Aeroplan has decided to extend its bonus for transferring points from various loyalty programs into Aeroplan Miles by a few days, with a 30% bonus in the process. Details.
Bonus on the transfer of hotel points into Aeroplan Miles
From March 25 through April
22 26, 2019, you can earn a bonus of 30% additional Aeroplan miles for your hotel point transfers.
You can transfer your hotel points in Aeroplan miles from many loyalty programs:
- Marriott Bonvoy
- Best Western Rewards
- Radisson Rewards
- Hilton Honors
- IHG Rewards Club
- Coast Hotels
- Choice Hotels
- The Accor Club
- Golden Circle – Shangri La
Hotel points to Aeroplan miles conversion ratios
Here’s what you could get with this promotion. Please note that you must convert at least the equivalent of 5,000 miles to unlock the bonus (to reach this threshold you can transfer points from different programs).
|Hotel group||Ordinary conversion||Conversion with Bonus of 30%|
|Marriott Bonvoy||30,000 points = 10,000 miles||30,000 points = 13,000 miles|
|Marriott Bonvoy*||60,000 points = 25,000 miles*||60,000 points = 32,500 miles*|
|Gold Circle||10,000 points = 10,000 miles||10,000 points = 13,000 miles|
|Coast Rewards||10,000 points = 10,000 miles||10,000 points = 13,000 miles|
|The AccorHotels Club||10,000 points = 5,000 miles||10,000 points = 6,500 miles|
|Best Western Rewards||10,000 points = 2,000 miles||10,000 points = 2,600 miles|
|Wyndham Rewards||10,000 points = 2,000 miles||10,000 points = 2,600 miles|
|Choice Privileges||10,000 points = 2,000 miles||10,000 points = 2,600 miles|
|Hilton Honors||10,000 points = 1,000 miles||10,000 points = 1,300 miles|
|Radisson Rewards||10,000 points = 1,300 miles||10,000 points = 1,600 miles|
|IHG Rewards Club||10,000 points = 1,000 miles||10,000 points = 1,300 miles|
*Marriott Bonvoy offers a bonus of 15,000 points (or 5,000 miles) for every 60,000 points transferred. Thus, as part of this promotion, 60,000 points = 32,500 miles!
**Radisson Rewards is currently offering an additional 30% bonus miles for a total of 600% extra bonus.
Example of a sign-up bonus converted into Aeroplan miles
Consider the 60,000-point Marriott Bonvoy sign-up bonus offered by each Marriott Bonvoy card:
If you recently signed up for this card and earned these points but don’t want to stay at Marriott hotels, you can take advantage of this conversion promotion!
So 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 miles + 30% = 32,500 Aeroplan miles!
As shown in the chart above, it is much more attractive to convert in increments of 60,000 Marriott points as you will earn 32,500 Aeroplan Miles with the Marriott Bonus!
How to convert Marriott Bonvoy points to Aeroplan miles
To convert Marriott Bonvoy points to Aeroplan miles, go to the “Use your points” section on this page.
How do I earn Marriott Bonvoy points?
There are two ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points: direct and indirect:
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points directly
American Express offers two credit cards linked to the Marriott Bonvoy program:
Each of these cards allows you to earn Marriott Bonvoy points directly through your spending and the welcome bonus they provide. And this bonus can get you several free nights at Marriott hotels!
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly
American Express Membership Rewards points can also be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy points. The transfer rate is 1:1.2 or, easier to remember: 5:6.
For every 50,000 Membership Rewards points transferred, you earn 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
There are 5 cards offering Membership Rewards points:
|Card||Information||Type of points|
|American Express Gold Rewards Card||Membership Rewards|
|American Express Platinum Card||Membership Rewards|
|American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card||Membership Rewards|
|American Express Business Platinum Card||Membership Rewards|
|American Express Cobalt™ Card||Membership Rewards Select Tier|
Cobalt to Marriott Bonvoy to Aeroplan Card
The American Express Cobalt Card earns “Membership Rewards Select” points.
Unlike “Membership Rewards points”, these points can ONLY be transferred to hotel partners such as Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton Honors and not to airline programs.
We therefore recommend that you use these select Membership Rewards points first for transfers to Marriott Bonvoy and keep your Membership Rewards points earned on other cards for transfers to Aeroplan or British Airways Executive Club.
The American Express Cobalt card is the preferred card for travel hackers in Canada to earn Marriott Bonvoy points…. and ultimately aeroplan, avios, alaska miles…
In addition to its welcome bonus of 30,000 Select Membership Rewards points (divided into 2,500 points per month for 1 year as long as you put $500 on the card each month), its strength lies in its earning rate: 5 Membership Rewards points / dollar for purchases:
- grocery stores purchases
- convenience stores
- restaurants – bars
And don’t forget the gift cards purchased in grocery/convenience stores to benefit from the 5 points / dollar!
So if your ultimate goal is to earn Aeroplan, Avios, Alaska miles with your American Express Cobalt card, imagine the miles you can earn:
No card will offer you such a high rate of accumulation for airline miles!
And we don’t even take into account the transfer bonuses (on the Marriott side and on the airline program side) as mentioned above!
As part of this conversion promotion, you can convert:
The American Express Cobaltᵐᶜ Card is definitely the best credit card on the Canadian market today!
For more details on this card, click here!
We always tell you that it is best to use your points and miles within the loyalty program in which they were issued to you.
However, some promotions like this one can be interesting, especially if you are short on miles to book the Aeroplan Reward of your dreams!