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Old Dec 11, 2015, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by The Lev
Just hit 150K for the first time and the remaining choices were 25,000 aeropesos, $250 Amazon gift card or dinner for two at a restaurant in Edmonton. Given that the only time I'm in Edmonton is on business, so i can expense my meals, went for the aeropesos, which as an SE I value at more than $0.01 even though I have lots to use up.
I'll be crossing 150k AQM for the first time on December 28th and will also be choosing AP miles.

Now if I only knew how to use my AP miles effectively...I've never booked an award ticket before.
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by CanRulez
I'll be crossing 150k AQM for the first time on December 28th and will also be choosing AP miles.

Now if I only knew how to use my AP miles effectively...I've never booked an award ticket before.
At this time of the year, most threshold gifts are gone except for miles, even for 200k and 250k thresholds.
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by YYT82
At this time of the year, most threshold gifts are gone except for miles, even for 200k and 250k thresholds.
Yep.

Sorry everyone for taking your choices away.

First come, first served.
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by GJS - yow
I first crossed the SE threshold in 2009, dropped back to E in 2010, re-crossed the SE threshold in 2011, and have remained SE ever since. I don't know what levels the threshold gifts were at back then, but I have never received a threshold gift.

They are at 150k miles for SEs, and I know I have never had that many miles. However, In going from E to SE twice, I have certainly crossed the 60k and 90k mile thresholds a couple of times. Maybe there were no threshold gifts below 100k miles back then?
Correct. IIRC threshld gifts at the lower AQM levels were introduced ~2-3 years ago, shortly after AC moved from the Prestige/Elite/SE system to the current P25K/E35K/E50K/E75K/SE100K system.
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Yep.

Sorry everyone for taking your choices away.

First come, first served.
And when I get to 200k next week, I can blame you

ps...hopefully CRA is not lurking as might the nifty gifts attract their attention as in-kind compensation - or should I hit myself for even thinking of such a thing
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by skybluesea
or should I hit myself for even thinking of such a thing
This. But don't hit yourself too hard.
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Yep.

Sorry everyone for taking your choices away.

First come, first served.
It makes me wonder though, how many 350k AQM/year flyers are there? I would think 200k flyers are already in the minority, yet most can only choose miles as gifts.
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Old Dec 11, 2015, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by YYT82
It makes me wonder though, how many 350k AQM/year flyers are there? I would think 200k flyers are already in the minority, yet most can only choose miles as gifts.
Enough to gobble up all the other gifts
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by CanRulez
I'll be crossing 150k AQM for the first time on December 28th and will also be choosing AP miles.

Now if I only knew how to use my AP miles effectively...I've never booked an award ticket before.
I just passed 150k and the choices were $250 Amazon gift card or 25k AE miles.
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009
Correct. IIRC threshld gifts at the lower AQM levels were introduced ~2-3 years ago, shortly after AC moved from the Prestige/Elite/SE system to the current P25K/E35K/E50K/E75K/SE100K system.
Thanks - that explains it!
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Enough to gobble up all the other gifts
You aren't taking the last one in each category. I can assure you of that.
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by YEG2MM
You aren't taking the last one in each category. I can assure you of that.
Oh. I thought I was the first and only one.
Thanks for clarifying.

I have been facetious throughout this thread... so not sure why you had to even tell me this!
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Oh. I thought I was the first and only one.
Thanks for clarifying.

I have been facetious throughout this thread... so not sure why you had to even tell me this!
In a short 20 days you will be nothing like the rest of us.
I may even be ahead of you for 10 hours as I fly 6am January 1st and connect 8 am YVR.
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by acysb87
In a short 20 days you will be nothing like the rest of us.
I may even be ahead of you for 10 hours as I fly 6am January 1st and connect 8 am YVR.
Ok, you get bragging rights for that day.
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Old Dec 12, 2015, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Ok, you get bragging rights for that day.
What a way to start the new year.
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