How to Use AIR MILES Cash Rewards for Groceries and Food Delivery

Young couple eating takeaway on the couch

Craving a tasty treat delivered straight to your doorstep? Buying baking essentials to test your bread making skills? Whipping up a cup of dalgona coffee? With the help of viral trends circling social media, finding innovative ways to stay entertained or celebrate special occasions from home is easy.

And, thanks to recent additions to AIR MILES Cash Rewards, Collectors can score something savoury from hundreds of restaurants with Uber Eats or DoorDash without ever leaving the couch. You can even send food to family and friends. But, if a homecooked meal sweetens the deal, AIR MILES has an offer for that too.

Here is how to use your Air Miles Cash Rewards for decadent desserts and mouthwatering meals.

AIR MILES Cash Rewards vs. Dream Miles

Before we go any further, you should know that AIR MILES has two streams for earning points: Cash Rewards and Dream Miles.

  • Cash Rewards: These rewards have a fixed value of 95 Cash Miles for $10 and can only be redeemed in $10 increments. Collectors can redeem Cash Rewards when checking out at participating grocery stores, drug stores and gas stations, or use eVouchers for delivery services like Uber Eats and DoorDash.
  • Dream Miles: These rewards can be redeemed for events, merchandise or vacations. Each dream will have a point value, and its monetary value will differ.

When you first set up your AIR MILES Collector account, you are given a choice between either stream or a mix of the two. You can also change your preference at any time. However, the points you have already earned aren’t interchangeable.

The following purchase options are only available to those with Cash Rewards.

eVoucher

Collectors can sign-in to their AIR MILES account to redeem their Cash Miles for instant eVouchers.

Here are some eVouchers guidelines:

  • You can redeem your eVoucher using a printout or directly from your mobile device, in-store or online.
  • The full value of the eVoucher must be used during the transaction. Think of the eVoucher more like a coupon rather than a gift card.
  • eVouchers can’t be used to purchase gift cards or redeemed for cash.

While partners vary by region, Uber Eats and DoorDash eVouchers are valid across Canada where these services are offered.

Redeem eVouchers for food delivery

Delivery Company Redemption Instructions Value
Uber Eats Under your profile, select “Promotions” and enter your eVoucher code. $20 (190 Cash Miles)
DoorDash The eVoucher can be redeemed either online at DoorDash.com or through the DoorDash app.

Under “Account”, find “Credits and Gift Cards” and enter your eVoucher PIN.

$20 (190 Cash Miles)

*For full details, see the terms and conditions on the AIR MILES website.

In-store Partners

You can redeem Cash Miles in $10 (95 Cash Miles) increments up to a maximum of $750 (7,125 Cash Miles) a day. Some exceptions may apply. All you need to do is present your AIR MILES Collector card at the participating store to redeem your rewards instantly.

Similar to eVouchers, in-store AIR MILES Cash transactions exclude near-cash products like gift cards. Other exclusions include prescriptions, tobacco products, lottery, and charges such as rental or delivery fees.

While in-store partners vary depending on where you live, in Ontario, for example, Collectors can use their Cash Miles to shop for groceries at Metro, Sobeys, Sobeys Urban Fresh, Foodland and LCBO.

Related read: To Spend or Not to Spend: What to Do with Your Travel Rewards Points Amid a Global Pandemic

How to earn AIR MILES Rewards

You can earn Miles with your AIR MILES Collector card at participating retailers. If you have a co-branded credit card, you can double-dip on rewards. You will earn Miles from both your credit card as well as your general program card.

While the average AIR MILES Collector will earn Miles when they shop at partner locations and online at airmilesshops.ca, credit card members will earn Miles on everyday purchases, almost everywhere they shop.

For a limited time, the following two AIR MILES Mastercards are offering bonus rewards.

BMO® AIR MILES®† World Elite®* Mastercard®*

Apply for the BMO® AIR MILES®† World Elite®* Mastercard®* and get 2,000 bonus AIR MILES when you spend $3,000 within the first three months. Plus, BMO will waive the $120 annual fee for the first year.

Regular features and benefits of this card include:

  • Annual fee: $120
  • Earn one Mile for every $10 in credit card purchases.

Cardmembers can enjoy complimentary membership to Mastercard Airport Experiences provided by LoungeKey, with VIP access and two annual airport lounge passes. This card also features BMO AIR MILES World Elite Travel and Medical Protection, as well as purchase protection and extended warranty.

Sign-up bonus expiry date: October 31, 2020

BMO® AIR MILES®† Mastercard®*

Earn 800 bonus AIR MILES when you spend $1,000 on your BMO® AIR MILES®† Mastercard®* within the first three months of opening the account.

Regular features and benefits of this card include:

  • Annual fee: $0
  • Earn one Mile for every $20 in credit card purchases.
  • Earn 2X the Miles at participating AIR MILES Partners.

Cardmembers can double-dip on Miles when they shop with both their credit card and AIR MILES Collector card. Perks include extended warranty and purchase protection, as well as discounts off admission to Cirque du Soleil.

Sign-up bonus expiry date: October 31, 2020

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