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Now through May 25, 2014, Aeroplan (the mileage program of Air Canada) is offering the chance to earn up to 25,000 bonus miles by converting points from their partners into Aeroplan miles.

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Like with past promos, this is a tiered bonus and the total bonus you get is based on the cumulative partner points you convert in the following ratios:

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 8.21.19 AMSo when you convert enough points for the following amount of Aeroplan miles, here are the bonuses you score:

5,000 miles – 1,000 bonus
10,000 miles – 2,000 bonus
20,000 miles – 4,000 bonus
50,000 miles – 10,000 bonus
100,000 miles – 25,000 bonus

Participating transfer partners include:

  • ClubRewards
  • SPG Starwood Preferred Guest
  • Marriott Rewards
  • Hilton HHonors
  • Club Carlson
  • Best Western Rewards
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Accor AClub
  • Choice Privileges
  • Coast Rewards
  • Golden Circle Award (Shangri-La Hotels)
  • Hertz
  • Points.com (note that only exchanges are eligible for the bonus but not points trades with other members)
Note that American Express Membership Rewards – the points program of cards like the Platinum and Premier Rewards Gold – transfers are not eligible for bonuses.

Note: while Aeroplan awards are bookable on Star Alliance carriers, they levy huge fees on many partner awards. For more information on fees on each Star Alliance carrier, check out our recent series.

Should You Transfer?

Starwood Preferred Guest is a participating partner, so let’s say you transferred 20,000 SPG points to Aeroplan. You would normally end up with 25,000 Aeroplan miles (including the 5,000 miles SPG will give you for the transfer bonus). But with this promo, you’d earn an additional 4,000 bonus miles for a total of 29,000 miles – a 45% bonus. Personally, I still think you can get more value out of Starpoints instead of converting them to Aeroplan miles, especially because of the sometimes hefty fuel surcharges and taxes Aeroplan charges on award tickets, but if you were thinking of converting some SPG points to miles anyway, this could be a good option to get a double dip bonus.

Another good option could be Marriott’s Air + Hotel packages since you bundle your Marriott points and a miles conversion into one big transaction that equates your Marriott points to 1 miles each with Aeroplan starting at 50,000 miles and going up to 120,000 miles. So if you had enough Marriott points for one of these, let’s say converting 200,000 points into a 5-night stay at a Category 1-5 hotel + 50,000 miles, you’d actually get 60,000 miles instead, a nice 20% bonus.

Just keep in mind that Aeroplan devalued its award chart in January, so redemption levels increased by about 20% – which some cases adds up to 40,000 miles, to flights from Canada and the continental US to Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific. If you decide you want to transfer to Aeroplan despite the devaluation, below are all the full terms and conditions of the latest promotion, or click here.

Terms & Conditions:

Maximum 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles can be earned per Aeroplan Member. Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion is between 5,000 and 9,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion is between 10,000 and 19,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 4,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion is between 20,000 and 49,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion is between 50,000 and 99,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion is between 100,000 and 149,999 Aeroplan Miles. Bonus offer valid only on conversions made between April 28 and May 25, 2014 (11:59 EST). POINTS.com: Aeroplan Miles procured via a Trade transaction with another member on Points.com are not eligible towards the conversion bonus threshold. Conversion of Membership Rewards® points from American Express Cardmember accounts into Aeroplan Miles are not eligible for this promotion. Although eligible CIBC Aventura cardholders as of October 1, 2013, can convert their Aventura points to Aeroplan Miles, these conversions are also not eligible for this promotion. Please note that conversion from Diners Club Rewards Points to Aeroplan Miles are eligible to the bonus miles promotion currently in market. BONUS MILE CREDITING: Bonus miles are credited 7 10 days following successful receipt by Aeroplan of a conversion transaction from the partner. Note that some partners may take up to 2 weeks to submit point to mile conversions to Aeroplan.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

The best sign-up bonus we've ever seen from the SPG Amex is here, for a limited time only. Earn up to 35,000 Starpoints which can be used for hotel redemption around the globe, transferred to over 30 airline partners, and even transfer from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Limited Time Offer- Earn an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints® after you make an additional $2,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. Offer ends 4/5.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
15.74%-19.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Balance Transfer Fee
3.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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