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Old 01-18-2011, 06:05 AM   #136
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Yup, us easterners don't get near the good deals compared to you westerners. Safeway must have a really sweet deal with AM to be able to offer those kinds of deals.

We have been aggressively searching out AM deals here in NS since last Feb. There have been a few extreme AM deals that we were able to take advantage of, but for the most part, we have been getting about 300 AM per month. No where near the 1000-1500 AM per month that seems to be easy for you folks out west.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:10 AM   #137
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Incase anyone hasn't signed up for American Express yet, they have a promotion on now to get 1000 airmiles after your first use of a new card if you sign up before the end of March, that is almost half of a 7 day disney ticket
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #138
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Incase anyone hasn't signed up for American Express yet, they have a promotion on now to get 1000 airmiles after your first use of a new card if you sign up before the end of March, that is almost half of a 7 day disney ticket
Plus, it's the only credit card Costco will accept. Who can go in there without spending $100+.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #139
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Plus, it's the only credit card Costco will accept. Who can go in there without spending $100+.
We call it the (two hundred) dollar store!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #140
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Right now I have a regular BMO AirMiles card, no fee. I just got an email from AM offering to upgrade me to the Gold card (which I used to use). So for $99/year, I would get 25% off all AM flights, 500 bonus miles and 1 mile/$15 instead of 1 mile/$20 I get now...

The only reason I cancelled my Gold card before is because I had basically stopped collecting since offers in Ontario were so few and far between. As I said before, Newfoundland doesn't compare to out West, but it's scores better than Ontario, so I'm collecting a lot again. Does anyone know if there are any drawbacks to the Gold card (other than the fee)?
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #141
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Right now I have a regular BMO AirMiles card, no fee. I just got an email from AM offering to upgrade me to the Gold card (which I used to use). So for $99/year, I would get 25% off all AM flights, 500 bonus miles and 1 mile/$15 instead of 1 mile/$20 I get now...

The only reason I cancelled my Gold card before is because I had basically stopped collecting since offers in Ontario were so few and far between. As I said before, Newfoundland doesn't compare to out West, but it's scores better than Ontario, so I'm collecting a lot again. Does anyone know if there are any drawbacks to the Gold card (other than the fee)?

I haven't found any.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #142
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I believe they also charge you for any secondary cards.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:15 PM   #143
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Right now I have a regular BMO AirMiles card, no fee. I just got an email from AM offering to upgrade me to the Gold card (which I used to use). So for $99/year, I would get 25% off all AM flights, 500 bonus miles and 1 mile/$15 instead of 1 mile/$20 I get now...
The $100/yr fee is a big drawback in my eyes
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #144
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Normally pleased to get anything over 100 AM on a grocery purchase. This thread has inspired me. So today I decided to see how many points I could get purchasing only what we need within a reasonable period of time and at a reasonable price.

Got 504 AM for a $300 grocery purchase at Safeway. Put it on my AM MC so there will be another 20 AM there.

Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:46 PM   #145
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Normally pleased to get anything over 100 AM on a grocery purchase. This thread has inspired me. So today I decided to see how many points I could get purchasing only what we need within a reasonable period of time and at a reasonable price.

Got 504 AM for a $300 grocery purchase at Safeway. Put it on my AM MC so there will be another 20 AM there.

Thanks for the inspiration.
Awesome - I am planning on shopping on Tuesday for Customer Appreciation day and am hoping to get 400AM for about $150 grocery purchase.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:04 AM   #146
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Right now I have a regular BMO AirMiles card, no fee. I just got an email from AM offering to upgrade me to the Gold card (which I used to use). So for $99/year, I would get 25% off all AM flights, 500 bonus miles and 1 mile/$15 instead of 1 mile/$20 I get now...

The only reason I cancelled my Gold card before is because I had basically stopped collecting since offers in Ontario were so few and far between. As I said before, Newfoundland doesn't compare to out West, but it's scores better than Ontario, so I'm collecting a lot again. Does anyone know if there are any drawbacks to the Gold card (other than the fee)?
We used to have the gold card but I downgraded it because it killed me every year to spend $100 fee plus with the Gold you pay an additional $35 for a second card on the account. $135 too much!
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:48 AM   #147
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Total Airmiles Junkie right here!!

For our DLR trip in '09 we used airmiles for our flights from SK to CA for our family of 5, got 3 day hoppers (for all 5 of us) and had $400 in BW gift cert. for our stay while there. We even helped my BIL earn enough AM for him and my nephew so that they could join us. I have converted him and a neighbor of our to Safeway shoppers so that they could earn airmiles in a more productive manner!

Right after our DLR trip, DH booked flights to Vegas with AM and since then(Oct 09) we now have enough to take all 5 of us to WDW

We are big on the bonus offers at Safeway, convert our HBC points, purchase gas at Shell and use any other offers we can. We don't purchase unecessary things just for the airmiles. We only buy it if it is something we frequently use and if it is a good sale. The best one at Safeway that comes up often is earning 75 airmiles for 2 packs of batteries which are usually on for buy one get one free at the same time.

We also have the BMO Gold and don't mind the annual fee as it can save us around 5000 airmiles in some situations.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #148
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At Safeway on a 10(or 20) x day will it double bonus points too

Buy these 2 things for 10 miles becomes buy these 2 things for 100 miles ( I assume not) but is there really much point going on a 10 times day? ( asking as someone who lives 45 mins from a safeway)
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:12 PM   #149
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You westerners are breakin' my heart....if only there was a 20X AM day at Metro.

Sheesh....I get my HBC points turned into AM. There have been coupons this month for a bonus 20,000 HBC = 10 AM....I printed a bunch and then made 2 trips into The Bay to buy what I needed in 4 separate purchases. A pain to get 40 AM. The only up side was that there was no minimum purchase required. You could spend $1 and get the points. My DD needed socks and they had 60% off...she liked the ones I bought so now it's back I go tonight to get more. At least the store is only 5 minutes away.
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