Great Deal: Up to 8,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles With Starwood Stays This Fall

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Starwood Preferred Guest is offering a great little side bonus this fall: between September 10 and December 9, 2012 you can get 3,000 Aeroplan miles when you stay 3 nights at any SPG hotel, 5,000 miles for 5 nights and if you stay at a Canadian SPG hotel for 3 of those nights you get an extra 3,000 points, for a total bonus of us to 8,000 Aeroplan miles. Nights do not need to be consecutive, so three different one-night stays will trigger the 3,000 mile bonus, for example. You can register here for this bonus.
You can earn this promotion in addition to their upcoming Better By The Night promotion (Oct 1- Dec 20) and you don’t need to change your earning preference to Aeroplan. Simply register here and provide your Aeroplan number (if you don’t have one, you can sign-up here and you’ll even get 1,000 free miles after you take an Air Canada flight) ).

I really like this promotion because stays at all 1,100+ hotels that participate in the SPG program are eligible for this promotion- plus it is retroactive so you just need to sign-up by the time the promotion ends and it will count all paid (not award or cash & points) since September 10, 2012.

Basically, there is no reason you wouldn’t want to sign-up for these free Aeroplan miles. Even if you don’t think you’ll have 3 stays, you might as well register, because you never know if your plans might change. Aeroplan isn’t the best frequent flyer program in the world, but it’s got some great redemptions, like 90,000 miles for business class roundtrip from North America to Western Europe. They do charge fuel surcharges on many Star Alliance partners, but their routing rules are extremely generous and you can often cobble “round-the-world” itineraries for the price of a normal award (for example going to Asia via Europe and then coming home over the Pacific).

Promo T&C

-Aeroplan Bonus Miles are offered to eligible Aeroplan members who stay a minimum of three to five nights paying an Eligible Rate at participating Starwood properties during the promotional period. Advance reservations are required and bookings are based on availability. Black out dates may apply . Offer not applicable to groups. Reservations must be made directly with Starwood (by phone, www.starwoodhotels.com, or specific Starwood property website) or via a travel agent. Bookings via third-party online retailers and other wholesalers are not eligible for this bonus offer promotion. You must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest Program and have registered for this promotion. Membership in the SPG program is free. Please visit www.spg.com. All Starwood Preferred Guest terms and conditions apply. Please allow six to eight weeks after the promotion ends for Aeroplan Miles to be posted to your Aeroplan account.

-An Eligible Rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. SPG-participating hotels and resorts and a description of Eligible Rates can be found at SPG.com under program terms and conditions. See Section 1.4 for the complete definition of Eligible Rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com and orbitz.com) are not Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify toward promotional earnings.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
N/A
Annual Fee
$550
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.