Is This Worth 250 Free Aeroplan Miles?

Y ou can earn 250 free Aeroplan miles — and, supposedly, simultaneously keep the miles already in your Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program account from expiring — simply by sharing your travel story at the official weblog of Aeroplan by filling out a form which includes the destination to which you traveled and your experience with one hundred or fewer words.

Topics about which you can consider writing include trip highlights, fun activities, hidden gems, the best restaurants, and anything else of which you can think.

There is also an option where you can upload a photograph of your experience, if you would like to share it.

Is This Worth 250 Free Aeroplan Miles?

I cannot find any terms and conditions for this promotion — perhaps they are hidden in plain sight — but I see no indication of exactly when this promotion is scheduled to end aside from this tidbit:

For a limited time, earn 250 miles when you share your Aeroplan travel story with us!

In fact, all I could find is the following verbiage:

By checking this box, I understand and agree that Aimia Canada Inc. (“Aeroplan”), may select and use my Aeroplan Travel Story, (“Submission”) on its website located at aeroplan.com (“Website”), and/or in our various publications, including print publication, email communications, and social media, and you also agree for Aeroplan to use your first name, province of residence along with the Submission. I hereby agree to release, defend and hold harmless Aeroplan and its agents from the use of the Submission including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, or alteration, either intentionally without notice. I further warrant that the information I have provided is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate and I am responsible for the Submission including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.

Writing a maximum of one hundred words really does not take much time or effort; and there is supposedly no minimum amount of words which you are required to write — so theoretically you can write one single letter or character…

…but despite no official notice which I can find, there has been at least one report that “the confirm screen said the 250 miles would only be given if the story was selected!” as posted in this comment by Jig — who is a reader of Point Me to the Plane.

Summary

What exactly is the limited time for this promotion and when it ends, I do not know. Furthermore, finding what Jig found would be disheartening if your article was not selected after investing some time and effort into posting it — especially when there is no indication of that caveat — but perhaps that is to prevent participants from typing that aforementioned one single letter or character instead of an actual story.

Unlike many frequent flier loyalty programs in which miles expire after 18 months of inactivity, Aeroplan miles expire after only 12 months of inactivity; but although the possibility is highly likely, there is no guarantee that the 250 Aeroplan miles earned in this promotion will actually extend the expiration date.

Readers of The Gate were not happy about this sweepstakes by Delta Air Lines for a trip for two to London seated in the business class cabin which is supposedly targeted to certain people but with no mention of that stipulation at all in the official rules; so please forgive me if I am treading too carefully with the potential caveats associated with this promotion with the apparent dearth of information available.

Only you can determine whether participating in this promotion for 250 Aeroplan miles is worth your nominal time and effort.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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