This isn’t new news, but something many of us may have forgotten about since it was announced by AIR MILES in 2011. Take a peek at your AIR MILES account online, and consider booking your next vacation before the end of the year if you are in danger of LOSING accumulated AIR MILES due to a new policy that starts December 31, 2016.
Beginning December 31, 2016, Reward Miles older than 5 years will begin to expire on a quarterly basis. Miles posted to your Accounts are date stamped and, if not used, are removed from your Account 5 years later, on the last day of that quarter.
AIR MILES quarters end on
- March 31
- June 30
- September 30
- December 31
This means that, for example, a Mile you got in January 2014 would expire, if unused, on March 30, 2019.
If you, like me, immediately got concerned having absolutely no idea when you earned your AIR MILES (and therefore no clue when they expire), you can log on to your AIR MILES account here and submit a request to get an Expiry Statement. You will receive it via email (check your profile to ensure the email is current) within 12 to 24 hours.
You can not get expired AIR MILES back, so pay attention readers!
Here is what my Expiry Statement looks like. I have over 4000 AIR MILES, but 1615 will expire at the end of this year so it looks like I’m booking a trip!