Earn Aeroplan Miles with Travel at Home
Wow, what a month! We never could have imagined the place we’re at today. It all happened so quickly. What we find most interesting about this pandemic is that we are all in this together. Everyone around the world, we’re all navigating these uncharted waters together.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, we are not on lockdown orders. We are being asked to stay home often and practice social distancing. We’re told by our local and provincial governments that it’s okay, and encouraged, to go outside for exercise and fresh air, provided we keep our distance from others.
Most people who can are working from home, aside from essential services and health care workers. Every evening, we go outside at 7:00 pm and join our neighbours to thank our brave essential workers who are doing everything they can to help us get through this global pandemic.
Our family is doing well and we hope you are doing well, too.
We are staying at home, except for our weekly grocery shop and to spend some time outdoors in nature. Our regional parks are still open and social distancing practices have been implemented, with limited parking and lots of signage to remind everyone to follow the rules.
Although we’re stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking about our next adventure.
Travel at Home
Where should we travel first? Should we stay closer to home? Or, will we make it back to Europe, like we had originally planned? Only time will tell.
However, what we do know is that we can’t wait to travel again – when the time is right.
In the meantime, while we wait for the borders to re-open and it’s safe to travel again, we want to share what Air Canada and Aeroplan are doing for its members. This new campaign is called Travel at Home and it runs from April 20, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
The Travel at Home campaign is a way for members to earn Aeroplan Miles and Altitude status, without having to actually get on a plane.
The Altitude Status you earn now, will last until the end of 2021.
Here’s some information about Air Canada’s Altitude Status
If you already have Altitude Status, you’ll know why it’s so important to keep your status. Ever wonder why some travelers get bumped up to Business Class on a flight? They likely have Altitude status. You can read about Altitude Status here.
For those who are an Altitude status member, between April 20, 2020 and May 31, 2020, you can earn towards the next Altitude tier.
For those who haven’t reached Altitude Status, the Travel at Home campaign allows you to reach Altitude status without flying. Between April 20, 2020 and May 31, 2020, you can reach the first status tier if you earn 50,000 Aeroplan Miles through everyday Travel at Home activities.
Here’s how to earn Altitude Status with Travel at Home:
- Donate miles and receive Altitude Qualifying Miles. For a limited time, for every five Aeroplan Miles you donate to a charity fighting COVID-19, you’ll receive one Altitude Qualifying Mile (AQM).
- Shop online via the Aeroplan eStore. With special weekly bonuses, you can earn Aeroplan Miles by shopping online for every day purchases. Earn up to 10X miles when you shop at Indigo and many other brands via the Aeroplan eStore through to April 26, 2020.
- Convert hotel and credit card points. Do you have points with hotel loyalty programs or credit card partners? For example, Marriott Bonvoy or American Express Membership Rewards? You can convert those points into Aeroplan Miles, and for a limited time, which will help you reach a higher Altitude status.
- Use an Aeroplan credit card. You’ll be able to earn Aeroplan Miles on your everyday purchases. Don’t have a card? Check out the options here. The Welcome Bonus will count towards helping you achieve Altitude status at home. TD is offering a 30,000 miles Bonus.
To participate, Aeroplan Members must register at aeroplan.com/travelathome
We plan to reach Altitude Status so we can use the upgrades for our next flight. Until then, stay home, stay safe, and help stop the spread.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Aeroplan. All opinions expressed are our own.