The annual AIR MILES Mega Miles
event launched earlier this month and presents a really nice bonus mile earning
opportunity. If you meet the requirement of using Mega Miles coupons at 3 or 5
or more sponsors you’ll be awarded with 650 to 1,250 Reward Miles over and
above the base miles and coupon bonus miles awarded. This promotion runs until April 12.
This version of the Mega Miles event see several changes. Previous versions required you to shop at 5 or more sponsors to get the bonus. This time they give you two levels of bonuses, you can make it to only 3 and get a lower bonus of 650 miles or still go for 5 or more and get the full 1,250 bonus miles. They have also added in spending on your AIR MILES credit cards as a qualifier. If you have either a BMO or Amex AIR MILES card and make 20 purchases on either during the promotional period that counts as one sponsor. Have cards from both issuers? Make 20 on each and you have 2 sponsors covered. Now to earn the credit card option from the event you have to opt-in on the Mega Miles site.
For the rest of us without AIR MILES credit cards the cheapest way we found to earn the bonus simply by looking at all the
details on the coupons (Alberta region) would be as follows:
Spend ~$30 on a minimum 25L purchase at Shell (10 Bonus Miles coupon)
Spend $30 at Action Car & Truck Parts (4x Bonus Miles coupon)
Spend $40 on almost anything at Rexall (40 Bonus Miles coupon)
Spend $40 with $20 transactions at two separate retailers via airmilesshops.ca (50 Bonus Miles coupon)
Spend $50 at The Children’s Place (20 Bonus Miles Coupon)
That’s $190 in spending to earn the 1,250 Bonus Mega Miles Miles (or $100 for 3 sponsors to get 650 bonus miles) but then you have to add in your base amount miles plus the coupon
bonuses for an additional ~125
miles or so for 1,375 bonus miles in total. We value AIR MILES Rewards
Miles at an
average of 13 cents each, so you are getting back $178.75 on your $190
in spending, that is a great return. If you strictly earn cash rewards,
then you are looking at a return of about $140, still pretty decent for
spending $188. For some of you it may
take more spending but as we mentioned before if this is shopping you
are already planning on doing then jump on the Mega Miles event right
away so that you can earn this bonus.