5 ways to get more rewards for your everyday shopping

May 13 2020, 9:34 am

In the last few weeks, we’ve come to realize the little things we’ve taken for granted — grocery shopping on a whim to pick up dinner, stopping by the local bakery on the weekend for a fresh loaf of bread or the corner coffee shop for an impromptu latte.

These days, we’re approaching life a little differently, and shopping for necessities is no exception. Whether it’s at the grocery store in your neighbourhood or shopping online, we’re constantly working to adapt to our new circumstances.

Efficiency plays an even bigger role than ever before — we’re making shopping lists ahead of ordering items for delivery or picking them up at the store, and it’s become crucial in order to practice safe social distancing. In addition to efficiency, making the most of each and every dollar has also become crucial for many. How do you make the most of your everyday shopping, in terms of both finding the best prices and earning rewards as you go?

We’ve teamed up with AIR MILES to highlight five ways you can get even more rewards the next time you shop online or in-store.

Tap into your loyalty programs, like AIR MILES

No matter what type of shopper you are, we’re all looking for ways to make the most of our spending habits while finding special offers that reward us for our purchases. Enter AIR MILES.

Becoming an AIR MILES Collector means you are always one step closer to getting rewarded with the things you want, simply by shopping for the everyday things you need. Once you’re signed up for the program, take your AIR MILES Card and safely swipe with zero contact to get Miles when purchasing essential products or services from hundreds of Partner locations.

Go digital with apps and email opt-in


It’s easy to sign up for a rewards program and forget about how it can fit into your lifestyle. One way to help ensure it stays top of mind and connected to your everyday life (and that you actually use the program) is by downloading the app onto your smartphone – this can also provide an even safer way to get Miles at the store by using the AIR MILES digital card with zero contact scanning.

For AIR MILES Collectors opting in for email, you’ll unlock Bonus Mile offers before you even leave your house, plus you can track your progress in the app. When you use your AIR MILES Cash Miles in-store, you can even get free groceries, gas, and more. For every 95 Cash Miles earned, you can instantly redeem them for $10 towards your purchases with participating AIR MILES Cash Partners.

Explore bonus offers

As an AIR MILES Collector, you can also get Bonus Miles on everything from household cleaning supplies, to gas for your car, to a new TV or tablet for your place, or even groceries. Check out the offers before you shop to make sure you’re saving on the products already on your list.

Shop where your dollars go the furthest


Everyone is conscious of how much they’re spending during this turbulent economic time. We’re exploring our options with value in mind, which is why it’s key to shop where your dollars go the furthest. As an AIR MILES Collector, you can shop from home via airmilesshops.ca and get Miles on your purchases at over 200 online retailers, including Sephora, Apple, Indigo, and more.

Calling all foodies, if you feel like taking a night off from cooking and want to support that local restaurant you used to pass on your way home from work, both DoorDash and Uber Eats have recently been added to AIR MILES’ extensive rewards catalogue. Now, you can use Cash Miles to support local by ordering through Uber Eats and DoorDash.

Feel rewarded by supporting others

During these challenging times, people are stepping up and supporting each other. As an AIR MILES Collector, you can feel good about being a part of something bigger as AIR MILES is committing up to $1 million in support for Food Banks Canada and Kids Help Phone with through a matching program with its 11 million Collectors.

Collectors can donate 500 Dream Miles to Kids Help Phone or Food Banks Canada and AIR MILES will donate $50 to the chosen charity and match it. You don’t have to feel helpless during this uncertain time, AIR MILES is providing a channel to donate Miles to help your local community.

Right now, it’s unclear when we’ll be going back to the “old normal.” Nonetheless, if you’re visiting your local grocery store like Sobeys or Metro in a safe and conscientious manner (or shopping online from the comfort of your couch), you can stretch your dollar further, give back to those in need, and get rewards while you’re at it by using your AIR MILES Card.

For more information and to sign up today, head to airmiles.ca now.

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