AIR MILES Rewards
Before we tell you our tip for earn free AIR MILES Reward Miles, there is an important reminder. There are 2 types of AIR MILES Reward Miles: CASH or DREAM.
AIR MILES CASH Rewards are simple:
95 AIR MILES Reward Miles = $10 off your bill
This means that 1 CASH mile = 10.5 cents
You can redeem CASH Miles at your IGA grocery store or JEAN COUTU drugstore, for example.
In fact, a few times a year, promotional offers allow you to redeem 75 or 85 miles for $10.
This increases the value of each AIR MILES CASH mile (11.8 to 13.3 cents versus the usual 10.5 cents).
Thus, the 7,500 Cash Miles you get for free with the technique described below are worth:
- $789 (when redeeming 95 miles for $10)
- 882 $ (when redeeming 85 miles for $10)
- $1,000 (when redeeming 75 miles for $10)
DREAM miles are more difficult to use but can provide greater value!
You can redeem DREAM Miles on the AIR MILES travel portal for:
- flight tickets all over the around the world
- car rentals
- Theme park tickets (Disney and Universal in Florida and California)
- vacation packages with RedTag
One of the best uses is for example :
- car rental: you can get around 24 cents per mile in some situations
Thus, the 7,500 Dream Miles you get for free with the technique described below can be worth up to:
- $1,875 (when redeeming at a value of 25 cents / mile)
- $3,000 (when redeeming at a value of 40 cents/mile)
More conservatively, we estimate that those 7,500 AIR MILES Reward Miles are worth between $1,400 and $2,000.
Over the course of a year, you could earn 7,500 free AIR MILES Reward Miles through personal spending. This can be much more, if you are a couple, self-employed, professional or small business owner.
For this technique, it will be necessary to carry an average of $9,000 in expenses over 9 months on three different cards. With good planning, it’s achievable!
For example, you can put your expenses for :
- Grocery store, Costco, gas
- Bill payments (like Videotron)
- Pre-authorized expenses (Netflix, gym, cell phone, various subscriptions, etc.)
You have the opportunity to earn even more during AIR MILES promotions such as multipliers on airmileshops or special events. Targeted offers for credit card holders are also available.
Step 1: apply for the World Elite credit card
First, you’ll need to apply for our exclusive BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®* offer.
You can earn 3,000 AIR MILES Bonus Miles after $3,000 in Card purchases within the first three months ($1,000 per month).
This card also has other benefits such as:
- 25% discount on rewards flights (once per year, maximum of 750 miles)
- excellent travel insurance
The BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* World Elite BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* has no annual fee in the first year .
It’s a great way to get 3,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles for free through this exclusive offer:
Another card... without a minimum income!
If you don’t have the minimum income requirement for BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* World Elite BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®*, there is another option. You could apply for another credit card with no minimum income requirement!
With the AIR MILESMD* American ExpressMD Platinum Credit Card, you can earn 2,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles after $1,500 in purchases. It does, however, have a $120 annual fee, but can be convenient if you want even more miles.
Step 2: Apply for the no-fee credit card
It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months from the time you application for the BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* World Elite and receiving the welcome bonus. MasterCard, then you can take advantage of our exclusive offer for the BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* .
The welcome bonus of 1,500 AIR MILES miles(instead of the usual 500 miles) is earned after $1,000 in purchases in 3 months. This requires an average expense of $340 per month.
Other cards with no annual fee
BMO offers other AIR MILES card with no annual fee, such as the BMO AIR MILES card for Students. A way for you to earn hundreds of AIR MILES Reward Miles… for free.
AIR MILES business credit cards
Finally, to reach 7,500 AIR MILES Bonus Miles with no annual fee, you’ll need to apply for the BMO® AIR MILES® Business Mastercard®*: 3,000 AIR MILES Bonus Miles after $5,000 in Card purchases within the first three months and the first-year free!
Find out in this article how to apply for a BMO Business credit card.
As a couple/family: earn double that!
One of the secrets of AIR MILES: you can enter the same AIR MILES account number for every credit card application made by you, your spouse/friend/relative…
So if you are a couple, you could each apply for for these offers and get double the bonus miles.
Spouses each applying for the:
- BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* (1,500 miles x 2 )
- BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®* (3,000 miles x 2)
- and BMO® AIR MILES® Mastercard®* for Business (3,000 miles x 2)
… can earn up to 15,000 AIR MILES Bonus miles! And for free in the first-year!
A value between $1,579 and $6,000 depending on your redemption!
That’s what we had done in 2019.