Chase Aeroplan Card 100K welcome offer (but big spend required)

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There is another round of an offer on the Chase Aeroplan 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.a hand holding playing cards

The Offer & Key Card Details

Card Offer and Details
60K Points ⓘ Affiliate
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).
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

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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efrant

Hi Nick,

Do you have any idea how the Status Level Up benefit works with respect to gifted status (i.e., status gifted by someone with 75k or Super Elite status, who can choose status for a friend as one of their benefits)? Ricky over at Prince of Travel suggests that gifted status is eligible for the Level Up benefit, but hw would that work? Since the Chase AP card provides a +1 boost to the status for the following year, would someone need to be gifted status exactly on Jan 1?

Usernamechuck

Seems like the best PYB card on the market… at least for those unloved by Cap1. we grabbed one a few weeks ago to cover some JR rail passes.

Josh

Hey Nick! Can this card be on the next card talk?!

Usernamechuck

If so, would love thoughts on whether 25k status helps much if you don’t fly air Canada

Greg The Frequent Miler

Easy: no it doesn’t help at all if not flying air Canada

airportmikey

Actually, it gets you Star Alliance Silver status, which helps a tiny bit, but still not much.

Greg The Frequent Miler

Oh, good catch!

Andrew

I received an email offer today which also included 75,000 miles with $4k spend.

Edward

Same…just showed up today:

Earn up to 100,000 pointsEarn 75,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, earn 25,000 points after you spend $20,000 on purchases in the first 12 months your account is open

DMoney

Same offer for me too via email

jeph36

Same, I am not seeing anything in the link that makes it look unique to me:
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/Aeroplan/75k25kaep

Last edited 8 months ago by jeph36
Lantean

The offer is now slightly improved. 75k after $4k spend is the base.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/Aeroplan/75k25kaep?CELL=63G0&jp_cmp=cc/chaseaeroplan/int/na/na

Last edited 8 months ago by Lantean
ECR12

I’m over 5/24 but got a personal snail mail from chase with this offer. Any recent DP on approvals (or rejections) in this scenario? Won’t be under 5/24 for another ~9 months.

Lee

For the same $20k in spending, a person could walk away with 225k AA points AND 240k Delta points. Take your pick.

ECR12

but then You’d be stuck with 240,000 delta miles!

Lee

By your comment, it would seem that you don’t know how to achieve reasonable value from Delta points. That’s unfortunate.

kayexalate

Hey Jordan, Can you explain which cards will give these amount of SUBS?

Last edited 8 months ago by kayexalate
Art_Czar

– I purchased a basic economy AC fare through the Capital One travel portal. Would the “free first checked bag” benefit from this Aeroplan credit card apply on the previously purchased AC flight for me (the primary cardmember) and my SO traveling on the same itinerary?

Scott

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

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/Aeroplan/70k3kaep is still working as of right now.

Dugroz Reports

Link is now dead.

Jon

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?

Tom

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