Up to 40,000 Aeroplan Points + Air Canada Buddy Pass
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Convert the Air Canada Buddy Pass into 30,000 points until November 30, 2021!

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You can now convert your Air Canada Buddy Pass from select credit cards into 30,000 Aeroplan Points!

Update: August 26, 2021

Most new Aeroplan credit card offers come with an Air Canada Buddy Pass. This pass provides one free flight ticket (plus taxes and fees) for one ticket purchased on an Air Canada flight within North America.

However, with travel restrictions due to COVID-19 – and a Buddy Pass valid from one year from date of issuance – Aeroplan now allows to convert the Buddy Pass into 30,000 Aeroplan Points! Points that do not expire as long as the Aeroplan account remains active.

While no end date for this initiative has been mentioned to date, as of August 26, 2021, Air Canada has confirmed that the deadline for converting a Buddy Pass will be November 30, 2021.

However, it will be necessary to have earned this Buddy Pass before this date (and not to have apply for a card before this date).

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How to get a Buddy Pass

The Air Canada Buddy Pass is included in many credit card offers from American Express, CIBC and TD.

For example, with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Card, you can earn up to 40,000 points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass. You earn this Buddy Pass after $1,500 in Card purchases within the first 3 months.

With the conversion of the Buddy Pass into Aeroplan Points, it’s a welcome offer of up to 70,000 Aeroplan Points!

As another example, with the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card, you can earn up to 25,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass. As well as an annual fee rebate for the first year.

For Quebec Residents only: To receive the additional bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan points and the bonus Buddy Pass, you must keep your Account open, active and in good standing for 90 days after Account opening. More Info here.

For Residents outside of Quebec: To receive the additional bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan points and the bonus Buddy Pass, you must make $1,000 in net Purchases (less any returns and credits) on your Account, including your first Purchase, within 90 days of Account opening. More Info here.

With the conversion of the Buddy Pass into Aeroplan Points, it’s a welcome offer of up to 55,000 Aeroplan Points!

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You can get only one Buddy Pass per type of card (core, premium, business):

Core Premium Small Business
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card

TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

TD®Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card

CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card

American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card

TD® Aeroplan® Visa Business*

CIBC Aeroplan® Visa* Business Card

American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card

In valuing these credit card offers, we estimate the value of the Buddy Pass at $350. But that’s when we can travel!

Convert a Buddy Pass into 30,000 Aeroplan Points

Knowing that travel remains uncertain, it would be more reassuring to convert this Buddy pass into Aeroplan points.

Once the Air Canada Buddy Pass is posted to your Aeroplan account, you can call Aeroplan to convert it to 30,000 Aeroplan points! This rule is not posted anywhere at this time but has been confirmed with Aeroplan.

If you want to take advantage of this offer to convert the Air Canada Buddy Pass into 30,000 Aeroplan points, I suggest you don’t wait to get one of the credit cards that currently offer this Air Canada Buddy Pass.

With the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card, you could get:

  • 25,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass
  • OR 55,000 Aeroplan points
  • All this with no annual fee for the first year!

With the American Express® Aeroplan®* Card, you could get:

  • 40,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass
  • OR 70,000 Aeroplan points

With the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card, you could get:

  • 65,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass
  • OR 95,000 Aeroplan points

With the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card, you could get:

  • 90,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass
  • OR 120,000 Aeroplan points

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