We see the return of yet another Aeroplan conversion bonus!
Last seen in August, the hotel only transfer bonus is back and once again it is a 30% bonus. You
have the make sure that you transfer enough hotel points to earn
5,000 Aeroplan Miles to get the 30% bonus. You’ll have until December 3 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. The great news for the winter version of this bonus is the return of Marriott/Starwood/Ritz-Carlton to the mix of partners that count. Marriott (and its subsidiaries) have the best transfer ratio to airline programs at a rate of 3 Marriott Rewards points to 1 airline mile but they also add in 5,000 more miles when you convert 60,000 points at a time. That means with this promotion 60,000 points transferred to Aeroplan will net you 32,500 miles (20,000 miles at 3:1 + 5,000 miles from Marriott + 30% bonus). The easiest way to earn Marriott points in Canada outside of actual hotel stays is with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express which at the time of this post is offering 50,000 points as a welcome bonus. Now chances are you won’t have the points post in time for this iteration of the Aeroplan transfer bonus but you can start banking on the Spring bonus (and it gives you time to reach 60,000 points so you can get that extra little bonus). This is also a good time to convert points from something like the Cobalt Card to Marriott to Aeroplan!
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.
30% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert Hotel loyalty programs points to Aeroplan Miles. Click here for full details Until Dec 3, 18
Hotel partner loyalty programs eligible for this promotion are:
Marriott/Starwood/Ritz-Carlton, IHG Rewards Club, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Coast
Rewards, Radisson Rewards, Hilton Honors, Le Club Accorhotels (Accor
hotels), Golden Circle Award (Shangri‑La), Wyndham Rewards.
The total amount of miles received from the conversion of hotel
loyalty program points into Aeroplan miles must be greater than or
equal to 5,000 Aeroplan Miles in order to be eligible to receive the