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AIR MILES® 101: How To Redeem AIR MILES® Dream Miles


Have you heard the term AIR MILES Dream Miles and wondered what those Miles can do for you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to give you the lowdown on how to redeem AIR MILES Dream Miles and turn your dreams into reality.

What are AIR MILES® Dream Miles?

Is there a trip you’ve been planning, some new hot tech catching your eye, or maybe even a concert you’ve been hoping to see? Dream Miles can help you make it all happen.

In the AIR MILES Reward Program, you can allocate the Reward Miles™ that you earn into two accounts: AIR MILES Cash Account (giving you Cash Miles™) and/or Dream account (giving you Dream Miles™). Dream Miles can be saved up to be redeemed for things like a big-ticket item from our merchandise catalogue or for your next vacation. And while travel is usually what people think of when they think of Dream Miles–in fact, flights to Vancouver, Las Vegas, and London are some of our top Dream Miles redemption items­–there are way more redemption options to choose from than just flights and hotels. Dream Rewards start at 250 Dream Miles.

Hot tip: you can adjust your preference at any time, so if you’re planning a trip you can set your preference to 100% Dream Miles to collect the Miles that will make that trip happen sooner.

Dream Miles vs. Cash Miles

While AIR MILES Cash Miles can be used instantly in-store and online to get things like free gas or groceries, Dream Miles can be used in a big way. They’re typically redeemed for travel, tech, home appliances, fashion, and events. You can even choose to redeem them for donations. Once you’ve set your balance preference, the Miles you earn on everyday purchases will start showing up in their allocated accounts (AIR MILES Cash account and Dream account).

The Top Three Ways to Redeem

From the latest tech to an all-inclusive trip, Dream Miles are all about rewarding yourself.


This is where you can really treat yourself. Once you’ve racked up enough Dream Miles to start redeeming, AIR MILES Merchandise is one of the places to go. Here, you’ll see featured picks from brands we love—like Bosch, Conair, Dyson, Samsung, Sony, and so much more—new and noteworthy items, best-sellers, travel essentials, get-them-before-they’re-gone goodies, and more. Plus, you can even earn Bonus Miles with time-limited offers when you redeem for eligible rewards. Fun fact: in 2021, air fryers were the most popular product collectors were redeeming Dream Miles for.

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Let the good times roll. Use your Dream Miles for entertainment items and plan a fun weekend outing, date night, or birthday gift. Keep it local and go see a movie or a show or redeem your Dream Miles for an event somewhere that gives you an excuse to travel. These experiences are updated often, so be sure to check back as you earn.


AIR MILES Travel is probably what we’re best known for, and for good reason. Use your Dream Miles to book flights, hotels, cars, vacation packages, cruises, and get into select US parks. With many airline, car rental, and hotel partners, there are lots of opportunities for you to take the trip of your dreams.

It’s not only about redeeming Dream Miles either. We’re always featuring incredible redemption offers that earn you even more Miles, so you can start thinking about your next big reward as you’re securing your current one.

And don’t forget, you can redeem Dream Miles for some awesome travel essentials to make your trip unforgettable.

Pay It Forward with Donations

There’s nothing better than the feeling of giving back, and with Dream Miles it’s easy to do just that. Using our donations portal, you can select from a list of three top Canadian charities: Kids Help Phone, Motionball, and Food Banks Canada, to redeem your Dream Miles for a cash donation.

When Should I Redeem My AIR MILES Dream Miles?

The best thing about Dream Miles is that they’re used for your dreams, so redeem them on your own timeline. You can save your Dream Miles up for something for yourself or use them to book a last-minute round-trip flight within North America. Whenever you choose to redeem, your AIR MILES Dream Miles are there for life’s little and big luxuries.

Now that you know more about AIR MILES Dream Miles redemption and how to really treat yourself, it’s time to join AIR MILES and start earning those Miles to get you closer to your dreams.

* Based on the largest volume of flight redemptions made since 1992 for bookings within Canada, transborder and internationally, respectively.

All rewards offered are subject to the terms and conditions of the AIR MILES Reward Program, are subject to change and may be withdrawn without notice. To use Miles for travel, merchandise, certificate and/or event rewards, you must have accumulated sufficient Dream Miles in your collector account. Some restrictions may apply. Quantities may be limited. Collectors must pay applicable surcharges, fees, and taxes on air travel, hotel, and car rental rewards. No cancellations, exchanges or refunds for merchandise, certificates or tickets once booked or ordered. Changes, cancellations and refunds to travel bookings are subject to the rules of the booking provider and/or supplier and may be subject to additional fees. For complete details, see current Program terms and conditions available at

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