April 26, 2006

Airmiles Points - R.I.P.

Can somebody please tell me what to do with Airmiles points?

I dutifully hand my card over whenever I remember, and a few times a year they send me a record of the points. They also include a list of where I earned the points, which ends up being a printout of all the alcohol the household has purchased in the past three months. Do they really have to itemize this?

There is never enough points for anything great. I remember years ago trying to spend Club Z points on something Jackson wanted at Zellers. It took ages to order it, ages to receive it, and then he wanted to return it because 'it wasn't like on the commercial'. Welcome to the real world, son.

I just let the total toddle along, imagining the trip to Venice that will no doubt one day materialize. It's like coupons I never redeem, and recipes I clip and never make. My intentions are sound, but my cluttered brain never connects to the original premise.

The reality is that I'll probably save them long enough for a funeral home to come on board as a sponsor, and my next of kin can finally cash them in.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the airmiles site on line.

Order Dominion coupons. We had enough points for $60 worth of coupons this year.

My dh takes the kids once a year (when we need to celebrate something) to spend the coupons on anything they want. They end up with little bottles of pop, sugar cereal & often a plant or two (I don't know why - but hey!). Their favorite cookies, special lunch meals that we won't buy.

You can also just use them for groceries - but that is boring. :)

May 01, 2006 11:45 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Food! I can get food! I can use the points to plug a hole in the retaining wall that is the hunger of my 14 year old son!

Great idea...thanks.

May 01, 2006 11:52 AM  

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