So, I am on a mission to collect Airmiles. I have an Airmiles Mastercard. That's a good start. Each month I collect at least 100 Airmiles by using it. I collect a mile here and there by going to certain stores like Staples or The Children's Place. If I get gas at Shell, I collect a few more miles. Lately, I have been shopping at Metro. On an average trip, I'll get 40 or 50 Airmiles. But if I'm really lucky, it's a day where they're offering 100 Airmiles for every $100 spent.
This week I hit 6000 Airmiles -- enough to fly to the Maritimes. I was thrilled! But I phone the toll free number and found out that I'm still short. To fly to Halifax costs 7800 for four people (three adults and one child -- Thomas counts as an adult). The lady on the phone said that I could purchase 3 tickets with Airmiles and pay cash for the fourth. But the fourth ticket would cost $660! Plus I would have to pay taxes on the 3 "free" tickets to the tune of $215 each! I figured out that I could save $450 by waiting and collecting enough for that final ticket.
So, if you see me stalking people at Metro, asking if I can have their Airmiles, you'll know why. If you see me in the LCBO, even thought I don't drink, you'll know it's to get someone else's Airmiles. I'm determined to reach 7800 -- no matter what it takes!