1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Airmiles?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by cohiba, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. cohiba

    cohiba
    [OP]
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    8,194
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Halifax
    For those of you who collect, what do you use them on? And do you find it easy to redeem them?
     
  2. ingress

    _

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Messages:
    46,138
    Likes Received:
    128
    i never get that many couple hundred a year I usually just get giftcards
     
  3. billybob

    The Schooner, the better.

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2003
    Messages:
    51,502
    Likes Received:
    287
    I've been collecting since 2003 and I have 157 Airmiles. :lol:
     
  4. DUKE

    Alfa as Fuck

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    10,111
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    K'town, ON
    I have close 10k (hell yeah) and will spending no plane tickets to Europe this summer. They are not too hard to redeem but remember that you will still have to pay the taxes on your ticket. Also they might have some black out periods depending on where you are flying and when.

    If you find your self little short for the thing you want to get, you can pay the difference your self.
     
  5. Snide

    Go Habs Go!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    8,007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    HRM
    I use them to fly.
    Back up to about 8,400 after being down to 0 last year.

    *Knock on wood* I haven't had any problems in the past redeeming the points.
     
  6. cohiba

    cohiba
    [OP]
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    8,194
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Halifax
    Very good to know about having to pay the taxes on flights.
     
  7. markw

    ....

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    13,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've got just under 11,000

    I don't use them though :lol:



    I will one day...
     
  8. ouird

    I'm Weird

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    8,968
    Likes Received:
    741
    Location:
    no
    im an airmiles junkie. i go out of my way to use airmile sponsored shops to get more lol. ive had no trouble getting them redeemed when ive used them.
     
  9. bnguitarman

    Shmir-nup

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    5,455
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Sprytown
    i've had my card since 99 and i think i may have enough air miles to fly from one end of the runway to the other :kekeke:

    it seems from what i understand, you need a minimum purchase at some stores just to get one! I think its $25 at sobeys
     
  10. DUKE

    Alfa as Fuck

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    10,111
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    K'town, ON
    yeah if you try to collect it from Sobeys it is going to take a while. I have a CC that gives me Airmiles (which I use heavily when I travel) also my BMO debit card gives me miles, plus I have a Airmiles card which I attach to every flight I take so I get the miles.

    In stores that gives out you can pay with your Airmiles CC and also show them you airmiles card so that you get double points :)
     
  11. ouird

    I'm Weird

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    8,968
    Likes Received:
    741
    Location:
    no

    no, its any purchase, it actually accumulates over time, so if you buy something for $10 one day then soemthing for $15 the next week, you`ll still get an airmile.

    you can get debit cards (like Duke said) from bmo, that will give you an airmile for every $40 you spend, (same as above accumulated). then a mastercard that will do the same (if you pay the annual fee, you can also get one that will give you an airmile for every $15 you spend).

    i average about 150 airmiles a month from various ways, and its really not that hard.
     
  12. CKR

    CKR
    .

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    4,289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary
    got an email today. 1541
     
  13. thunder

    my av is me

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    28,539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    calgary
    I cant check how many I have online, because it tells me my birthdate is wrong.

    I'm pretty sure I KNOW WHAT MY BIRTHDAY IS.

    fuck.
     
  14. Shellie

    Team Suzuki

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    22,714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beaver Bank
    I don't get that many, mainly from Sobeys and Global Pet Foods. I use them for movie passes.
     
  15. *Jani*

    Blinky

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    16,406
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Dartmouth
    I've ordered some sobeys gift certs, and a magazine subscription. Super easy to use, and they came relatively quick (the magazine didn't, but thats to be expected)
     
  16. hank

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Messages:
    14,409
    Likes Received:
    692
    Location:
    Halifax
    At sobeys it's one airmile for every 20$ but it is only weekly (Sunday-Saturday) and then it resets.
     
  17. ouird

    I'm Weird

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    8,968
    Likes Received:
    741
    Location:
    no

    Call them. they should be able to fix it.
     
  18. ouird

    I'm Weird

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    8,968
    Likes Received:
    741
    Location:
    no
    ok. did know this.. thx
     

Share This Page

-->