NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Chances are, you participate in at least one rewards program you don’t quite understand.
How many reward miles equal a dollar? How are rewards applied? How do I earn reward miles? And most importantly… how the heck can I redeem them?
It can be *slightly* tricky, especially when you have to convert reward miles into dollars. Now for those saving up for a dream vacation, I suppose the learning curve is well worth it. But what if you’re an “in-the-moment” kind of person who wants instant gratification? That is, what if you want to simply earn, spend, and repeat? If this sounds like you – rejoice! AIR MILES Cash is right up your alley.
And now, there’s a NEW way to redeem with AIR MILES Cash! Not only can you redeem instantly in-store at participating Sponsors, but you can also redeem online, giving you even more flexibility and the chance to choose how your AIR MILES reward miles are redeemed.
(I’m an online shopaholic and I approve this redemption feature.)
The new AIR MILES Cash eVoucher feature makes it easy to take cash off everyday purchases like movie tickets, groceries, apps and music, cab rides or even your daily latte fix, thanks to a variety of popular participating partners. Here’s what you need to know:
1) First, sign up for AIR MILES Cash at www.airmiles.ca/cash and set a balance preference. Any reward miles earned going forward will be deposited in your AIR MILES Cash and/or Dream balances related to the preference you have set. For example, 100% Cash, 100% Dream, or a preference in between!
2) You must have at least 95 reward miles in your AIR MILES Cash balance in order to redeem. Ninety-five (95) reward miles from an AIR MILES Cash balance can be redeemed online for $10 or more worth of value at participating Reward Partners, or you can redeem right in-store at participating partners for cash off your bill. For example, if you have 960 miles in your AIR MILES Cash balance, you can redeem for eVouchers up to $100 in value (950 reward miles = $100 in eVoucher value). What did I tell you? Instant gratification.
3) You can redeem up to a maximum $750 value in eVouchers per day, across all eVoucher partners.
The good folks at AIR MILES hooked me up with AIR MILES Cash reward miles to test out the new eVoucher feature. (Translation: they asked me to “shop” for rewards. Twist my arm!) Since my reward miles balance is set to 100% Cash, I was able to peruse through partners such as iTunes, Starbucks, Kernels, Cineplex Entertainment and more (click here for a full list of participating reward partners) and decide if I’d like to grab an eVoucher, or simply redeem instantly in-store.
Now I never say no to free coffee – especially free Starbucks coffee – so you can bet I grabbed a voucher or two (or four). I had the option to print my eVoucher and go directly into any Starbucks store, or transfer my balance to an existing registered Starbucks Card. Easy peasy!
Of course, coffee is much more delicious when shared – and that’s what I LOVE about the eVoucher feature: when you redeem reward miles in your AIR MILES Cash balance for an eVoucher, you have the option of emailing it to yourself or sharing it by email with someone else, like a friend or family member. BONUS: the recipient does NOT have to be an AIR MILES Collector to use an eVoucher – making this feature one of the most flexible (and easy) ways to share the reward love!
(AIR MILES will be looking to expand the eVoucher partner family, so check back often for updates.)
WIN IT! One lucky reader will win AIR MILES reward miles bonus miles valued at $80 (that’s 760 miles)! To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck all!
This post is sponsored by AIR MILES. As always, the opinions on this blog are my own.