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Aeroplan, the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, is offering a bunch of potentially lucrative promos with bonus miles flying right and left, so today I thought I’d do a quick post rounding up the current promotions and bonuses for our Canada-based readers, or those who use Aeroplan as their main Star Alliance program, including folks who transfer their Amex Membership Rewards points into it if they have an Amex card like the Premier Rewards Gold, Business Gold Rewards or Platinum cards.
Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Miles For Fall Travel
Now through November 30, 2013, when you fly Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge you can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles. Fly 12 segments and earn 3,000 bonus miles, and fly 25 segments and earn 15,000 miles. That’s a lot of flying, but if you have some Air Canada travel coming up or a bunch of business travel in the coming weeks, might as well earn the bonus miles. Just be sure to register here.
Earn up to 9,000 Bonus Miles With Starwood
Starwood has partnered with Aeroplan this fall to offer Air Canada flyers up to 9,000 bonus miles for stays between now and December 15, 2013. Here’s how it breaks down. Stay 5 qualifying nights and earn 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles. Stay 2 more qualifying nights (7 total) and earn 2,000 more bonus miles. Stay 2 more qualifying nights (9 total) and earn 2,000 more bonus miles. All up to a maximum of 9,000 bonus miles. You must be a member of SPG and register for the promotion in order to earn the bonus miles. You can accrue qualifying nights across stays and properties (so they are cumulative, not consecutive), but you only get bonus miles for paid stays (those that accrue Starpoints), not award nights or cash & points stays.
Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Miles on Fairmont Stays
For every stay at Fairmont Hotels now through November 30, Aeroplan members can earn 1,500 bonus miles. Register here and provide your Aeroplan Number at time of booking and present your Aeroplan Card at check-in. Fairmont President’s Club members can add their Aeroplan Number to their membership profile to earn miles.
Earn 1,000 Bonus Miles on Marriott Stays
Aeroplan members who stay at Marriott and have Aeroplan selected as their earning partner can earn 1,000 bonus points per stay now through December 31, 2013. The bonus is good on stays booked in deluxe guest rooms or suites and is valid at 40 participating locations in Canada. Bonus miles are in addition to base earning of 2 miles per $1 USD spent during your stay. Find details here.
Earn 3,000 Bonus Miles and up to $200 Off Per Traveler with Air Canada Vacations
Aeroplan members can earn 3,000 bonus miles when they book an all-inclusive package to Mexico or the Caribbean with Air Canada Vacations by October 31, 2013, for travel between November 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014. Just enter your Aeroplan Number under “passenger information” on the payment screen when making your booking. Each passenger on the reservation can earn the bonus miles, and you can also save up to $200 per adult and $100 per child ages 2-12 on bookings.
Earn 5X Miles on IHG Stays
Aeroplan members who choose Aeroplan as their earning preference with IHG Rewards can earn 5X miles on stays now through November 30, 2013, for a total of 2,500 miles per stay (500 base miles and 2,000 bonus miles) with no limit on the amount of stays. Register here.
Earn 4X Miles With Best Western
Register here and select Aeroplan as your earning option and you can earn 4X miles on stays booked on bestwestern.com now through November 30, 2013, at participating Best Western properties in Canada, the US and the Caribbean. You’ll earn 250 base miles and 750 bonus miles for a total potential of 1,000 miles per stay.
Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Miles and Save up to 35% With Hertz
Daily rentals of 1-4 days earn 200 miles per day. Weekend rentals of 1-4 days earn 1,000 miles per day. Rentals of 5 days or more earn 5,000 miles per rental. To reserve this offer offline, call Hertz at 1-800-654-2210 and mention your Aeroplan discount CDP #221417, PC #182954 and your Aeroplan Number. Valid through February 28, 2014.
Earn 3X Miles with Avis
Aeroplan members can earn 3x the miles on ANY rental of 2 days or more plus up to 25% off. They’ll earn 1,500 Aeroplan miles at airport locations (1,000 bonus miles + 500 base miles) and 750 Aeroplan Miles at off-airport locations (500 bonus miles + 250 base miles). This is valid on any car at participating Avis locations in Canada and the U.S. Be sure to quote AWD # C682367 to get your miles and discount. This is valid on rentals until November 15, 2013, and on any vehicle.
For more information on Aeroplan and other Canadian programs, check out these posts:
The Best Canadian Credit Cards and Current Deals With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.
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With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.