Shop the Block 2020 Earn up to 1200 miles IS LIVE NOW!

Donald - my hero

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The Shop the Block page holder is up now with a few details to get the excitement started.
  • November 19th - December 28th, 2020
  • Use 3 coupons to get 300 miles
  • Use 5 coupons to get 800 miles
  • Use 7 coupons to get 1200 miles
  • You must use the coupons at DIFFERENT PARTNERS to count towards the big bonus
**** Pay close attention to the fact that for this promo you must make your purchases at 7 DIFFERENT sponsors to qualify for the maximum bonus miles. You can still use as many coupons as you are able to (and some will even be good for multiple uses, I'll point those out once i can read the actual terms) BUT it is the number of SPONSORS NOT COUPONS that will count towards completing the promo****

Some tips to help when it comes time to track down wayward miles (because let's be honest, there will be several of us who run into Road blocks!) There's no question that this will be similar to the Mega Miles promo and there will be no booklets available so be prepared to keep careful records.
  • Print out any coupons you use so you can staple a copy to the receipts
  • Keep every receipt connected to the promo and do NOT throw them out until the final miles have posted even if you get the miles from the transaction
  • Take screen shots of any & all FAQs and fine print attached to both the promo AND each coupon.
  • Keep copies of any e-mails from Airmiles & partner stores about the promo.
  • ***KEEP ALL INFO connected to your online shopping!!!*** This one will cause problems, be prepared!
  • If at all possible, wait a day or so before tackling to promo to let the kinks get ironed out, these rarely start smoothly
  • Read the coupons very carefully before you head out shopping, they do NOT all start on the same day
  • There's no need to rush through and complete the promo within a week it lasts until December 28th - more offers will appear on the website throughout the entire promo.
  • PLEASE remember this important tid-bid -- do the math yourself, take a close look at your household budget and be smart about how you attempt this promo. If you're not careful you will find yourself looking at shocking credit card statements and sad bank accounts. If you're unsure of the terms of an offer, please put a question out because more than likely, at least 2 other people will either be wondering the same thing or even figured it out themselves!
When it comes time to do the actual shopping leave all offspring & significant others who don't understand the seriousness of this hunt at home and have fun! If that's not possible you could always go with this plan!
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Donald - my hero

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Terms & Conditions and FAQs

Looking for a quick summary of how Airmiles explains the promo? Check out THIS PAGE


Terms & Conditions, directly from the Shop the Block Website:

Between November 19, 2020 and December 28, 2020, Collectors must make eligible purchases at (i) 7 different AIR MILES® Partners using 7 or more different AIR MILES SHOP THE BLOCK® Event Bonus Offers (“Bonus Offers”) and meet the criteria required for each unique Bonus Offer to qualify for the 1,200 Bonus Miles; or (ii) 5 different participating AIR MILES Partners using 5 different Bonus Offers and meet the criteria required for each unique Bonus Offer to qualify for the 800 Bonus Miles; or (iii) 3 different participating AIR MILES Partners using 3 different Bonus Offers and meet the criteria required for each unique Bonus Offer to qualify for the 300 Bonus Miles. Criteria, offer periods and spend frequency may vary for each Bonus Offer. Please see the Terms and Conditions of each unique Bonus Offer for specific details. Bonus Offers are available at airmiles.ca/ShopTheBlock. Limit of one (1) Bonus Offer per Collector Number. Please allow up to 120 days after the Bonus Offer end date for Bonus Miles to be posted to Collector Account.

There are a TON of FAQs on the website this time -- please take time to check them and make note of ones that pertain to you. I suggest taking screen shots of anything you might want to refer to after the promo ends.
SHOP THE BLOCK FAQs

If you click on each offer you will be able to see the terms that are specific to that offer -- this is where you will also be able to see how many times you can use the offer for the miles that the coupon will give you, some are a one shot deal but others can be used multiple times. It will still only count as ONE coupon towards the final promo but you will still earn the amount on the coupon. A few examples of different terms on the coupons with the pertinent information highlighted. Take note of different valid dates since not all the offers start on the same day nor are they all valid for the entire promo, and if you need to use a physical coupon or not as well! You might also want to pay attention to the details regarding combining offers while using the coupons.
 
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Donald - my hero

<font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
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Coupons: Where to find them and how to use them
***You can find all of the regions offers attached to either this post or post #4
Your best bet for accessing ALL of the deals is to go to THIS PAGE of the Shop the Block website and select your region to see all the offers in your area. There's a possibility that more offers will pop up during the promo but there will NOT be any new Partners - so perhaps a new batch of coupons for LCBO but a different sponsor won't pop up during the promo. -They actually all appear to be on the page now, some just showing as "Coming Soon"

How to Use your offers in-store or online

SHOP THE BLOCK offers generally fall into one of five categories, which are displayed on the front of the coupon.

  1. Good to go: This offer is ready to use – no coupon required.
  2. Show barcode: Show this offer from your phone in-store.
  3. Show cashier code: Show this offer from your phone in-store.
  4. Opt in online: Click on this offer to opt in online prior to using it.
  5. Visit website to complete: These offers can be found at another site. Click to reveal a link and full offer details.


You can follow this procedure to either email the coupons to yourself or print off the coupons you have used to keep attached to your receipts:
  1. Select the coupon by clicking the heart in the top right corner of the coupon
  2. Click on the View Saved offers at the bottom right of the page
  3. Select Email My Offers from the top of your offers
  4. Fill in your email and hit send and you will get a PDF file to print out that shows both the front and back of the coupon that's easy to use
  5. Select Print My Offers if you want to avoid the extra email step and then either print them off or, as I've done to allow me to share them, download as a PDF file.
Depending on how good your record keeping and how you prefer to generate the PDF file this will allow you reprint them after they are no longer available on the website!!


From the website:
Please note, expired offers do not appear on printable PDFs. Sadly I missed getting at least one of the offers from Jean Coutu :(
 

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  • Donald - my hero

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    Fine print for this offer - exclusions highlighted
    LIMITED TIME OFFER: Between 00:00:01 AM ET on November 19 and 23:59:59 PM ET on December 28, 2020, get 30 Bonus Miles when you make an eligible purchase of $100 or more, excluding shipping, duties and taxes, in a single transaction, through airmilesshops.ca at participating online stores. One Bonus Miles offer per Collector Account. Collectors must sign in at airmilesshops.ca before purchasing in order to get Reward Miles and qualify for this offer. This offer does not apply to purchases or sign-ups made at the following online stores: Disney+, eHarmony, FabFitFun, Wealthsimple, Weightwatchers, and any online travel stores (including, but not limited to travel bookings, car rentals, and hotel stays). Offer can be combined with other Bonus Miles Offers. This offer is valid on the purchase of gift cards only at online retailers who regularly offer Reward Miles on gift card purchases. See airmilesshops.ca for details. All online stores are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time. Please allow up to 120 days after the Bonus Offer end date for Bonus Miles to be posted to Collector Account.


    Use THIS LINK from the coupon on the Shop the Block website, it is a slightly different URL.
    There is ONE coupon for this and you must spend at LEAST $100 in ONE transaction to complete this offer.
    Take the time to make sure the you keep detailed records that include the following

    • date of transaction (noting the time will help show you've kept good records)
    • name of store
    • pre-tax & shipping total
    • if there were any multiplier offers that apply to your purchase -- i'll keep a running list of those in this post
    • Any & all emails pertaining to your orders

    Timeline for receiving miles thru the Airmilesshop portal is slightly different than other partners BTW, so if you do need to follow-up don't let an online chat agent steer you wrong!
    Directly from the FAQs on THIS PAGE


    When will my Miles appear in my account?
    Base Miles may take up to 60 days from the date of qualifying purchase to be posted to your Collector account.
    Bonus Miles may take up to 75 days from the date of qualifying purchase to be posted to your Collector account.

    Miles will show in your Collector account from airmilesshops.ca and the online store where you shopped, and Miles from a single transaction may appear in multiple line items if you took advantage of any Bonus Offers and/or sitewide multiplier events.


    If your transaction includes a multiplier offer it will post separately -one line for the base amount and a separate lines for the multiplier offers and will look like this on your account
    Base miles earned:
    536647
    Multiplier from the merchant
    536648
    Multiplier that was on the portal for all stores
    536649

    Shopping like this is how you make the online transactions work in your favour!


    *****EARLY BLACK FRIDAY 10X sitewide November 23 - 23:59:59 ET November 26th****

    Multiplier offers -- stores with no start date were active when the promo launched




    • 1-800-Flowers 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Adidas 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Aldo 2X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Alo Yoga 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Attitude Sports 2X Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • Ardene 2X Valid until December 14th
    • Banana Republic 5X Valid November 23rd - December 1st
    • Bed Bath & Beyond 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Bentley 3X Valid until November 30th
    • Bloomingdale's 3X Valid until November 22nd
    • Bloomingdale's 5X Valid November 23rd - December 15th
    • Blue Nile 3X Valid until November 22nd
    • Blue Nile 5X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Bobby Brown 3X Valid until November 22nd
    • Boohoo 2X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Bose 2V Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • Bouclair 2X Valid until November 22nd
    • Bouclair 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Brother 5X Valid until November 22nd
    • Brother 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Brush 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Buffalo David Bitton 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Bumble & Bumble 2X Valid until December 31st
    • Call it Spring 3X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Canon estore 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • CheapoAir 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Club Monaco 3X Valid November 23rd - 28th
    • Columbia Sports 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Crabtree & Evelyn 3X Valid until November 22nd
    • Crabtree & Evelyn 5X Valid November 23rd - 28th
    • Darphin 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Decathalon 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Diona 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Dyson 2X Valid until November 20th
    • Dyson 5X Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • ecco 2X Valid until December 31st
    • eHarmony 10X Valid until December 31st
    • Etsy 2X Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • Ever New 5X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Eyebuy Direct 5X Valid until November 22nd
    • Eyebuy Direct 5X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Frank & Oak 3X Valid until November 22nd
    • Frank & Oak 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Gap 5X Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • Giorgio Armani 5X Valid Until December 31st
    • Globo Shoes 5X Valid Until december 31st
    • Godiva Chocolate 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Guess 2X Valid until November 22nd
    • Guess 2X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Guess Factory 2X Valid until November 22nd
    • Guess Factory 2X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Hot Topic 2X Valid until November 20th
    • HP 3X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Hudson Bay 5 X Valid until November 20th
    • Hunter 5X Valid November 23rd - December 7th
    • Hurley 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Indigo 2X Valid until November 30th
    • Influence 5X Valid Until November 22nd
    • Influence 5X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Jamieson 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Kaspersky 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Keurig 2X Valid until November 26th
    • Kiehl's Canada 5X Valid until November 22nd
    • Kiehl's Canada 5X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Kerastase 5X Valid until December 31st
    • La Canadienne 2X Valid until December 31st
    • La Roche Posay 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Ladder Valid 5X until November 22nd
    • Land's End 2X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Lenovo 2X Valid until November 20th
    • Levi's 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Levi's 10X Valid November 23rd - December 1st
    • Linen Chest 2X Valid until November 22nd
    • Linen Chest 2X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Little Burgundy 5X Valid until November 22nd
    • Little Burgundy 5X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • LooksFantastic 5X Valid until November 22nd
    • LooksFantastic 5X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Lorex 2X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Lumen's 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Mackage 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Macy's 2X Valid until December 31st
    • Marciano 2X Valid until December 31st
    • Matt & Nat 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Michael Kors 2X Valid November 23rd - 25th
    • Microsoft 2X Valid until November 19th
    • Monster 10X Valid until December 31st
    • Moschino 2X Valid until December 31st
    • Naturalizer 5X Valid until December 31st
    • NewEgg 2X Valid until November 19th
    • NewEgg 2X Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • NYX 3X Valid until December 4th
    • Oakley 3X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • Orgins 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Paula's Choice 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Pennington's 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Persol 3X Valid until December 31st
    • Photobook 3X Valid Until November 22nd
    • Photobook 2X Valid November 23rd - December 31st
    • PRFO Sports 5X Valid Until December 4th
    • Quickbooks 10X Valid until December 31st
    • Rakuten Kobo 2X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Ray-ban 3X Valid until December 4th
    • Reebok 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Rosegal 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Rosetta Stone 5X Valid until December 4th
    • RW & Co 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Sail 2X Valid until December 31st
    • Saxx 2X Valid until November 23rd
    • Sennheiseer 2X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Sephora 2X Valid November 23rd - 30th
    • Simons 3X Valid until November 26th
    • Skin Store 5X Valid Until December 4th
    • Soia & Kyo 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Sorel 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Staples Solutions 2X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Staples 2X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Steve Madden 3X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • Stuart Weitzman 3X Valid until December 31st
    • Sunglass hut 3X Valid until December 4th
    • Suzy Sheir 5X Valid until December 4th
    • The Body Shop 3X Valid November 23rd - 25th
    • The Happy Planner 5X Valid November 23rd - December 4th
    • The Last Hunt 2X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Timex 2X Valid until December 31st
    • Urban Decay 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Urban Planet 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Vichy 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Vistaprint 3X Valid November 23rd - 26th
    • Vitamix 2X Valid until December 4th
    • Wagjag 5X Valid until December 31st
    • Way Spa 5X Valid until December 4th
    • Ylighting 5X Valid until December 4th
    • YSL Beauty 5X Valid until December 4th
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    Donald - my hero

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    List of coupon codes, how they appear on receipts and eventually post to accounts

    Offer DescriptionWhat prints on receiptWhat posts to account
    Foodland spend $75 or more 5X milesShop The Block, Marketing Promo # 7
    Sobey's spend $100 or more get 5X milesShop the Block, Marketing promo #7
    Lowe's up to 6X miles depending on spend728153 Airmiles Promo 4
    Rona Bonus 8693 just below AM card #
    Global Pet FoodSHOPTHEBLOCK GET 30 AIR MILES
     
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  • Donald - my hero

    <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"
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    So is the Covid 19 updated sponsor link an indication of the sponsors we will see
    as Shop the block sponsors?

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    Hugs
    Mel
    this is completely my thoughts on this with nothing solid to back it up other than my personal musings. I really don't think it's any indication of what the offers might be and where they'll be available.
    that link has been on the airmiles site for quite some time (used it several times already) so it's not new just for StB , was also on the MM site. I personally think some of the stores have even stopped updating their own COVID-19 sections! Metro has been the same for months and our store has stopped following several of them to the point that it's frustrating!!!
     

    TammyLynn33

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 8, 2008
    How do I quickly earn cash miles and be able to use those for shop the block ? I’ve never used cash miles , all my miles almost 10k are dream so I don’t wanna mess things up ha ha
     

    ottawamom

    The "Air Miles" Lady
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2005
    You need to switch your preference over to 100% (or whatever % you want). Go to your profile on the AM site. Then scroll down to Balance preference. Change it over to whatever you want. It will take effect the next calendar day at 3am. Collect AM as usual, they post with the same schedule as Dream miles do so how quickly they accumulate depends on how quickly you earn.

    I would suggest making the change to 100% Cash. Collect as many as you need then switch back to 100% Dream (if that's where you want to keep collectiing miles). In the past having enough for 2 or 3 redemptions (190-285AM) has been sufficient.
     

    bababear_50

    DIS Veteran
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    Feb 5, 2007
    You need to switch your preference over to 100% (or whatever % you want). Go to your profile on the AM site. Then scroll down to Balance preference. Change it over to whatever you want. It will take effect the next calendar day at 3am. Collect AM as usual, they post with the same schedule as Dream miles do so how quickly they accumulate depends on how quickly you earn.

    I would suggest making the change to 100% Cash. Collect as many as you need then switch back to 100% Dream (if that's where you want to keep collectiing miles). In the past having enough for 2 or 3 redemptions (190-285AM) has been sufficient.
    I did this a few days ago.(switched from Dream to Cash).
    I used up almost all my cash airmiles for LCBO vouchers (son's xmas stocking).(49 airmiles left in account).
    I did a Sobeys shop yesterday and picked up 145 airmiles for my shop,,,they should post by next Thursday.
    Rexall used to be my go to for fast posting airmiles,,,now it's Sobeys or Shell.
    I will only be doing one card this Shop the block round and I am not sure yet how many sponsors I will try and do.

    Hugs
    Mel
     

    TammyLynn33

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 8, 2008
    Thanks guys . I just didn’t want to lose my dream miles I’ve worked so hard to accumulate lol


    I did this a few days ago.(switched from Dream to Cash).
    I used up almost all my cash airmiles for LCBO vouchers (son's xmas stocking).(49 airmiles left in account).
    I did a Sobeys shop yesterday and picked up 145 airmiles for my shop,,,they should post by next Thursday.
    Rexall used to be my go to for fast posting airmiles,,,now it's Sobeys or Shell.
    I will only be doing one card this Shop the block round and I am not sure yet how many sponsors I will try and do.

    Hugs
    Mel
     

    bababear_50

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2007
    BMO email opt in offer:
    536936
    get 536937 when you apply for a new Airmiles Mastercard



    1200 when you use offers at 7 different partners. Use offers at 5 different Partners to get 800 Bonus Miles and use offers at 3 different Partners to get 300 Bonus Miles2.​

    +​
    250 Bonus airmiles when you opt in and spend $750 at participating BMO Partners OR spend $350 and get 100 Bonus Miles3.
    This counts as 1 SHOP THE BLOCK offer2.

    The threshold required is very high for the BMO shop the block offer.
    Too high for me.
     

    ottawamom

    The "Air Miles" Lady
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2005
    I just got this tidbit in an email from Airmiles

    536938

    Of interest isn't the bonus for the new M/C it's the spend $750 get 250AM or spend #350 get 100AM as the BMO coupon for StB. $ must be spent at participating partners :(. I miss the good old days.

    Mel beat me to posting this. I'll leave this anyway for emphasis.
     

    ilovetotravel1977

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 8, 2016
    I wonder if there is a certain point when you can sign back up for those credit card promos and earn the miles again. It's been since 2016 that I did massive card churning to earn miles for our big Orlando trip in 2018.
     





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