2019 Air Miles Shop The Block

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Does anyone recall from past STB years.... will the LCBO have a new set of STB offers for Dec 1 - Dec xx ? Logically I would expect that, but I don't want to miss out on locking down LCBO as one of my Partners if I don't buy one of the current offers.
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Tiberius wrote: Does anyone recall from past STB years.... will the LCBO have a new set of STB offers for Dec 1 - Dec xx ? Logically I would expect that, but I don't want to miss out on locking down LCBO as one of my Partners if I don't buy one of the current offers.
I am pretty sure they will. Every AM major promotion, LCBO would have 2 or 3 periods of offers. However, in the past, they didn't get cheaper so I am not sure about this time. If you just get LCBO for the sake of completing an offer, then you can go ahead and get the cheapest ones now. If they offer cheaper ones next batch, then you can always return them and get the new one(s)
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Tiberius wrote: Does anyone recall from past STB years.... will the LCBO have a new set of STB offers for Dec 1 - Dec xx ? Logically I would expect that, but I don't want to miss out on locking down LCBO as one of my Partners if I don't buy one of the current offers.
mkl38s wrote: I am pretty sure they will. Every AM major promotion, LCBO would have 2 or 3 periods of offers. However, in the past, they didn't get cheaper so I am not sure about this time. If you just get LCBO for the sake of completing an offer, then you can go ahead and get the cheapest ones now. If they offer cheaper ones next batch, then you can always return them and get the new one(s)
This

I would say this is ALMOST a sure thing

The LCBO does their marketing on a 2 week cycle for Vintages Wine
And a monthly cycle for pretty much everything else

So ya ... we should be seeing NEW AMs Offers for STB 2019 once this first set for November 14th to 30th ends
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I'm completely confused about buying on airmilesshops.ca. I did it last year and never got the bonus. I am trying to buy two different items. a $100 GC from Indigo and a $50 GC from Amazon. Looks like it's 20x multiplier through the weekend for Black Friday. I signed in through the portal and put the $100 Indigo GC in my cart. I don't see any way to switch over to now purchase the Amazon GC. Can someone provide instruction?
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PointsHubby wrote: This

I would say this is ALMOST a sure thing

The LCBO does their marketing on a 2 week cycle for Vintages Wine
And a monthly cycle for pretty much everything else

So ya ... we should be seeing NEW AMs Offers for STB 2019 once this first set for November 14th to 30th ends
Thanks! I just made a purchase today to get it over with. You made a good point that the next round of offers may not be good.

Does anyone know if you can just buy gift cards to meet the spend at Sobeys, Rexall, etc? I don’t see how it should matter?
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Tiberius wrote: Thanks! I just made a purchase today to get it over with. You made a good point that the next round of offers may not be good.

Does anyone know if you can just buy gift cards to meet the spend at Sobeys, Rexall, etc? I don’t see how it should matter?
GCs are excluded from many of the STB Offers
See each Offer’s fine print T&Cs on the back side of the coupons on the STB 2019 Website www.shoptheblock.ca
By clicking on the offer and the HOW TO USE directions

So ya, cannot buy GCs at any of the Sobey’s Group Stores to do the Spend $ 50 Minimum & Get 5x BAMs for the STB Offer / Partner Count

Same over at Rexall ... No GCs

Only place this works well is the SHELL RETAIL Instore Spend Offer
bc-ab-sk-mb-nt-shell-retail-5-bams-wus- ... h-2328765/

There GCs work (well most of them ... DOESNT WORK for Shell GCs, or Prepaid MC, Visa etc)
Again read the fine print T&Cs

In Ontario the most popular GCs for AMs BIG BONUS Events are the LCBO ones that Shell carries
Easy way to do 2 STB Offers, and double dip by only spending the $ Once

To be honest it’s the only time we buy GCs at Shell ... so I am not sure what else they carry
I don’t believe they have the ones for Sobey’s Group or Rexall

For more info on GCs and how they apply during STB 2019 see the following topics
* This One ... STB 2019 - Event Information = Reply # 4
* This One ... STB 2019 - Event Information = Reply # 19
* AirMiles Shops.ca STB 2019 Offer = national-airmilesshops-ca-50-bams-wus-1 ... h-2330709/
* BMO STB 2019 Offer = national-bmo-ams-mc-50-bams-350-100-bam ... h-2328702/
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Does the BMO MasterCard offer count as a participating partner? I know in other years the credit cards have, but I thought I recalled seeing a note that they did on the coupon. I don’t see that note this year.
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SavinMama wrote: Does the BMO MasterCard offer count as a participating partner? I know in other years the credit cards have, but I thought I recalled seeing a note that they did on the coupon. I don’t see that note this year.
BMO Offer on the STB Website = www.shoptheblock.ca
Counts in your STB PARTNER COUNTS (3, 5, or 7 )
For more info on this Offer ... and which AirMiles FULL PARTNERS that BMO requires purchases at see this designated offer thread
national-bmo-ams-mc-50-bams-350-100-bam ... h-2328702/
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SavinMama wrote: Does the BMO MasterCard offer count as a participating partner? I know in other years the credit cards have, but I thought I recalled seeing a note that they did on the coupon. I don’t see that note this year.
Yes, but you need to opt-in :
https://shoptheblock.ca/en/partner_offers
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Sobeys this week - buy $150 Sobeys GC and get 150 BAM. Foodland - buy $100 Foodland GC and get 100BAM. Perfect for double dip on BAM when doing STB at Sobeys/Foodland/Urban Fresh. Buy the GC, wait for Blue Friday (should be in couple of weeks), accomplish STB offer while collecting tons of AMs. I think limit of 5 GCs so we can seriously rack up some miles if you shop at Sobeys often
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mkl38s wrote: Sobeys this week - buy $150 Sobeys GC and get 150 BAM. Foodland - buy $100 Foodland GC and get 100BAM. Perfect for double dip on BAM when doing STB at Sobeys/Foodland/Urban Fresh. Buy the GC, wait for Blue Friday (should be in couple of weeks), accomplish STB offer while collecting tons of AMs. I think limit of 5 GCs so we can seriously rack up some miles if you shop at Sobeys often
Good TIP
Buy a GC on one AMs Promo, and use it on another

But no guarantees we’ll see another BLUE FRIDAY in December
(There was none in 2018)

There was just one on Friday ~ November 29th

And Sobey’s Group doesn’t offer them consistently every month.
(2019 = JAN - FEB - MAR - MAY (twice) - JULY - AUG - OCT - NOV (Black Friday)

But then the STB Offer is good until December 27th ... and one just needs to spend $ 50 min, so I suppose one could take a wait & see approach up to the last minute in hopes of using those GCs on a double dip
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mkl38s wrote: Sobeys this week - buy $150 Sobeys GC and get 150 BAM. Foodland - buy $100 Foodland GC and get 100BAM. Perfect for double dip on BAM when doing STB at Sobeys/Foodland/Urban Fresh. Buy the GC, wait for Blue Friday (should be in couple of weeks), accomplish STB offer while collecting tons of AMs. I think limit of 5 GCs so we can seriously rack up some miles if you shop at Sobeys often
For those in Toronto, also Urban Fresh buy $75 and get 75 BAM. In the past, occasionally this did not work on the first day, so anxious to hear about this. The BAM should appear on the receipt.
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mkl38s wrote: Sobeys this week - buy $150 Sobeys GC and get 150 BAM. Foodland - buy $100 Foodland GC and get 100BAM. Perfect for double dip on BAM when doing STB at Sobeys/Foodland/Urban Fresh. Buy the GC, wait for Blue Friday (should be in couple of weeks), accomplish STB offer while collecting tons of AMs. I think limit of 5 GCs so we can seriously rack up some miles if you shop at Sobeys often
Tough sledding in BC this year for STB. To make matters worse, while there's a Sobeys here, the nearest Safeway is 115 km away and there's no Thriftys. I can't even trust that I'll spend $350 at BoM partners. Safeway also has the 150 bonus AM for a $150 Safeway GC (limit 5). My workaround will be this: I called my local Sobeys and they assured me STB applies to them (wrong, as confirmed with AM CSR supervisor), but, they said they will accept Safeway GCs. I plan on buying 3x$150 GCs at the Cranbrook Safeway. (+450AM) I'll use one to buy $50 worth of qualifying merchandise to get one partner count and I'll be assured of making my BoM limit. The balance, we'll use for our daily shopping at Sobeys locally. Sound logical? So many hoops this year! :facepalm:
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does sobeys have those blue friday bonus AMs promos every friday? i missed the last one... tia, i have to drive to ajax westney rd! they closed all of them in scarberia

also sobeys GC works at all other locations and vice versa right? i havne't shopped at UF, foodland since the last STB promo
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mikka2017 wrote: does sobeys have those blue friday bonus AMs promos every friday? i missed the last one... tia, i have to drive to ajax westney rd! they closed all of them in scarberia

also sobeys GC works at all other locations and vice versa right? i havne't shopped at UF, foodland since the last STB promo
Blue Friday’s happen about once a month (sometimes they skip a month)
Last one was Black Friday = November 29th
Difficult to say if there will be on in December

Watch the Weekly Flyers though (Flipp is a good source)
Sobey’s has a lot of other decent promos that one can make good use of ... or STACK in one way or another

This week the Sobey’s Ontario Flyer is featuring 150 BAMs WU Buy $ 150 in Sobey’s Group GCs

Go in ... buy them
Then Use them same as Cash to earn more AMs on your purchases
(Like the STB Offer ... Spend $ 50 MIN ... Get 5x the Base AirMiles = 5 AMs / $ 20 Spent)

Awesome STACK
Turns that $ 150 Spent in GCs into 150 + 35 = 185 AMs on $ 150 of Groceries
PLUS any extra bonus miles from Flyer Promos, Store Promos, MY SOBEYs Offers etc

Sobey’s Group GCs are useable at ANY of the stores in Sobey’s Group Canadawide
From the Sobey’s website
Cards can be redeemed at Sobeys, IGA, Garden Market IGA, Foodland, Safeway, FreshCo, Chalo! FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drugs, Needs, Fast Fuel and Price Chopper (ON) locations across Canada. Sobeys gift cards are accepted only in these IGA locations in B.C (1) 4823 – 50 Avenue , Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 (2) 5001 – 50 Avenue, Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 (3) 624-9 Avenue North, Golden, BC VOA 1HO
https://www.sobeys.com/en/gift-cards-every-occasion/
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I cannot find the WIKI you sent me on how to make the order on airmilesshops. It was so helpful last time. I looked through STB website as well as AM website and don't see how to find it. Can you please tell me how to locate it?
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Jerseygal wrote: I cannot find the WIKI you sent me on how to make the order on airmilesshops. It was so helpful last time. I looked through STB website as well as AM website and don't see how to find it. Can you please tell me how to locate it?
I VAGUELY recall this convo
But I will have to dig it up to remember exactly what I forwarded to you
I am away from my computer for awhile, so will have to follow up later tonight
Hope that’s ok
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Thanks PointsHubby. I just went back through all the posts and found what I was looking for. No need to go digging but thanks anyway.
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Did anyone get their STB bonus yet.. I still haven't received anything =/
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jellytime wrote: Did anyone get their STB bonus yet.. I still haven't received anything =/
Too early.

STB 2019 was the same timeframe as STB 2018

And those BIG BONUS MILES were POSTED on Valentines Day ❤️ February 14th

I expect about the same this year

* NOTE - More importantly a lot of folks are patiently waiting on the AirMiles Shops.ca STB 2019 ... 50 BAMs to post
We are keeping an eye for them that they’ll be sooner than later
As they have UP TO 60 / 90 DAYS to POST from the end of the event (December 27th )

The BIG BONUS Miles will get held up for EVERYONE if the AMShops BAMs are delayed
As they need the AMShops.ca Reports to determine the 3/5/7 BIG BONUS Miles
Last year they POSTED extremely early ... end of January
And consequently the BIG BONUS BAMs were mid February

*fingers crossed* hoping for more of the same for STB 2019

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