The Aeroplan Valentines day promotion is a good one for people who can’t be bothered to take advantage of credit card sign-up bonuses. One of the biggest reason this promotion is good is you can potentially save $1400+ when booking round-trip business class flights.
VIDEO – Aeroplan Valentines Day Promotion – Get 80% More Points When You Gift Points! ($2500 BUSINESS CLASS)
How the Aeroplan Valentines Day promotion works
The Aeroplan points purchase will be processed by points.com. Basically, when you gift someone Aeroplan points, that person will get an extra 80% more points. The cost of the points is 0.03 cents per Aeroplan point. If you pay for the points using a Canadian credit card, you also have to pay for taxes. It might be in your best interest to use a credit card from another country. Therefore, if you want to buy these points for yourself, then you’d want to buy these points off someone else’s account and get it sent to you. This is great for couples or families that can buy points for each other to build up a nice Aeroplan balance.
Why this promotion is good
This promotion is good for people who likes flying Business Class but hates applying for lots of credit cards to earn points. Here’s an example on how this promotion can be used:
Flying to Hong Kong round-trip on Business Class will cost about $4000 CAD depending on when you travel. And that amount is excluding taxes and fees. If you go the points route, then you will need 150,000 Aeroplan points. Since Air Canada removed their fuel surcharge, the taxes you need to pay are relatively lower nowadays ($150 range). If you buy 85,000 Aeroplan points during this promotion, you will get an additional 68,000 points as a bonus. In total, you will have 153,000 Aeroplan points. The cost of buying the 85,000 points is $2,550.
As you can see, you’re saving around $1400 (depending on taxes and fees when you redeem your Aeroplan points) when you go this route instead of paying for your flights out of pocket.
The other hidden benefit is you can redeem your Aeroplan points anytime in the year pending availability. That means you can fly during the Summer months when it’s more expensive.
If you’re the kind of individual that prefers to build up your Aeroplan points balance through credit card sign-up bonus, then this promotion is not for you. But if you normally pay for your flights out of pocket, then this is an incredible deal for you and can save you thousands of dollars.