Published on July 17th, 2017 | by William Charles10
Aeroplan 35% Transfer Bonus – When Converting From Hotel Points
- Receive 35% more miles when you transfer hotel points into Aeroplan miles between July 17th and August 21st, 2017.
The Fine Print
- Bonus offer valid only on conversions received from eligible hotel partner loyalty programs points into Aeroplan Miles made between July 17 and August 21, 2017 (11:59 EDT). Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: once the total Aeroplan Miles are earned by exchanging points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion, the bonus miles deposited will represent 35% of the total miles earned from the exchange, BONUS MILE CREDITING: Bonus Aeroplan Miles may take up to 4‑6 weeks to be credited after the promotional offer end date of August 21, 2017.
- While the conversion of Membership Rewards® points from American Express Card members accounts into Aeroplan Miles is still possible, it is not eligible for this bonus miles promotion.
They frequently offer transfer bonuses but usually they are only up to 30% and also tiered. This makes this offer significantly better than normal, but does it make sense to transfer? Only SPG & Marriott are really worth looking at
SPG has a 1:1 transfer rate and you get a bonus 5,000 miles for every 20,000 SPG points you transfer in addition to this 35% transfer bonus. That means if you transfer 20,000 points you’ll end up with 33,750 miles. I still think SPG points are too valuable to consider this.
Marriott Hotel + Air Package’s are also good value. 7 nights at a category 1-5 property plus 120,000 miles (162,000 miles with this bonus) would cost you 270,000 Marriott points.
I don’t really value Aeroplan miles highly at all, so this offer is a pass for me. Let me know about your thoughts on it in the comments below. Keep in mind Air Canada will launch it’s own loyalty program in 2020 as well, I suspect Aeroplan will continue to offer better than normal bonuses because of this.
Hat tip to Frequent Flyer Bonuses