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Old 04-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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In the past I have gotten WDW tickets with Airmiles and they NEVER had expiry dates.

A few months ago I got DL tickets and they had and expiration date.

Can someone tell me if the WDW tickets now also have expiration dates
The WDW tickets do not have specific expiration dates like Disneyland. They expire 14 days after first use.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #17
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The fastest way to accumulate AM is with one of the credit cards....BMO mastercard or Amex.

Look to see which monthly payments you can make with your CC and charge everything that you can. You may find that you can double dip on AM with your gas and groceries. For example, buying gas at Shell gets you AM but you can double dip paying with an AM Amex or mastercard.

Also, watch the AM website for promos. Last year BMO gave 1500 AM for opening a new savings account. There are lots of promos for online shopping through airmilesshop.ca. They send coupons for bonus AM through various companies like HBC, Shell, Childrens Place. You can get AM for subscribing to text alerts on your phone....I think it's 30.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #18
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I am also trying to save my Airmiles to get Disney tickets. I almost have enough for one 3day ticket.
Ill probably have enough in 3 months. Do they have the deals very often on the Airmiles website?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #19
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How are you planning to earn that many miles? I would love to be able to get at least two sets for our next trip but it is taking forever and I don't even have enough for one 3 day pass yet!

I read that the sales go on special in the fall.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #20
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How are you planning to earn that many miles? I would love to be able to get at least two sets for our next trip but it is taking forever and I don't even have enough for one 3 day pass yet!

I read that the sales go on special in the fall.
I get about 70 Airmiles a month. I put as much of my monthly expenses as I can on my Airmiles American Express credit card. I only buy gas at Shell gas which is an Airmiles sponsor. I only get my pet food from Globo Pets which is also an Airmiles sponsor. And when ever I buy anything from the LCBO I look for something that will give me bonus Airmiles as well. It's a slow process but I'm almost there. I also got 500 Airmiles as a bonus just for getting the American Express credit card. I'm sitting at about 2020 Airmiles right now so I'm not too far off
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #21
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5 points for taking a survey

https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/CouponsBonusOffers


And just incase BMO or Metro are listening come on guys I need points.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #22
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How are you planning to earn that many miles? I would love to be able to get at least two sets for our next trip but it is taking forever and I don't even have enough for one 3 day pass yet!

I read that the sales go on special in the fall.
I probably get around 15,000-18,000 Air Miles a year. Mainly from shopping Safeway (spend $100 get 100 offers, etc), prescriptions at Safeway 7x offers, booking with Marlin Travel, using the BMO mastercard and putting EVERYTHING on it including monthly bills. Easily earn 500 Air Miles a month just from BMO.

Check out the Air Miles FB page for offers as well. Also do any online shopping by going through the AM toolbar. Do that and you earn Air Miles on Expedia and other sites. If you don't go through the AM website to these websites like Expedia and Amazon you don't earn the miles. Toys R Us had offers this Christmas for spend $60 in the store earn 50 Air Miles. I did that offer 3 times and earned 150 just on the kids gifts for Christmas.

Shell has bonus offers on right now where you can earn 100 if you use all 6 coupons. The coupons are online at the Air Miles website.
Make sure you are signed up for the Air Miles FB page, twitter, etc to get all the offers.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #23
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I have four or five extra cards distributed among friends and family. Just a few air miles from each one really adds up. Plus, they help me reach Gold status because they tend to shop at different stores than I do.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:41 PM   #24
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I have four or five extra cards distributed among friends and family. Just a few air miles from each one really adds up. Plus, they help me reach Gold status because they tend to shop at different stores than I do.
I do this too
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #25
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For those us you that are not in a province that has Safeway has anyone ever contacted AM to enquire as to why we don't get the same bonuses at Metro?

I'm an avid collector and it really bugs me that we can't earn 100-200 miles weekly with groceries. Where I live Metro is the highest priced store but I would be willing to spend the extra money if I was getting at least 100 miles a week.
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What does this mean that I have achieved "Gold"? Will I get a new card? Will I get more points? This is the email I got http://i.imgur.com/5uOAt4c.png
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:37 PM   #27
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What does this mean that I have achieved "Gold"? Will I get a new card? Will I get more points? This is the email I got http://i.imgur.com/5uOAt4c.png
The AIR MILES GOLD program is a way to thank our best Collectors. It provides Collectors with exclusive benefits, including flight and merchandise discounts, and GOLD-only Sponsor Bonus Offers.
Your exclusive GOLD benefits include:
Travel
• Up to 40% off reward miles required for select flights from our Deals of the Week offers updated every Monday on airmiles.ca
• Exclusive specials on Package Vacations and Cruises - updated on airmiles.ca
Merchandise
• Up to 25% off reward miles required for selected merchandise.

Sponsor Bonus Offers
• Enjoy Exclusive Sponsor Bonus Offers. Check back often as offers are regularly updated.


No they don't give out gold cards anymore.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:56 PM   #28
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The AIR MILES GOLD program is a way to thank our best Collectors. It provides Collectors with exclusive benefits, including flight and merchandise discounts, and GOLD-only Sponsor Bonus Offers.
Your exclusive GOLD benefits include:
Travel
• Up to 40% off reward miles required for select flights from our Deals of the Week offers updated every Monday on airmiles.ca
• Exclusive specials on Package Vacations and Cruises - updated on airmiles.ca
Merchandise
• Up to 25% off reward miles required for selected merchandise.
Sponsor Bonus Offers
• Enjoy Exclusive Sponsor Bonus Offers. Check back often as offers are regularly updated.


No they don't give out gold cards anymore.
Dang. I would have felt super important to be walking around with a gold card. Lol. Thanks for the info
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #29
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What do you guys think is the best way (savings wise) to spend Airmiles points on a Disney vacation? I will have just under 3000 points before my vacation that i want to book for next July. My fiancée and I want to book a 2 week vacation with a 10 day waterplus hopper at a value resort. We also want to visit universal for 1 or 2 days. We are also thinking we want the dining plan as well. Do you think it's best to spend the points on flights?( out of buffalo) a 7 day Disney park tickets or on Universal tickets? Not sure what to do.
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What do you guys think is the best way (savings wise) to spend Airmiles points on a Disney vacation? I will have just under 3000 points before my vacation that i want to book for next July. My fiancée and I want to book a 2 week vacation with a 10 day waterplus hopper at a value resort. We also want to visit universal for 1 or 2 days. We are also thinking we want the dining plan as well. Do you think it's best to spend the points on flights?( out of buffalo) a 7 day Disney park tickets or on Universal tickets? Not sure what to do.
I never use airmiles for flights or car rentals. You end up having to pay the taxes out of pocket (which is particularly painful flying from Canada), and that just bites. I always use them for park tickets, car rental gift cards or best western gift cards.
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