this great Thread.

2000 AM from STB
1250 AM from MM
750 AM from Sobeys Giftcard deal last time


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Meraweightloss wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 4:40 pm
I am just short by 101 AM for coveted 6000 AMs and requalifying for Onyx Status.

But I am already qualified till Dec 2019.

Thanks to this great Thread.

2000 AM from STB
1250 AM from MM
750 AM from Sobeys Giftcard deal last time


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December 2019 ?

Honestly... not sure how that can be if you have not got to 6000 yet in 2018

Anyone who qualified with 6000 AMs in 2017, only got their Onyx Status thru to March 31, 2019 as per the old terms of Qualifying
(Ie ... earn in one year... enjoy in the next ... so Earn in 2016 ... enjoy January 1, 2017 thru March 31, 2018 = 15 months always 15 months per Qualifying ... no more, no less)

2017, was a bit of an anomaly as AirMiles was granting Status as soon as 6000 was reached...
Ie ... Earned June 15, 2017 and enjoy thru to March 31, 2019 ... so one got a lot more than the old 15 months Status

For more info see the post about AirMiles Status Qualifying
airmiles-announcement-changes-gold-onyx ... g-2150278/

I’ve been Onyx for several years now...
And just by getting to 6000 this week does my status extend to December 31, 2019 (qualified with 6000 AMs in 2018)
Before this milestone... I was bopping along on my Onyx Status to March 31, 2019 (qualified with 6000 AMs in 2017)
And before that ... Onyx Status to March 31, 2018 (qualified with 6000 AMs in 2016)
Etc
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mik99 wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 4:23 pm
Great way to boost your points this week if you are a Sobey's shopper. Buy $150 Sobey's GC and receive 150 AM, up to five bonuses aloud.
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Only in Ontario? Definitely not in Western Canada or I would be getting 5 of them!
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flyforfree wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 10:58 pm
Only in Ontario? Definitely not in Western Canada or I would be getting 5 of them!
Sobey’s & Safeway out west have a slightly different AMs Promotion going on
See my post # 485 in this topic on page 33
And the quoted GC Section

Your deal this week is Spend $ 100 Minimum and Get 100 AirMiles (or a $ 10 GC)
100 AMs for $ 100 Spend is what I consider a good deal
Same ratio $ 1 : 1 AM as the $ 150 GC Offer here in the east
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PointsHubby wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2018 12:03 am
Sobey’s & Safeway out west have a slightly different AMs Promotion going on
See my post # 485 in this topic on page 33
And the quoted GC Section

Your deal this week is Spend $ 100 Minimum and Get 100 AirMiles (or a $ 10 GC)
100 AMs for $ 100 Spend is what I consider a good deal
Same ratio $ 1 : 1 AM as the $ 150 GC Offer here in the east
I think the gift card deal is MUCH better. You get 150 Air Miles and still have $150 to spend and can potentially earn 100+ more Air Miles on that spend.

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OMG.... I knew it.
The minute I bit the bullet and bought the computer for daughter next year at school - Boom ! - 3 x the points - ONE DAY LATER !

Grrrr....

Anyways - some good stuff happening at Lawton's as well this week - 25 AM for 95 AM's spend.

AND 95 AM's for 35 $ in Compliments.

Both Shell and Irving seem to be having 3 X points this summer.

Also 15 % off selected Air Canada and Westjet flights.
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Points for this weeks Sobey's $150 GC promo posted today.Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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anyone has any news on AM upcoming promotion? STB last year was Nov-Dec and our Megamiles just ended in Mar-Apr, so I thought Jul-Aug should have another promotion as it's too long till Nov, but so far I haven't seen anything yet
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mkl38s wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 6:28 am
anyone has any news on AM upcoming promotion? STB last year was Nov-Dec and our Megamiles just ended in Mar-Apr, so I thought Jul-Aug should have another promotion as it's too long till Nov, but so far I haven't seen anything yet
There is usually some sort of promo during the Summertime (ie AMs Book of Bonuses)
And AirMiles Shops.ca usually has a Bonus promo on for Back to School

But no BIG BONUS payouts like we see for MegaMiles (Spring) or Shop The Block (Fall / Pre Christmas)

Here’s a few tips though if you want to maximize your AMs earning potential
* Sign up for AirMiles Newsletters & Emails
* Watch this topic... lots of chit chat on what is happening / available with promotional BAMs
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PointsHubby wrote:
Jul 5th, 2018 6:35 am
There is usually some sort of promo during the Summertime (ie AMs Book of Bonuses)
And AirMiles Shops.ca usually has a Bonus promo on for Back to School

But no BIG BONUS payouts like we see for MegaMiles (Spring) or Shop The Block (Fall / Pre Christmas)

Here’s a few tips though if you want to maximize your AMs earning potential
* Sign up for AirMiles Newsletters & Emails
* Watch this topic... lots of chit chat on what is happening / available with promotional BAMs
https://optin.airmiles.ca/ in case anyone is looking for it.

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