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[Sobeys] 10% Off Air Canada Gift Cards

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saturday2k wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 6:46 am
If I charge full ticket price on CC and then seat upgrade on GC, I should still have the CC insurance coverages right??
Good question, I also hope to hear an answer from this.
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Do we receive Aeroplan points and AQM/AQD on tickets purchased via gift card?
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Great deal, thanks for posting. Confirmed November 10th (tomorrow) until the 16th in Toronto.

By the way, does anyone know if we get airmiles for buying these GCs? I suspect that T&C say no but maybe it's not forced, like buying GCs at Shell.
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ipassgas wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 11:28 pm
Wow... 10% off Air Canada combinable with any regar AC discounts, and 5 times American Express Rewards points with Cobalt card. Hot deal +++. Thanks OP.
Would I be awarded 5x points with Amex Cobalt card since the gift card purchase in Sobeys is considered a grocery purchase only?
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padfoot wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 8:42 am
Would I be awarded 5x points with Amex Cobalt card since the gift card purchase in Sobeys is considered a grocery purchase only?
Yes.
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Arrgh wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 12:08 am
10% discount is really good.

If paying the trip with some premium CC's will cover lost luggage, flight delay, trip interruptions, or medicals. But if only paying part of the trip with the CC, the coverage may be lost. That'd be my worry with using these AC GCs.
Exactly. It's the possible lack of CC insurance that's stopping me from buying this.
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travelgeek wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:12 am
Exactly. It's the possible lack of CC insurance that's stopping me from buying this.
Just checked the terms on my card (ScotiaGold American Express) - 75% of trip cost must be charged to card, therefore you can use the GC to pay for at most 25% of the ticket cost. At a 10% discount for that 25% portion, that's only 2.5% discount - not really worthwhile for me.
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I also just checked the terms on my card (TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card) - Under Trip Cancellation, Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance, Delayed and Lost Baggage Insurance - Covered Trip means a trip for which the full cost has been charged to Your Account.
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carsncars wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:15 am
Just checked the terms on my card (ScotiaGold American Express) - 75% of trip cost must be charged to card, therefore you can use the GC to pay for at most 25% of the ticket cost. At a 10% discount for that 25% portion, that's only 2.5% discount - not really worthwhile for me.
Good to know. I have the Scotia Amex. But I would usually use the TD or CIBC ae to pay for the tax/fee for aeropeso redemptions (for the insurance), and TD First Class visa to buy vacation packages (for the 4.5% back).

But if using the AC GC means no insurance, I'd rather not.
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Nov 9th, 2017 9:38 am
I also just checked the terms on my card (TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card) - Under Trip Cancellation, Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance, Delayed and Lost Baggage Insurance - Covered Trip means a trip for which the full cost has been charged to Your Account.
So if full cost needs to be charged to have insurance, well, I'd not use the AC GCs.
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I think if you are flying domestic and just have 1 flight you should be ok. Even if you have a connecting flight but everything is on 1 ticket, if your first flight is delayed or cancelled it is up to air canada to get you to your destination and to cover the cost of hotel/ food.

If you are at your origin it shouldn't be an issue. If you are between connecting flights or on the return you will generally get AC minimum and this is where insurance comes in handy.

For flights from YWG to YYZ or YVR or something similar, the 10% off is good, especially if you already have a discount code.
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is this deal only for the west?

At Sobeys, Safeway, and Save-On-Foods locations in Western Canada (subject to availability)
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dammit I just booked a ticket to HK last night before I saw this thread. Has anyone have luck calling in and changing their payment option?
I tried this morning but got no luck, wondering if its dependent on the agent.
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Any good Air Canada Promotion Codes currently out there?

Would be great for stacking!

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