Aeroplan has just launched a bonus on hotel points transfers. The catch is that the one potentially valuable transfer partner is excluded…
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Convert hotel points to Aeroplan with 20% bonus
Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer select hotel points to the program by November 13, 2022.
There’s no registration required, but rather you just need to make an eligible transfer, and then the bonus points will be posted on Aeroplan’s end.
The catch is that only points transfers from select partners qualify. These partners include:
- Accor Live Limitless
- Best Western Rewards
- Choice Privileges
- Coast Hotels
- Hilton Honors
- IHG One Rewards
- Radisson Rewards Americas
- Shangri-La Circle
- Wyndham Rewards
Unfortunately points transfers from Marriott Bonvoy are excluded. That’s a shame, because converting Bonvoy points into airline points is one of the efficient uses of Marriott’s points currency. That’s not the case with the other programs included.
So I’d only take advantage of this if you have some major reason you want to transfer points to Aeroplan, since you lose quite a bit of value with transferring any of those eligible currencies to Air Canada.
Bonus Aeroplan points can take four to six weeks to post. For what it’s worth, personally I value Aeroplan points at 1.7 cents each.
There are lots of ways to earn Aeroplan points
There’s a lot to love about the Air Canada Aeroplan program, including the stopover policy on awards. The major consideration here is that there are several ways to efficiently earn Aeroplan points:
- Aeroplan is 1:1 transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, and Chase Ultimate Rewards
- There’s the Aeroplan® Credit Card (review), which offers a great bonus and some unique perks
- Lastly, Aeroplan often sells points at a reasonable cost
Aeroplan has launched a hotel transfer bonus. Aeroplan is offering a 20% bonus when you convert hotel points into Air Canada Aeroplan points. The catch is that Marriott Bonvoy is excluded, and that’s the one partner where this potentially represents a good deal.
So unfortunately this isn’t a promotion I’d take advantage of, unless you have a very specific reason to do so.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this Aeroplan transfer bonus?