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Air Canada’s Aeroplan is out with up to a 95% bonus on purchased points through May 29th. This makes it possible to buy Air Canada Aeroplan points for as low as 1.32 cents each if you max out the bonus. During the first half of this sale, which ended on May 22nd, Aeroplan had a 110% bonus running, so the 95% pales a bit by comparison.
This particular sale is like most Aeroplan points sales in that it has a tiered structure where you get a larger discount when you buy more points. In this case, you have to buy a minimum of 60,000 points to get the full 95% bonus.
- Get an bonus on purchased Aeroplan points according to following tiers:
- 50% on purchases of 4,000-29,000 points
- 65% on purchases of 30,000-59,000 points
- 95% on purchases of 60,000+ points
- Purchase is through Points.com (so you will not earn bonus points by paying with a card that bonuses travel purchases)
- If you buy 60,000 points (the minimum required for the 95% bonus), you’ll get a total of 117,000 points and you’ll pay $2,100 CAD (~$1540 USD or 1.32 cents each)
- Offer ends May 29th, 2023
Best Uses for Aeroplan Points
- Add Stopovers for 5,000 miles: There's great value in the Aeroplan due to the ability to add a stopover on a one-way award for 5,000 additional miles, making it possible to combine two destinations on one award.
- Lap Infants: Lap infants are just $25 CAD or 2,500 miles per direction (far cheaper than what most programs charge).
- Travel within US and Canada: Aeroplan charges 6K to 22.5K miles each way in economy class or as low as 15K miles each way in business class within US and Canada
- Business Class to Asia and the South Pacific: Flights to Asia and South Pacific range from 55K-105K one-way in business class (plus 5K miles for a stopover), which can be a particularly good value for awards combining Asia and the South Pacific in one itinerary.
- Business Class to Africa (with a stopover in Europe): Flights to Africa can vary between from 60K to 100K in business class based on distance (add 5K miles for a stopover within Africa or Europe).
Things to Know about Aeroplan Points
- How to find awards: Search for available space at Aeroplan.com (you’ll need to create a free Aeroplan frequent flyer account to search)
- Change and cancellation fees: Fees vary from $25 for a Flex fare change to $100 for a close-in saver change and from $75-$175 for cancellations.
- Key warnings: Cancellation fees can be high, particularly for close-in travel.
- Transfer from: Amex, Capital One, Chase, Marriott
Past Aeroplan points sales
- May 18th – May 22nd, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with a 110% bonus
- April 21st – April 30th, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with a 85% bonus
- March 13th-30th, Aeroplan sold points with a 80% bonus
- January 19th-25th, Aeroplan sold points with a 100% bonus
- December 1st-December 31st, Aeroplan sold points with a 30% bonus
- November 15th-November 28th, Aeroplan sold points with a 115% bonus
- September 29th – October 9th, 2022, Aeroplan sold points with a 85% bonus
- August 20th – September 3rd, 2022, Aeroplan sold points with an 85% bonus
- July 8 – July 20, 2022, Aeroplan sold points with a 100% bonus
- May 9 – May 20, 2022, Aeroplan sold points with an 85% bonus
- March 9 until March 22, 2022, Aeroplan sold points with up to a 100% bonus
- January 27 until February 2, 2022, Aeroplan sold points with up to a 100% bonus
- July 19, 2021 until July 30, 2021, Aeroplan sold points with up to an 80% bonus
- May 7 at 10:00 am ET until May 13, Aeroplan sold points with up to a 115% bonus (from 1c per point)
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Who’s kidding who? Buy miles with all the devaluations going on?
arbitrage shutdown with AC PYB? Buy for 1.23 cpp and use PYB for 1.25 cpp
@ Tim — Can you use shopping portal TopCashBack.com to earn cashback from points.com for a purchase of Aeroplan miles?
Yes you can.
Is the earn rate 5%?
You earn whatever the portal pays out.
Do you have personal experience using TCB for buying Aeroplan miles through their link to Points.com? What was the payout percenatge you received?
As I suspected from the start, clicking through the points.com link at TopCashBack.com will NOT earn you any cashback for purchasing Aeroplan miles.
You did not earn any cashback because Aeroplan is NOT a merchant on Topcashback. Why would they pay you for clicking through to a merchant they are NOT advertising on their website? They wouldn’t. If you clicked on the points.com link on topcashback, it CLEARLY shows which merchants they are offering cashback on. Aeroplan isn’t one of them. If you believed that they would give you cash back, then YOU are mistaken. I, along with many others have earned cashback from topcashback, or other shopping portals when they are actually advertising cashback for said merchant. You made the mistake. learn from it.
Wow, you’re a jerk. You answered my question incorrectly (obviously without even bothering to look at TCB), and now you attack me? Points.com is a TCB cashback partner and has a generic offer of 4.2% cashback for a “miles purchase” at points.com. I tried it, and it didn’t work for Aeroplan. I shared that knowledge to help others. All you did was be a jerk. Thanks for your valuable contribution.
If TopCashBack can find a reason not to pay out, they’ll find it and not tell you about it.
I compeletely agree. That is why I ONLY use TCB in cases where TCB offers cash back and no one else does. I woud rather get 1% MR back from Rakuten than 10% cash from TopCash Back becuase TCB is so unreliable when it comes to paying out cash back. Rakuten, on the other hand, will automatically credit missing cash back when you file a missing cash back claim. The difference between the two prgrams is like night and day, My advice to others is generally AVOID TCB and always use Rakuten instead.
Not sure if there might be different minimums for the May offer, but I am only seeing the maximum 110% if I buy 80,000, not 60,000
Hey Tim – just an update on the prices between North America and Canada in business class – I’ve seen fares as high as 50k points now so may be worth updating that data point.
Thanks, I’ve updated that in our Aeroplan content block.
Math also doesn’t work on this point
Is this an updated article or something? Also the match doesn’t make sense on this part
Yep it is, and that’s just a typo. Should be be 27,750 when buy 15,000. Fixed it.
Hi, I think this statement is a little off, isn’t it?
If you buy 27,750 points (the minimum required for the 80% bonus), you’ll get a total of 108,000 points and you’ll pay $525 CAD (~$388 USD or 1.4 cents each)
It would help if you listed, in your article, what the reasonable redemption value of Aeroplan points are.
Would this stack with the 10x promo currently running on the Chase Aeroplan card for foreign transactions?
Need to buy 80k points to get the 100% bonus.
Checked across all 5 Aeroplan accounts in my household.
Yes, there was a comment before you that said that. Mine is 60K (see photo above), so it appears that there are slightly different variations that are targeted to different accounts.
The offer I see requires 80k+ purchase to get 100% bonus:
Get up to 100% bonus points on your purchase when you buy 5,000+ points. Offer ends July 20, 2022.
Buy 5,000 – 35,000 points, receive a 50% bonusBuy 40,000 – 70,000, receive a 75% bonusBuy 80,000+ points, receive a 100% bonus
Oh, that’s interesting…there must be targeted variations. Thanks for letting us know.
It looks like 1.94c is in Canadian currency. In USD, it is around 1.52c.
Buy 60,000-95,000 miles, get an 80% bonus (1.94c per point)
I want miles aircanada plz help me if u have
If you have points from Amex and Chase, do you buy or transfer from your bank points. Given Chase’s PYB, I would value those at $.015. Are Amex points really worth only $.0138?
This is not a theoretical issue. I have 2 50k certificates from my new Aeroplan card. Do I transfer or buy the extra miles to obtain 2 business class tickets?
PS There is a problem with your calculations. 50% bonus and 65% bonus results in cheaper points than the 80% bonus.
Hi Nick. It seems best to mention that Aerpolan has raised the price of their miles (apparently in January?). Used to be 0.03 CAD, now 0.035 CAD. Comparing this sale to previous sales without mentioning that would be comparing apples to oranges. I see that Loyalty Lobby (maybe others) makes note of this as well.
I don’t agree. The only think that matters is the cent per point value that you are getting the miles at, and if it makes sense for you. Not what the original price is.
Hlo i want miles air canada I’d u have plz help me