Up to 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Transferring in Points from Other Programs

Via Notiflyer, between May 21 and June 18 Aeroplan is offering up to 40,000 bonus miles for transferring points in from other programs (excluding the U.S. American Express Membership Rewards program).

The bonus isn’t per transaction or per partner, it’s cumulative — the more points you transfer in from various sources, the more total bonus points you earn.

Eligible partners are:

  • Credit card programs: CIBC Aventura World MasterCard Card, CIBC Aventura Gold Visa, CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite, CIBC Aventura MasterCard Card, American Express Membership Rewards – Canada, BankAmericard Power Rewards credit card, Diners Club Club Rewards

  • Hotel programs: Starwood Preferred Guest, Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, Wyndham Rewards, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Coast Rewards, Club Carlson, Le Club Accorhotels, Shangri-La Golden Circle Award

  • Car rental: Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

  • Other: Points.com

The highest yield points transfer partner with most programs is usually Starwood. Every 20,000 miles transferred into an airline account generates a 5000 mile bonus. So 80,000 Starwood points yields 100,000 Aeroplan miles. With this bonus, 80,000 Starwood points would mean 125,000 Aeroplan miles.

Of course this offer would have been far more valuable a year ago, before Aeroplan gutted their reward chart and before they began adding fuel surcharges to most partner awards.

Still, 125,000 Aeroplan points is enough for a first class award from North America to parts of Europe or enough or business class to most of Asia (as far south as Singapore).

Bonus points should be added 7-10 days after the requisite miles have been received in an Aeroplan account.

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  1. Is redeeming WorldPoints not considered a transfer? I don’t see it as a partner anywhere.

  2. Since Aeroplan gutted their award chart AND introduced fuel scam charges on *A partner awards (they always charged this for AC flights), miles are worth a lot less than they were not too long ago – pass on AeroSCAM !

  3. Not interested. Many better programs out there. Boycott fuel surcharge award programs.

  4. Show me an award that would come close to the value of UA or US…. or even AA… I was silly enough to fall for their previous promotions and now have these, maybe even worse than dare I say peso miles…

  5. The highest yield points transfer partner with most programs is usually Starwood. Every 20,000 miles transferred into an airline account generates a 5000 mile bonus. So 80,000 Starwood points yields 100,000 Aeroplan miles. With this bonus, 80,000 Starwood points would mean 125,000 Aeroplan miles.

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    This is NOT going to happen!
    max 79999 spg per transfer, which means u will not be able to get 25% bonus using SPG.

  6. oops, my fault

    did not notice that “The bonus isn’t per transaction or per partner, it’s cumulative”

  7. If you look at points.com the transfer ratio for Aeroplan : US Airways is 1.191:1 — not bad, actually. That means you could exchange Canadian Membership Rewards to US Airways miles at 1:1.06 ratio. 150KMR becomes 190KAP, then transfer to US Airways via Points.com nets you 159KUS. Suddenly, no YQ and a 6% transfer bonus to a previously unreachable partner.

  8. @arcticbull thanks for pointing out the option to go from aeroplan to US Air miles. I might take advantage of that.

    This promo is pretty good for Fidelity Amex/Visa holders. I did a transfer of my Fidelity points to Aeroplan and received the bonus. There is another successful report on FT, too. So, when Aeroplan says that BofA PowerRewards card qualify, they actually mean to include the Fidelity cards, too. The 25% transfer bonuses effectively make the Fidelity card a 2.5 miles per dollar card.

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