Are you an avid Aeroplan collector, but can’t ever seem to have enough miles?
Well, Aeroplan has a new way for you to earn.
Now you’re able to earn 4 Aeroplan miles per dollar spent when you pay for the full price of your hotel stays and car rentals with your credit card on bookings made through aeroplan.com (miles are not earned on taxes and fees).
And as part of launching, until April 14, 2019, earn double miles on your bookings.
Aeroplan hotel and car rental bookings
To use their booking site, head over to aeroplan.com and sign into your account.
Then, head over to the “Book Travel” section and search for “Car Rentals” or “Hotels.”
Book your hotel
Here’s an example of a hotel search. It will give you both the cash price and the redemption options.
Click on a hotel and you can see its details and various booking options.
All you have to do is choose your rate and complete your booking.
Book your car rental
Car rentals are almost identical. Here’s an example of search results:
Choose your provider and car type (you’ll be able to choose between Avis & Budget) and you’ll then be able to decide whether to pay with your credit card or using your miles:
Pay with your Aeroplan miles
If you use your miles to pay, they cover all the taxes and fees.
Note: The miles earned includes any regular Aeroplan earnings you could get as well. For example, this rental includes an additional 250 miles, on top of earning 8 miles for every $1 spent.
And there you have it. Start earning extra Aeroplan miles on your hotel and car rental bookings, and get free travel sooner.
Note: Remember you’ll be forgoing any hotel and car rental loyalty points when you don’t book directly with the provider.
Aeroplan credit cards
Of course, to speed up your Aeroplan miles earnings, having an Aeroplan credit card in your wallet is a great idea. Here are our favorite Aeroplan cards right now:
|TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite||Amex Gold Rewards Card|
|Welcome bonus||Up to 30,000 miles (terms)||25,000 points (terms)|
|Earn rate||Up to 1.5 miles per $1||Up to 2 points per $1|
|Stand out feature||Air Canada perks on Aeroplan rewards flights||Transfer points to multiple airline and hotel programs|
|Annual fee||$120, first year free||$150|
|Apply Now||Apply Now|
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite
Earn up to 30,000 Aeroplan miles for signing up – 15,000 after your first purchase and 5 bonus miles per $1 spent for your first 3 months (up to 15,000 miles).
Then, earn Aeroplan miles on every purchase:
- 1.5 miles per $1 spent on gas, groceries, drugstores, and aircanada.com purchases (up to $80,000 annually) and
- 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.
The icing on top of the cake? When you go to redeem your miles for flights, this card will get you some great perks on Air Canada flights:
- free first checked bag,
- priority check-in,
- priority boarding, and
- Maple Leaf lounge access (only once per year).
Add it all up, and you’ve got yourself a great card to compliment your Aeroplan miles. Plus, its annual fee of $120 is currently waived for the first year.
Get the full details here:
American Express Gold Rewards card
If you want to earn more flexible rewards and more points on your purchases, the
While it earns Amex Membership Rewards points, you can transfer your points 1:1 to Aeroplan.
For a slightly higher annual fee of $150, but no income requirements, you’ll earn more points on all of your daily purchases:
- 2 points per $1 spent on gas, groceries, drugstores and any travel purchase, and
- 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else.
This card will also let you earn a welcome bonus of 25,000 points after spending $1,500 in the first 3 months.
And while it doesn’t have any Air Canada benefits, you have more flexibility to use your points. In addition to Aeroplan, you can transfer your points 1:1 to British Airways, use the Fixed Points Travel Program for great values on flights, or use your points to redeem for any travel charged to the card. The choice is yours.
Get the full details here: