We see the return of another Aeroplan conversion bonus!
Last seen before Christmas, the hotel only transfer bonus is back but once again it is 5% lower than previously seen. This time it is 25% versus 30% in November 2017 and of the flat 35% seen in July 2017. You have the make sure that you transfer enough hotel points to earn
5,000 Aeroplan Miles to get the 25% bonus. You’ll have until April 16 to make any transfers and the 5,000 miles can be cumulative from multiple hotel programs – this is a good way to use up some of those orphaned hotel points you may never use if you are a frequent Aeroplan redeemer.
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 31,250 Aeroplan 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.
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!
25% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert Hotel loyalty programs points to Aeroplan Miles. Full details Until Apr 16, 18
Normally we would recommend getting the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card to be able to take advantage of this offer but seeing how there is
only about a one month window for it, the chances are that getting the card and the
points from it would most likely happen after April 16th. You could look
at getting the American Express Cobalt Card
since it earns Membership Rewards points which you have access to
immediately and start putting tons of spend on it in the 5x Food &
Dining category and then convert whatever points you have to SPG shortly
before April 16th and that will equate to 2.5 Starpoints per dollar