It’s an Air Canada and Aeroplan kind of day here on Rewards Canada as this will now be the fourth post today featuring the airline or the loyalty program! This post covers a new bonus points offer for Aeroplan members looking to book rail journeys with Rocky Mountaineer. The two have now been partners for just over a year and although it’s not alluded to, we’ll call this their first anniversary bonus! Until July 8, 2022 Aeroplan members will earn 3x points when booking Rocky Mountaineer excursions for travel through to October 2022.
The Bonus Offer
The standard earn rates for Aeroplan members with Rocky Mountaineer are 1 point per dollar spent for SilverLeaf or SilverLeaf Plus and 2 points per dollar for GoldLeaf. However with this bonus the earn rate is as follows:
- 3 Aeroplan Points (1 base Aeroplan Point and 2 bonus Aeroplan Points) for every $1 CAD spent on a SilverLeaf® Service or a SilverLeaf Plus® Service booked during the Promo Period; or
- 6 Aeroplan Points (2 base Aeroplan Points and 4 Bonus Aeroplan Points) for every $1 CAD spent on a GoldLeaf® Service booked during the Promo Period.
With packages easily running into the five figures (a Best of the Rockies Circle Journey GoldLeaf in April 2023 is just under $19,000 for two) you can see that there is the potential to earn a lot of Aeroplan points with this promotion!
You must book by July 8, 2022, 23:59 PST for travel until October 6, 2022, 23:59 PST (for Canadian routes) / October 27, 2022 23:59 PST (for US routes)
That being said, if you happen to have Air Canada Elite Status or an Ultra Premium Co-brand credit card you may wish to forego earning as many points to save some cash since you can book a SilverLeaf package and be upgraded to GoldLeaf. See the next section for details!
|Rocky Mountaineer benefits for Air Canada Status members & premium credit card holders|
Air Canada elite status members and holders of the top end Aeroplan co-brand cards will receive additional benefits when travelling on a Rocky Mountaineer rail tour:
Elite Status members 50K and above and Aeroplan Premium Co-Brand
Cardholders receive an upgrade from Rocky Mountaineer’s SilverLeaf to
GoldLeaf Service, and two nights of upgraded hotel accommodations while
- Aeroplan Elite Status members 25K and above receive two nights of upgraded hotel accommodations while travelling
premium cards are the:
Wrapping it up
If you have had your sights set on booking a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey now is the time to do it! To be able to earn up to 6 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on these excursions is a great bonus! Plus if you use one of the Ultra Premium Aeroplan cards you earn 2 points per dollar spent with Rocky Mountaineer over and above the 3 to 6 points you’ll earn! Add in the upgrades and benefits for status members and the credit cards holders and this is a deal you can’t go wrong with!