This article is a summary of our much more comprehensive guide to the AIR MILES Program.
AIR MILES Cash Rewards
It’s the easy solution for many: 95 AIR MILES = $10.
It’s money that can be credited on a bill:
- grocery store (IGA)
- gas (Shell)
- pharmacy (Jean Coutu)
Or for an electronic voucher from other AIR MILES Partners.
This is a simple process and gives a real value to AIR MILES miles: $0.105/mile.
It’s also a great way to use your AIR MILES Reward Miles to help save money, like for a trip to Disney World!
AIR MILES DREAMS Rewards
Dream Miles can be used to book airline tickets, hotels, cruises and car rentals.
and flight tickets with AIR MILES miles
BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®* holders benefit from a 15% discount on flights within North America.
As of July 4, 2022, the discount will be 25% on airline tickets booked with Dream Miles. The maximum discount is 750 miles annually.
Pleasenote that the short-haul destinations often represent the best deal!
To find out more about how to book a flight reward with AIR MILES, we invite you to read this very comprehensive article on the subject.
Know that the BMO® AIR MILES® World Elite®* Mastercard®* is probably the best AIR MILES credit card in Canada for several reasons:
All-inclusive packages with AIR MILES miles
AIR MILES Dream Miles may apply for all-inclusive packages through Redtag Travel Agency.
Here, you’ll use 909 Dream Miles to save $100.
Events and attractions of the Dreams Account
AIR MILES offers tickets to attractions and movies through the Dreams account.
In the section US Parks, an emphasis is placed on theme parks in the United States. Given the weakness of the Canadian dollar, there are sometimes good finds on this side.
You can use your Dream Miles and purchase tickets to :
- Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
- Disneyland in California
- Universal Studios in Orlando
- Universal Studios in California
This is the most popular option for Milesopedia readers. It’s a smart choice to use your AIR MILES, especially if they are expiring!
Miscellaneous items in the Dreams account
Here, if you are a GOLD or ONYX member of AIR MILES, you will have access to promotions that may be of interest.
Gold members receive a discount of up to 5% on merchandise for the miles requested. While Onyx members get up to 10% off.
However, it is necessary to check the price of the desired item in relation to the miles requested.
The Dreams Account Raffles
Here, you use your miles to get 1 participation in a competition to win a prize.
In our opinion, raffles are not a good way to use your AIR MILES.
Earn AIR MILES miles easily
They also allow you to move closer to GOLD or ONYX status, entitling you to exclusive rewards.
An AIR MILES credit card for cash rewards
There are AIR MILES credit cards from American Express and BMO.
BMO AIR MILES Credit cards
In addition, for Dream Rewards, it allows for a 15% discount on award flights within North America. Then, starting July 04, 2022, the discount will be 25%, once a year, under certain conditions.
There are many other BMO AIR MILES credit cards. Be aware thatthe Welcome Bonus is available on all of them. This is true even if you currently hold another BMO AIR MILES card, or have held one in the past.
In addition, there are also 2 BMO AIR MILES credit cards for self-employed individuals, professionals or small businesses.
American Express AIR MILES Credit cards
American Express also offers many AIR MILES cards, including the best one, the American Express AIR MILESMD* Platinum Credit card which offers a nice welcome bonus.
In particular, it allows you to earn 1 AIR MILES mile / $5 in purchases for:
- food and drink,
- expenses at gas stations
After that, the accumulation is 1 mile per $10 of purchases everywhere else.
There are also other American Express AIR MILES credit cards: