30% Bonus On Hotel Transfers To Aeroplan

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Aeroplan has announced a 30% bonus for transferring points from eligible hotel programs. The promotion is valid on transfers through December 3, 2018. To benefit from the promotion, you need to transfer enough hotel points to earn 5,000 Aeroplan miles or more.

Key Terms

  • Promotion is valid through December 3, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern
  • Receive a 30% bonus on point transfers from participating hotel programs
  • Minimum transfer of 5,000 Aeroplan miles is required to trigger the bonus
  • Promotion excludes transfers from programs offering a travel package (hotel + miles)
  • Allow 4-6 weeks for the bonus miles to post to your account

Participating Hotels

The following hotel brands are participating in the promotion:

  • Marriott Rewards / The Ritz Carlton Rewards / SPG
  • IHG Rewards
  • Hilton Honors
  • Radisson Rewards
  • Best Western
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Coast Hotels
  • Choice Privileges
  • Le Club Accor
  • Shangri-La

Historically, whenever a promotion offering a bonus on hotel points transfers came along, one of the best options was to use a Marriott hotel + Air travel package. Sadly, this is no longer the case since Marriott updated its terms and conditions, and transfers from Marriott Hotel + Air packages are no longer eligible for transfer bonuses.

Our Take

Typically, transferring hotel points to airline miles isn't particularly lucrative, as the transfer ratios provide a poor value at best. However, if you have some orphan hotel points that you are sure you won’t be using, and want to take advantage of one of Aeroplan’s sweet spots, you may want to consider taking advantage of the promotion.

Source: One Mile At A Time

30% Bonus On Hotel Transfers To Aeroplan
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Comments

  • As usual, maybe next time, when I have some orphan points 🙂

  • I find that I accrue hotel points much faster than airline points, so sometimes it might be worthwhile to transfer, despite the poor ratio. Aeroplan points can be difficult to use because of the high fees that are imposed when on AC metal. Once you learn to avoid that, there can be good value from those points, especially as there are numerous free ways to earn them.

    • That’s interesting!! I find it much more difficult to earn hotel points than airline miles. And the hotel points are worth more to me because they don’t have as many availability issues and fuel surcharges etc. Just my experience!

    • “…especially as there are numerous free ways to earn them.”

      Intrigued as to what options exactly you’re referencing here. Thanks, Maryjane!

  • Aeroplan runs this so often you have to imagine that it actually works… for getting people to do poor conversions (Marriott excepted) of hotel points to air miles.

  • These bonus offers sometimes on the face of it do not look that good, but like said if you have some surplus points doing nothing it’s better to use them.

  • Thanks, but I think there is no sense to transfer points to Aeroplan – they are going to disappear in 2020, aren’t they?

  • I don’t really keep enough hotel points to make this move.

  • I think that transfering 60000 Marriotts points is still a good option if you need more Aeroplan miles.

  • just make sure you’re getting at least 5k Aeroplan or you don’t get the bonus. so you need to transfer a lot of points

  • farid kassam says:

    a very generous offer. Thanks Aeroplan.

  • thanks for the info

  • I have never been a member of Aeroplan. Will anyone take up on this offer?

  • I’ll take 30% any day of the week

  • worldtraveler73 says:

    This is great if it is for immediate use. I am a bit worried that a points enhancement / devaluation is coming in 2020 when Air Canada reassumes control of the program.

    • I hope there will be no devaluation when Air Canada become again owner of the programme.
      On the opposite, I hope there will be great promos to celebrate!

  • Ha orphan hotel points! I did this transfer, but it’s taking quite a while to see the points in Aeroplan. I transferred Marriott point 6 days ago…

  • I don’t have the need currently but its always good to be on the look out for bonuses. I do use Aeroplan fairly often but I am shying away from this program now as its often difficult to find the flights that I want.

  • I heard that Canadians royally hate loyalty points programs.

  • Generally I prefer to keep my points for hotel redemptions. But I would transfer if it was to top up for a specific reward redemption.

  • There are very few award redemptions left in AP that are worth transferring valuable hotel points to, especially if you fly AC and LH and the outrageous surcharges AP levies. Still, if you do, make sure you redeem before mid-2020 as the new program’s award charts and availability may have changed for the worse

  • I wish I had some orphan points to transfer. The ones I have I want to keep as I’m more likely to use them than Air Canada points. Still, for some this is a good idea, and I appreciate the notice when these types of arrangements arise. Thanks.

  • I need all the Aeroplan points I can get.

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