Earning and Accumulating Air Canada Aeroplan Miles










Below, I outline the main ways in which to earn and accumulate Air Canada Aeroplan miles.

1. Fly Air Canada

Earn miles with every Air Canada flight you take.

2. Use one of  your American Express Aeroplan Cards 

When you use one of your American Express Aeroplan cards you earn from 1-1.5 miles per $1 on all purchases. Depending on the card, there is up to a 40,000 BONUS POINT offer if you meet spend requirements in your first three months of card membership.

If you do not already have an American Express Aeroplan card, you can read about the cards and apply here.

3.  Use Your TD Bank Aeroplan Visa Signature Card

When you use your TD Bank Aeroplan Visa Signature Card, you earn 2X Aeroplan miles per $1 on all Air Canada purchase and 1X mile per $1 on all other purchases.  There is a 25,000 bonus mile offer if you spend $1,000 in the first three billing cycles.  Read about and apply for the card here.

4. Transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards

If you are a member of American Express Membership Rewards you can transfer your Membership Rewards points, in 1,000-point increments, to your Aeroplan account. At the time of this post, your points transfer at 1:1 value. That means one Membership Rewards point equals one Aeroplan mile.

                                                                                                                                 5. Transfer Starpoints to your Aeroplan account


Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer up to 79,999 of their Starpoints per transaction per program within a 24-hour period to their Aeroplan account at a 1:1 ratio. In addition, for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, Starwood will automatically add another 5,000 Starpoints! This means that up to 94,999 Starpoints can be transferred into your frequent flyer account. (15,000 points transferred for the first 60,000 of the 79,999). Note, unlike some of the other programs in which you can transfer points to airlines, points transfers through SPG are not instantaneous.

6.  Earn Aeroplan miles at the Air Canada Aeroplan eStore

Shopping portals are a great place to rack up extra miles, you earn miles while you shop.

7. Earn Aeroplan miles by spending $ with Aeroplan partners

Earn miles when you shop or travel with over 150 partner brands.

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