If you’re planning to do any online shopping for Boxing Day deals, you’ll earn 10x the miles if you go though the Air Miles online shopping portal for purchases at participating merchants. This site-wide promotiom stacks with individual stores’ multiplier bonuses. It’s also a good opportunity to finish off Shop The Block which ends December 28, 2020.
10x Air Miles
I believe there was a one day airmilesshops.ca promo earlier in the month but this Boxing Week promotion lasts nearly a week (December 26-31, 2020) so you have some time to look for bargains and weigh your options.
Watch for stores offering an additional Air Miles bonus and check around for Boxing Day promo codes at certain retailers. For example, an email from Hudson’s Bay mentioned using the code EXTRA to save 10% on clearance items.
Note the following fine print:
1 10x LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get 10x the AIR MILES® Reward Miles on qualifying purchases from 00:00:01 a.m. ET on December 26 to 23:59:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2020. 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 Miles. Offer can be combined with other AIR MILES Bonus Miles 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 December 31, 2020 and completed by March 31, 2021. This offer does not apply to purchases or sign ups made at the following online stores: Disney+, eHarmony, FabFitFun, Pimsleur, Wealthsimple and Weight Watchers. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector Account within 90 days after the promotional period.
* airmilesshops.ca Base Offer: Get 1 AIR MILES Reward Mile for every $20 CDN that you spend per transaction per online store excluding shipping, handling and taxes. Base Offer may vary; click on online store logo on airmilesshops.ca for offer details. All online stores are subject to change and may be withdrawn without notice at any time. Collector must sign in at airmilesshops.ca before purchasing in order to earn Reward Miles. Reward Miles will appear in your Collector Account within 60 days.
** LIMITED-TIME OFFER: AIR MILES Reward Miles multiplier offer applies to the total base Reward Miles earned on qualifying purchase amount excluding shipping, duty and taxes. Online store offers are subject to change without notice. See specific online store for offer details and any restrictions. Bonus Reward Miles will appear in your Collector Account within 75 days.
It’s important to read the “Store Info” page for each business listed on the airmilesshops.ca website. Not every purchase will qualify to earn Air Miles and the 10x bonus.
For instance, here are the exclusions at Walmart:
Electronics, groceries, baby products and video games are excluded. Purchases from Pharmacy, Financial Services, Tires, Optical, Walmart Photo Centre, Gift Cards, Online Gift Cards, and items picked up in store are not eligible for Miles.
Gift cards are specifically excluded at the vast majority of stores and this is stated on the store’s listing. Two exceptions I’m aware of are Rona and Indigo. I made a purchase last month where I added a gift card to my Indigo order to bring the total over $100 to satisfy the Shop The Block offer terms. It worked perfectly giving me the 30 mile STB bonus, the 10x site-wide bonus, a 3x Indigo bonus and the base miles, all of which posted within a few days. (FYI – if you’re looking for a nice 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, Ravensburger’s Piccadilly Circus is a good one and is in stock online at Indigo as of posting.)
Shop The Block
The major Air Miles promo, Shop The Block, ends on December 28th. The airmilesshops.ca offer requires members to spend $100 in a single transaction to receive 30 bonus miles. Be aware that airmilesshops.ca transactions can pose a challenge as the miles don’t always post correctly or take a very long time to show up. If the purchase does not get processed until after STB ends or if multiple items in one order are dealt with separately, you may have to follow up with Air Miles to get your completion bonus.
If you’re going to do any shopping over the next few days you should definitely consider the various online shopping portals to get some extra value for your purchase. If you’re an Air Miles collector, this 10x bonus is a handy way to increase your balance. Just make sure you’re aware of the exclusions and be prepared to chase down the miles later if necessary.