Aeroplan card: 10% Transfer bonus from Chase Ultimate Rewards extended indefinitely

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Last year, Chase and Aeroplan announced what was then a temporary perk for Aeroplan cardholders: a 10% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards into Aeroplan. Originally, this was supposed to expire at the end of 2023, but it’s now been extended indefinitely, making it an ongoing perk of the card.

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Current Welcome Offer and Card Details

Card Offer and Details
60K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months.
$95 Annual Fee
This card is likely subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
FM Mini Review: Great card for regular or frequent Air Canada flyers
Earning rate: 3X Air Canada ✦ 3X grocery stores ✦ 3X dining ✦ 500 bonus points with each $2K calendar month spend, up to $6K spend per month (1,500 points max) ✦ 1X everywhere else
Base: 1X (1.3%)
Dine: 3X (3.9%)
Grocery: 3X (3.9%)
Brand: 3X (3.9%)
Card Info: Mastercard World Elite issued by Chase. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
Big spend bonus: Renew 25K status w/ $15K spend ✦ Status Boost w/ $50K spend ✦ Priority Reward w/ $100K, $250K, $500K, or $750K spend ✦ Free award companion for rest of calendar year and all of next with $1Million spend
Noteworthy perks: Discounted award pricing ✦ Free checked bag ✦ $100 credit for NEXUS, Global Entry or TSA PreCheck every 4 years ✦ Carbon offsets on Air Canada awards ✦ Pay Yourself Back for travel at 1.25 cents per point, up to 50K points per year ✦ 10% bonus when transferring Ultimate Rewards to Aeroplan (25K max bonus/year)

Quick Thoughts

This 10% cardmember bonus will stack with any additional Aeroplan transfer bonuses that Chase runs. For example, the current 20% transfer bonus from Ultimate Rewards to Aeroplan would actually be 30% for Aeroplan cardholders. It’s great news that they’ve chosen to make this a regular perk of the card.

I’m consistently impressed with how innovative Aeroplan has become, both with their rewards program and its associated card. My impression is that they have folks involved in decision-making who get into points and miles, and want their products to be genuinely rewarding because of it.

For me, the Aeroplan card is now one of the more interesting airline cards on the market, with discount award access, the ability to use Aeroplan points to pay yourself back for travel purchases and now this semi-permanent 10% transfer bonus from Ultimate Rewards. Add in 3x on dining and grocery and it’s got me interested in a new airline card for the first time in a while.

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