Every Aeroplan member is unique, and so are the strategies they use to collect their Aeroplan Miles, but one thing they all benefit from is the value and flexibility that comes with their membership and a desire to maximize their Aeroplan relationship.
Here are four simple ways to maximize the earning power of the Aeroplan program and rack up as many Aeroplan Miles as possible. With these tips, members could be surprised at how quickly miles add up and how soon travel, retail and financial rewards become a reality.
- Earn Everyday
The Aeroplan network connects more than 75 world-class partners and represents more than 150 partner brands in the financial, retail, and travel sectors. Many Aeroplan members earn the bulk of their miles by consolidating their shopping within this network and by using an Aeroplan-affiliated financial card for their everyday purchases.
It’s easy for members to accumulate miles for just about anything they buy, from garden supplies and summer holiday activities to car repairs and even home decorating or renovations. The local partner locator found at Aeroplan.com helps members find partners nearby to make mileage goals even more obtainable.
Another simple way to earn Aeroplan Miles when shopping is to use the Aeroplan eStore, which includes more than 120 top online retailers at which many members already shop, including Hudson’s Bay, Apple, Microsoft, Indigo, Sephora and many others. Members don’t need to change the brands they shop with to quickly add to their Aeroplan balance, they only need to remember the Aeroplan eStore channel.
Members can even earn miles twice when they swipe their Aeroplan membership card or enter their Aeroplan membership number and use an affiliated financial card to purchase goods and services from Aeroplan-partners or the Aeroplan eStore.
- Earn Big with Bonuses
For anyone in the market for a new card, whether for personal or business use, Aeroplan-affiliated financial cards often offer significant sign-up bonuses. Some promotions provide bonus miles if members spend a pre-determined minimum during a set time period, while others offer miles at an accelerated rate, such as 1.25 or even 1.5 Aeroplan Miles for every dollar spent, in addition to the welcome bonus.
Members can also receive bonus miles by taking advantage of special offers from Aeroplan-affiliated partner businesses – such as hotels, car rental companies and gas stations. The Promotions page on the Aeroplan website lists active promotions with the dates they’re available, how many bonus miles are being offered and any other savings or benefits available with each promotion. Members who make a point to check often have the best chance of earning quickly.
- Consolidate Loyalty Points
Another great way to build up an Aeroplan account is to convert existing points that members have collected in another loyalty program into Aeroplan Miles.
The Conversion Programs page on the Aeroplan website lists which programs are eligible, the current rates of conversion and details on how to convert points from those programs into Aeroplan Miles.
Aeroplan members can take advantage of myriad ways to easily achieve their short- and long-term goals. By leveraging bonus offers and miles-related deals, using an Aeroplan-affiliated payment card and shopping within the network of Aeroplan partners or through the Aeroplan eStore, members can even achieve Aeroplan status for exclusive benefits. It’s never too late to set sights on a reward and save for it. With a little extra effort, most members will be wheels up sooner than they think!