The June 18 – July 1, 2020 Air Miles Bonus Boom promotion is a good opportunity for non-members to sign up for an Air Miles account with a nice little jumpstart. There are a few easy offers in the promo that require little effort or spending. So, if someone in your household is not yet a member, maybe it’s time to get on board.
Air Miles Eligibility
It’s quite simple to join the Air Miles program on their website. Members must be at least 16 years old with a valid mailing address in Canada. You’ll get a membership number, set a 4 digit PIN, choose your setting for Cash or Dream miles (or some percentage of each), and print a temporary card.
Best Bonus Boom Offers For New Members
The Bonus Boom promotion is a collection of offers and if you complete three (even if they’re all from the same Air Miles partner) you get a 95 mile bonus. Check the FAQ for all the details.
Here are a few of the Bonus Boom offers most suited to new Air Miles collectors:
- Sign up for Air Miles emails – 25 Air Miles
- Fill up 25L at Shell (opt-in online) – 15 Air Miles
- Buy 3, 5 or 10 Pharmasave brand products – 12, 30 or 95 Air Miles
- First Airmilesshops online purchase (minimum spend $20) – 50 Air Miles
- Join Rewarding Your Opinions and complete one survey – 15 Air Miles
- Register to convert your Hudson’s Bay Rewards points to Air Miles – 30 Air Miles
If you sign up for Air Miles emails, sign up for Rewarding Your Opinions and do one survey, and register to convert HBC Rewards points to Air Miles (no HBC Rewards points required), you’ll get 70 Air Miles with no cash outlay. Add the 95 mile bonus for completing 3 offers and you’ll have 165 miles. That’s a nice balance to get you started with the program. With a few loaded offers from Sobeys/Foodland, it won’t be long before you can redeem 190 Air Miles (for $20 in value) if you have them set to Cash miles.
I should mention however, that if a new collector has any thoughts of participating in future Mega Miles or Shop The Block promotions, it might be a good idea to skip at least one of the easy one-time-only offers in case you need it later to reach 5 or 7 offers. Definitely look at all the Bonus Boom offers to see if any of them line up with your purchase plans during the promo period.
Coordinating Multiple Accounts
If all eligible family members have their own Air Miles account, you can then capitalize on any promotions that have a limit of one bonus per collector. You can also compare your loadable offers at Sobeys/Foodland and watch for any other targeted Air Miles offers for Lawtons, Shell etc.
It helps when everyone shares an interest in earning miles, but even when that’s not the case, as long as one person is willing to monitor and manage the accounts, everyone can accumulate miles and benefit from the program. While it makes sense in some circumstances to focus on one account for a Dream miles redemption goal, having extra accounts to use when the opportunity arises will help you extract more value from the program.
Keep in mind that it’s not possible to transfer miles from one account to another unless you pay a very high fee. You can combine your efforts to earn miles but you cannot combine accounts to make a redemption.
If you or anyone in your circle is not yet an Air Miles member, now’s a pretty good time to sign up while these Bonus Boom offers are in effect. An easily attainable promotion goal can help you acquire familiarity with the program and perhaps inspire one to become a more active points collector.