New 100K Aeroplan offer, but big spend required


There is a new offer out on the Chase Aeroplan Visa card that’s good for a lot of bonus miles, but to unlock the full bonus you’ll need to do a lot of spend. This might be appealing for someone who intended to spend heavily on the card anyway toward earning elite status.

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
The Aeroplan® Card

FM Mini Review: Great card for regular or frequent Air Canada flyers

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite


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

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 (coming soon)

Quick Thoughts

At first glance, this offer doesn’t look very strong given that there points transfer to Aeroplan from all of the major transferable currencies. If you’re after 100,000 Aeroplan points, there are a multitude of ways to get there with far less than $20K spend.

On the other hand, the Aeroplan card certainly has some appeal. With $15K spend, you can keep 25K status and with $50K spend, you can get a status boost up to the next level from whatever level you have earned based on flight activity. Since the card earns 3x at grocery stores and on dining and 500 points points with each $2K spend up to $6K spend per month, it certainly isn’t an unreasonable card to use for those categories. If you would already consider using this as a primary grocery and/or dining card, then meeting the $20K spend in the first 12 months to unlock the second piece of the bonus may be simple and that additional bonus essentially gravy.

Keep in mind that Air Canada elite status offers expanded award availability and better pricing on flights operated by Air Canada.

Additionally, through the end of this year, Chase Aeroplan cardholders can redeem an unlimited number of Aeroplan points to “pay yourself back” for travel purchases at a value of 1.25c per point. That could certainly have a large draw and it makes the bonus categories potentially even more appealing.

I’m a big fan of the Aeroplan program and Aeroplan points, but as noted above there are lots of other ways to earn Aeroplan points. Amex has continued to provide opportunities for excellent welcome bonuses, so for the time being I think I would be more likely to continue to keep an eye out for their no lifetime language offers. That said, I am glad to see that they have moved away from the “award certificates” to a bonus made entirely of points, and at a total bonus of 100K it puts this card in line with airline card bonuses that have been offered on other Chase co-branded cards. I think that for anyone who was already considering getting the card, this bonus will probably make a lot of sense.

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Reyes Any links to the 70k offer still floating around? I’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on it, but I like the 3k 70k way more than this 20k spend offer.

Dave Hanson is still working as of right now.


So 25K provides star alliance silver — I am assuming that does not translate to United silver benefits (economy plus seats at check-in), is that right?


If you sign up today you have AC 25k status through end 2024. To get status through 2025, you should stop after spending 5k, then resume spend on Jan 1 next year so that you have 15k spend in 2024. If you knock out the 20k this year there is no additional status benefit as you already are set thru 2024