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Air Canada’s Aeroplan is out with another version of its regular points sale. This time, there is a targeted component, so folks will have between 100% to 125% maximum bonus showing once they log into the site.
This makes it possible to buy Air Canada Aeroplan points for as low as 1.13 cents each if you are targeted for 125% and max out the discount. That’s a good deal. Even at 100%, you can still buy points at a respectable 1.27 cents per point, just below our Reasonable Redemption Value for Aeroplan of 1.3 cents each.
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 100,000 points to get the full 100-125% bonus.
Aeroplan has been doing these sales every 2-4 weeks, so there’s little reason to buy speculatively, even given the strength of the offer. The bonus has gone to 100% or above every 3-6 months.
- Get 100% – 125% bonus on purchased Aeroplan points according to following tiers:
- 50% on purchases of 5,000-59,000 points
- 85% on purchases of 60,000-99,000 points
- 100% or 125% on purchases of 100,000+ points
- Sale is through Points.com (so you will not earn bonus points by paying with a card that bonuses travel purchases)
- Offer ends November 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
- October 16th – October 25th, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with a 80% bonus
- September 12th – October 2nd, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with an 80% bonus
- July 6th – July 12th, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with a 75% bonus
- June 7th – June 17th, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with a 50% discount
- May 23rd – May 29th, 2023, Aeroplan sold points with a 95% bonus
- 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)