Aeroplan is currently offering up to bonus miles opportunities with Back to School promotions.
The good part about Air Canada buying Aeroplan out is that there is less uncertainty about our miles come June 2020. I still wish that Aeroplan was going to branch off from Air Canada and compete directly with them. But if the two can create more value by joining forces, then it might work out!
I don’t know about you, but when I was young, I dreaded going back to school. But if we are going back to school anyway, it is nice to know that we can earn some bonus miles for upcoming purchases.
Furthermore there is a reduction in the number of miles (runs from August 1, 2019 to September 3, 2019) for gift card redemptions. As you probably already know, I’m not a fan of redeeming my miles for gift cards, as they do not offer the best value (especially compared to reward flights). But if you have no intention of flying and want to deplete your account, this is a great time to redeem your miles at your favourite stores.
Be sure to use those same gift cards to make purchases through the Aeroplan eStore, where you can currently earn up to 7x the miles on select retailers (runs between August 5, 2019 to August 18, 2019). One of the best Aeroplan partners is Amazon.ca. This is a big game changer for me with Aeroplan.
Accessing Aeroplan eStore
It is easy to forget to go through the online shopping portal if you are not used to it, so here is a quick reminder of the steps to access your account:
- Log in to the Aeroplan eStore with your Aeroplan Number and last name
- Click on the special offers on the landing page or browse through the categories listed
- Click on the “Shop Now” button to be redirected to your retailer of choice and start shopping online