We see the return of another Aeroplan conversion bonus! Last seen this past Spring, the hotel only transfer bonus is back but this time it’s a flat 35% bonus miles instead of a tiered bonus structure of up to 30%. This makes this bonus one of the better ones yet. You don’t have to transfer a lot of points to get the maximum bonus and the bonus is higher than we’ve seen in the past.
Most of Aeroplan’s hotel partners are participating in the promotion so
you can convert from any of the following to add to your final tally:
Your best bet for transfers is Starwood Preferred Guest of course since
they transfer 1 to 1 to Aeroplan and if you transfer 20,000 Starpoints
at one time SPG will throw in an additional 5,000 miles for 25,000
Aeroplan miles. With the conversion bonus you are actually looking at
getting 33,750Aeroplan Miles for the
20,000 Starpoints. Those miles can get you two short
haul tickets so you can see the potential value
in transferring Starpoints to Aeroplan. BUT WAIT! You’ll want to wait to get the SPG card until tomorrow as its going to get better. So be patient and wait about 16 or so hours from the time we post this if you are planning to apply for the card.
Another route to look at is Marriott Rewards Hotel+Air package
options. These are the packages where you can redeem Marriott Rewards
points for free nights at their hotels plus a certain amount of airline
miles. For Aeroplan the Hotel+Air package looks like this:
If you are sitting on 270,000 or more Marriott Rewards points you can
end up with 7 nights at a Category 1-5 hotel plus 162,000 Aeroplan Miles
(120,000 + 35% bonus)
Of course if you have points sitting in other hotel programs that you
may never use or are about to expire you should look at transferring
them to Aeroplan so that you actually get some value out of them!
35% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert Hotel loyalty programs points to Aeroplan Miles. Full details Until Aug 21, 17
You can always look at grabbing hotel credit cards just for conversion
bonuses like this but you’ll want to do it soon since time is limited and the bonuses you get from
these cards may not post in time for this conversion period. Just wait until tomorrow for the SPG card.
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa – 50,000 Points (Apply here)
mbna Best Western Rewards MasterCard – 60,000 points (Apply here)
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express – 20,000 Starpoints (Apply here)