Monday, October 16, 2006

Aeroplan's One-Way Loyalty Plan

Aeroplan has announced that, in addition to being difficult to redeem, Aeroplan points will now expire.

Your points will have a 7-year life span to use them or lose them. This includes any points you have now, although they will be given a December 31, 2006 start date.

I know someone who had accumulated nearly a million points and was saving them for his imminent retirement. So much for that idea!

I ditched my CIBC Aerogold card a long time ago. For the past few years I've been advising my friends that they should get the Canadian Tire Mastercard... it's a no-fee card and essentially gives you 1% cash-back in the form of Canadian Tire money.

2 Comments:

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Shawn said...

Good idea. I've had a GM Visa since first year university (windsor -- momm worked at GM even -- seemed like a goo d idea) but i'm certain i'll never buy a GM car in my lifetime, so the points just float away. I've always felt guilt that i don't have an Areocard, because i might just use those points -- so it's good to hear this. At least, good for getting rid of a bit of unimportant regret.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Mark Dowling said...

welcome to the CTMC club :)

only problem is that VIA's internet provider doesn't like my current one but liked the old one just fine...

 

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