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100% Bonus When You Buy Air Canada Aeroplan Points [June 2024]

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Tom Goward | 07/06/2024

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It seems every frequent flyer program is selling their points at a discount right now, and of course, Air Canada Aeroplan didn’t want to miss out on the action! Aeroplan Points are some of our favourite airline points to buy when on sale, as they typically allow for easy redemptions in Business and First Class, at a fraction of the retail cost.

Aeroplan is of course the king of airline partnerships, and also a Star Alliance member, making for a tonne of airline partners we can utilise here in Australia. That includes Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Thai, United, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Oman Air, and yes… even Air Canada.

Buying Aeroplan Points at a discount can be a smart way to enjoy the pointy end of the plane in Business and First Class, but as always, it’s important to first research availability before jumping on a deal like this. When left sitting in your account, airline points essentially have zero value. Earn and burn should always be front of mind!

Currently, Aeroplan is offering a 100% bonus on points purchased until 22 June 2024 at 2:59:59 AM ET (4:59pm 22nd June in Sydney). To purchase points with a bonus, visit Aeroplan’s Buy Points page.

How Much Do Aeroplan Points Cost?

Aeroplan Points are sold in Canadian Dollars. Without any discounts, Air Canada charges 3.5 Canadian cents per point, which works out to around 3.9 Aussie Cents per point.

It’s worth keeping in mind that by purchasing Aeroplan Points in CAD, you might attract a foreign exchange fee of around 3%, depending on the card you use. There are of course fee-free travel debit cards, which we have covered in a full guide here. Unless the card you’ll use will earn a high number of points to offset the cost, we recommend using a debit card with no FX fee such as Up, Ubank or Revolut.

Aeroplan Points are sold in different discount tiers, with the largest bonus offered to those who purchase 60,000 points or more;

  • 65% bonus when you buy 4,000+ points
  • 75% bonus when you buy 35,000+ points
  • 100% bonus when you buy 60,000+ points

At the highest bonus level of 100%, you would be paying 1.75 (CAD) cents per point, or approximately 1.9 (AUD) cents per point.

Previous Aeroplan Bonus Point Offers

Before you take advantage of the current offer, it’s worth knowing what Air Canada has previously offered. Here’s a list of Aeroplan Point purchase offers over the last few years;

BonusStart DateEnd Sate
65%-100% bonusJune 7, 2024June 22, 2024
85%-100% bonusJanuary 23, 2024January 30, 2024
125% bonusNovember 13, 2023November 29, 2023
80% bonusOctober 16, 2023October 25, 2023
80% bonusSeptember 12, 2023October 2, 2023
75% bonusJuly 6, 2023July 12, 2023
50% discountJune 7, 2023June 17, 2023
95% bonusMay 23, 2023May 29, 2023
110% bonusMay 18, 2023May 22, 2023
85% bonusApril 17, 2023April 30, 2023
80% bonusMarch 13, 2023March 30, 2023
100% bonusJanuary 19, 2023January 25, 2023

Why Should I Be Excited About Buying Aeroplan Points?

One huge benefit of Aeroplan is its enormous list of airline partners, in addition to Star Alliance member airlines. Put simply, Aeroplan Points can get you pretty much anywhere in the world. You’ll also avoid fuel surcharges when redeeming with Aeroplan (something Emirates is well known for). So while it might cost you fewer Skywards Miles to redeem an Emirates flight, Aeroplan won’t pass on those obscene surcharges. Another cool benefit is that Aeroplan allows you to add a stopover on a one-way redemption for just 5,000 points.

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The downside to Aeroplan being so good is that they do regularly block airline partners from showing award space, and then blame this on IT issues. So be sure to check the flights you want are available before purchasing Aeroplan Points!

How many Aeroplan Points Can I Buy?

Each year, members are allowed to buy up to 1,000,000 points, and each transaction is limited to 250,000. During this promotion, the transaction limit has been increased to 500,000 (not including the bonus points you get).

When Do Aeroplan Points Expire?

Air Canada Aeroplan points expire if there’s no account activity for 18 months. You can easily reset the expiration date by buying, redeeming, or earning points from flying.

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Tom Goward

Chief Operating Officer & Aviation Nerd at Flight Hacks

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  1. Hi Tom,
    Can you please expand on the following as it sounds different to ghost flights?
    ‘The downside to Aeroplan being so good is that they do regularly block airline partners from showing award space, and then blame this on IT issues. So be sure to check the flights you want are available before purchasing Aeroplan Points!’
    Have you an example of what you mean? And a work around hack? Cheers. John.

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