Yesterday the details of the new Air Canada Aeroplan loyalty program were announced, and now the program has launched a lucrative promotion for new members.
New members can earn 2,500 bonus miles
Aeroplan is offering 2,500 bonus miles if you join Aeroplan through this link and earn your first mile by September 30, 2020.
This is a one-time bonus for new members, and bonus miles should post within six to eight weeks of eligible activity.
Personally I value Aeroplan miles at ~1.4 cents each, so to me the bonus is worth ~$35. This is an excellent offer — in July Aeroplan was offering new members 1,000 bonus miles upon completing an eligible mileage activity, so this offer is 2.5x as good.
There are lots of eligible non-flying activities that would qualify, from making a purchase through Aeroplan’s shopping portal, to transferring points from Amex Membership Rewards or Capital One, to buying miles.
Aeroplan is introducing family mileage pooling
When the new Aeroplan program launches on November 8, Aeroplan will be introducing the ability to share miles with family members. Up to eight people can pool miles towards redemptions, which means this new member bonus can stack pretty quickly.
For example, say you have four family members who aren’t Aeroplan members, and each person signs up and transfers 1,000 Amex points to Aeroplan. You’d then have 14,000 miles combined.
That’s quite a nice start towards an Aeroplan balance. Now, make sure you follow the rules, as you shouldn’t be creating duplicate accounts for this, or anything. But if you have any family members who aren’t Aeroplan members, this could be a great time to have them sign up.
Aeroplan is offering 2,500 bonus miles to new members who complete eligible activity by September 30. If you’re not a member of Aeroplan and see the program having value in the future, this could be worthwhile. This is especially true with Aeroplan soon introducing family points pooling.
Do any non-Aeroplan members plan to take advantage of this promotion?