Safeway’s Sweet AirMiles Deal April 1

Robert D. Gibb is posting a stunning series of articles on Air Miles on the forum. I found the series very useful and enlightening so I’m posting it on the blog as well.

Robert D. Gibb is a Contributing Editor (DRIPs) at the Canadian MoneySaver Magazine.

Nothing outstanding in the name brand AirMiles promotions this week except possible Colgate toothpaste:

Buy 12 @ $2 each ($24) and get 100 AMs (approx. $12)

So the effective price is $1 per tube but I don’t see a great advantage there over sale prices elsewhere.

Last week’s Buy 5 House Brands Get 50 AMs still stands (see my April 25th post).

This week however they do have the Spring AirMiles Coupon Offers on. On this promo they have around 50 name brands. Buying 2 of each earns bonus AMs (on high priced items usually you only have to buy 1). These offers usually earn 10 – 50 AMs each. If you buy 5 different offers you earn a bonus 50 AMs ($6). I find the prices on these items to generally not be very competitive compared to other stores. HOWEVER!

This Tuesday is “Spend $35 or more and get either 10% off or 10 times the base AMs”. (Trust me taking the 10% off is the better deal than the 10Xs AMs). If you can combine that with the We Care coupons you can knock the price down more than 10% and get better value.

Also note: The Proctor and Gamble coupon book ($70) is in today’s newspaper. Luckily, living in a condo I’ll get about 10 books. P& G usually follows with AM promos at Safeway soon after these books come out. Great value.


Good Hunting To All!

Re: Trust Me

Base AirMiles at Safeway is 1AM/$20 spent.

So on $35 spent you’d earn the equivalent of 1.75 AMs. Taking the 10Xs offer would get 17.5 AMs. At approx $0.12/AM that’s a value of $2.10 .

10% off of $35 is $3.50 which 67% better than $2.10.

So you’re far better off taking the 10% off.


Good Hunting To All!

One response to “Safeway’s Sweet AirMiles Deal April 1”

  1. Question says:

    Hi. Where do you get the $.012 per airmile.. It looks to me like it is $20 per airmile. to get 17 airmiles, you would have to spend $340. Am I wrong here?


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