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Canadian residents can earn up to 110,000 Aeroplan points with these offers

July 13 2022
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If you live in Canada, it's likely that a stash of Aeroplan points would help your upcoming travel plans. Through Sep. 20, 2022, you can earn up to 110,000 bonus Aeroplan points with card offers available from American Express.

Elevated welcome offers are available on three different cards, including a small-business card. Let's look at the available bonuses and see what they offer for Canadian residents.

Current Aeroplan offers from American Express

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

American Express® Aeroplan® Card

Current welcome offer: Earn up to 70,000 bonus points in total. Earn 45,000 bonus Aeroplan points after spending 3,000 Canadian dollars in net purchases on your card within the first six months of cardmembership. Plus, earn another 2,500 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing cycle in which you spend CA$500 in purchases on your card during the first six months of cardmembership — up to a total of 15,000 Aeroplan points. Plus, earn 5 points per dollar on eligible dining, grocery and drink purchases in the first three months of cardmembership — up to a total of 10,000 bonus points.

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How you earn points: Earn 2 points per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases, 1.5 points per dollar on dining and food delivery and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases.

Cardmember perks: If you currently have elite status with Aeroplan, you can maintain that status in 2023 when 30,000 points from credit card purchases are deposited in your Aeroplan account by Nov. 30, 2022. Free Uber Pass membership for six months, offering CA$0 delivery fees, 5% off eligible orders of CA$15 or more and exclusive ride perks.

Plus, enjoy a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, earn miles and segments toward Aeroplan status with card purchases, discounts on flight awards and a waiver of the Aeroplan points expiration policy. The card also provides numerous insurance protections.

Annual fee: CA$120.

Please note that this card has no preset spending limit but is not a traditional credit card. It is a charge card, so you must pay the bill in full each month.

Public application link: American Express® Aeroplan® Card

The information for the American Express® Aeroplan® Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card

Current welcome offer: Earn up to 110,000 bonus points in total. Earn 60,000 bonus Aeroplan points after spending CA$6,000 in net purchases on your card within the first six months of cardmembership. Plus, earn another 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing cycle in which you spend CA$1,000 in purchases on your card during the first six months of cardmembership — up to a total of 30,000 Aeroplan points. Plus, earn 10 points per dollar on eligible dining, grocery and drink purchases in the first three months of cardmembership — up to a total of 20,000 bonus points.

How you earn points: Earn 3 points per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases, 2 points per dollar on dining and food delivery and 1.25 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Cardmember perks: If you currently have elite status with Aeroplan, you can maintain that status in 2023 when 30,000 points from credit card purchases are deposited in your Aeroplan account by Nov. 30, 2022. Free Uber Pass membership for six months, offering CA$0 delivery fees, 5% off eligible orders of CA$15 or more and exclusive ride perks.

Cardmembers also enjoy priority access at checkin and boarding, a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, earn miles and segments toward Aeroplan status with card purchases, discounts on flight awards and a waiver of the Aeroplan points expiration policy. You'll also receive rollover status miles and eUpgrade credits, Maple Leaf Lounge access in North America, Priority Pass membership and up to CA$100 in statement credits every four years for your Nexus application fee. The card also provides numerous insurance protections. Cardmembers can also earn an annual Worldwide Companion Pass from CA$99 to $599 (plus taxes and fees) after spending $25,000 in net purchases on the card each cardmember year.

Annual fee: CA$599.

Public application link: American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card

The information for the American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card

Current welcome offer: Earn up to 110,000 bonus points in total. Earn 90,000 bonus Aeroplan points after spending CA$7,000 in net purchases on your card within the first three months of cardmembership. Plus, earn 10 points per dollar spent on eligible Air Canada Vacations, hotels and car rental purchases in the first six months of cardmembership — up to 20,000 bonus points.

How you earn points: Earn 3 points per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases, 2 points per dollar on dining and food delivery and 1.25 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Cardmember perks: If you currently have elite status with Aeroplan, you can maintain that status in 2023 when 30,000 points from credit card purchases are deposited in your Aeroplan account by Nov. 30, 2022. Free Uber Pass membership for six months, offering CA$0 delivery fees, 5% off eligible orders of CA$15 or more and exclusive ride perks.

Cardmembers also enjoy priority access at checkin and boarding, a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, earn miles and segments toward Aeroplan status with card purchases, discounts on flight awards and a waiver of the Aeroplan points expiration policy. You'll also receive rollover status miles and eUpgrade credits, Maple Leaf Lounge access in North America, Priority Pass membership and up to CA$100 in statement credits every four years for your Nexus application fee. The card also provides numerous insurance protections. Cardmembers can also earn an annual Worldwide Companion Pass from CA$99 to $599 (plus taxes and fees) after spending $25,000 in net purchases on the card each cardmember year.

Annual fee: CA$599.

Public application link: American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card

The information for the American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Important considerations

Remember that these cards are available only to those living in Canada. Spending requirements are expressed in Canadian Dollars, as well. If you're a U.S. resident, consider the Aeroplan Credit Card from Chase.

If you're eligible for one of these cards and want to apply, these offers are valid through Sep. 20, 2022, so be sure to apply before then.

If you're looking for some travel inspiration on how to use your bonus Aeroplan points, we recommend reading our guide to the best ways to maximize Air Canada’s Aeroplan program.

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  • Intro Offer
    Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 11/2/22.

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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex is a stacked card with a rewards rate that will help you earn bonus points on everyday and business-related purchases. You'll earn 15 elite night credits each calendar year, and receive automatic Gold elite status. Finally, the free night award certificate with a redemption level of 35,000 points or less can get you hundreds of dollars in potential value each year.

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  • 6x points on eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program
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  • Receive 15 elite night credits to jump-start status
  • Transfer Marriott points to 40+ airlines

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  • Must spend $60,000 in a year for second free-night award
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer expires 11/2/22.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy® program.
  • 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status with your Card.
  • Terms apply.
  • See Rates & Fees