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National - HUDSONS BAY / HBC REWARDS - 30 BAMs for Auto Convert to AMs Registration (Nov 14th thru Dec 27th)

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National - HUDSONS BAY / HBC REWARDS - 30 BAMs for Auto Convert to AMs Registration (Nov 14th thru Dec 27th)

OFFER

30 Bonus AirMiles when you Register to Auto Convert HBC REWARDS POINTS to AirMiles weekly ... November 14th thru December 27th, 2019

FINE PRINT

>>> REFER TO THE AMs STB WEBSITE = https://shoptheblock.ca/en/
TO SEE COMPLETE DETAILS ON THE OFFER AND THE URL FOR REGISTRATION
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Nov 26, 2017
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Anyone know if this offer requires you to actually convert points? Or do you simply need to register to qualify? Thanks
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faisca wrote: Anyone know if this offer requires you to actually convert points? Or do you simply need to register to qualify? Thanks
OFFER states REGISTER TO CONVERT. Nothing about actually converting.
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I believe when you register, that automatically enrolls you in converting the points which is a bad trade off (at least for cash AM)

5000 HBC points = $25 Bay Gift Card

40 HBC points --> 1 air mile, so 5000 HBC points = 125 air miles (equivalent cash value of $13.15)
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silverjelly wrote: I believe when you register, that automatically enrolls you in converting the points which is a bad trade off (at least for cash AM)

5000 HBC points = $25 Bay Gift Card

40 HBC points --> 1 air mile, so 5000 HBC points = 125 air miles (equivalent cash value of $13.15)
Yes - which is why you should create a new account with dummy details, and just cut up the card when you get it lo.
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faisca wrote: Anyone know if this offer requires you to actually convert points? Or do you simply need to register to qualify? Thanks
wazzie19 wrote: OFFER states REGISTER TO CONVERT. Nothing about actually converting.
This Offer is all about Registering for HBC Rewards & Auto Converting those Reward Points into AirMiles
The Conversion Rate is
40 HBC Reward Points = 1 AirMile

The sign up is worth 30 BAMs

Those will come thru via the HBC Rewards Auto Convert System

So first you’ll be credited 1200 HBC Rewards Points ... and then about 2 weeks afterwards, those HBC Rewards will Auto Convert into AirMiles and Get POSTED in your AirMiles Account as 30 BAMs from HUDSONS BAY / HBC REWARDS

Auto Convert will continue to Convert ANY HBC Rewards Points one has (now or in the future) into AirMiles on a regular basis any time there are 40 or mote HBC Reward Points in the account... until such time as one takes a STOP CONVERTING action.

So ya, if one has already HBC Rewards Points in their HBC Rewards Account ... anything there more than 40 Points will also Auto Convert along with the aforementioned 1200 Points = 30 BAMS

If one signs up / Registers for this Offer
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If you have opt'ed in before (shop the block last year), would opting in again this year count?
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sherri-chan wrote: If you have opt'ed in before (shop the block last year), would opting in again this year count?
No. Since the last Megamiles event, they stopped awarding people who had opted in previously. Even if they give you the miles, AM reps mentioned they won't count it again as an offer since they can see your transaction history
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I have an HBC reward card that I haven't used in probably 7? 10? years... in fact I think it's linked to the club Z points (that's how old!)
anyhow, I plugged in the number and it says I have 0 points. I registered to convert to AM... it says it completed successfully.
will I get an email confirmation?
how do I know this 'worked' and will count as one of my 7 partners?
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sdunndufault wrote: I have an HBC reward card that I haven't used in probably 7? 10? years... in fact I think it's linked to the club Z points (that's how old!)
anyhow, I plugged in the number and it says I have 0 points. I registered to convert to AM... it says it completed successfully.
will I get an email confirmation?
how do I know this 'worked' and will count as one of my 7 partners?
This can be a “finicky” Offer
But if you follow the steps, it can also be an easy one to achieve for the needed PARTNER COUNT

You need to start at the STB Website
Find the HUDSONS BAY Offer
And follow the HOW TO USE directions
Then the portal (says CLUCK HERE) to get to HBC REWARDS website
And fill out the form

If you’ve not had an active HBC REWARDS Account since Zeddy was a Teddy Bear
Then you may have to start by creating a NEW HBC REWARDS Account

From the pg that the portal took you to
Look down the left side for
ENROLL
Click on that
Create a NEW Account & check the box for AMs Auto Convert when you fill out the Enrollment Form

Best to also take screen shots
And record your HBC REWARDS # assigned until they send you a card (or you can print off a temporary one)

Actually ...
I personally think the NEW HBC REWARDS Account is the easiest way to go
(One stop shopping)
Vs folks who try to use this AMs Offer after they already have a HBC REWARDS Account

In about 2 weeks time you’ll see your HBC REWARDS Account get a bunch of points
40 HBC Rewards Points = 1 AirMile
So the BONUS here is advertised as 30 AMs ... so that is equal to 1200 HBC Rewards Points
Then about 2 weeks after that
Those HBC Points will Auto Convert to AMs and be POSTED to your AMs Account

It may be possible that your owed bonus will come in one go ... 1200 HBC Rewards Points
Or it might arrive in 2 or 3 batches, before Auto Converting

Auto Convert will stay in place on your account as long as you don’t change it
Best to leave it be until at least after everything owed is POSTED to your AMs Account
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PointsHubby wrote: Look down the left side for
ENROLL
Click on that
Create a NEW Account & check the box for AMs Auto Convert when you fill out the Enrollment
ugg. I noticed afterwards there seemed to be 2 options. I just filled out the form, which was option 2
now I see (like you said) there is a different 'enroll' hyperlink in the option 1 paragraph

I wonder if I can still enroll in that one? (now that I signed up for the option 2)
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sdunndufault wrote: ugg. I noticed afterwards there seemed to be 2 options. I just filled out the form, which was option 2
now I see (like you said) there is a different 'enroll' hyperlink in the option 1 paragraph

I wonder if I can still enroll in that one? (now that I signed up for the option 2)
The AirMiles STB Challenge is merely to register for Auto Convert
This gives one the HUDSONS BAY / HBC Rewards PARTNER COUNT

So one can do that by establishing a brand NEW HBC Rewards Account ... and checking the Auto Convert Box
Or
If one already has a HBC Rewards Account, by signing up for Auto Convert

For the latter, one needs to know their HBC Rewards #

So if you sign up for a NEW Account ... but missed the Auto Convert Box
You can always do it a few days later ... once you know what your HBC Rewards # is
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How long do the HBC 30 air miles usually take to post?
The Golden Rule: those who have the gold, make the rules
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pererac wrote: How long do the HBC 30 air miles usually take to post?
Up to a month

The HBC Rewards Points will appear first = 1200
At about the 2 week mark in your HBC Rewards Account
Then they’ll Auto Convert to POSTED AirMiles = 30
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@rage2021 POST RELOCATED by Points Hubby - December 17th
Moved to be in the correct thread for HUDSON BAY / HBC REWARDS questions on STB 2019 Offer
rage2021 wrote: anyone get the hudson bay points conversion posted?
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rage2021 wrote: anyone get the hudson bay points conversion posted?
I did, I got one posted on December 4th from Hudson Bay called "welcome bonus" for 30 points. I signed up maybe November 20th or so?

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I guess my spouse and I won't be getting repeat STB bonuses for HBC Rewards.

We previously got this bonus in previous Big Bonus events.

I thought that maybe by making a new HBC Rewards account and linking my usual Airmiles account that would do the trick.

Since we haven't seen any BAM from HBC Rewards I guess it's not happening.

Interesting because we did get the 100 BAM from Samsung Pay by doing something similar: registering a different email acct and connecting the same AM acct.
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A new family account did not get the hbc am either. I think that the system is just not working well. Going to have to call in for this.
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minimalist wrote: I guess my spouse and I won't be getting repeat STB bonuses for HBC Rewards.

We previously got this bonus in previous Big Bonus events.

I thought that maybe by making a new HBC Rewards account and linking my usual Airmiles account that would do the trick.

Since we haven't seen any BAM from HBC Rewards I guess it's not happening.

Interesting because we did get the 100 BAM from Samsung Pay by doing something similar: registering a different email acct and connecting the same AM acct.
dotsandpixels wrote: A new family account did not get the hbc am either. I think that the system is just not working well. Going to have to call in for this.
System glitch ... or just a cleaning up of how this Offer actually works ?

HBC began to close the REPEAT Promo loophole back with STB 2018
And they seem to managed a complete shut out by MMs 2019
All they had to do to enforce the ONCE PER AMs COLLECTOR NUMBER
Was to record the Collector Numbers who had already claimed this BONUS

As to others not getting the Promo BONUS

Past history shows that most of the time it’s those that didn’t use the AMs Website Portal (in this case STB 2019)
To make the Offer valid
Those that use the Portal ... get quick & correct POSTING RESULTS

Those that go to the HBC Website directly on their own
Get mixed results .... leading most often to A FAIL with NO BAMs / PARTNER COUNT

An AMs Collector I was coaching during STB 2019
Followed the instuctions to the tee
And they got their BAMs POSTED around the 2-1/2 week mark from the time they did so

No fuss, no muss. No follow up required

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