In this latest blog post, you’ll learn how you can earn 350,000 Aeroplan Miles in 2019. We will cover all the credit cards in Canada that offers huge sign up bonuses that is worth checking out.

Before you sign up for any credit cards, make sure you are responsible with your credit. Read this article on how your credit score works in Canada (or watch this video) and educate yourself before recklessly getting a bunch of credit cards to earn points only to find out you messed up your credit score. If done right, not only will your credit score won’t be negatively affected in the long run, you’ll actually boost your credit score!

And if you have trouble hitting minimum spend requirements, read my article on 45 ways you can hit your minimum spend requirements.

Disclaimer – I am not affiliated with any of these credit cards. Some of the AMEX cards have a referral link and some don’t. 

How to earn 350,000 Aeroplan Miles in 2019

 

 

“No Annual Fee” credit cards that can earn you Aeroplan miles in 2019

 

TD Aeroplan VISA Infinite – 30,000 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles in 2019

 

The $120 annual fee for the TD Aeroplan VISA Infinite is waived for the first year. With this card, you’ll receive 15,000 Aeroplan miles after your first purchase. Then, after spending $1000 within 90 days of getting this card, you’ll earn another 15,000 Aeroplan miles for a grand total of 30,000 Aeroplan miles earned. You can apply for this card online, in-branch, or over the phone. This promotion expires on June 2, 2019.

 

TD Aeroplan VISA Business Card – 45,000 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles in 2019

 

The $149 annual fee for the TD Aeroplan VISA Business card is waived for the first year. With this card, you’ll receive 20,000 Aeroplan miles after your first purchase. Then, after spending $5000 within the first 90 days of getting this card, you’ll earn another 20,000 Aeroplan miles. Finally, if you have a TD Small Business account or have an existing TD personal credit card, you’ll earn another 5,000 Aeroplan miles for a grand total of 45,000 Aeroplan miles earned. From what I’ve heard from people who got this card, you need to apply in-branch. My sister got this card and it was easy for her because she has a small business account with TD already and they approved her pretty quickly. This promotion expires on June 2, 2019.

If you get both of these “no annual fee” credit cards before June 2, 2019, that’s already 75,000 Aeroplan miles earned by you!

Credit cards with annual fee and big sign up bonus that can earn you Aeroplan miles in 2019

 

AMEX Business Platinum – 75,000 Aeroplan Miles

 

The AMEX Business Platinum card has an annual fee of $499. When you spend $7000 within the first 90 days of getting the card, you will earn a whopping 75,000 AMEX points which is transferable to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio. This card has tons of benefits including unlimited access to Priority Pass lounges for you and one friend. You’ll also get access to AMEX Centurion lounges. Some of the benefits also includes big discount on car rentals which I’ve used in the past. The AMEX Platinum cards also gives you Gold status with Marriott Bonvoy as well as other hotel chains. If you don’t have a business, you can simply use your name when you sign up for the card and state that you are a sole proprietor thinking of starting your own business.

AMEX Business Gold – 40,000 Aeroplan Miles

 

The AMEX Business Gold card has an annual fee of $250. When you spend $5000 within the first 90 days of getting this card, you’ll earn a nice 40,000 AMEX points which is transferable to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio. Again, if you don’t have a business yet, simply state that you are a sole proprietor planning on starting a business and just use your name as your business name.

AMEX Platinum – 60,000 Aeroplan Miles

 

The AMEX Platinum card has an annual fee of $699. You can “reduce” this annual fee by using the $200 travel credit that it comes with. When you spend $3000 within the first 90 days, you’ll earn a nice 60,000 AMEX points which is transferable to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio. This card has tons of benefits including unlimited access to Priority Pass lounges for you and one friend. You’ll also get access to AMEX Centurion lounges. Some of the benefits also includes big discount on car rentals which I’ve used in the past. The AMEX Platinum cards also gives you Gold status with Marriott Bonvoy as well as other hotel chains. *NOTE* The minimum spend requirements is $5000 if you use someone’s referral link

 

AMEX Gold -25,000 Aeroplan Miles

 

The AMEX Gold has an annual fee of $150. If you spend $1500 within 90 days of getting the card, you will earn 25,000 AMEX points. The AMEX points is transferable to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio. Getting 25,000 Aeroplan miles for $150 is a good deal if you just need to top of your Aeroplan miles to make an awesome Aeroplan mini-RTW booking.

 

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card – 20,333 Aeroplan Miles

 

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX has an annual fee of $120. After you spend $3000 within the first 90 days of getting this card, you’ll also earn 61,000 Marriott points which is transferable to Aeroplan at a 3:1 ratio. 61,000 Marriott points will essentially earn you 20,333 Aeroplan miles. I only recommend you transfer your Marriott points to Aeroplan if you’re short on points to make an awesome Aeroplan redemption. *NOTE* For every 60,000 Marriott points you transfer, you will earn an additional 5000 points to Aeroplan.

 

The Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX – 20,333 Aeroplan Miles

 

The Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX has an annual fee of $150. After you spend $3000 within the first 90 days of getting this card, you’ll also earn 61,000 Marriott points which is transferable to Aeroplan at a 3:1 ratio. 61,000 Marriott points will essentially earn you 20,333 Aeroplan miles. I only recommend you transfer your Marriott points to Aeroplan if you’re short on points to make an awesome Aeroplan redemption. If you don’t have a business yet, simply state that you are a sole proprietor planning on starting a business and just use your name as your business name. *NOTE* For every 60,000 Marriott points you transfer, you will earn an additional 5000 points to Aeroplan.

 

CIBC Aerogold VISA Business – 35,000 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles in 2019

 

The CIBC Aerogold VISA Business has an annual fee of $180. You’ll earn 20,000 Aeroplan miles after your first purchase. Then, you’ll earn another 15,000 Aeroplan miles after spending $3000 within the first 90 days of getting the card. It also comes with one free lounge access to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf lounge. To be honest, 35,000 Aeroplan miles for $180 isn’t bad at all. However, they tend to offer this card with the first year annual fee waived every year or every two years so it might be worth waiting until then to get this card. With that being said, if you’re only 35,000 Aeroplan miles short to book an awesome Aeroplan redemption, I recommend getting this card despite the annual fee.

If you get all the credit cards with an annual fee but offers a big Aeroplan sign up bonus, you can earn a total of 275,666 Aeroplan miles. The cost of getting 275,666 miles is $1,698 CAD (after using the AMEX Platinum’s $200 travel credit).

Conclusion

$1,698 seems like quite a bit of money, but actually, for that price, you can essentially get about three round trip flights to Asia or four round trip flights to Europe on economy.

If you earn 350,000 Aeroplan miles by signing up for all the credit cards above, that’s an amazing TWO Aeroplan mini-RTW redemption on business class. This is such an amazing value for the points because even one business class segment will already cost you way over that $1,698 you paid for annual fees. And with Aeroplan mini-RTW, you can book up to 16 segments on business class if you really maximize its potential.

However, I only recommend getting all those credit cards if you love travelling. Some people get all these points and don’t do anything with them. The point isn’t to horde the points but to spend them.

In June 2020, the Aeroplan program is being bought back by Air Canada. That could potentially mean a big change in the program. I highly recommend you earn tons of Aeroplan miles now then redeem them all before June 2020 of next year. Not only will get you an amazing value for your miles, you get to travel more places in our world and visit all your bucket list dream destinations!

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4 thoughts on “How To Earn 350,000 Aeroplan Miles In 2019”

  1. Based on this article i would need to spend 32,000$ in 12 months across all 9 cards. Not sure how you expect your readers to achieve that type of spending. Also juggling 9 cards in that time span is problematical esp if you set up auto payments and pre-build online forms. Sorry just click bait article imho.

    1. Hello Richard. The head line is a click bait, that’s for sure. That’s how you get views afterall. But the actual article is not a click bait and MANY people do it on an annual basis. $32,000 minimum spend across 9 cards in 12 months is a LOT…for beginners that is. Individuals who are experienced with points and miles found creative ways to hit all those minimum spend requirements realistically. Read my article on the 45 ways you can hit your minimum spend requirements. I published that article first for people to study. There are strategies there you can use to creatively hit that $32,000 one one year.

  2. I would also like to add a comment seeing people’s responses. I my self use a cash card that between gas/grocery spend I earn about 3.5% back in clean cash on my purchases. Seeing as that I would need to spend 32,000 for these points I would stand to make about $1200 in clean cash with my cash back card. Adding the $1900 ($200 AMEX travel voucher is not cash I am sorry cant deduct that from the total money out) I would earn $1900 + $1200 = $3100 in clean cash – $100 my card annual fee = $3000 I have on hand which equals $4000 pre tax earned dollar.

    What you failed to mention is that there are also duties and taxes that go hand in hand with any point redemption purchase, these need to be considered. Additionally a big part in my experience was that getting reward space on the flights that I wanted at the times I wanted to go was almost impossible in Business Class. The amount of research you need to do to align business class seats to maximize the rewards + the taxes and fees on the point redemption + the unfriendly reward seat options + the $1900 in fees = end of the points era. Cash back cards have won me over, just do the math.

    I would give you $3000 cash to invest or do anything with, or 425,000k points you need to spend $1900 to obtain and another $1000 in taxes and fees, you are down $2900 when I am up $3000.

    1. These arguments are so silly.

      First of all, people who manufacture spend are not spending $32,000 from actual money in their pocket to hit those minimum spend requirements. So the advice you are providing is definitely good…for people who never takes the time to research manufactured spending methods.

      Second, $200 AMEX voucher can definitely be deducted. Just use your $200 travel voucher and book it on a refundable hotel. Once the $200 travel credit has been applied, you cancel the bookings and you get to keep that $200 travel credit as a statement credit. So before you make assumptions, do your research first. And yes, this is completely valid, it was an AMEX rep that told me to do it this way while I was on the phone trying to redeem my $200 travel credit the first time.

      Third, your rant on availability is valid. Points is best for flexible people who can fly on business class because they have a flexible schedule.

      Fourth, end of the points era for newbies who refuses to do further research sounds about right.

      Fifth, Unfriendly taxes and fees is again, an issue of not doing your research. If you read this article – https://kendrickuy.com/2016/05/22/starter-guide-canadian-travel-hacking-part1/ you’ll see that you just have to book your flights on the right carrier to offset paying a huge amount of money on taxes and fees. Again, lack of research on your part is not good when it comes to helping people who loves travelling.

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