Earn Aeroplan Miles with American Express Cards
American Express is probably the credit/payment card issuer with the largest selection of accumulation options. Indeed, you can accumulate:
- Membership Rewards points that are transferable to airline program miles and hotel points
- Select Membership Rewards points that are transferable to hotel points only
- Marriott Bonvoy points with Marriott Bonvoy credit cards
- Aeroplan Miles with Aeroplan payment cards
- AIR MILES miles with AIR MILES credit cards
- cash back with EasyRebate credit cards
In short, you are spoiled for choice. So much so that you end up asking yourself – just read the comments in the facebook group: which card is the best for MY daily life and for my goals?
Because we all have different life rhythms and goals in seeking to accumulate either:
- Marriott Bonvoy points
- Aeroplan Miles, Avios, Skymiles…
- AIR MILES Reward miles
- points for travel purchases
In this first article in our series on earning points & miles with American Express cards, let’s take a look at Aeroplan Miles!
American Express Cards to earn Aeroplan Miles
There are 4 ways to earn Aeroplan Miles with American Express cards:
- Aeroplan-affiliated American Express cards:earn milesdirectly into your Aeroplan account
- American Express Membership Rewards cards: convert Membership Rewards points directly into Aeroplan Miles
- American Express Membership Rewards select card: allows you to indirectly convert Membership Rewards select points into Aeroplan miles through Marriott Bonvoy
- American Express Marriott Bonvoy cards:earn Marriott Bonvoy points that can be converted to Aeroplan Miles
For each of the credit and charge cards offered by American Express, we have converted what the accumulation gives in Aeroplan Miles / $ of purchases (when converted via Marriott Bonvoy).
As a reminder:
- 1 privilege/select point = 1.2 Marriott point
- 3 Marriott points = 1 Aeroplan Mile
- and if converted per 60,000 Marriott points = 25,000 Aeroplan miles then 3 Marriott points = 1.25 Aeroplan miles
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The best American Express card for earning Aeroplan Miles
When looking at pure accumulation toward Aeroplan miles, the Carte Or avec primes American ExpressMD Card takes most of the top spots in the various categories:
|Travel (plane, hotel…)||1|
|Grocery store (Metro / Super C)||2|
The only categories in which it is not optimal: local transportation, restaurants… and others!
If you want to earn Aeroplan Miles exclusively, the perfect combo would be
- the Carte Or avec primes American ExpressMD: for all categories at 2 points per dollar
- AeroplanPlusMD* American ExpressMD Platinum Card: for everything else to earn 1.25 points/dollar (and 1.5 points/dollar after $25,000 in purchases during the year)
|Travel (plane, hotel…)||3|
|Grocery store (Metro / Super C)||3|
13 American Express cards allow you to earn Aeroplan Miles… it’s up to you to choose the one that suits your spending habits!
In our next articles, we will deal with:
- accumulation of avios, skymiles, Etihad Guest miles with American Express cards
- Collecting AIR MILES miles with American Express cards
- Marriott Bonvoy point accumulation with American Express cards
- travel points accumulation with American Express cards
- cash back accumulation with American Express cards
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