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Transfer Marriott Point to Aeroplan 35% bonus (Great deal for Amex Cobalt), Mini Aeroplan Guide in OP, Expire June 26

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Transfer Marriott Point to Aeroplan 35% bonus (Great deal for Amex Cobalt), Mini Aeroplan Guide in OP, Expire June 26

Deal Link:
The best offer for transfer marriott to aeroplan is back.
This time, offer is public, not targetted.

For best results, convert in 60k marriott point chunks:

60k marriott to
25000 aeroplan + 35% bonus = 33750 aeroplan


Give a conservative estimate:

value marriott at 0.8c
60k marriott is ~ $480

value aeroplan at 1.4c
33750 aeroplan is ~ $472.5

So you wouldn't come out behind.


But, aeroplan can be worth a lot more in many scenarios.

Note: If you don't convert in 60k chunks, you still get 35%, but it's a worse deal.
Example:
30000 Marriott ~$240
13500 Aeroplan ~$189


An additional note for amex cobalt cardholders:

This is most likely the best way to redeem MR select.

Convert 50k MR select to 60k marriott, then to 33750 aeroplan

50k MR select valued at $500
33750 aeroplan at 1.4c is $472.5

but aeroplan has much higher potential for value.

Note that MR (from gold plat etc.) can transfer to aeroplan 1 to 1.
Never transfer MR to bonvoy then to aeroplan, you lose a lot.
Only transfer MR-S (from cobalt) to bonvoy then to aeroplan.


Combining Marriott/Aeroplan Points:
As far as data points suggest, including my own data point, one can transfer Marriott points from different Marriott accounts, into the same Aeroplan account.
This helps in pooling multiple Marriott points into 1 aeroplan account.

Points will show up in the aeroplan account after about 2 days after transfer.


The 35% bonus will show up in a couple of weeks, as per terms in the link.

(Note that one is not really allowed to transfer Aeroplan miles between Aeroplan accounts.)

Alternatively, one can also transfer Marriott points between different Marriott Accounts.
This helps in pooling multiple Marriott points into 1 account, to meet the 60k chunk value transfer.
Data points suggest that this transfer between Marriott Accounts takes less than 1 day.
https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/redeem.mi
Share your points
Now you can share your points with any other member.

Transfer 1,000 points or more—up to a maximum of 100,000 points per year.

Just contact Member Support at (801) 468-4000 to start sharing.
You would need to give the account information of both accounts, including member number, name, address, email address.
The transfer is free, in increments of 1000 points.
A nice rep may boost your points up to a multiple of 1000, but YMMV.


Mini Aeroplan Guide:

As long as you fly economy, you have a wide selection of seats from star alliance, with united being one of the best carriers for using aeroplan miles.

You just need to search flights on aeroplan.com, like you would search flights on any other site.

Furthermore, aeroplan gets its value mainly from 2 things:
1. cost (number of miles needed for ticket) is proportional to distance to destination (not cash prices)

2. stopovers: you can travel A -> B -> C -> D ->A, for the same amount of miles, as a standard roundtrip ticket A -> C ->A
(cash prices for a 4 leg trip would typically be charged individually for each leg.)

After knowing these 2 main ideas, it's easy to get value out of aeroplan:

1. Given the same geographical region, you get higher value by buying aeroplan tickets for destinations with high cash fares.
For example: Canada to Asia
Japan as a destination, is more expensive than most destinations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan.
But aeroplan still charges flat 75k aeroplan points for Japan as destination.

2. After you have set destination, you can visit 3 places in the same geographical region, for the same cost.
For example:
For the same 75k aeroplan points, you can get: A -> Japan -> China -> Hong Kong -> A


Technically, for A -> B -> C -> D -> A, B and D could also be "between" A and C, and it is still allowed.
For more (technical) reading:
https://www.aeroplan.com/terms_and_cond ... =rewardair
search key word: stopover
Last edited by xx1what on Jun 25th, 2019 4:58 pm, edited 14 times in total.
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Is this the highest ratio they ever offer?
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SaversSave wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 12:07 pm
Is this the highest ratio they ever offer?
It is the best offer, to the best of my knowledge.
35% used to be targetted, with public offer 30%
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AP Fuel Surcharge kill it unless you are 100K
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raccoon wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 12:28 pm
AP Fuel Surcharge kill it unless you are 100K
This is the reason why I wrote:

United is one of the best carriers to redeem.
They only charge 1/3 or less of total fees, compared to air canada.
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xx1what wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 12:29 pm
I think you are looking for "air canada" for aeroplan.
Oh well. Duhhh!
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Is there a minimum to convert? I have about 900+ Marriot points only.
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BBTing wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 12:37 pm
Is there a minimum to convert? I have about 900+ Marriot points only.
It turns out, you need a minimum of 3000 Marriott points.
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silly question,

is cobalt > Marriott done on the amex side or Marriott?
and Marriott > aeroplan , something which side?

thanks
currently in toronto
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Am I missing something? Why Would you transfer 50k MR > 60k SPG > 33.75k Aeroplan?

can't you transfer MR to Aeroplan 1:1? 50k MR = 50k AP.
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SUPERMAN-01 wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 1:06 pm
silly question,

is cobalt > Marriott done on the amex side or Marriott?
and Marriott > aeroplan , something which side?

thanks
For cobalt -> Marriott, on amex side.

log in online, go to redeem points.
Travel -> Frequent traveler participants

Here you find Marriott.
5MR S to 6 Marriott
50k MRS to 60k Marriott


Then for Marriott to aeroplan
go to the link above.
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hvc wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 1:12 pm
Am I missing something? Why Would you transfer 50k MR > 60k SPG > 33.75k Aeroplan?

can't you transfer MR to Aeroplan 1:1? 50k MR = 50k AP.
its actually MRS ( cobalt points is separate from MR ) gold, etc
currently in toronto

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