How to use Air Miles Cash

Have you ever used Air Miles Cash?

I have shared in the past ways to get the best Dream rewards redemptions and 20 ways to earn Air Miles. Not all families need any more merchandise but fortunately Air Miles has Cash redemptions that let you use your Air Miles at retailers like Shell, Rona, Metro, and Sobeys.

I wanted to write a guide on how you can use Air Miles Cash. 


1. Activate your Air Miles Cash balance in your online account.

You must activate your Air Miles Cash balance by setting your preference. The way you set your preference will determine how the Air Miles you earn will be allocated between your Air Miles Cash and Dream balances.

This is important. You need to make sure that you put your outstanding balance between cash or dream. Here is a sample of my Air Miles account. The Air Miles website lets you move the slider to change your preference.



If I change my balance to 100% cash today, if I earn 500 Air Miles tomorrow, the miles will go into my Cash Balance.  Make sure you understand the consequences with setting your balance.

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2. Bring your Air Miles card to use for a purchase.

If you have at least 95 reward miles in your Air Miles Cash balance at check-out, you can redeem for at least $10. If you’d like to redeem reward miles towards your transaction, simply let the cashier know.

Just remember that 95 reward miles = $10 towards your purchase, including tax.


You can redeem in increments of $10, up to a maximum of 7125 reward miles or $750 a day, including tax.

Remember your AIR MILES Collector Card is now as good as money. Make sure to keep it safe and have it with you when you want to redeem instantly towards your everyday purchases.

This is an easy way to save money on your gas and other household expenses. 

Have you used Air Miles Cash?

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog,


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