1,250 Aeroplan miles per stay with Choice

If you have an upcoming stay at a Choice Privileges property and Greg’s post this morning didn’t convince you that you should be earning some Choice points (See: On my mind (Choice Privileges edition), you can alternatively earn “5x Aeroplan miles“, which means 1,250 Aeroplan miles per qualifying stay for stays from 11/1/19 to 12/15/19. That won’t be a good return for expensive/long stays, but if you have a cheap quick stay coming up and a valuable use for the miles, it could make sense to earn with Aeroplan.

The Deal

Key Terms

  • To be eligible for this promotion, Aeroplan members must book their stay at any Choice Hotels property included in the Choice Privileges® program.
  • Hotel stays booked under certain rates are not eligible.
  • Reservations made via third-party online retailers or wholesalers are also not eligible for this promotion.
  • Offer is limited to five times the standard Aeroplan Miles or a maximum of 1,250 miles per qualifying stay. Standard mileage award is 250 miles per qualifying stay.
  • A “qualifying stay” is defined as any number of consecutive nights at one hotel, regardless of check-ins or check-outs. Members must provide their Aeroplan Number upon check-in to be eligible or have selected Aeroplan as their earning preference within their Choice Privileges profile before their stay. Hotel guest name must match the Aeroplan member’s name.
  • Promotion applies to qualifying stays with arrival between November 1 and December 15, 2019.
  • Allow 6-8 weeks for Aeroplan Miles to be credited to your Aeroplan Account.
  • Promotion not valid for stays in hotel properties located in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden, and not valid to residents of countries where the Choice Privileges program is not available.
  • You do not earn Choice Privileges points for rooms booked at rates below $40 per night, complimentary rooms, rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting, or rooms booked through a travel agent or third party online retailer as part of pre-paid wholesale rates, wholesale packages or senior tours.
  • Rooms booked through third party online retailers such as Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, Booking.com, Priceline.com, etc., are not eligible for points or Elite night credit.
  • For Choice Privileges program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and information on earning Aeroplan Miles, visit www.choiceprivileges.com or www.choicehotels.ca/en/choice-privileges for details.

Quick Thoughts

Whether or not this is a deal to you is a matter of personal preference and the cost of your stay. You ordinarily earn 10 points per dollar if you’re earning with Choice Privileges. If you have a really cheap stay (sub-$100), the Aeroplan miles are probably more valuable. If I were paying more than that, I’d usually go with the Choice points just because I’d rather buy less of them the next time I need them and I can generate Aeroplan miles easily enough. On the other hand, if I was very close to an award with Aeroplan, I suppose I’d be happy to pick up the miles to bridge the gap on a cheap Choice stay rather than transferring from Amex Membership Rewards or Capital One “miles”. Either way, it’s good to know you have this option — just be sure to double check that your Aeroplan number is attached to the reservation with the agent at the hotel front desk and note the excluded countries (though I’d suspect that most readers are more likely to focus burning Choice points in those countries rather than earning).

Keep in mind the following from the Choice Privileges terms and conditions:

You do not earn Choice Privileges points for rooms booked at rates below $40 per night, complimentary rooms, rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting, or rooms booked through a travel agent or third party online retailer as part of pre-paid wholesale rates, wholesale packages or senior tours.
Rooms booked through third party online retailers such as Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, Booking.com, Priceline.com, etc., are not eligible for points or Elite night credit.

In other words, if your room is really cheap, you aren’t going to qualify for any points (and the same is of course true with third-party bookings like Expedia and the sort).

I’ve added this to our current hotel promotions resource page.

H/T: Frequent Flyer Bonuses

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Curious about generating Aeroplan miles easily enough. I have some close to expiry and haven’t seen easy ways to keep them alive.