Friday, June 12, 2015

Big Air Miles Bonuses for Gift Card Purchases at Safeway - 1.2 Reward Miles per $1 spent (until Jun 18, 15)

We haven't seen AIR MILES bonuses for buying gift cards at Safeway since late December but this week the bonuses have returned! These 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. You have to print out the coupons and you can find them here

The merchant gift cards included are Spafinder, Bass Pro Shops, Sears, Roots, Cara Foods,  Mark's, Sport Chek, and Joeys.

I bought many cards during the last two 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
Sears Voyage MasterCard: 1.5 Sears Club Points
TD Aeroplan Visas: 1.5 Miles
To learn more about these cards visit our Travel Rewards Credit Card Comparison page

I'm not sure if I'll partake this time but who knows my plans change every hour!


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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  1. FYI - metro in ON has an offer this week that involves mostly same cards - 65AM per $50 card. See page 12 of flyer. Keg, Bass pro, roots, sears, marks.

  2. Buy a participating $50 Card Get 65 AIR MILES Reward Miles
    See gift cards for details, terms, conditions and (if applicable) fees. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply. See in-store or for details. Participating Cards include: Bass Pro Shops, Sears, Roots, PetSmart and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

    Valid June 11-17, 2015.

  3. Thanks Frank! I'll have a post soon on the Metro offer (and have subscribed to Metro emails so we don't miss offers like these!)