Air Canada Aeroplan started its miles sale for the first time in 2020 (late to the game) and has been active with them since (like most other airline and hotel loyalty programs for a long time).
The airline has launched its second sale of 2023, which comes with either up to an 80% bonus or a max 45% off.
Air Canada Aeroplan members can buy up to 1 million miles in a calendar year before any possible bonuses.
The 45% off offer is better, as the discount represents up to an 82% bonus on purchased miles.
The price of a mile (USD) under this offer is 1.4 US cents each when you buy them at a 45% discount. The price under the most previous sale at a 100% bonus was 1.3 US cents each.
Air Canada allows you to buy a significant number of miles at once. The price in USD per mile is very reasonable, considering the breadth of partners and availability to book all of them online without having to call.
The airline has many partners outside Star Alliance, including Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Oman Air, and Air Mauritius. You can mix and match partner airlines for awards that also allow stopovers for a modest fee.
I would not buy miles under this sale unless you need some right now. There will be a better offer month or two down the road.
The following Terms and Conditions apply to the Buy and/or Gift Discounted Points March 2023 Offer open to Aeroplan® Members (the “Offer”) and will take place from March 13, 2023, at 9:01:01 AM ET to March 30, 2023 at 2:59:59 AM ET (the “Offer Period”):
1. This Offer to buy and/or gift discounted Aeroplan points is open to Aeroplan Members in good standing that log into their Aeroplan account on after March 13, 2023 at 9:01:01 AM ET (the “Eligible Participants”). An Aeroplan Member who is logged in to their Aeroplan account prior to March 13, 2023 at 9:01:01 AM ET will not be considered as an Eligible Participant under this Offer – to be considered an Eligible Participant under this Offer, please make sure to click or push the “refresh page” button of your web/mobile browser after this time. Not an Aeroplan Member yet? Sign up here.
2. “Eligible Aeroplan points” means Aeroplan points bought and/or gifted by an Eligible Participant during the Offer Period pursuant to the Buy/Gift Points Program, part of the Aeroplan Program. Please visit the following link for information and terms and conditions applicable to the Buy/Gift Points Program.
All Aeroplan points purchased and/or gifted prior to the start of the Offer Period or purchased and/or gifted with a login time before March 13, 2023 at 9:01:01 AM ET or after March 30, 2023 at 2:59:59 AM ET, are not considered as Eligible Aeroplan points pursuant to this Offer.
3. Eligible Aeroplan points purchased and/or gifted pursuant to this Offer are non-refundable.
4. Through this Offer and during the Offer Period, Eligible Participants will be able to purchase or gift Aeroplan points at a discounted rate from the regular pricing in Canadian dollars (excluding applicable taxes) for purchasing or gifting Aeroplan points pursuant to the Buy Points Program during the Offer Period as per the following conditions:
(a) Receive a 30% discount on Aeroplan points when a minimum of 4,000 Eligible Aeroplan points and up to a maximum of 29,000 Eligible Aeroplan points are bought and/or gifted (no discount Aeroplan points will be issued if less than 4,000 Aeroplan points are bought and/or gifted).
(b) Receive a 40% discount on Aeroplan points when a minimum of 30,000 Eligible Aeroplan points and up to a maximum of 55,000 Eligible Aeroplan points are bought and/or gifted.
(c) Receive a 45% discount on Aeroplan points when buying and/or gifting 60,000 or more Eligible Aeroplan points.
In the case of gifting Eligible Aeroplan points by an Aeroplan Member (the gifter) to another Aeroplan Member (the recipient), it is the gifter that will earn the discount, and the discounted Aeroplan points will be deposited into the recipient’s Aeroplan account (subject to Section 5 below).
5. Specific Conditions to buying and/or gifting Eligible Aeroplan points pursuant to this Offer:
(a) Buying Eligible Aeroplan points: During the Offer Period and only for the purpose of this Offer, Eligible Participants can buy a minimum of 4,000 Aeroplan points and up to 500,000 Aeroplan points per transaction; up to a maximum total of 1,000,000 Eligible Aeroplan points per calendar year:
• Eligible Aeroplan points do count towards the transactional limit of Aeroplan points that can be bought per Aeroplan account, which is 500,000 Aeroplan points;
• Eligible Aeroplan points do count towards the calendar year annual limit of Aeroplan points that can be bought per Aeroplan account, which is 1,000,000 Aeroplan points.
(b) Gifting Eligible Aeroplan points: During the Offer Period and only for the purpose of this Offer, Eligible Participants can gift a minimum of 4,000 Aeroplan points and up to 500,000 Aeroplan points per transaction; up to a maximum total of 500,000 Eligible Aeroplan points pear calendar year:
• Eligible Aeroplan points do count towards the transactional limit of Aeroplan points that can be gifted per Aeroplan account, which is 500,000 Aeroplan points;
• Eligible Aeroplan points do count towards the calendar year annual limit of Aeroplan points that can be gifted per Aeroplan account, which is 500,000 Aeroplan points.
6. Purchased and gifted Eligible Aeroplan points will generally be posted within 72 hours in a member’s Aeroplan account.
7. This Offer is subject to change at Aeroplan’s sole discretion without notice. This Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
8. Aeroplan reserve the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual from this Offer and to ban the individual from any future offers that it finds or believes to be tampering with the process or the operation of this Offer, to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions, the Aeroplan General Terms and Conditions or in a disruptive manner, or with bad faith. Any attempt by a member or any other person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Offer is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Aeroplan reserve the right to seek damages from any such person.
9. By entering this Offer, each Eligible Participant acknowledges and agrees that Aeroplan: (i) shall have no liability of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Offer; (ii) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the award; (iii) disclaim any implied warranty; and (iv) are not liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an Eligible Participant’s acceptance or use of the award or otherwise from such Eligible Participant’s participation in this Offer. Aeroplan is not responsible for typographical or other errors in this Offer or administration of this Offer, including, but not limited to, errors in advertising and in the official Terms and Conditions. Aeroplan is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems or servers, computer software problems or traffic congestion on the internet.
10. If this Offer is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, pandemic or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Aeroplan which corrupt or affect the administration, security or proper conduct of this Offer, Aeroplan reserves the right at its sole discretion to, without advance notice, terminate or suspend the Offer, in whole or in part, or modify it in any way.
11. This Offer is governed by all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations applicable in the province of Quebec.
12. In the event of any discrepancies between the English language Terms and Conditions and the French language Terms and Conditions for this Offer, the English version shall prevail.
13. The following applies to this Offer, but in the event of conflict, these Terms and Conditions shall govern:
• Aeroplan Buy & Gift Points Program General Information and Terms and Conditions
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