Air Miles members recently received an email with an interesting offer. When someone uses your referral link to make their very first qualifying online purchase through airmilesshops.ca, you’ll receive 200 bonus miles. The person you refer receives 50 bonus miles, and you can refer up to five people. I’m not sure if this is a targeted promo but all members of this household received it.
From the Airmilesshops website:
From the email, you can proceed to the Refer-a-Friend page and get your personalized link to share. Read the full terms & conditions to get all the info but it appears they neglected to remove the terms from a previous and less generous promo that expired October 22, 2020 so it’s all there together.
I’ve included an excerpt below but here are the basics:
- Refer up to 5 people by sharing your unique link with members new to airmilesshops.ca
- Via your link, referee registers for the promo
- Referee makes first qualifying purchase of at least $20 through airmilesshops.ca
- Referee receives 50 bonus miles
- You receive 200 bonus miles (up to a max of 1000 for 5 referrals)
- Referral and purchase deadline is March 23, 2021
Terms & Conditions
† airmilesshops.ca Referral Offer: Collectors who have received the offer invitation (each the “Referrer”) can enter their Collector Number at www.airmilesshops.ca/en/splash/refer-a-friend (the “Site”) to generate a unique referral link until 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 23, 2021. Offer is exclusive and non-transferable. Limit of one unique referral link per Collector Number.
The Referrer can share this unique referral link via email or other appropriate methods by copying and pasting the link from the Site to individuals with whom the Referrer has a personal or family relationship, as defined in the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (where a personal relationship involves direct, voluntary two-way communications and sharing of interests, experiences and opinions, and where a family relationship involves individuals who are related to one another through marriage, common-law partnership or a parent-child relationship). It is the Referrer’s responsibility to ensure that they use only the email address(es) of those friends or family members who have expressly consented to being emailed, and with whom the Referrer has a personal or family relationship.
The distribution of the Referrer’s unique referral link is at their discretion, subject to the following: The AIR MILES® Reward Program reserves the right to cancel and void any unique referral link and all associated entries which it deems, in its sole discretion, to be used or associated with content which is deemed inappropriate. Without limiting the foregoing, such content includes all forms of pornography, inappropriate language and content that incites hate, is demeaning, depreciates the value of the AIR MILES name, brand, products, services or trademarks, or incites discrimination of any and all forms.
Any person who clicks on one of these shared links, follows the online instructions to sign in, and makes their first purchase transaction of $20 or more through airmilesshops.ca becomes the linked referee (the “Referee”) of this referral offer. This offer does not apply to purchases made at any online travel stores (including, but not limited to, travel bookings, car rentals and hotel stays).
A qualified referee can only be generated using a Referrer’s unique referral link, shared by either email or other appropriate methods provided through www.airmilesshops.ca/en/splash/refer-a-friend. Referees cannot already have made any purchase through airmilesshops.ca and can only be matched with one Referrer. Once a referee has followed the online instructions to sign in and makes their first purchase transaction of $20 or more through airmilesshops.ca, they will be matched with the Referrer whose unique link drove them to sign in through airmilesshops.ca.
In the event it is found that the Referrer or the Referee does not comply with the airmilesshops.ca Referral Offer rules listed herein and below, then any AIR MILES Reward Miles the Referrer or the Referee has received for participating in the airmilesshops.ca Referral Offer will be withdrawn.
The Referrer will get 200 Bonus Miles and the qualified Referee will get 50 Bonus Miles when the qualified Referee i) clicks on one of these shared unique referral links and follows the online instructions to enter their Collector Number and clicks on the “Sign in” button on the referral landing page, and ii) completes their first purchase transaction of $20 or more on airmilesshops.ca by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 23, 2021. Referrers can only be matched with a maximum of 5 qualified Referees during the offer period. airmilesshops.ca Referral Offer can be combined with other AIR MILES Bonus Offers. Bonus Miles will be posted to Referrer and Referee Collector Accounts within 8 weeks after the Referee has made their first eligible purchase on airmileshops.ca. Offer subject to change without notice.
A Few Thoughts
At first this seems pretty good until you remember that any friends and family you have that are into Air Miles have very likely already made purchases through the online shopping portal. And if they haven’t, it might be better to wait until until the next big promotion like Mega Miles where one of the offers might require a first purchase through airmilesshops.ca.
Otherwise, this is a good opportunity to boost your balance if you know somebody willing to use your link, has a qualifying purchase in mind and hasn’t previously bought something through airmilesshops.ca.
Indigo still has no terms on their store info page excluding gift cards from earning Air Miles so it’s an easy option with no worries about meeting a free shipping spend threshold.
There is a long list of retailers in the Store Directory including many I have never heard of. As mentioned, it’s important to check the store info page to see what does or doesn’t qualify to earn Air Miles.
Note that some stores offer limited time bonus multipliers and occasionally there is a portal-wide bonus offer. It’s possible we’ll see a 5x or 10x bonus promo before this referral deal ends on March 23rd but there’s no guarantee of course.
If you happen to have someone in your circle who shops online but hasn’t yet used airmileshops.ca you can run this by them to see if they’re interested. I don’t imagine I will get any miles from this promotion but if you are somehow reading this and want the link, please contact me and I’ll pass it along.