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Best Way To Keep Areoplan Points Alive?

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Best Way To Keep Areoplan Points Alive?

Hi

Since I had more spending this year I decided to get a TD Areoplan card and the American Express Gold Card (which the intention to convert it to areoplans). I am not going to keep either of these 2 cards after the first free year. With the bonus points I got enough for 2 long haul flights and was intending to use them up next year.

I am not too sure about that anymore as I found a cruise my family is interested taking and even though we need to fly there I can fly allegiant for $100 to $150 CDN so when I look at the taxes I would have to pay when using Areoplan points it is almost similar so it seems a waste of the points. I also only need 1 way flight as the cruise ship comes to Vancouver.

I see that my Areoplan points expire (mine says Aug 16,2020) though I know right now I have the TD card so I don't think it will expire but when I cancel this card I am not sure if I will have 12 months from that date or if it will fall to that August 16th, 2020.

Maybe if coordinate my transfer of the Amex points to the card I can get it to August 2021 but if that does not work what is the cheapest way to earn points when I only have the Areoplan card and no credit card anymore?
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Sep 23, 2011
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askingcanadians.com is free and easy
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Gotham
On Aeroplan estore. Load $1 ( or whatever to the minimum amount is) to Amazon gift card balance.
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vlad353 wrote: askingcanadians.com is free and easy
Yeah but a way better 'value' to use to earn VIA Preference points, rather than Aeroplan.

I've earned like $1200 of VIA travel on AskingCanadians in the past 4 years I've been using them.
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Feb 9, 2003
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Buy your stuff at Amazon through the Aeroplan e-store.

Everyone shops at Amazon.
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Aug 26, 2013
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Oakville
Small purchase at Home Hardware... That's worked for me in the past... BIG SMILES... /G
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If you have Novus, just register your account and you'll collect points every month.
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pump your gas at Esso once a year
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As another poster mentioned, small purchases at Home Hardware. I usually buy chocolates to retain my points and expand my waistline :)
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A suggestion is to add a yearly recurring reminder in your online calendar to do the transaction the month before expiry. For Home Hardware I believe the purchase has to be over a minimum amount like $5 or $7 to trigger getting an Aeroplan point.
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careh wrote: A suggestion is to add a yearly recurring reminder in your online calendar to do the transaction the month before expiry. For Home Hardware I believe the purchase has to be over a minimum amount like $5 or $7 to trigger getting an Aeroplan point.


Last time I tried it was 1 aeropeso for each $3 in purchase.
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I see costco.ca get your areoplan points. Might be an option if I just happen to want something from them. Last year it seems like they had a multiplier bonus for black friday but this year does not seem to be the case?

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