From now until July 28 you can earn up to 500 miles through airmilesshops.ca, the online shopping portal for Air Miles. If you already planned to to do some online shopping you can get some extra miles from this, but there are some important parameters you’ll need to keep in mind.
Like any online shopping portal, be sure to click through to the store via the link on Airmilesshops.ca while signed in with your membership number.
The minimum qualifying purchase for the promo is $50 before tax and shipping.
Each purchase must be from a different category. Categories for the promo are listed on the website.
Shop 2 categories for 50 miles, 3 categories for 300 miles and 5 categories for 500 miles. Note the rate of return is the same for shopping 3 categories as for 5 categories.
These promotions are great if you already had some shopping lined up. Otherwise, it’s hard to make it work. Most stores do not include gift cards as eligible purchases for Air Miles. You can see confirmation of that exclusion on the “store info” page on Airmilesshops.ca. Two exceptions I know of are Indigo and Rona.
Check the “Hot Deals” forum on Red Flag Deals to see if one of the participating stores has a good sale happening.
If you have any plans to shop on Amazon Prime day(s), you could combine it with this promo. (If you sign up for a free trial of Prime don’t forget to cancel the free trial before it comes un-free if you’re not interested in keeping it).
Like previous online shopping promotions, be prepared for glitches and the possibility that your points will not post which means contacting Air Miles later to get things sorted.