Air Canada Aeroplan is offering a status extension through 2023 to members who earn 30,000 points on their co-branded credit card by late autumn.
Aeroplan Status Extension Offer – Co-Branded Credit Card Spending
Due in part to harsh, pandemic-related travel restrictions in Canada and around the world, Aeroplan extended the elite status of all members in 2022. This year, even as demand roars back, Aeroplan is offering an alternate way to flying for elite members to keep their status in 2023. Members who earn 30,000 points through an Aeroplan co-branded credit card by November 30, 2022, will have their Status extended through December 31, 2023. Even better, Aeroplan will retroactively count points for this offering going back to January 1, 2022.
Key details about the new offer:
- No registration is required
- Offer period is January 1 to November 30, 2022 (points earned since January 1st are eligible)
- Applies to existing Aeroplan Elite members who are also the primary cardholder of an eligible co-branded credit card.
- Non-cardholders can participate in this offer if they open an account and earn the required number of points
- Earn can be combined through multiple cards if members hold more than one Aeroplan co-brand credit card
- Eligible spend by secondary cardholders will also count towards the eligible minimum earn requirement of the Primary cardholder
- Eligible earn includes base and category accelerator earn of Aeroplan points on eligible Aeroplan Co-branded Credit Card
- Exclusions: Welcome bonuses, acquisition bonuses or conversion points are excluded from counting as earn for this offer
- All Aeroplan co-branded cardholders are eligible for this offer
- Elite status extensions will begin in June 2022, for members who already met the offer requirement
- this may take up to eight weeks to process, meaning some members may temporarily lose status in January 2023 while the bonus is being computed.
This is a tremendous offer and provides a compelling reason to consider the new Chase-Aeroplan co-branded credit card. While sign-up bonuses do not count, you can leverage multiple cards to meet the 30,000 point quota and spending by authorized users will count. I consider Aeroplan points one of the most valuable and versatile point currencies, so it is not like the tradeoff costs of using an Aeroplan credit card versus others is too steep.
This makes me hopeful I may find a way to extend my Aeroplan 75K status for another year, which I frequently use to gain access to United Airlines lounges when traveling domestically in the USA.
Aeroplan is offering a compelling offer to extend status for those who earn 30,000 points on a co-branded credit card. If you are an existing Air Canada Aeroplan elite, consider this offer and that you do not even necessarily have to fly to keep your status for another year.
Can’t tell – does the 500 point monthly bonus for spending $2k a month on the Chase card also count as points from purchases?
Not sure, but good question – I will find out.
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Any update on this? Wondering myself
Are all Aeroplan credit cards eligible or only Canadian cards?