The Air Canada Aeroplan program makes it easy to earn points by partnering with 3 out of the 4 flexible point programs.
Aeroplan® Credit Card
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- Earn a Welcome Flight Reward worth up to 50,000 points after you spend $3,000 + up to 51,000 points through 10x total points on travel and dining
- Earn 3x points for each dollar spent on grocery stores, dining at restaurants, and Air Canada directly.
- No foreign transaction fees.
- Free first checked bag.
- 500 bonus points for every $2,000 you spend in a calendar month.
- Earn 1x points for each dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Good to Excellent Credit Recommended (670-840)
- Annual Fee: $95
The co-branded Aeroplan card from Chase offers 3x points per $1 spent on dining, groceries, and Air Canada purchases, as well as 1x point per $1 spent everywhere else.
American Express Credit Cards
American Express credit cards are a great way to earn Amex points that can be transferred directly to Aeroplan.
Amex has an impressive selection of personal and business credit cards, so you’ll have more than enough ways to earn points for your next redemption.
Amex also has regular bonuses with some of its airline partners when you transfer your points into airline points, making this a valuable program to earn points in.
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Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
Marriott Bonvoy credit cards provide another way to earn flexible Marriott Bonvoy points that can be transferred directly to Aeroplan.
What makes this transfer even better is the fact that you’ll receive a 5,000-point bonus for every 60,000 points that you convert into Aeroplan points.
Marriott Bonvoy points convert into airline points at a 3:1 ratio, so 60,000 points become 25,000 Aeroplan points with the 5,000-point bonus.
Capital One Credit Cards
Capital One credit cards are another great way to add points to your Air Canada Aeroplan account thanks to its 1:1 transfer rate.
You have multiple card options when it comes to selecting a great Capital One Miles credit card.
Air Canada Aeroplan Credit Cards (Canadian Residents)
Air Canada and TD Bank have partnered to offer 3 separate credit card products to Canadian residents. The TD® Aeroplan® Visa Platinum Card that earns 1x point per $1 spent on Air Canada flights, the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Card that earns 1.5x points per $1 spent on Air Canada flights, and the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege Card that earns 2x points per $1 spent on Air Canada flights.
Other Hotel Partner Credit Cards
Transferring other hotel points to Aeroplan, like via Hilton or IHG, will result in less than a 1:1 transfer ratio, with Hilton transferring at 10:1 and IHG transferring at 5:1, so we highly recommend avoiding this option.
However, if you are merely topping off your Aeroplan account, or are in a bind, transferring hotel points to Aeroplan can be a good option.