Friday, November 6, 2015

Big Air Miles Bonuses for Gift Card Purchases at Safeway returns! Up to an $18 return per card (until Nov 12, 15)

We haven't seen AIR MILES bonuses for buying gift cards at Safeway since June but this week the bonuses have returned! These are the same as those seen in June but aren't as good as the December offer of 70 AIR MILES per $50 card but are better than the 55 miles in November. With this offer you'll earn 1.2 miles per dollar on these cards or if you work the other way, we value AIR MILES at 11 to 15 cents a piece so you are essentially earning $7.70 to $10.50 with each card. However if you look at our post from a few weeks ago about hacking the Air Miles program you'll know that you can actually get value of over 30 cents per mile on car rentals which means you can technically earn ~$18 on each these gift cards!

You have to print out the coupons and you can find them here
Hint: Print multiple copies and go through the till multiple times if you want to buy more than one card for the same retailer!

The merchant gift cards included are Spafinder, Bass Pro Shops, Sears, Roots, The Keg, KFC/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell  Mark's, Cactus Club,  Golf Town and Boston Pizza. There is also an offer of 75 Bonus Air Miles when you purchase a preloaded Visa Gift Card of $200 or more. Those cards however carry an activation fee so it isn't as worth it to buy them.

I bought many cards during the last few go rounds for a lot of bonus Air Miles plus the double Membership Rewards points as I purchased them on my American Express Gold Rewards card which awards 2 points per dollar spent at grocery stores.

Other credit cards you can look at using to really bump your miles/points earning on these types of purchases include (earning is per dollar spent):
American Express Air Miles Reserve Credit Card: 1 Mile/$10
BMO AIR MILES World Elite MasterCard: 1 Mile/$10
CIBC Aerogold Visas
: 1.5 Miles
CIBC Aventura Visas: 1.5 Points
Scotiabank American Express Platinum/Gold: 4 Points
Scotiabank American Express:
2 Points
TD Aeroplan Visas: 1.5 Miles
To learn more about these cards visit our Travel Rewards Credit Card Comparison page

I know I'll definitely be buying the Cactus Club and Keg cards multiple times. Not sure about the rest as I don't really frequent those places that much. How about you? What cards will you jump on?


The American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card
• Earn a bonus of 2,000 AIR MILES reward miles when you charge a total of $500 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership
• Enjoy your first year free
• Earn 1 reward mile for every $10 in Card purchases at AIR MILES®* Sponsors
• Earn 1 reward mile for every $10 in Card purchases at other eligible grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores in Canada
• Plus, earn 1 reward mile for every $15 in Card purchases everywhere else
• Shop at participating AIR MILES Sponsors across Canada with your Card and show your AIR MILES®* Collector Card, and you can earn reward miles twice
• More than 1000 rewards to choose from! Redeem for a wide range of rewards - everything from electronics to travel and more
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