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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get with 5,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles

Written by Ryan Bolton

On a trip to Montreal this past summer, we stayed in a pretty posh hotel downtown. For free.

My then-fiancé booked our hotel through AIR MILES reward miles. Up until that point I had no idea you could get anything other than free flights with AIR MILES.


With our new AIR MILES challenge, the winner can do a helluva lot with 5,000 AIR MILES reward miles. Not to forget the 50 bonus reward miles you get just for signing up. I did some digging around, and to put it into perspective, this is what you can do with those 5,000 reward miles.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The above ‘AIR MILES challenge’ is now closed. Please visit our giveaways page for all current student contests.

A Tragically Hip Concert Experience for Two (2,900 reward miles)

Tragically Hip

Yup, take in some Gord Downie and co. in a major Canadian city. And the seats are in the lower bowl, so you can get some of the Downie sweat. Pretty sweet.

Couples ResortThe Heaven Package (3,200 reward miles)

Spa Treatment

I want to do this based on the name. Hells yeah, Heaven Package. But really, hit up one of the finest spas in Ontario in Algonquin Park. Pamper yourself while surrounded by the tranquility of secluded forests.

AIR MILES Cash (5,000 reward miles)

Canadian Cash

5,000 miles gets you just over $500 of free purchases at a number of locations (depending on what region you are in!) In Ontario, for instance, you can redeem instantly in-store towards your purchases at Metro, Rexall, Shell and online at places like Starbucks, iTunes, Cineplex, Harvey’s and others. All you have to do is pre-determine the balance you want to go to AIR MILES Cash when you’re completing your application.

SONY 16GB Xperia Z2 Tablet (4,800 reward miles)

Sony Tablet

This 10″ tablet comes with 16GB and wi-fi built-in. It’s also super slim and, get this, waterproof. Yeah, waterproof tablet. Awesome.

Round Trip Flight to Los Angeles for 1 (4,300 reward miles)

Los Angeles

Go check out LA for a week. Roundtrip flights are covered.

Bring your Bestie to New York with Return Flights (2,600 reward miles)

New York

Bring a buddy and hit up NYC with return flights.

The above examples are for illustration purposes only. The value of AIR MILES reward miles redeemed for non-flight reward options depends on reward options in effect at the time of redemption.

Photos courtesy of Radiobred (The Hip), Your Local Connection (spa), Duckie Monster (cash), AIR MILES (tablet), Chris Goldberg (LA), Ryan Bolton (NYC).

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