Ends Tonight: Get A 35% Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points To Air Canada Aeroplan, Transfer Starpoints To Aeroplan With A 116%+ Effective Bonus

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Update: This unprecedented offer ends tonight at 11:59pm! Point transfers need to be initiated today, but don’t need to reach Aeroplan today to receive the bonus.

Originally posted on 7/17:

Get A 35% Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points To Air Canada Aeroplan

You can earn Starpoints with the Starwood Consumer AMEX, the Starwood Business AMEX, or the Chase Marriott Visa.

You can view credit card offers by hovering over the “Credit Cards” tab. You can then click on “Credit Cards From All Banks“ to find card offers via the logo of the bank you’re looking for.

If you transfer hotel points to Air Canada’s Aeroplan mileage program from 7/17-8/21 you’ll get a 35% bonus.

The bonus miles will post to your account by the end of September.

This is the highest Aeroplan transfer bonus to date.

By far and away Starwood and Marriott have the best transfer options. Unfortunately the bonus does not apply for Membership Rewards transfers.

The bonus stacks with Starwood’s 25% bonus as follows:
-20K Starpoints will transfer to 33,750 Aeroplan miles (68.8% effective bonus)
You can convert Marriott points to Starwood at a 3:1 ratio.

Marriott’s miles+nights makes for a great redemption:
-90K Starpoints (270K Marriott points) will transfer to 162K Aeroplan miles and 7 nights in a Marriott category 1-5 hotel, plus you can get back 15K Starpoints (45K Marriott points) for cancelling the hotel booked with a certificate, making the effective cost 75K Starpoints for 162K miles (116% effective bonus).
Of course if you use the hotel certificates the effective bonus can be much higher than that.

There are a few things worth noting about the Marriott miles+nights redemption methods:

  • You must call Marriott at 800-321-7396 if you want to book a miles+nights package.
  • The miles will post within a few days of the transfer, regardless of when or if you use the 7 night certificate.
  • The 7 night electronic hotel certificate expires in 1 year, though Marriott currently will extend them for 1 additional year if you contact them.
  • You don’t need to choose the hotel at the time of a nights+miles redemption.
  • The certificate must be used at one property for 7 consecutive nights.
  • You can have the certificate issued in anyone’s name.
  • You can upgrade your hotel certificate by paying the difference in points later on. For example if you wanted 7 nights at the category 7 Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel you would need 330K Marriott or 110K Starpoints for that stay and 162K miles. If you wanted 7 nights at the tier 3 Ritz-Carlton Herzliya you would need 420K Marriott or 140K Starpoints for that stay and 162K miles.

A breakdown of Aeroplan policies:

The good:

  • Air Canada has one of the best lap child policies out there. You pay a flat fee of just $50 in coach, $75 in premium economy, $100 in business, or $125 in first for a lap child. Compare that to 10% of the paid fare with other airlines and you can save a small fortune, especially if you are flying in business or first class.
  • Aeroplan’s Star Alliance award chart has some bright spots, though not as many as it used to. A business class flight from North America to Europe or South America is 55K miles each way while first class is 70K miles each way.
  • Air Canada generously allows for a free stopover within North America and 2 free stopovers when flying to another continent, so you can check out up to 2 cities for as long as you want in addition to your final destination.  If used properly you can create for yourself a mini round-the-world trip, all for the single award rate of flying to your final destination. So for just 110K/140K miles you can fly in business/first to 3 European cities and stay in each for as long as you want. Or for 160K/220K miles you can fly to Australia in business/first, with stops in Europe and in Asia along the way for example.
  • There are no expedite/close-in fees.

The bad:

  • There is a C$100 charge to change or cancel an award ticket and a C$250 charge to cancel within 21 days of departure.
  • Awards can’t be held.
  • Premium class travel to Israel and the Middle East is pricey at 165K for business and 230K round-trip for first class. That’s higher than every other region in the world. Some agents may allow you to stopover in Israel on the way to another region for the lower cost of flying to the other region.

The ugly:

  • Air Canada charges a fuel surcharge if you redeem their miles for travel on the following carriers: Adria, Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, and THAI. (There is no fuel surcharge if you redeem their miles for travel on the following carriers: Aegean, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Avianca/TACA, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EVA, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, SAS, Shenzhen, Singapore, South African, Swiss, Turkish, and United)
  • Air Canada miles require activity every 12 months to keep them active.

Note that Air Canada will end their official relationship with Aeroplan after 6/29/2020.

Will you transfer points to Aeroplan with this bonus?

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I have 205,000 miles in aeroplan that i transfered from amex bonus miles. I need 105,000 more to get to 2 business class trips to Israel. Is it a good idea to transfer my Marriott or starwood points? I really not sure how to go about it. Article is little confusing to me.


@Dan I currently have 80k spg does it pay to buy 10k spg to take advantage of the Marriott’s miles+nights and then transfer to Aeroplan?


is there a limit on amounts allowed to transfer?

Web Dev

Any information on transferring HHonores points?


Have the same question


You wrote “the miles post within few days of the transfer “is that only with Aeroplan or all other airlines too (I’m looking into jal specifically )they said on the phone it takes 1~2weeks.thanx


Hello All, Just as an FYI. Aeroplan is owned by a separate company not by Air Canada. Air Canada just announced this year that they are ending the relationship with Aeroplan in the coming years when their contract ends. People are still collecting aeroplan points in the interim, but I’ve chosen to avoid them. I find trying to use Aeroplan to be extremely difficult with limited availabiliity for standard awards. Israel tickets are even harder to come by, business class is virtually non-existent. You are also graced with a huge fuel surcharge on the Toronto / Tel Aviv route. I will say that the 787 AC uses for the route is truly an amazing flying experience. I’ve had better luck using Aeroplan points to fly both in economy and business to Israel using Turkish airlines from Toronto with a stop in Istanbul.


can you still do the miles+nights option with 70,000 starpoints for a 5 night certificate?


have 100k spg points any way to use it to go to vancouver with aeropla miles cuz i have a lap infant


Does the bonus work with United direct also? How much value would it be to switch 90,000 points to Marriott to United? Thanks


I don’t see an option to transfer 270k, only smaller quantities


Do the points have to get to Aeroplan by the 21st or the transfer just needs to be initiated? SPG can take a few days to transfer.


Don’t transfer to aeroplam! We transfered 560k Amex and it’s so hard to book my boss a flight they only let 8% of the aircanada or united tickets go to aeroplane miles. And no e first class non stop from LA to ny


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@dan I know it’s a random question… is it discussed somewhere ?


is hilton points eligible for this??

Sponge bob

Hi dan how much is it usually to fly on air Canada with aeroplan miles to isreal … round trip

Sponge bob

It can be a stop over


if I transfer Marriott points to Aeroplan it is at a rate of 5:1 so 270000 Marriott will only get me 54000 aeroplan miles plus 35% . How does it add up to 162K aeroplan miles?


Marriott miles + nights is also by Initiated to get the 35 %


I want to transfer spg to miles plus nights, will I still have time to get my points to Marriott and then transfer it to Aeroplan before 8/21 ? As I see on the post it takes a few days to transfer as a miles + nights.!?


Dan – How do you still cancel the 7 night certs for 45k Marriott points? I was told this was stopped back in February?