Air Canada’s Aeroplan has been one of the most engaging and active programs during this pandemic we are in and they just continue to be at the forefront. They reached out to this morning to let us know about this amazing new offer that was supposed to happen back in March but of course was delayed because of the crisis.
At the start of March Aeroplan began selling miles full time – that is not at the time of redeeming for an award rather you could buy miles at any time without an award at anytime. Aeroplan was basically playing catch up here as most airline and hotel programs allowed their members to buy points or miles at anytime. Also the majority of the programs that sell their currencies run limited time offers of buying them with either bonus points or miles or discounts on the per mile price. We had hoped when Aeroplan launched the buy miles option back on March 24 that they would also provide bonus offers and we now know they will! And their first one is pretty darn amazing with a up to a 115% bonus when you buy miles starting on May 7th! Here’s how the promotion from May 7 to the 13th will work:
Starting May 7 at 10:00 am ET until May 13 at 11:59 pm ET, Aeroplan members will be able to buy miles and receive bonus miles on their purchase:
* For the first 10 million Aeroplan Miles sold, members get a 115% bonus; equivalent to $0.014 CAD/mile + sales tax OR $0.01 USD/mile;
* The next 100 million miles sold, members get a bonus of 90%; equivalent to $0.016 CAD/mile + sales tax + $0.011 USD/mile;
* All miles sold after this will get a bonus of 65%; equivalent to $0.018 CAD/mile + sales tax OR + $0.013 USD/mile