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With COVID-19 wreaking havoc with global travel, AIR MILES has made some changes to better help its members.
And if you’re either a Gold or Onyx member, there’s also some good news for you.
AIR MILES Onyx and Gold status extended until the end of 2021
If you already have Gold or Onyx status, you no longer have to worry about reaching the minimum miles earned threshold this year.
AIR MILES has declared that your status is safe until the end of 2021.
It’s particularly good news since they decided to postpone Mega Miles last month, one of the ways to earn a huge chunk of qualifying miles.
Here’s the excerpt on this news from a recent AIR MILES e-mail.
It’s definitely great to see the reward programs stepping up and helping their members out.
AIR MILES credit cards
Don’t have AIR MILES status? One way to rack up some miles is to shop everywhere with an AIR MILES credit card.
And if you’re not interested in travel rewards for the time being, just be sure to set your earnings preference to AIR MILES cash instead.
Here are our top AIR MILES cards.
|Credit Card||Welcome Bonus||Earn Rates||Annual fee and income requirements||Apply Now|
|BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard||2,000 miles (terms)||* 1 mile per $10 spent on all purchases||* $120 annual fee, first year free
* 80K personal/150K household income requirements
|BMO AIR MILES Mastercard||800 miles (terms)||* 1 mile per $20 spent on all purchases
* Double miles at select AIR MILES partners
|* No annual fee * 15K personal income requirements||Apply Now|
|Amex AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card||2,000 miles (terms)||* 1 mile per $10 spent on gas, groceries and restaurants
* 1 mile per $10 spent everywhere else
|* $120 annual fee
* No income requirements
Our top-rated AIR MILES card is the
And if you do decide to save up your miles and use them for travel, you’ll get a 15% discount on the number of miles you need for flights within North America, along with 2 free passes to Mastercard Airport Experience lounges.
BMO’s no fee AIR MILES card, the
Earn 1 mile for every $20 spent, and earn double that at participating AIR MILES partners (you can view them here).
To simply earn the most AIR MILES on all of your purchases, the
You’ll earn 1 mile per $5 spent on gas, groceries, and restaurants (up to $30,000 annually), while earning 1 mile per $10 spent everywhere else.
It’s certainly nice not to worry about maintaining your status, whether you were actually planning on earning enough miles or not.
What are your thoughts on AIR MILES latest news?
Let us know in the comments below.