Aeroplan cardholders can now transfer Chase points with a 10% bonus

May 3, 2022

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Nothing makes me happier than a points transfer bonus. You magically multiply your points into more than what you had already, thus requiring fewer points to book your upcoming trip.

Through December 31, 2023, holders of the Aeroplan Credit Card from Chase can get a 10% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to their Aeroplan accounts. This can be a great option for those who have both the Aeroplan card and a top Chase card to further engage with the Ultimate Rewards program.

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There are some restrictions that you should know about:

  • The minimum transfer is 50,000 Ultimate Rewards to activate the bonus (which would get you 55,000 Aeroplan points).
  • The bonus is not cumulative, so you must transfer at least 50,000 points at a time (not 25,000 + 25,000).
  • The maximum bonus per year is 25,000 Aeroplan points. You can max this out by transferring a total of 250,000 Chase points.
  • Bonus points will post separately — typically within 72 hours — but they could take up to a week to appear in your Aeroplan account.

Related: The most compelling new airline card: Review of the Chase Aeroplan Credit Card

Not all Chase credit cards are eligible for these transfer bonuses, unfortunately. You need to have the Aeroplan Card and one of the following:

The information for the J.P. Morgan Reserve, Ink Plus, Ink Business Premier and Chase Corporate Flex has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

TPG values Chase Ultimate Rewards at 2 cents apiece and Aeroplan points at 1.7 cents each. Because of this, you could face a loss in value for your points. However, if you redeem your Aeroplan points for higher value, this bonus can work in your favor.

One way to do so involves economy redemptions that require few points but are priced high (especially with surging summer travel demand). Premium cabins like business class and first class should also yield high value on your redemptions.

Related: The best ways to maximize Air Canada’s Aeroplan program

Unlike typical transfer bonuses, this one is running for over a year and a half — through December 31, 2023.

In my opinion, the Aeroplan Card is now even more compelling for those with a participating Chase Ultimate Rewards card. You can get up to 50,000 bonus Aeroplan points by transferring Chase points (25,000 in 2022 and another 25,000 in 2023) in addition to other perks like elite status, upgrade certificates, free checked bags and World Elite Mastercard benefits.

Just remember that transfers from Chase are final and can’t be reversed. As a result, you’ll want to make sure you can truly use the Aeroplan points before completing the transfer.

Featured photo by Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,600

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X points on dining and 2x points on travel, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
Regular APR
16.24% - 23.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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