With so many travel disruptions right now, any travel points you’ve accumulated won’t be getting used for the time being.
And while points and miles generally don’t expire, most of them require you to maintain an active account by making a transaction every so often.
However, Aeroplan has announced a temporary pause on their expiration policy.
No Aeroplan miles to expire until May 14, 2020
If your Aeroplan miles were set to expire soon, you can relax for a little while.
No Aeroplan Miles will expire until May 14, 2020. However, once May 15 comes around, Aeroplan’s normal expiration policy will take effect again.
You can view the details on this page (along with all of Aeroplan’s COVID-19 info) but here’s the specific section related to this:
How to check if and when your miles will expire
Aeroplan offers an easy way to check when your miles will expire due to a lack of account activity.
Head to the main Aeroplan page and log in to your account.
Hover over “Your account” and click on “Overview.”
Scroll down and you’ll see a section titled “Account Expiry” and you’ll see the date your miles will start to expire.
Here’s an example of what it looks like:
2 easy ways to keep your miles balance open
If your expiration date is coming soon, here are 2 simple ways to make a transaction on your account, and to keep your account active for another year.
1. Shop through the Aeroplan eStore
If you’ll be doing some online shopping, use the Aeroplan eStore. There are over 170 online retailers you’ll be able to earn miles with to keep your account balance active.
There aren’t many in store partners you can use, but the biggest one is Home Hardware. As long as they’re open, making a purchase in store and entering your collector number will also keep your account balance active.
2. Try an Aeroplan credit card
One other way is to get a top Aeroplan credit card. As long as you make at least one purchase on it a month, you’ll earn some miles and get to keep your account active as well.
Related: How To Maximize The Aeroplan Program
If this applies to you, Aeroplan just gave you one less thing to worry about for the time being.
Does this affect you?
Are you planning on keeping your account active, or will you just cash out now with some gift cards and merchandise?
Let us know in the comments below.