2019 Air Miles Mega Miles

National - AIRMILES SHOPS.CA - 50 BAMs WUS $ 100 or more in one transaction @ select Stores (March 21st thru April 25th)

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Jan 12, 2006
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Edmonton
Alivenate wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 7:13 pm
Darn, missed out on this.



Question: So any airmilesshops.ca store that doesn't clearly state that they don't offer AIR Miles points for gift cards qualify correct? Does H&M, RW&Co, and Lids count as it doesn't state anywhere that gift card purchases don't accumulate Air Miles
I tried RW&Co before and it didn't count.
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May 1, 2018
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Vancouver
ttoommyy wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 3:46 am
I tried RW&Co before and it didn't count.
Hmm.. Maybe it's safer just to go with Indigo since people have reported it working... Although I don't know what I would get at Indigo though
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Nov 11, 2016
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Halifax
mzmoney wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 12:41 pm
Hi @Hartia0 !

I bought $100 Indigo GC for MegaMiles and had the same issue, only 4 AM and had to do chat for the MM BAM and Partner count!

On April 11th, I took advantage of 10X day and decided to try $105 on one card and $110 on another card vs exact $100 and sure enough, just saw today (see screenshot below), I received the +5, +45 for 10x for BOTH cards. However, no BAM yet.

Tip: even though AM says $100 or over for airmilesshops.ca, buy at least $105 since it's not worth the extra hassle of doing AM Chat for the missing BAM and having to worry about Partner Count

p.s. since this is only my 2nd Event, now I see why AM Collectors do additional in case, one doesn't work! lol

Same here... I have done this twice now on Amazon .... one order is split up - both purchases over 130 $ BEFORE tax - still both posting 4 Air Miles.
Ugh.
I am not sure when the delayed portion gets here if it will add to the first four.
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Oct 3, 2018
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GTA
rdiamond1 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2019 10:45 am
Same here... I have done this twice now on Amazon .... one order is split up - both purchases over 130 $ BEFORE tax - still both posting 4 Air Miles.
Ugh.
I am not sure when the delayed portion gets here if it will add to the first four.
Hmm, even well over $100 for the non split purchase with Amazon and still showing 4 AM?

Sigh, if doing this again for another mega event, will stick with Indigo $105 or $110 pretax and cross fingers, it works (again!) in future.
Last edited by mzmoney on Apr 21st, 2019 11:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Feb 7, 2017
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Hartia0 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 7:21 pm
So I bought a $100 indigo GC twice. Both only posted 4 AM
Contacted AM one of them added a note so when Megamiles end it'll have to investigate.

The other added the missing 1 mile, and added a note about the Megamiles too.

so none of them got the 50BAM and will have to contact later to add those back in.
mzmoney wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 12:41 pm
Hi @Hartia0 !

I bought $100 Indigo GC for MegaMiles and had the same issue, only 4 AM and had to do chat for the MM BAM and Partner count!

On April 11th, I took advantage of 10X day and decided to try $105 on one card and $110 on another card vs exact $100 and sure enough, just saw today (see screenshot below), I received the +5, +45 for 10x for BOTH cards. However, no BAM yet.

Tip: even though AM says $100 or over for airmilesshops.ca, buy at least $105 since it's not worth the extra hassle of doing AM Chat for the missing BAM and having to worry about Partner Count

p.s. since this is only my 2nd Event, now I see why AM Collectors do additional in case, one doesn't work! lol
This is a PITA ONGOING ISSUE with Chapters / Indigo, and a few other AMShops Retailers

If you buy anywhere “near” a Mile Marker (for Chapters / Indigo that’s 1 AM / $ 20 Spend)
You most likely will be short changed by 1 AM

It sucks because if there is a Bonus Multiplier in effect at the same time

Then being short changed on the Base Miles, also effects the rest of your BAMs due

Best advice...

Lol, Spend more to get above the mile marker ($ 5 or more)
Or be prepared to follow up with AMs Customer Service
Although, I have found that most CSReps will tell you they cannot do a Miles Adjustment until after the 120 Days from then end of the Promo has passed :rolleyes:

Which also sucks
That’s 4 months down the road
MMs Ends April 25th + 4 months takes me to August 25th or later
I got better things to do with my time than chase after Spring Event Missing Miles at the end of Summer!!!!
So I now adjust my spending to compensate

Or as @mzmoney said, always throw another Offer into the mix for Insurance

MMs 2019 for me in Ontario was pretty easy this year
So I did not have to rely on AMShops and an extra $ 100
So that was a BONUS onto itself ... not having to deal with them and all their idiosyncrasies

If we have Pack2School again in August... there will be plenty of time to deal with AMShops frustration
(P2S 2018 was solely an AMShops Event plus a Travel Contest ... format might be similar this year)
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Jul 3, 2016
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So I bought over $100 at Under armor and got my 5 miles, not sure if they short changed me 10 miles because of 3x miles too but that transaction hasn't gotten the 50 bam posted as well
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Oct 18, 2016
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@PointsHubby One of the CSR i was talking to said she was working on the mega miles herself. and she made a $107 amazon purchase that qualifies but only got 2 AM. So she had to file a missing miles report to her own company lol
Sr. Member
Nov 9, 2013
584 posts
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Vancouver
I spent $129 before tax got 6 base miles and a 24BAM posted for 5x event. I don’t get how that works, shouldn’t I have received 30BAM? No 50BAM posted yet.
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May 14, 2012
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Trophy23 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 1:20 am
I spent $129 before tax got 6 base miles and a 24BAM posted for 5x event. I don’t get how that works, shouldn’t I have received 30BAM? No 50BAM posted yet.
6 + 24 = 30
The 5x multiplier is not in addition to the base miles. They include the base miles when they claim 5x. I'm sure pretty much all new collectors get confused by this!
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Feb 7, 2017
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Trophy23 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 1:20 am
I spent $129 before tax got 6 base miles and a 24BAM posted for 5x event. I don’t get how that works, shouldn’t I have received 30BAM? No 50BAM posted yet.
steerwheel wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 3:24 am
6 + 24 = 30
The 5x multiplier is not in addition to the base miles. They include the base miles when they claim 5x. I'm sure pretty much all new collectors get confused by this!
This

5x the AirMiles, means 5x the regular earn rate

Looks like the AMShops Retailer you used is 1 AM / $ 20 Spent = 6
6 x 5 Multiplier = 30

That’s how many AMs that should be POSTED for the transaction in total

As stated by @steerwheel those Miles will be POSTED as Base + Bonus to equal the final total due

Where it gets confusing, is if you have a second STACKABLE Multiplier
(Ie one from the Retailer + one from the AirMiles Shops.ca website itself)

Let’s say it’s for 10x the AirMiles

On this same $ 129 purchase
You’d assume it would be 6 x 10 = 60 More Miles

But in reality, you’ve already got the 6 POSTED
So the additional 10x doesn’t POST as + 60
But rather as +54

I have argued this in the past with AMs CSR
And things have gone both ways
Sometimes I have gotten an extra 6 ... sometimes not
YMMV

EDIT / ADD
And the MMs Offer Bonus Miles (50 BAMs for this Offer / Challenge) are usually BATCH POSTED
So often after the event is over
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Oct 18, 2004
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Wat
So I bought a $103.99 item but it had no tax! Normally I would be happy but now I'm concerned: Will airmilesshop.ca know that I was over $100 pretax?
Sr. Member
May 1, 2018
694 posts
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Vancouver
Adidas allows to earn points for gift card purchases and today ends 10x miles. Gonna grab that Adidas $100 GC


edit: nvm can't find anywhere on Adidas website to purchase an e-gift card
Deal Addict
Sep 12, 2017
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Can one use existing AM to purchase a amazon GC from a grocery-store/gas station, then use that GC to buy things on Amazon?
Member
Jun 18, 2018
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15x AM points April 25-30th. Good time to do this offer if you need it.

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