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AIR MILES: Ideas for using your miles

To the point Here are some ideas on how to redeem your AIR MILES miles for travel and other rewards in a smart way.

Travel

The most popular rewards are redeemed for travel. You must have AIR MILES Dream Miles in your account to use this option.

Cruises

ThroughRedTag Travel Agency, AIR MILES miles are useful for booking a cruise.

Miles will be deducted from the fare portion of the cruise only. They cannot be used for port fees, taxes and charges.

For example, a maximum of $1,000 in rebates or 9,090 AIR MILES miles could be deducted on this $2,500 cruise for 4 people.

Air Miles Croisières

There are good last minute promotions for many destinations right now. To relax on a winter cruise around the world, there are some great deals available.

Here are the domestic cabin fares at various times in the winter of 2023, before taxes and other fees:

Dates Destination Rate for one person
January 1, 2023 Mediterranean – 5 days $169
January 30, 2023 Western Caribbean – 4 nights $191
February 20, 2023 Africa – 5 nights $ 249
March 28, 2023 Australia – 3 nights $ 208

Then, each 909 miles deducts the bill by $100.

Croisières Worldwide Air Miles

Flights

The best way to use AIR MILES miles for airfare is for destinations in Canada and the United States.

Here are several examples that are interesting and give you some for your miles:

Montreal to… Dates Number of miles requested for one ticket per person (non-stop)
Nassau December 03 – December 10, 2022 2 952 + $ 306,57
Miami December 26, 2022 – January 1, 2023 5 923 + $ 238,81
Cancun December 30, 2022 – January 07, 2023 12 784 + $ 390,72
Fort Lauderdale February 24 – March 03, 2023 3 885 + $ 246,33
Miami February 25 – March 04, 2023 4 418 + $ 265,79
San Diego February 26 – March 04, 2023 5 504 + $ 213,31
Cancun March 07 – March 11, 2023 8 362 + $ 281,82
Calgary March 08 – March 15, 2023 1 904 + $ 110,62
Orlando March 20 – March 27, 2023 1 904 + $ 160,53
New York LGA May 18 – May 22, 2023 3 209 + $ 160,83
Los Angeles June 24 – July 1, 2023 4 619 + $ 160,84
Calgary June 24 – July 05, 2023 3 428 + $ 179,61
St John’s, Newfoundland July 1 – July 8, 2023 4 000 + $ 191,16
San Francisco July 15 – July 22, 2023 3 999 + $ 160,83
Vancouver August 05 – August 15, 2023 4 285 + $ 169,10

Please note that these prices may fluctuate, as the miles charged vary according to market dollar prices.

 

Quebec to… Dates Number of miles requested for one ticket per person
Chicago November 29 – December 06, 2022 2 076 + $ 160,53
Punta Cana December 07 – December 21, 2022 4 733 + $ 317,05
Orlando December 27, 2022 – January 05, 2023 8 552 + $ 219,34
Tampa December 27, 2022 – January 05, 2023 7 809 + $ 219,34
Las Vegas January 1 – January 7, 2023 4 818 + $ 262,03
Nashville March 1 – March 8, 2023 1 940 + $ 168,21
Los Angeles July 02 – July 15, 2023 5 237 + $ 166,86
Cancun September 02 – September 09, 2023 8 695 + $ 275,04
Seattle September 02 – September 09, 2023 3 616 + $ 173,64

Hotels

At your destination, a multitude of hotels can also be paid for with AIR MILES miles. The valuation is not always advantageous, but we are always ready for an almost free stay!

All types of hotels are available. This can be for large chain hotels or independent guest houses.

During spring break, there are several opportunities for San Juan, Costa Rica.

Hotels Costa Rica Air Miles

Or 3-4 days in Waikiki, Maui or Reykjavik, Iceland in August.

In the summer of 2023, you can spend your AIR MILES miles to feel the floury white sand of Clearwater Beach under your feet for a week.

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Theme park tickets

One of the most popular AIR MILES redemptions on the Redtag site involves theme parks in the United States. Four are available:

Dates Park Miles requested for 2 adults – basic ticket
Holidays 2022 Universal Studio Hollywood 3,473 – 1 day
Holidays 2022 Walt Disney World 12,759 – 3 days
March 2023 Universal Studio Hollywood 2,964 – 1 day
March 2023 Walt Disney World 12 107 – 3 days
July 2023 Walt Disney World 12 126 – 3 days
July 2023 Universal Studio – Orlando 4,643 – 1 day
January, March, July 2023 Disneyland 10,855 – 3 days
August 2023 Walt Disney World 9,670 – 3 days
August 2023 Universal Studio- Orlando 3,511 – 1 day

In addition, starting January 27, 2023, there will be major celebrations to mark 100 years of the Disney Company!

Rental cars

One of the best uses of Dream Miles is on car rentals in North America.

For example, for a typical 10-day car pick-up in Calgary and drop-off in Vancouver, the costs are exorbitant. But about 9,000 AIR MILES miles saves $3,500, for the summer of 2023.

Location voiture Calgary Vancouver

Ever wanted to have windy hair while driving a convertible on Hana Road in Maui? For about 11,500 miles, you can save $1,500 and achieve your dream.

Maui OGG location voiture

Or drive the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton for 4 days from Halifax. About 5,000 miles will save $500.

Halifax 4 jours location voiture

Gift cards

With CashMiles, there are many e-vouchers to get for uncomplicated Christmas gifts.

The value of the redemption is 95 miles for $10 off.

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Exchange in store

For now, in-store Cash Mile redemption is still available at the rate of 95 miles for $10 off the bill. But IGA and Jean Coutu will stop this exchange in 2023.

But on Friday November 4th, Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th only, take advantage of the promotion to use 75 Cash Miles instead of 95! This is one of the best promotions of the year.

It was also held last September and we gave you a tip on how to use your miles with Jean Coutu AIR MILES gift cards. We have since learned that Jean Coutu will be leaving the AIR MILES program.

Please note that these Jean Coutu AIR MILES gift cards are becoming increasingly rare because pharmacies no longer want to order them, knowing that they will no longer be affiliated with this program.

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Merchandise

Dream Miles are required to order merchandise.

They are sent within four weeks. Therefore, it is recommended that you get a head start and redeem as early as possible.

Taxes and delivery are included in the price in miles.

The number of miles requested below are less if you have Gold or Onyx status.

Number of miles requested
Four tickets to the Cineplex Cinema 575
Fitbit – Multiple models 1 400 – 4 305
Autographed frame of Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens from Frameworth 3 285
Apple AirPods Pro 3 920
Galaxy A53 5G from Samsung 6 075
Xbox Series S 6 690
Happy Hop 3 in 1 Inflatable Playground 7 516
HP 17.3″ Computer 10 180
Jura E6 automatic coffee maker 20 035

Personal assistant

It’s a little-known option, but the best thing about having Onyx status is the access to rewards that are not in the catalog.

There are four steps:

  • Submit a request via the online form with the requested reward
  • The personal assistant sends you a quote with the number of Dream Miles needed
  • Accept the quote
  • The miles are debited from the account and the item is shipped

For example, for a PlayStation 5 game console that costs $650 and is not available on the AIR MILES site:

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Since the miles charged follow the 95 miles per $10 valuation, it is expected that this PS5 will cost you about 6,175 miles.

Donations

For 500 AIR MILES Wish Miles, a donation to some of the charities does good.

90 days after the donation, a tax receipt will be sent to the member.

Dons Air Miles

Bottom line

There are many options for using and redeeming your AIR MILES miles.

The search tools on the AIR MILES site are not always optimal, but there are good opportunities to treat yourself and others.

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