Airmiles ALERT!! Current week's offers start on page 1141

ottawamom

The "Air Miles" Lady
Joined
Mar 9, 2005
White are actually back in style. Now they are adding stainless handles, knobs, etc to modernize them. My dream was a Kitchenaide fridge and stove combo, but they were pricey and didn't get great reviews.
If you can manage it an induction stove is my new favourite appliance. After 25 years the stove gave up the ghost. I wanted a solid top stove (great with my regular spill overs) but I really liked the speed of the induction. I can boil a large pot of water in under 3 min. It's the heat control of gas with the convenience of electricity. Not good for anyone with a pacemaker.

What I don't like about standard flat top stoves is that the glass stays hot for a very long time. The induction cook top does heat up but it cools quickly. The element won't heat up unless a pot is on top of it (even if you turn it on). The glass top can scratch so you need to be careful (not overly) with the top. With induction I can have a pot of boiling water on the element and can wipe down the stove top within and inch of the pot.

The stove I have I got at Sears but it is made by Electrolux. Frigidaire uses the same technology currently.
 

ottawamom

The "Air Miles" Lady
Joined
Mar 9, 2005
Well we are on 18 years with the fridge and stove. I have gone through 3 dishwashers and 1 washer and dryer. The fridge and stove were also Sears.
So air miles balance came today. We got a whole 9 miles at Staples for 2 tablets. $450 dollars for 9 miles lol. And I get 10 for spending $4 on 2 chocolate bars at Shell. Not sure how this math is supposed to work out but someone with a pocket protector figured this out I guess.
We still need to get the tub walls for the bathroom reno. Lowe's has them on sale this week but I had to pour money in the truck so it's on hold. Right now we would get 41 miles for it..

Welcome to Airmiles collecting. There is no logic to the way Airmiles are awarded. The goal of the game is to find lots of the 10AM for 2 chocolate bars that your waistline can manage. I think most of us here do a constant calculation of "is the money spent worth the AM?". If it's something you need anyway all AM are bonus. If it's an "I could try this" then you need to decide what kind of a return is good for you.

We usually are all about sharing those "good deals" here. When there's a good on offer the board will light up with excitement.
 
Last edited:
  • accm

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 9, 2018
    Well, hubby is on the phone with his sister (sigh) so i decided to search this myself because our fridge is circling the drain and I'd rather be proactive for once. I just found that both Lowes & Rona have this on their website BUT you have to buy the appliance in the store. You will automatically get 25% off the appliance!

    Lowes Energy Star Offer
    Rona Energy Star Offer
    Lowes is also giving 5x miles on purchases of applicable energy star appliances (same ones as you get the 25% off)

    I'll also mention, Lowes usually has some really good floor model fridges on sale for a great price. We just recently bought a Kitchenaid fridge for almost half off, because it had a tiny ding on it.
     

    Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2006
    Well we are on 18 years with the fridge and stove. I have gone through 3 dishwashers and 1 washer and dryer. The fridge and stove were also Sears.
    So air miles balance came today. We got a whole 9 miles at Staples for 2 tablets. $450 dollars for 9 miles lol. And I get 10 for spending $4 on 2 chocolate bars at Shell. Not sure how this math is supposed to work out but someone with a pocket protector figured this out I guess.
    We still need to get the tub walls for the bathroom reno. Lowe's has them on sale this week but I had to pour money in the truck so it's on hold. Right now we would get 41 miles for it..

    Airmiles math makes about as much sense as Disney math :P

    Now, the way you could have made more miles with those tablets is to order them online. The last time i did i got miles for directly from Staples at 1 mile/$40, then from the airmiles shop i got 1/$20 so essentially i got 3 miles/$40, still not terrific.
    BUT if there is a promo going on your account can look like THIS . I had to order a new oven and it was during a massive promo and it cost about $1,300
    451895
    It could have been better if there was a multiplier in the portal as well!

    The info i have from last year's StB shows there was 15X the miles during Black Friday/Cyber Monday so your 41 miles would become 615 for your tub surround.

    It just depends on how much time you have to expend when it comes to hunting down the best deal -- and then deciding what's more important: saving cash, earning miles and the time devoted to the task!
     
    Last edited:

    Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2006
    This makes me very happy, I get to combine my 2 favourite things tomorrow: saving money AND earning miles!!

    Old people Tuesday will give me 20% off a bunch of things that never go on sale. Two of those things are wickedly $ and i have coupons for them PLUS targeted miles for a combined 52 miles. I will probably be able to do at least 2 transaction with at least one hitting the $50 mark to trigger the $10 gift card (that hopefully i'll remember i have BEFORE it expires :P ) I won't make as many miles as i can during the one-day coupon offers but i will spend less money on the things i need and THAT'S a win in my book :D
     
  • Gigi22

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2009
    Question about AM travel rewards for flights. Is it possible to redeem AMs for a seat in Business Class? I can do it with Aeroplan points, but I can’t figure out if it’s possible using AMs.
     

    ottawamom

    The "Air Miles" Lady
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2005
    Question about AM travel rewards for flights. Is it possible to redeem AMs for a seat in Business Class? I can do it with Aeroplan points, but I can’t figure out if it’s possible using AMs.
    The only way I can figure this could be done is if you book a regular AM reward (cattle class) seat. Upon check in (or if you call the airline to make a seat selection) you have the opportunity to upgrade for $$$ to get an upgrade in your seat.

    Someone once mentioned that if you have an American Express Reserve Card you will have access to any class of seat on a flight.
     
  • Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2006
    Was just coming in to share about the online shopping Flash Sale based on yesterday's discussion about maxing miles by sling-shooting thru the portal. Black Friday/Cyber Monday are a full week later this year than last so if you're seeing something you want and it's on sale, get clickin!
    452212
    Here's the fine print from the website:
    Limited Time Offer
    1LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get 10x AIR MILES® Reward Miles on qualifying purchases from 00:00:01 AM ET on November 12 to 23:59:59 PM ET on November 12 ET , 2019. Offer applies to the total Base Miles collected on qualifying purchase amount excluding shipping, duty and taxes. Base offer may vary per store, click on store logo at airmilesshops.ca for details. Collectors must sign in at airmilesshops.ca before purchasing in order to collect Reward Miles. Offer can be combined with other Bonus offers. Offer is valid on the purchase of gift cards only at online stores who regularly offer Miles on gift card purchases. See airmilesshops.ca for details. For travel online stores (including travel bookings, car rentals, and hotels), travel must be booked by November 12, 2019 and completed by January 31, 2020. This offer does not apply to purchases or sign ups made at the following online stores: eHarmony, Wealthsimple, Weightwatchers. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector Account within 75 days after the promotional period.


    **ETA -- if you're looking at doing any travel bookings I recommend taking advantage of THIS offer instead of waiting for StB because the last 2 promos have excluded travel bookings of any kind from that coupon. You could still get the multiplier (and it might be higher than today's 10X) but it won't help you towards your coupon count.
     

    CanadianKrista

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 19, 2017
    It's starting to looks like the Christmas in July miles might not show up before Shop the Block starts.....seems like a longer than usual wait for these, I know they still have time before the "120 days", but sheesh.
     
    Last edited:

    Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2006
    It's starting to looks like the Christmas in July miles might now show up before Shop the Block starts.....seems like a longer than usual wait for these, I know they still have time before the "120 days", but sheesh.
    Yeah, i was actually just in a chat asking about those dang things and the agent i had said that they are aware they haven't posted yet but wasn't willing to give me mine yet. There's some *glitch* I told her they better get it fixed if they want us to continue using the stupid thing!!
     

    ElCray

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 18, 2019
    Wondering if you could help me with some Air Miles math as I think I may have to make a missing miles inquiry for the Airmilesshops.ca Halloween promo.

    I shopped at Indigo when it was 5X the points on purchases.

    I bought a $120 gift card when it was also 10X for Halloween.

    Then I bought $117 in lego using the gift card at Indigo, still 10X for Halloween.

    How many miles should I expect to receive? I have seen that sometimes an Air Mile "drops" and so I have no idea what to tell the missing miles people when it comes time.

    I'm also trying to estimate how many points I would get if I bought boots at Globo. I don't see the gift card restriction on their site, so I could double up on the promo, right?

    Thanks so much for your help!
     

    Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2006
    Wondering if you could help me with some Air Miles math as I think I may have to make a missing miles inquiry for the Airmilesshops.ca Halloween promo.

    I shopped at Indigo when it was 5X the points on purchases.

    I bought a $120 gift card when it was also 10X for Halloween.

    Then I bought $117 in lego using the gift card at Indigo, still 10X for Halloween.

    How many miles should I expect to receive? I have seen that sometimes an Air Mile "drops" and so I have no idea what to tell the missing miles people when it comes time.

    I'm also trying to estimate how many points I would get if I bought boots at Globo. I don't see the gift card restriction on their site, so I could double up on the promo, right?

    Thanks so much for your help!
    I'll do my best to help you out here, and I'm going on the assumption that you made ALL of these purchases on Oct 31st?
    First thing you're not going to like is that you aren't anywhere near the date you can submit a missing miles request yet -- 60 for base = December 30th and 75 for bonus(not the 120 like instore purchases) = Jan 14th

    Now for how many miles you should expect for your $120 gift card. Here's how a $149.99 Amazon transaction posted on a day that it was 2X from Amazon AND 10X from Airmilesshop They will ALL post with the same date as your transaction but it might not post for several weeks
    452232

    Notice that it's NOT 20X the miles but rather 2X PLUS the 10X and they make it look odd -- the 7 was base, then another 7 for the double from Amazon and then 63 for the 10X (63 + 7 = 70!)


    SO you should see for your $120 gift card

    • 6 base miles for 1 mile/$20
    • 24 miles for the 5X (30 - the 6 you already have)
    • 54 for the 10X (60 - the 6 you already got from the base)
    • Total from this purchase should be 84
    For your $117 lego set (what did you get BTW?!) you should see
    • 5 base miles for 1 miles/$20
    • 20 miles for the 5X (25 - the 5 you already got)
    • 45 for the 10X (50 - the 5 you already got)
    • Total from this purchase should be 70 miles
    Regarding the gift card from Globo - yeah, no mention of gift cards being excluded so they *should* give you the miles as well but I can't confirm that, never tried! Hope this is clearer in type than it is in my mind :P
     

    ElCray

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 18, 2019
    I'll do my best to help you out here, and I'm going on the assumption that you made ALL of these purchases on Oct 31st?
    First thing you're not going to like is that you aren't anywhere near the date you can submit a missing miles request yet -- 60 for base = December 30th and 75 for bonus(not the 120 like instore purchases) = Jan 14th

    Now for how many miles you should expect for your $120 gift card. Here's how a $149.99 Amazon transaction posted on a day that it was 2X from Amazon AND 10X from Airmilesshop They will ALL post with the same date as your transaction but it might not post for several weeks
    View attachment 452232

    Notice that it's NOT 20X the miles but rather 2X PLUS the 10X and they make it look odd -- the 7 was base, then another 7 for the double from Amazon and then 63 for the 10X (63 + 7 = 70!)


    SO you should see for your $120 gift card

    • 6 base miles for 1 mile/$20
    • 24 miles for the 5X (30 - the 6 you already have)
    • 54 for the 10X (60 - the 6 you already got from the base)
    • Total from this purchase should be 84
    For your $117 lego set (what did you get BTW?!) you should see
    • 5 base miles for 1 miles/$20
    • 20 miles for the 5X (25 - the 5 you already got)
    • 45 for the 10X (50 - the 5 you already got)
    • Total from this purchase should be 70 miles
    Regarding the gift card from Globo - yeah, no mention of gift cards being excluded so they *should* give you the miles as well but I can't confirm that, never tried! Hope this is clearer in type than it is in my mind :P
    This is super, super helpful. Thank you! Very clear for a very complex miles calculation and posting system.

    I got the Harry Potter Lego Advent Calendar and Hagrid's Hut and they were also 20% off. :)
     



    Connect

    Disney News and Updates

    Get Daily Email Updates

    DIS INSTAGRAM

    Top