How to Use the Air Canada Aeroplan eStore to Earn More Miles

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal

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With the Aeroplan eStore from Air Canada, you can earn bonus miles from your everyday online shopping.

Read on to find out how to log in and navigate the eStore to maximize those valuable bonus miles!

How to Log In

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal Login
Log in from the homepage. Image courtesy of www.aeroplan.com/estore.

To log in to the eStore, you’ll need to be an Aeroplan member; if you don’t have an account yet you can sign up here.

If you already have an Aeroplan account, then fill in your membership number and last name to log in.

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal Account
Log in to your account. Image courtesy of aeroplan.com/estore.

Hot Tip: You can browse available retailers without logging in to your account, but before you purchase anything, you will be prompted to log in so your purchase can be recorded.

Basics of Using the Aeroplan eStore

From the homepage, you have the option to browse featured offers from retailers with extra earning opportunities and seasonal promotions (such as Black Friday and other holiday offers).

You can also search for particular retailers using the search icon located top right of the homepage.

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal Homepage
Featured offers on the homepage. Image courtesy of aeroplan.com/estore.

When you click through to a retailer’s page, you’ll see any current bonus mile offers, promotional deals, terms and conditions, and general information on the brand.

If you’re interested in shopping with the retailer, then click through the “Yes, shop now” button — you will be directed to the applicable website where you can browse as normal.

When you purchase something, this will automatically be tracked against your Aeroplan account using cookies — so make sure you allow the use of cookies in your browser settings!

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal Example Retailer
Example retailer. Image courtesy of aeroplan.com/estore.

Once you make a qualifying purchase, Air Canada will credit the points to your Aeroplan account within 30 days. You will also receive a confirmation email.

If you don’t click through from one of the “Shop now” buttons, then your purchase won’t be recorded  — there is no way to retroactively add a purchase to your account.

You can search for retailers using the Categories tab, where you can select new or popular retailers as well as a variety of categories such as “Electronics & Computers,” “Fashion & Accessories,” and “Sports & Fitness.” There are 170+ retailers to choose from.

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal Example Category
An example category for Fashion & Accessories. Image courtesy of aeroplan.com/estore.

Special Offers

It is possible to earn even more bonus points through special shopping offers, where retailers will offer a higher point earning than usual.

You can view these offers from the Special Offers tab, in addition to promotional deals such as percentage savings off their products and services.

Air Canada Aeroplan eStore Shopping Portal Special Offers
Special offers. Image courtesy of aeroplan.com/estore.

Example Retailers

There are currently over 170 retailers to choose from when shopping through the Aeroplan eStore Shopping portal; you may have noticed some well-known brands from the images above.

At the time of this writing, these were some of the better earning rates being offered:

  • Nike: 5X miles per $1
  • Under Armour: 10X miles per $1
  • Dyson: 10X miles per $1
  • Dell: 6X miles per $1
  • Gap: 5X miles per $1
  • …and many more!

Hot Tip: Did you know you can use your extra Air Canada Aeroplan miles to upgrade? Check out our complete guide to upgrading to business and first class on Air Canada.

Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra Points

There are a lot of ways to earn Aeroplan miles and some of our preferred options are by transferring Amex Membership Rewards or Capital One miles to your Aeroplan miles account.

Recommended Amex Cards (Personal)

The Platinum Card® from American Express - There's currently a welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $5,000 in your first 3 months. This is our favorite card for getting into 1,200+ airport lounges worldwide (including Priority Pass) and we get about $1,500+ in value from the card every year.

Plus, get up to $200 in Uber credits annually ($15 per month and a $20 bonus in December) — and up to $200 in annual credit for airline incidental charges (e.g. baggage fees). For rates and fees of the Platinum Card, click here.
American Express® Gold Card - We love using this card as it earns 4x points at restaurants worldwide and 4x points at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x).

With a welcome bonus of 35,000 points after you spend $2,000 in your first 3 months and a $100 airfare credit per year, for many this is an easy addition to your wallet. For rates and fees of the Gold Card, click here.

Recommended Capital One Cards That Earn Miles (Personal)

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This is an excellent card for those looking to earn 10x miles per $1 across thousands of hotels. With a 20,000 mile sign up bonus (worth $200) after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months and no annual fee, it's a strong choice.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - A card for the more serious traveler. Earn a 50,000 mile sign up bonus (worth $500) once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening — and 10X miles per $1 spent across thousands of hotels. The annual fee is $0 intro for the first year, then $95 after that.

Final Thoughts

The points-earning potential of the Aeroplan eStore is fairly comparable to other airline shopping portals, but the selection of available retailers is smaller than we’ve seen from others (usually around 700+ stores compared to just 170+ for Aeroplan).

It appears Aeroplan is sticking to well-known retailers rather than lots of smaller brands. So if you’re loyal to shopping from a few key retailers, there could still be plenty of bonus mile earning potential here!


Featured Image: Courtesy of Shutterstock and Air Canada

FAQ

How do I add Aeroplan to Amazon?

You can earn Aeroplan Miles shopping through Amazon by ensuring you login and click through to Amazon from the Aeroplan estore. Any purchases will be tracked through cookies and following that, your Aeroplan Miles will be added to your account.

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