When it comes to earning points & miles for shopping online we are all familiar with Aeroplan’s eStore and AIR MILES Shops to name a few. However there is one online shopping portal that is relatively unknown and that is Flying Blue’s Shop for Miles. Flying Blue is the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM, both very popular airlines for Canadians as prior to the pandemic they were a major player flying from Canada to Europe and beyond. Suffice to say there are quite a Flying Blue members here in Canada and outside of flying on Air France, KLM or other Star Alliance airlines it can be difficult to earn those Flying Blue miles, especially so with the pandemic right now. So that’s where shopping online comes in!
Earning miles and points for shopping online is a great way to increase the balance of your loyalty program accounts and the beauty of Flying Blue’s portal in comparison to other international airlines is that they have an actual section with retailers that are from Canada or ship to Canada. Some of those retailers include Indigo, Apple, Ssense and The Body Shop. They may not have as many shops as Aeroplan or AIR MILES but at least they have some of the more popular ones!
The earn rates vary by shop and for the most part are comparable to what you would earn via other online shopping portals. Just like other shopping portals you’ll also earn points in the retailers loyalty program like Indigo’s Plum Rewards plus whatever points or miles you earn on your credit card.
If you are a Flying Blue member who wants to earn some extra miles and have never used Shop for Miles before you can take advantage of their special promotion that if you make your first ever purchase by March 25 you’ll earn an additional 500 Flying Blue miles on that purchase.
All in all it’s nice to have more options like this in Canada for programs like these especially given the current global circumstances where many of us aren’t earning miles for flying.