Picture It: You’re at your favourite store, have selected your heart’s desire, and are in line at the checkout waiting to complete your purchase. The cashier scans your merchandise, and after announcing the total, asks in a detached voice – “AIR MILES?”
Well, at least she asked, right? Because when was the last time an online retailer asked if you collect AIR MILES rewards miles? Oh, that would be never.
Friends, it’s time to take matters into your own hands.
Now listen up, because once I tell you about this nifty little website, it will forever change the way you shop online – especially if you’re an AIR MILES collector. The kicker? It couldn’t be more simple!
Here’s what you do:
Step One: Visit airmilesshops.ca and sign in with your AIR MILES Collector Number.
Step Two: Select the retailer you want to shop with and shop as you normally would on their site.
Step Three: When you check out, you will earn AIR MILES reward miles on your purchase!*
(*Earn 1 AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 CDN that you spend per transaction per online store excluding shipping, handling and taxes.)
See? All you have to do is remember to sign in through the portal and you’ll automatically earn rewards. And since your privacy and security is of the utmost importance, each and every retailer that is under the “virtual roof” of airmilesshops.ca uses a secure SSL checkout. Hence, you’ll always have peace of mind when shopping online.
Curious about the participating brands? You should be! You’ll have a choice of over 100 major brand name stores, including Sears, The Apple Store Canada, Dell Canada, Chapters Indigo, Amazon.ca, eBay.ca, Lands’ End, LL Bean, Expedia, Bose, Victoria’s Secret and Hotels.com – just to name a few. My picks: ALDO Canada, Toys “R” Us, Old Navy Canada and Lancôme Canada, of course. BONUS: Top US retailers available through airmilesshops.ca include Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and JC Penny. Now that’s a rewarding cross-border shopping trip.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a rewards website if you couldn’t take advantage of amazing offers and promotions! Here are the perks I LOVE:
1. Look for AIR MILES Multipliers. A multiplier is a limited-time offer that allows you to earn double, triple, quadruple or sometimes even 10 times the base AIR MILES reward miles. Multipliers are sometimes offered by a particular online store and sometimes across all 100+ of their online stores.
2. Be a Rewards Ninja: Combine Offers. There are many opportunities to combine two Multipliers or even a Multiplier and a Bonus Offer. For example, if the website is offering 10x across all 100+ of their online stores and GAP is offering 2x at their store, you’ll actually earn on both of those offers when you make a qualifying purchase at GAP during the promotion period. Similarly, if the website is offering a 10x across all stores and Sears is offering “Spend $100, Get 20 reward miles” you’ll earn on both of those offers as well when you make a qualifying purchase at Sears.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…
3. Want it? You Could Win It! Contest. Simply enter here for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $10,000 cash or five secondary prizes of $1,000 cash. (You must have a valid AIR MILES card to enter.) Then, be sure to shop with airmilesshops.ca – for every AIR MILES reward mile you earn when shopping through airmilesshops.ca between May 13 to June 11, you’ll receive a contest entry. PLUS, you’ll earn 25 Bonus AIR MILES on your first purchase made through airmilesshops.ca during the contest’s duration – that’s an additional 25 contest entries!
(So… a minimum of 26 chances to win $10,000 just for entering the contest and making a purchase before June 11th? SIGN ME UP.)
What would you buy with $10,000? I took a quick peek at the partner websites, and was able to come up with the following items for my “Want It” list –
You can bet I’ll be taking advantage of the bonus entries over the next three weeks! And if you happen to win, just remember you heard about it here first… sharing is caring!
This post was sponsored by airmilesshops.ca. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.