Air Canada Aeroplan Offering New Member Bonus

Filed Under: Air Canada

Air Canada’s Aeroplan program has a solid promotion for any new member who joins and completes eligible activity.

Aeroplan is offering 1,000 bonus miles if you join Aeroplan through this link and complete your first mileage accumulation activity with an eligible Aeroplan partner by July 31, 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 ~$14.

There are lots of eligible partner 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.

This is only the latest promotion from Aeroplan to engage members while travel is down. We’ve also seen Aeroplan extend elite status and give people the option to gift status to others, provide innovative ways to earn status from home, offer 50% off award redemptions, and sell miles at a discount.

Bottom line

Aeroplan is offering 1,000 bonus miles to new members who complete eligible activity by July 31. If you’re not a member of Aeroplan and see the program having value in the future, this could be worthwhile.

Personally I love the Aeroplan program for redemptions on Star Alliance airlines.

Do any non-Aeroplan members plan to take advantage of this promotion?

(Tip of the hat to Frequent Flyer Bonuses)

  1. Gosh, fourteen whole dollars (even at your estimated value).

    Worth considering: unless something has changed, I believe Aeroplan miles expire after just 12 months of no activity, no?

    As I see virtually zero chance that I’ll be adding any Aeroplan miles in the next12 months, this doesn’t seem like it’s worth the effort to me.

  2. I was going to get all sanctimonious about not being offered a bonus when I joined Aeroplan this afternoon (about 4 hours ago.) Then, I saw you needed to join through a specific link, and then I saw it was only 1,000 miles and laughed.

  3. If you have a choice, I don’t know why anyone would give even a dollar to Air Canada with their ridiculous refusals to provide refunds for cancelled flights during covid. I know I wouldn’t even look at flying with them anytime soon. I hope their behavior during this covid time is reported far and wide.

  4. I would rather swim than fly air canada – what a pathetic airline. Refusing refunds. Challenging DOT rules. IN FACT denying their own cabin crew PPE in the beginning denying covid as a mare flu. And all of a sudden saying they care and providing hand sanitizers in a ziplock bag. Firing a load of staff yet keeping their nieces and nephews on the roster – did you know AC kept probationary staff on their payroll and let experienced staff go. Oh yeah that’s coming out shortly on the news. Pathetic airline with crappy service only comparable to eating at McDonald’s. They should be ashamed.

  5. Aeroplan quietly and secretly raised the number of miles needed for flights. I certainly never received any warning from them. Very disappointed

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