Aeroplan reached out to the frequent flyer blogger community last night
with this exciting news about a much awaited transfer bonus from
Marriott/SPG. It’s been six months since we’ve last been able to convert
Marriott/SPG points to Aeroplan with a bonus and this time the bonus is
big but with very small window to do your actual transfer! What can
this transfer bonus get you? Well Aeroplan provided us with some nice
examples so we don’t have to do the work!
This is a great bonus to take advantage of if you know of some Aeroplan
redemptions you may be planning in the near future.
Canada only: If you were someone
like ourselves who converted points from the American Express Cobalt Card
to SPG in hopes of a bonus like this well the time is here to pull out
that huge value! I converted earlier in the year at 5 MR Select points
to 2.5 Starpoints (7.5 in the new program) and add in the Marriott 5,000
bonus miles + 35% from this bonus and I would pull 4.21 Aeroplan miles
per dollar spent on the card! That is some amazing value – now I may not
actually convert. I have to look at our travel plans and see what makes
the most sense and make sure it is done in the next few days. In any
regard it really shows just one of the reasons why I rank the Cobalt
card number one in Canada. Remember now the conversion rate is lower
from the card with the new Marriott program that would put the earn rate
at 3.375 Aeroplan Miles per dollar which is still better than any other
card out there.
35% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert points from Marriott/SPG/Ritz-Carlton to Aeroplan. Full details. Sep 13-17, 18