35 Percent Miles Boost When You Convert Your Hotel Points to Aeroplan

Aeroplan is currently offering what is considered to be the best conversion bonus offer in its history through which you can receive a bonus of 35 percent when you transfer your points from any of ten frequent guest loyalty programs into miles through Monday August 21, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time.

35 Percent Miles Boost When You Convert Your Hotel Points to Aeroplan

Two aspects of this promotion are markedly different that the transfer offers of other frequent flier loyalty programs — as well as past offers from Aeroplan:

  • There is no maximum limit to the amount of frequent guest loyalty program points you can transfer into your Aeroplan account to earn the bonus of 35 percent more miles
  • There is no tiered system, as every transfer is awarded the same bonus — but the minimum amount of points which is required to be transferred depends on the frequent guest loyalty program

List of Eligible Frequent Guest Loyalty Program Partners

Listed below are the ten partners from which you can earn a bonus of 35 percent when transferring points from them into your Aeroplan account — along with links so that you can conveniently explore your options in greater detail:

Starwood Preferred Guest

There is no minimum transfer requirement of Starpoints for members of Starwood Preferred Guest who have earned Platinum Preferred Guest elite level status — except where transfer ratios are not 1:1.4. Members who have earned Gold Preferred Guest elite level status have a minimum transfer requirement of 1,500 Starpoints; and Preferred Guest members have a minimum transfer requirement of 2,500 Starpoints.

Members of Starwood Preferred Guest can make one transfer of up to 79,999 Starpoints per transfer partner program within a period of 24 hours.

Remember that for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred by a member of Starwood Preferred Guest to a single transfer partner program within the same transaction, Starwood will automatically add an additional transfer transaction bonus of 5,000 Starpoints — so if you have enough Marriott Rewards points and you want to convert them to Aeroplan miles, first transfer them to your Starwood Preferred Guest before converting them to Aeroplan miles to get that bonus, which will translate into a bonus amount of Aeroplan miles…

…but of course, ensure that your Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards accounts are linked prior to the transactions.

Summary

Keep in mind that bonus Aeroplan miles received from the exchange of frequent guest loyalty program points into Aeroplan miles are not eligible for elite level status in the Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program; and up to six weeks may elapse after the promotional offer ends for the miles to be credited to your Aeroplan account.

I prefer to use my frequent guest loyalty program points for stays at hotel and resort properties within the respective lodging companies, as that is where I usually find the best value for them; and I prefer to use my frequent flier loyalty program miles for flights. One rare yet notable exception was when I converted frequent flier loyalty program miles — which were about to expire — to quadruple the amount of frequent guest loyalty program points; but there has been no offer similar to that in recent years.

If you have frequent guest loyalty program points which you do not intend to use for some reason; or you believe that you can get more value out of Aeroplan sometime within the near future, then do it — but be aware that the future of Aeroplan is uncertain at best, as Air Canada announced that a new frequent flier loyalty program will replace Aeroplan in the year 2020.

As always, conduct your own research, as there is no definitive formula to determine what will give you the most value — and also check the frequent guest loyalty program from which you intend to convert your points into Aeroplan miles, as there may be additional terms and conditions about which you should know prior to the transfer.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “35 Percent Miles Boost When You Convert Your Hotel Points to Aeroplan”

  1. caveman says:

    You failed to mention an even better option which is Marriott’s travel package. No love for that?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      No, caveman — it was simply an unintentional omission on my part, which I plan to incorporate into the article.

      Thank you for acknowledging my failure to include that option in the article — and please accept my apologies.

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