Aeroplan Buddy Pass Changes (MORE POINTS!)

In the most recent change with the Aeroplan buddy pass, you can now convert the pass for 30,000 Aeroplan points. In order to do that, you simply call the Aeroplan call centre to convert the pass for points. Do keep in mind that it can take up to 8 weeks to receive your buddy pass after completing your credit card’s spending requirements. Another catch is that if you’ve had a core, premium, or business credit card with any of these issuers in the last 12 months, then you won’t be eligible to get a buddy pass.

VIDEO – Aeroplan Buddy Pass Changes! (MORE POINTS!)

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite

The TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card is first year free meaning the $139 annual fee is waived for the first year. You will also learn 10,000 Aeroplan points after your first purchase. Then, you will earn another 10,000 Aeroplan points and a buddy pass after spending $1000 within your first 3 months. In the most recent update, buddy pass can now be converted to 30,000 Aeroplan points earning you a total of 50,000 Aeroplan points.

CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite

The CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite card is first year free meaning the $139 annual fee is waived for the first year. You will also learn 10,000 Aeroplan points after your first purchase. Then, you will earn another 10,000 Aeroplan points and a buddy pass after spending $1000 within your first four statement periods. In the most recent update, buddy pass can now be converted to 30,000 Aeroplan points earning you a total of 50,000 Aeroplan points.

AMEX Aeroplan

The AMEX Aeroplan card earns you 9,000 points and a buddy pass after spending $1,500 in your first three months. You’ll also earn 1,000 Aeroplan points for the next 6 months if you spend $500 per month. If you convert your Buddy Pass to Aeroplan points, you’ll earn an additional 30,000 Aeroplan points. In total, you will earn 45,000 Aeroplan points for this card. The card also has an annual fee of $120.

TD Aeroplan Visa Business

With the TD Aeroplan Visa Business, you will earn 10,000 Aeroplan points and a buddy pass after your first purchase. Then, you will earn 15,000 Aeroplan points after spending $5000 within your first 3 months. The annual fee of $149 is rebated for the first year. After converting your buddy pass to 30,000 Aeroplan points, you will earn a total of 55,000 Aeroplan points. Finally, you will also get a $10 statement credit for signing up for e-statements. You do need a business number to get this card. Here is a referral link with Ownr to get $50 off your business number.

CIBC Aeroplan Visa Business

With the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Business, you will earn 10,000 Aeroplan points after your first purchase. You’ll receive the buddy pass which can be converted for 30,000 Aeroplan points after spending $3,000 within your first 4 statement periods. You’ll also earn an additional 10,000 Aeroplan points after spending $3,000 within your first 4 statement periods. The $180 annual fee is rebated for the first year. In total, you can earn 55,000 Aeroplan points with this card. You do need a business number to get this card. Here is a referral link with Ownr to get $50 off your business number.

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege

The TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege seems expensive at first glance. And it is with its $599 annual fee. You do earn 20,000 Aeroplan points and a buddy pass after your first purchase. After converting the buddy pass to Aeroplan points, you’ll earn another 30,000 points. Finally, you will earn 30,000 Aeroplan points after spending $1,000 within your first 90 days. In total, you will earn 80,000 Aeroplan points.

On top of that, you’re also eligible for a $100 Nexus credit every 48 months. You’ll also receive a $99 + tax and fees companion pass. You’ll also get access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge for two. Next, you’ll get access to Priority Airport Services like Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage Handling, and Priority Airport Standby & Priority Airport Upgrades.

With all these perks, I do think this card suddenly becomes competitive in the points and miles space.

Conclusion

The buddy pass Aeroplan conversion is the latest game changer for Canadian travellers. Just make sure you follow the rules to be eligible to receive the buddy pass.

This means timing your application so that you are not under 12 months for each of the credit card categories: core (infinite), premium (infinite privilege), and business.

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