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Aeroplan eStore Promotion: 5x Points for Mother’s Day

 

Aeroplan points are among the most easily accessible points programs in Canada, due to the wide range of bonuses and promotions offered by the program. 

In addition to credit card welcome bonuses and transferring points from bank and hotel partners, the Aeroplan eStore is one of many methods available to earn Aeroplan points, especially during one of the frequent eStore bonus events. 

Aeroplan Mother’s Day Event: Up to 5x Points Until May 8

When making purchases through the Aeroplan eStore, the standard earning rate is 1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent before taxes and shipping.

With the latest eStore promotion for Mother’s Day, Aeroplan members can earn up to 5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent across all retailers. 

The following retailers are offering the full elevated return of 5x Aeroplan points (or in some cases, even higher):

  • 1-800-Flowers.ca
  • Aldo
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Aveda (7x points)
  • Chef’s Plate
  • Clarins
  • Decathlon
  • Disney+
  • Dyson
  • HelloFresh (10x points)
  • HP
  • Indochino
  • Kérastase (10x points)
  • KiwiCo (7x points)
  • Lenovo (7x points)
  • Mark’s
  • Michael Kors
  • NordVPN (10x points)
  • Norton Secured
  • Persona
  • Quickbooks (7x points)
  • Sail
  • Sephora
  • Simons
  • SiriusXM
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Telus
  • The Body Shop
  • The Globe & Mail
  • TurboTax
  • Under Armour
  • Vistaprint
  • Wayspa.com
  • Weightwatchers

Meanwhile, other retailers are offering 2x, 3x, or 4x Aeroplan points as part of the Mother’s Day as well, though not quite the full 5x rewards. 

Either way, this can be a great opportunity to knock out some major purchases that you’ve been planning and rack up 5x points along the way.

The Mother’s Day event is active from today until May 8, 2022, giving us just under one week to take advantage.

Two Days Only: 7x Points on Apple Purchases

From May 4 to May 6, 2022, Aeroplan members can earn 7 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on Apple purchases. This can be a great opportunity to knock out some bigger Apple purchases that you’ve been planning and rack up 7x points along the way.

However, note that there are a few important exclusions, as is common for Apple bonus events:

Please note the following items are not eligible for the accumulation of Aeroplan points: iPad Air, Mac Studio, Studio Display, MacBook Pro M1 Pro and M1 Max 14-inch and 16-inch, iPad (9th generation), all-new iPad mini, Apple Pro Display XDR, gift cards, gift wrap, Apple Developer Programs, Employee Purchasing Programs and shipping. Orders purchased on the Government or Military and Veteran’s Stores are not eligible for additional Aeroplan points. Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible.

It’s fairly typical for Apple to exclude their latest-generation products from shopping portal bonuses like the Aeroplan eStore for a few months after launch, since they know the organic demand is extremely strong anyway.

If you’re interested in Apple’s newest products like the M1 Pro or M1 Max, you may have to wait a few months before those purchases will be eligible for eStore bonuses.

How to Use the Aeroplan eStore

Navigating the Aeroplan eStore is relatively simple. Visit the Aeroplan eStore website, and you’ll immediately see a banner with details on the current promotion. You can find the login button just above at the top right.

Once logged in, there are a few ways you can choose to explore the eStore. You can use the search bar to look for something you may already have in mind, or select the “For You” tab to view suggestions based on past searches and history.

You can also browse by categories or by retailers. When browsing, under the individual brand, you’ll see the current promotion labelled in red. 

Each store may have exemptions on which items are eligible to earn Aeroplan points, so be sure to read the fine print for your chosen retailer before completing your purchase.

Once a purchase is complete, the points will be automatically added to your Aeroplan account; however, keep in mind this process can take six to eight weeks.

To ensure you earn the Aeroplan points that you’re due from an eStore purchase, take note of the following:

  • You must complete your purchase during the same shopping session you start.
  • Avoid visiting other sites before completing your purchase, using a third-party browser extension, or using coupons not provided by eStore.
  • Ensure cookies are not disabled on your computer, as cookies are used to authenticate your session and allocate points to your account.

It’s definitely a good idea to keep a record of the points you expect to receive and the date of your eStore purchase to follow-up on any missing points if necessary, as the eStore historically hasn’t been perfectly reliable in terms of tracking every purchase. 

If, for some reason, your points haven’t been received within 10 weeks after your purchase was shipped, you can visit Aeroplan’s missing points page and submit a claim. The purchase will then be verified and deposited into your account if approved.

Use Aeroplan eStore Bonuses for Everyday Status Qualification

Not only do eStore promotions allow you to rack up Aeroplan points quickly, they can also go a long way toward achieving Aeroplan Elite Status via Everyday Status Qualification.

As part of the Everyday Status Qualification feature, members typically need to earn 100,000 Aeroplan points via eligible sources within the calendar year to qualify for the entry-level Aeroplan 25K status.

“Eligible sources” includes credit card spending, eStore bonuses, and flying activity, but excludes “easier” earning methods like credit card welcome bonuses and transferring points from other programs.

At first glance, the requirement to earn 100,000 Aeroplan points can appear onerous, as it’d correspond to spending a whopping $100,000 per year via the eStore or on a co-branded credit card earning 1x Aeroplan points. 

However, consider the current eStore promotion of up to 5x Aeroplan points for Mother’s Day. That would allow you to spend just $20,000 via the eStore and qualify for Everyday Status Qualification.

Furthermore, if you use a premium Aeroplan credit card earning 1.25x points to pay for your purchase, that amount drops to just $16,000.

(Of course, you don’t need to reach the 100,000-point threshold all in one go. Instead, limited-time bonus events like the current Mother’s Day promotion are a great way to make concerted progress towards Everyday Status Qualification throughout the year using your organic purchases.)

Aeroplan Premium Credit Cards
Credit Card Best Offer Value
90,000 Aeroplan points $1,921 Apply Now
105,000 Aeroplan points $1,869 Apply Now
90,000 Aeroplan points $1,606 Apply Now
Up to 75,000 Aeroplan points $425 Apply Now

Despite Aeroplan 25K status being the lowest tier, achieving it comes with many perks that can boost your Aeroplan and Air Canada travel experience. 

When you qualify, you’ll receive 25 eUpgrade credits that can help you upgrade to a higher class of service. Additionally, you’ll receive Maple Leaf Lounge passes, free checked bags, and preferred pricing on Air Canada award tickets.

Note that existing Aeroplan Elite Status members will earn an extra 2x Aeroplan points on eStore purchases as part of their elite benefits; however, this bonus doesn’t count towards Everyday Status Qualification.

Previous Promotions

As you decide whether this promotion is a good opportunity for you to meet your travel goals, here’s a look back at the Aeroplan eStore’s past bonuses:

Bonus

Start Date

End Date

Up to 7x bonus points (Apple)

May 4, 2022

May 6, 2022

Up to 5x bonus points

May 2, 2022

May 8, 2022

Up to 7x bonus points (Apple)

March 29, 2022

April 2, 2022

Up to 5x bonus points

March 7, 2022

March 13, 2022

Up to 7x bonus points

January 31, 2022

February 14, 2022

Up to 5x bonus points

December 20, 2021

January 2, 2022

Up to 10x bonus points

December 3, 2021

December 14, 2021

Up to 10x bonus points

November 18, 2021

November 28, 2021

Conclusion

For Aeroplan members, the Aeroplan eStore is a great way to earn points quickly via your regular spending without having to fly. With over 200+ retail partners, there is likely something of value for everyone.

Additionally, eStore promotions can be leveraged to achieve Everyday Status Qualification, giving members additional perks when redeeming Aeroplan points and flying with Air Canada.

While the current Mother’s Day bonus only lasts until May 8, 2022, we’ll certainly continue to see similar offers popping up in the future, including offers of up to 10x points on annual shopping events such as Black Friday. 

 

 

10 Comments
  1. Linda

    I love the e-store but I wish Aeroplan could get the e-store fixed to be consistent in crediting. Some points take forever to credit and then inquiries filed take weeks longer to resolve. I’ve had points taken back in error and then had to file and wait again. When I called they couldn’t help, just told me to file the request on-line. They credit just by date of credit not purchase date so it takes great effort to figure out if you’re missing something. They keep promoting Amazon yet the categories there constantly shift. I’ve tried the new button on one browser and it has not sped anything up. Yes the e-store has good promotions but keep screenshots of promos and file receipts.

  2. Kothar

    I bought a qualifying ipad pro during black friday promo with black card email i got, so 10x points effective. I had to chase Amex and estore for 5 months afterward before I got my points, but only after multiple phone calls, and uploads of receipts. Quite a bit of hassle for something supposed to be clear.

  3. Rob Adams

    When I clicked the link to ship, it just brought me to apple.com/ca site.
    Do I just shop direct there?? Would I still get the points if I followed linked through the aeroplane store??

  4. chris oreilly

    I bought something yesterday (Monday) and all items showed as 7X points ?
    Checked again today and all sow as 5X points again ?
    Maybe just a 1 day deal – will see how many points I receive.

    1. Chris W YCD

      I noticed that the eStore seems to show your status bump points if you are logged in – for example it shows me 5x points before I sign-in to the portal, but 7x points once I am logged in. This seems new

  5. John

    Is Indigo no longer an aeroplane store retailer? 😔

    1. Rachel YYZ

      Looks like it’s gone.

  6. Chris W YCD

    Ricky – I spent about $15k on the 2021 Black Friday e-store promotion with the 5x bonus multiplier for Aeroplan Premium Credit Card – I received my base points plus bonus points multipliers, but I did not ever receive any of the bonus points from putting the spend on my credit card. For instance, if I spent $1000 with Apple when they were 5X + 5X bonus for Premium Aeroplan Card, I got the 1.25 points on my CC statement, 5X as the e-store apple bonus, 2x for my 35K status, but no 5x for the premium card perk. This was the case with everything I bought on the estore during that promotion. Did anyone else receive the bonus? I feel like it has been long enough to have the points credited now? RewardOPS is telling me I have to submit a points query for every item I bought. Does that sound right?

    1. Paulk YYZ

      I had a similar experience. I received the same as you (1.25x CC and 5X apple bonus + 2X 25K Elite bonus, but no credit card 5X.). I’m also confused whether the credit card bonus would come through the credit card side or the e-store side, as this was not clear. Since I made 5 purchases between Nov 26-28 2021 and now it is March 2022, I guess I’ll have to put my queries. And wait to see if it does anything.

      1. Chris W YCD

        I thought for sure they would come through the e-store side once they verified the purchase was made with a premium card, but maybe it will be easier to raise the issue with CIBC? Its going to be a huge pain to submit those queries to RewardOPS as I don’t remember the bonuses on some of the retailers I bought from. I wonder if anyone actually got those points and could comment on how they came through. The e-store’s communication needs work…

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