This is major news in loyalty programs in Canada. While other coalition programs regularly lose partners, Air Canada has just added a major partner to Aeroplan with Starbucks Canada.
Starting today, you can link your Aeroplan Account to a Starbucks Rewards Account and double-dip by earning both Aeroplan Points and Starbucks Stars.
Earn Aeroplan points with Starbucks Canada
First, you need to link your Aeroplan account with your Starbucks Rewards account. To do so, you must go to this page.
If you are not yet a Starbucks Rewards member, you can earn a one-time bonus of 400 Aeroplan points when you create your account!
You need to go to this page to create your Starbucks Rewards account. Then, to earn the 400 Aeroplan points, you’ll need to make a first purchase using the Starbucks app within one month of creating your account.
Once your Aeroplan and Starbucks Rewards accounts are linked, you’ll be able to earn Aeroplan points on select Starbucks Canada purchases:
|Starbucks Canada Card Reload||Aeroplan Points|
|Reload from $50 to $74.99||75 points|
|Reload of $75 or more||150 points|
To celebrate this new partnership, you’ll be able to earn more Aeroplan bonus points for some activities:
|4 transactions in a week||June 6, 2021||25 points|
|Redeem 150 Stars, 2 or more times in one calendar month||May 31, 2021||75 points|
If you have a TD Aeroplan Credit Card such as the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card, remember that until November 7, 2021, you earn 50% more Aeroplan Points for every dollar you spend at Starbucks Canada.
If you don’t have this card yet, apply for it with the current welcome offer, especially as it is first-year free!
Using Aeroplan points with Starbucks Canada
To redeem Aeroplan Points for Starbucks Canada purchases, you must visit the Aeroplan eStore.
Linked members can purchase Starbucks Cards for a discounted number of points. Redeem as little as 1,000 Aeroplan points for a $10 Starbucks Card at the Aeroplan eStore. This represents a value of 1 cent per point.
Last July, when I met with Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing and eCommerce Air Canada, at the new Aeroplan program’s exclusive presentation, he told me that major partners would be joining the program over time.
We have seen this with new airline partners such as Etihad, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Vistara Airlines, Air Serbia and Virgin Australia. Today, Starbucks Canada is one of the major new partners in millions of Canadians’ daily lives. And more will be announced soon!
Also, Aeroplan will be introducing a series of “Aeroplan Ahead” offers throughout 2021. A bit like what was done in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing Aeroplan members to earn points from home or with daily purchases before being able to travel again!
Bravo Aeroplan 😉