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  1. momof2gr8kids

    momof2gr8kids DIS Veteran

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    ROFL!
    Yeah, my AM cash is locked, but I don't think we can lock PC Optimum, can we? (Which you learned all too well....)
     
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  2. dancin Disney style

    dancin Disney style <font color=blue>I found one to share with some fa

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    Still no way to lock PC. I'm working on draining my PC....got another $50 GC yesterday. Gosh, I did the frantic before the storm shop yesterday and came home with the stupidest groceries ever.
     
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  4. momof2gr8kids

    momof2gr8kids DIS Veteran

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    OMG - ok, you got me beat. LOL. My dh doesn't know my AM pin. A few years back he was telling me about the nice golf clubs his friend from work got from AM. He said "I didn't know you could get stuff like that from AM". That's all I needed to hear to know he will never get my pin number!!! lol
     
  5. Donald - my hero

    Donald - my hero <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"

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    I find it freakishly too easy for someone to use our reward points that only require tapping the card. If i drop/lose my card (or in the case of PC Optimum my key chain) anyone can use it and not be required to use a PIN. If our credit cards are used in error thru TapnGo the company will reimburse us if we didn't do it (happened once, simply called MC and said, nope i wasn't in Saskatoon yesterday and it was reversed and they sent me a new card) but with these reward programmes? Not so easy as some of you are dealing with! I think it would be simple to have us use a PIN to confirm we want to use them (but then I tend to be rather simplistic in my thinking most days :P )

    I seriously think the soccer game is the WORSE-BEST example of someone using some points, in my house there would be hell to pay! I bet there were more than a few choice words exchanged over THAT!
     
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  6. TD1516

    TD1516 Earning My Ears

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    Newbie here asking for advice. Husband decided that going to Mexico and Caribbean is too dangerous so we are now taking our daughter to WDW next year. I have been stalking this board for a month now. But I have question about cash miles vs dream miles. I thought that putting everything in dream miles would be an excellent idea. So that we could get the tickets through air miles. But now I'm wondering since the values are apparently supposed to go up and by the time we go what if they're sold out. That maybe we should be putting everything to 100% cash miles. And then when we do grocery shops at Sobeys also tack on the Disney gift cards. As for some reason I never saw the thread that you could use Disney gift cards from Canada at Disney World. I'm definitely going to have to make sure I do that with my PC points since I have 700,000 PC points right now.
     
  7. dancin Disney style

    dancin Disney style <font color=blue>I found one to share with some fa

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    Your thinking is not simplistic at all. If PC would even go to a similar system as AM Cash Miles(lock/unlock online) things could be better. I think there are a few easy ways for them to secure accounts and make it more difficult to steal points. I don't for a minute believe the excuse I was given for my PC points being stolen which was that the thief gained access to my info and password through another online source. I don't have the same password on everything so that doesn't wash. I think that someone hacked their system. If it weren't something along that line then how come they have an entire department working on resolving/restoring the accounts and how come it's takes so long?
     
  8. dancin Disney style

    dancin Disney style <font color=blue>I found one to share with some fa

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    First off....Welcome!
    Second, if you didn't read the entire thread which being as long as it is I would think that you didn't....DO NOT allow your PC Optimum points to build up any longer, cash them out as fast as possible. I had all of mine stolen at the beginning of March...230,000. It is a known problem and there is no way to secure your account against it. I have since gotten my points back but it has been a bit of an ordeal. There are other stories about this here as well. If you want to cash out in the form of gift cards you certainly can but you have to do it along with grocery purchases. Example: buy $100 worth or more of groceries and add in a $100 gift card then at time of payment redeem 100,000 PC points. Make sense? If you want more info just PM me...we have rehashed it here a few times and I'm sure everyone is sick of me by now. :duck:

    If you are meaning that WDW tickets will not be available when you want to redeem AM for them....they are almost always available. The times they are not are while they have sold out and are waiting for new stock. Park tickets are one of the top items that AM sends out.

    BTW....out of curiosity why does your DH think Mexico and the Caribbean are unsafe?
     
  9. bababear_50

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    So a couple of cash airmiles questions please.
    If I have 475 (95x5) cash airmiles can I buy a $50.00 Disney gift card at Rexall?
    Could I use one of those Rexall $10.00 gift coupons in this transaction?

    Thanks and Hugs
    Mel
     
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  10. Donald - my hero

    Donald - my hero <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"

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    That would be a hard no, one of the first loop holes they closed after the cash mile programme was compromised. Here's the Terms & conditions for using Cash Miles


    Terms and Conditions
    Use the Cash Miles in your AIR MILES Cash Account in-store in increments of 95 Cash Miles for every $10 towards your purchases at participating AIR MILES Partner locations to a maximum of $750 (7,125 Cash Miles) per day (gift cards and near-cash products are excluded and other exclusions may also apply); maximum of $60 per transaction (570 Cash Miles), up to 5 eligible transactions totalling $300 per day at Shell; and online at airmiles.ca/cash in increments of 95 Cash Miles for every $10 worth of value from participating Reward Partners to a maximum of $750 (7,125 Cash Miles) per day. eVouchers can be used at participating Reward Partners' locations in Canada only. See specific eVoucher Reward page for details and any restrictions. You must have accumulated sufficient Cash Miles in your Collector Account in order to use Miles towards in-store purchases and eVouchers.


    Terms for using the $10 Rexall gift coupons: (i think this could be one of those "chuck a gift card in with your purchases" ??)

    Valid at participating Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus locations. *Minimum $25 purchase
    required before taxes, after discounts. Excludes prescriptions, products containing codeine,
    insulin, Rexall/PharmaPlus Gift Cards, Gift Card Express, lottery, postal services and stamps,
    transit tickets, baby diapers, baby formula, adult meal supplements, prepaid phone cards,
    photo finishing, tobacco products and taxes. No cash value. Can not be replaced if lost or
    stolen. One coupon per customer per transaction per day

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  11. Donald - my hero

    Donald - my hero <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"

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    First things first here, you picked the BEST place on the DISboards to start posting, this is a great community to join :D
    :welcome:

    I do my best to keep the first post up-to-date with links to current flyers and any coupons that might come in handy at Rexall. I also change the title of the thread to reflect where the conversation about those flyers starts, hopefully eliminating the need to wade thru almost 600 pages of info :crazy2:

    As was mentioned above the Disney tickets have been on the AM site for a very long time and are a great way to save $$ on what is a very expensive trip. You will see them disappear and then reappear on a fairly regular basis but that's only to deal with the stock of tickets they currently have (or don't have) in stock. Once they get more from Disney they will show up again (with the understanding that the number of miles needed to redeem will more than likely show a huge increase!) If you decide to use your miles for tickets the suggestion has been that you redeem as you have the miles in your account rather than waiting until you have enough for your entire family. However, things have changed slightly now that tickets have expiry dates on them, meaning you might want to wait until you have a ballpark idea of when you will be going.

    Jump into the conversation and ask question, pick up hints and share your successes (and failures!) with us, the hunt is more fun with friends!
     
  12. bababear_50

    bababear_50 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Jacqueline,,
    I guess I could use them (cash airmiles) to pay for my grocery shopping and then take the grocery shopping money and buy the Disney Gift cards. I am just trying to work around the CAD to USD exchange rates for next holiday.
    Thanks again for posting all the info
    Big Hugs Mel
     
  13. TD1516

    TD1516 Earning My Ears

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    He thinks it is unsafe because of the incidents in playa del Carmen and Jamaica had issues a few months back. He isn't interested in trying anywhere else. Our 4 year old was all set on seeing a beach but then he had to show her countless youtube videos on WDW. Ugh. Going to wdw was never a part of my life plan....but for our daughter I will suck it up.

    I can't get over how expensive it is. I have high room standards...but not at those prices.

    We were planning on Dec 2019 as I can't do the heat or rain but with star wars opening I don't want to go when there are mega crowds..
     
  14. pigletto

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/pc-optimum-theft-points-loblaws-rewards-program-1.4611785

    Saw this in the paper this morning. Just more evidence to show they have a problem on their hands.
     
  15. ebharris

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    Welcome!

    We have been to Mexico, Turks and Caicos, Florida, California and Barbados on hot vacations....all with kids, and are going back to California this summer because we loved it so much. It also felt safest to us.

    Beaches, sun, water, heat (but not crazy heat), and Disneyland. We love San Diego, so built a 2 week trip to include it, as well as beaches, and 5 days at Disneyland.

    So, think about California! I’m happy to tell you my thoughts on it vs. WDW in a message if you want more info!

    :)
     
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  16. isabellea

    isabellea Combining beach and Disney!

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    FYI, December 2019 will probably be one of the worst time to go since SWland opening in late 2019. If you cannot stand heat or rain, I would also choose Disneyland instead. Not as hot as FL and while rain is a possibility like everywhere else in the country, less chance of torrential rain like in FL when there's a tropical storm or hurricane.
     
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  17. dancin Disney style

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    I was just in Playa Del Carmen...days before the bombing. Which was proven to be insurance fraud. Anyway, whether it be Mexico or some other place the media jumps all over any little tidbit and blows it out of proportion. Does you DH think that nothing has ever happened at WDW? Bad things can happen anyplace, anytime....and do. I'm not trying to be harsh that's just the reality.

    I'm also a bit of a hotel snob and most of the time we stay at a value resort at WDW. No time is spent in the room so that level does just fine. You can always stay offsite to get more for your money.
     
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  18. TD1516

    TD1516 Earning My Ears

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    I have tried telling him that things can happen anywhere. But to no avail. The only thing he is worried about is the alligators. But it's still not enough to change his mind. Plus now our daughter has her heart set on Disney World.

    We would definitely be staying on site. I would either stay at one of the renovated values or Coronado just because he loves that they have a Keurig machine. I just have to study the weather and try and figure out decent time to go because Star Wars time is definitely not the time to be going.

    He actually did look into Disneyland. But he seems to think that Disneyland is more suitable for a boy rather than a girl. Something about less princesses and emphasis on the princesses more Marvel type things for boys.
     
  19. mort1331

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    So welcome to the boards.
    Just be careful, this type of trip is exactly how my wife and I felt with our oldest one when she was 3. We now go 2 a year and are members of DVC. This Aug we are off to Disneyland for the first time.
    To get a bit of Disney and beach, why not try the cruise, amazing time, our first cruise ever and leaving our kids in their own play area and having adult time was the best of all worlds.
    If WDW if your looking start to mid Dec crowds should not be too bad. To up the room stay if you want there is DVC rooms you can rent. There is a very reliable board on DIS for rent/trade.
    Good luck and ask lots of questions.
     
  20. TD1516

    TD1516 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks!!
    I will have to look into DVC, that isn't something that ever even crossed my mind. Cruises are just not for us.
    The reason I am crossing December out as unfortunately is December of next year and Star Wars is supposed to open at the end of next year at some point. Unfortunately all of our holiday time has already been booked for this year.
     
  21. isabellea

    isabellea Combining beach and Disney!

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    Quick question for those that get Starbucks electronic GCs from Airmiles with their cash miles.

    We're leaving for California on Saturday and DH is a big fan of Starbucks on vacation. I was thinking on getting some *free* Starbucks money with his AM cash miles and I was wondering what is the best way to proceed?!? Can I transfer or enter the electronic GC on his app? Should I somehow transfer the money on a physical GC? Also, can we use those to buy the You Are Here mugs?
     
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