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AirMiles 2019 (General Discussion Thread)

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Apr 20, 2016
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My Shell email promo is "get 50 BAM when you complete 3 eligible in-store purchases of $5 or more".

I'll probably buy some (non-Shell) gift cards since I need to meet a CC min spend.
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Nov 9, 2013
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Electrah wrote: Ouch that one is harsh...I always get the same 4x min of 25L for the past few months...wish it was something like 3 though
I wish I got this offer with my tank I could do it in one stop.
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BigScee wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2019 9:44 pm
My Shell email promo is "get 50 BAM when you complete 3 eligible in-store purchases of $5 or more".

I'll probably buy some (non-Shell) gift cards since I need to meet a CC min spend.
Good plan

Use your Offer wisely where you can double or triple dip (plus CC benefits)

My faves @ Shell are ... Sobey’s, Cdn Tire or LCBO GCs

Be sure and check the RFD GC Thread for up to the date Offers
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/various ... #p30349948
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Sep 2, 2010
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I got 25 AM loyaltyone on all my cards (jan 2nd).

Anyone knows what this is for ?
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superbigjay wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 8:30 am
I got 25 AM loyaltyone on all my cards (jan 2nd).

Anyone knows what this is for ?
Opting in to AirMiles emails. Promo that ran a while back.
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superbigjay wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 8:30 am
I got 25 AM loyaltyone on all my cards (jan 2nd).

Anyone knows what this is for ?
Rare to get a LoyaltyOne POSTING ... so they stand out for sure

I looked back thru my own SCREEN SHOT HISTORY, cause I recall one around this time last year

DATE - SPONSOR LOGO - SPONSOR INFO - DESCRIPTION - REWARD MILES - BONUS MILES

22 DEC 17 ... LOYALTYONE ... BLANK ... COMPLIMENTS OF AIRMILES ... BLANK ... +19

My 2017 AMs Tracking Spreadsheet proves that the 19 Miles were MISSING MILES from the 2017 STB Promotion, where Indigo c/o AirMiles Shops.ca shortchanged me on my Base Miles which in turn effected everything else from them. And I had a discussion with AirMiles about this huge discrepancy.

So it was a MANUAL POSTING by AirMiles
Kelly M wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 8:39 am
Opting in to AirMiles emails. Promo that ran a while back.
Gosh been awhile since I signed up (years)

But you are right, it could definitely be that Offer
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Kelly M wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 8:39 am
Opting in to AirMiles emails. Promo that ran a while back.
This is what I tought,
But for my main account, I signed up long time ago...
Is that loyalty bonus miles recurrent?
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superbigjay wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 9:10 am
This is what I tought,
But for my main account, I signed up long time ago...
Is that loyalty bonus miles recurrent?
No it’s a one off
You sign up for AirMiles Emails you get the 25 AMs
It doesn’t repeat annually or anything like that
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superbigjay wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2019 9:10 am
This is what I tought,
But for my main account, I signed up long time ago...
Is that loyalty bonus miles recurrent?
Not recurrent, but some people opted out and then opted back in when the promo ran a while ago. And many people reported getting those miles yesterday. If you didn’t opt out & back in, then maybe your 25 miles are for something else?
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Sep 6, 2016
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I have a naive question.
If i use a co-brand AM CC and Airmiles blue card at the same time for promo like pay $50 and get 60 BAM, will you get double bonuses 2 X 60 BAM ? ( for a CC and for a blue card)?

THank you
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Nov 11, 2016
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Halifax
MasterPro wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 8:46 am
I have a naive question.
If i use a co-brand AM CC and Airmiles blue card at the same time for promo like pay $50 and get 60 BAM, will you get double bonuses 2 X 60 BAM ? ( for a CC and for a blue card)?

THank you
No - your credit card has a set amount , usually either 1 Air Miles per $ 10 spent or 1 Air Miles per $ 20 spend.
If you get Bonus Air Miles at the retailer - the credit card - IF it is set up to do double air Miles - will only do it on the BASE MILES>

Example :
Spend $ 100 at Sobey's - get 50 Bonus Air Miles and 5 Base Miles.

If credit card does DOUBLE Air Miles it will be :
1 Air Miles per $ 20 spend = 5 Air Miles
5 Air Miles x 2 = 10 Air Miles from Credit card

So your total on the transaction is 55 AM ( from Retailer ) + 10 AM ( Credit Card ) = 65 Air Miles
Loving the new PC Optimum program !
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AMEX and BMO both have branded AirMiles Credit Cards.

AMEX has 3 Personal Cards

AMEX (Gold - Platinum - Reserve) = https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/c ... k_airmiles

BMO has 4 Personal & 2 Business Cards

BMO (Personal = SPC - Basic - World - World Elite) = https://www.bmo.com/main/personal/credi ... /airmiles/

BMO (Business = Fee - No Fee) = https://www.bmo.com/main/business/credit-cards/

Depending on the card they earn anywhere from 1 AM / $ 10 - 1 AM / $ 15 - or 1 AM / $ 20 Spend

Some offer those earns across the board everywhere, while others only offer those Earn rates at AirMiles Partners

A few of the cards, double the miles earned at AirMiles Partners (usually the lower earn rate cards)

So instead of earning 1 AM / $ 20 Spend, it becomes 1 AM / $ 10 Spent at AirMiles Partners

You honestly have to know YOUR CARD ... and what the fine print for it says

As stated by @rdiamond1 the AMs CCs Earns are SEPERATE from AMs PARTNER Earns... and are also POSTED SEPERATELY by your CC.

AMs PARTNER Promotions (Sobey’s, Shell, Rexall, AirMiles Shops.ca) also POST SEPERATELY. So if a Retailer is offering Pay $ 50 Get 60 BAMs

You’ll see those Miles POST by the Retailer

And then if you used an AMs CC for the Purchase any earn miles would show up on your CC Statement, and POST once as Month in your AMs Account as a lump sum

Exactly why some folks can see what appears to be crazy large monthly miles coming from their AMs CC POSTINGS

If someone gets a POSTING of say 300 BMO BAMs ... it could mean they spent $ 3000 (1 AM / $ 10 Spent)
Or it could mean they spent a lot more than that amount... it all depends on what AMs CC they have
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I have approximately 10,000 Dream Miles. Trying to redeem for an airline ticket to India has been a total fail, as taxes/fees are close to $700, (a ticket can be bought for $1000 otherwise for the period I am looking to go in)
Should have done some research before collecting dream miles. Any other workaround options I might have. If people use dream miles for vacations do they buy the certificates as that might be a better value?
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bobcat99 wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 10:38 am
I have approximately 10,000 Dream Miles. Trying to redeem for an airline ticket to India has been a total fail, as taxes/fees are close to $700, (a ticket can be bought for $1000 otherwise for the period I am looking to go in)
Should have done some research before collecting dream miles. Any other workaround options I might have. If people use dream miles for vacations do they buy the certificates as that might be a better value?
Short Hall and last min are best for actual air travel with AM hotel and car can be good also
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bobcat99 wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 10:38 am
I have approximately 10,000 Dream Miles. Trying to redeem for an airline ticket to India has been a total fail, as taxes/fees are close to $700, (a ticket can be bought for $1000 otherwise for the period I am looking to go in)
Should have done some research before collecting dream miles. Any other workaround options I might have. If people use dream miles for vacations do they buy the certificates as that might be a better value?
Ouch...I an collecting for a Vegas trip..overseas is expensive. Best use for some merchandise..I think is 30% today if you login via broswer or wait for a 50% off.

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