Aeroplan joins Chase Ultimate Rewards + a waitlist bonus for the new Chase Aeroplan Card

In December 2020 Air Canada Aeroplan and Chase announced they would be launching a new partnership in 2021 that would see Chase issue an Aeroplan co-brand credit card for the U.S. market and see Aeroplan become a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. It is the latter that officially kicks off today as Aeroplan is now part of Chase Ultimate Rewards. While the co-brand card hasn’t been released just yet they have opened up a special wait list offer for it that you can register for starting today.

Aeroplan & Ultimate Rewards

Eligible Chase cardmembers can now transfer Ultimate Rewards points to their Aeroplan account in increments of 1,000 at full 1:1 value – meaning one Ultimate Rewards point is equal to one Aeroplan point.

Chase Aeroplan Card

 

We can expect the new Air Canada Aeroplan co-brand card from Chase to come out later this year and if the card is on your radar you can score an extra 10,000 Aeroplan points on top of whatever the card offer will be by joining the Air Canada Chase wait list! This is the exact same promotion Air Canada and American Express did north of the border in Canada – they offered extra points for those people who joined the waitlist and then applied for one of the American Express Aeroplan cards once they went live in the market You can sign up for the Chase Air Canada Waitlist here

With the addition of Air Canada’s Aeroplan to the Ultimate Rewards airline partner line up these U.S. based cards just became that much better. Aeroplan is a great program for flying on Star Alliance and any of Air Canada’s other airline partners. The program no longer charges carrier surcharges and only applies a nominal $39 fee for booking partner award flights. Award flights for travel on Air Canada are dynamically priced – which means some flights could cost a lot of Aeroplan points but on the flipside there are lots that are great deals as well. As always the key is be flexible in your booking options and you’ll be able to make the most of your transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Aeroplan.

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  1. I am a Canadian snowbird living in US for 6 months.
    I am looking to get a US$ credit card that will reward me with points or cash back.
    I don’t have a social security no,but own a home there.
    Any suggestions

    • Hi Arti,

      Do you have a bank account with a US bank? If so, that can be a goo d first step to securing a credit card there. If not, there is a process of getting an ITIN number (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) with the U.S. government which can be used in place of a social security #. Once you have that and you have your U.S. address the next step would be to get a credit card – but that can be tough without a U.S. credit rating. You could start with a secured credit card or if you have a Canadian American Express card you can ask for a global transfer and get a U.S. Amex card to start building your credit there. Or some of the Canadian banks who have U.S. branches like TD can access your Canadian credit rating to issue one of their U.S. cards. There are also companies that you can pay that will process Canadian credit ratings to help you establish credit in the U.S..

      Your other option and possibly most easiest would be to get a Canadian bank’s U.S. credit card. That is, it is a Canadian credit card but works in US$. I believe RBC’s is the only that provides rewards.

      Hope this helps!

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