Aeroplan Credit Cards: Extend Your Elite Status Through 2024! (Targeted)

Aeroplan is sending out targeted offers to select members with Aeroplan Elite Status and holders of eligible Aeroplan co-branded credit cards.

With the Aeroplan Credit Card Maintain Your Status offer, you can extend your current Aeroplan Elite Status to the end of 2024 through credit card spending.

This targeted promotion runs through to October 31, 2023, which leaves just over a month to fulfill the requirements and enjoy an easy status extension for 2024.

Extend Your Elite Status by Earning 10,000 Aeroplan Points

The Aeroplan Credit Card Maintain Your Status promotion is quite simple: earn 10,000 Aeroplan points from an Aeroplan co-branded credit card by October 31, 2023, and your 2023 Aeroplan Elite Status will be extended until the end of 2024.

We last saw a status extension promotion like this in May 2022, and it’s exciting to see it come around again, even though it’s targeted and doesn’t apply to all members.

Points must be earned from spending on an eligible Aeroplan co-branded credit card. Base earning rates and standard category accelerators count, but welcome bonuses, limited-time category accelerators, and Membership Rewards transfers are excluded.

Furthermore, cash advances, balance transfers, convenience cheques, fees, and interest don’t qualify as eligible purchases for this offer.

Importantly, the points must be posted to your account by October 31, 2023. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure you’ve earned enough points on your next statement that’ll be deposited in your Aeroplan account by the deadline.

As per the offer’s terms and conditions, the offer began on September 1, 2023 at 12:01am Eastern Time, and ends on October 31, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Therefore, any eligible points earned on your September and October statements should count towards the total of 10,000 points that you need to earn to extend your status.

It appears that all Aeroplan co-branded credit cards are eligible for the offer, as per language in the terms and conditions.

No enrolment is necessary, and this promotion is available to new and existing Aeroplan cardholders.

Qualifying points will automatically be combined across all of your Aeroplan credit cards.

Status requalification is only available to primary cardholders, but all purchases on the credit card account (including those made by secondary cardholders) will contribute to the cumulative points total for the primary cardholder’s Aeroplan status.

What’s the Best Strategy to Requalify for Status?

If you’ve been targeted for this offer, you’ll want to quickly take stock of where you currently stand, and then make a plan to fulfill the requirements before October 31, 2023.

The terms and conditions state that the promotion is open to new and existing Aeroplan cardholders. Therefore, if you might benefit from a better category earning rate on a different card, you should have time to apply and be approved for a card, and then strategically target your spending with category multipliers.

Aeroplan Credit Cards
Credit Card Best Offer Value
Up to 95,000 Aeroplan points $1,147 Apply Now
85,000 Aeroplan points $858 Apply Now
80,000 Aeroplan points $845 Apply Now
Up to 50,000 Aeroplan points† $756 Apply Now
Up to 60,000 Aeroplan points† $714 Apply Now
Up to 75,000 Aeroplan points† $661 Apply Now
50,000 Aeroplan points $573 Apply Now
Up to 40,000 Aeroplan points† $544 Apply Now
Up to 20,000 Aeroplan points† $434 Apply Now
10,000 Aeroplan points†
$0 annual fee
10,000 Aeroplan points† $210 Apply Now

Here are a few examples of how much you’d have to spend to extend your status with the Aeroplan Credit Card Maintain Your Status targeted promotion:

Indeed, this is another juicy opportunity for anyone who has elevated their status in recent years, either through flying or by non-flying means, to keep rolling it forward. All status levels are eligible for this promotion, from 25K to Super Elite, no matter how you earned that level of status.

For example, if you were gifted 50K status by a Super Elite friend in 2021, and bumped it up to 75K and extended it through 2023 with promotions in 2022, you can now extend your 75K status again to the end of 2024, as long as you’ve been targetted with this offer.

Aeroplan will begin processing these status extensions sometime in November, on a rolling basis. However, they’ve warned that extensions processed towards the end of the year may leave members in limbo for a few weeks in early 2024, as extensions may take up to eight weeks to process.

As long as you’ve met the criteria for the promotion, rest assured that you’ll enjoy your status through to the end of next year. 

Conclusion

Aeroplan is rolling out a targeted promotion to select members, which is officially known as the Aeroplan Credit Card Maintain Your Status promotion.

By earning at least 10,000 Aeroplan points on an eligible Aeroplan co-branded credit card between September 1 and October 31, 2023, you can extend your 2023 status through to the end of 2024.

This is a very valuable offer for anyone who has been targeted. If you’ve received an email, make sure you have at least 10,000 Aeroplan points posted to your account by October 31, 2023!

86 Comments
  1. Jason

    I am 35K now, what if I spend and earn 100,000 points this year. Together with this offer, will it move me to 50k?

    1. DZef

      I am not sure i understand- this offer is apparently targeted – I did not receive the email offer – but according to what is written in the article, all co-branded cards are eligible with no need to sign up opt in. Please clarify whether I am eligible to have my elite status if I earn 10,000 aeroplan between Sep 1 and Oct 31. Thx

      1. christopher

        Hi,

        As this is a targeted offer, if one received the email, then there is no further action needed to sign up or opt in. However, if you did not receive the targeted email, then unfortunately this promotion does not apply. There is no way to manually sign up for this.

        Hope this helps.

  2. Todd

    I’m on hold with Aeroplan for clarification because I have the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card and American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card. I want to make sure my combined spend on both will contribute to the 10,000 points, although all indications seem to indicate that’s correct.

    The rep I’m talking to says, “I have CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card, too and it’s not a premium card so only your Amex would be valid for this promotion”. That threw me so I’ve asked her to get confirmation. We’re now entering 30+ minutes on hold for a lead person she can talk to. lol

    1. christopher

      Quote him/her the Terms & condition:
      “The Aeroplan Credit Card Maintain Your Status Offer (the “Offer”) is intended for and will only apply to the Aeroplan Elite member who is also the primary cardholder of an eligible Aeroplan co-branded credit card (the “Aeroplan Cobranded Credit Card”).”

      So you should be good

      1. Todd

        After escalating the call up two levels, she admitted she and several colleagues had misinterpreted the promo and that the earn applies to all co-branded Aeroplan cards and not just premium cards. She also said a LOT of members think that too because applications for premium cards have spiked since this promo came out.

        She then said she was choked that she didn’t get the offer for her CIBC Visa Infinite. lol

  3. Chris

    Do not appear to have been targeted for this – but would have been useless if I had as my September bill has already closed over a week ago. So even if targeted, any new spend would post after the deadline for the promotion. Anyone with a mid month closer or later is in the same boat.

    1. Tyler

      Frustrating that the promo runs from September 1, but was only announced to members via email on September 22nd. My Reserve statement date is the 28th, so realistically I had 3 days to meet the earning requirements and even that would have been tight to ensure posting on this statement. It’s unlikely the October 28th statement will post points to Aeroplan before the 31st of October. I was targeted, and hopefully it’s true that points will be combined across all co-branded cards. If that’s the case I still have hope because I had a TD card that closes much earlier in the month.

      1. Minto

        My statement date is also the 28th, and I see the points are posted to Aeroplan next day.

  4. Steve

    I keep hearing about these “email offers”. Long time Aeroplan Member. I recall receiving eMail notifications pre-pandemic about Seat Sales and other promotions, from Air Canada, but I do not recall receiving any emails like that in a long time. Is this something in my Aeroplan Profile I need to turn “on”? Thank you.

  5. Nathan

    So this offer should appear (or not) where… in our email? I did receive a lame offer of 600 SQD if I fly to the moon or back or something. Does this mean I haven’t been targeted? If so, I now know what the rapture is gonna feel like. Oh boy.

    1. John

      Same here, got the lame 600SQD offer. Could really have used the Maintain Your Status. Feeling very offended by Air Canada on this deal as I’ve been a loyal Aeroplan Member since 1991 and at a organic 75k this Year, but will fall to 35k next Year. Going to give Westjet a go and just got approved online for their Elite Mastercard.
      Thanks for nothing Air Canada!

  6. Robb

    This should be offered across the board. Targeted offers are very unfair.

  7. Paul-77

    I was offered 400 SQD if a do flight in October in Flex or higher. So generous!

  8. Vsol

    Didn’t think right and just cancelled my Amex Aeroplan card but still have my TD Aeroplan Infinite. I was almost at 30000 spend points.
    Did I screw up??

  9. Fannie Schapiro

    As a US citizen, I only have the Chase Aeroplan MC available to spend on. Is it certain that this promotion applies to US citizens with the Chase card as well? I attempted to confirm this with Aeroplan and they seem very confused.

  10. David

    I just signed up for a TD Aeroplan Infinite Privilege. I am about to cancel my Amex aeroplan reserve and TD Aeroplan Infinite. I was just wondering if my purchases on Amex aeroplan reserve and TD aeroplan infinite from Jan 2022 will be counted toward 30k spend on aeroplan credit cards. Thank you in advance!

    1. Daniel

      no they wont

    2. David

      Correction: 30k points on Aeroplan credit cards not 30k spend.

  11. richarde

    I might have a weak understanding of how the points accrual works. I spent enough on my cards in calendar year 2021 to qualify for the everyday spending status, yet because the miles weren’t actually posted to my AP account until January, they didn’t count toward spending in 2021. So the T&C on the AC page says “between January 1, 2022 and Nov 30, 2022” – is that actual dates that the transactions happened on, or the date when the points post to your AP account? I should be able to hit this 30k easily, but if I’m stuck in some kind of situation where now they are counting spend in the actual calendar year, I’ll effectively lose out on the 12,000 points I earned in Dec 2022

  12. John Bucher

    Does the TD Aeroplan card for business count toward the total if it is held in my name
    ie as a proprietorship?

    1. Rachel YYZ

      If it’s linked to your Aeroplan account, it should work.

  13. Sam

    Hey Josh, can you confirm the following comment you made?

    “Status achieved or received as a gift in 2022 will be valid until December 31, 2023 regardless.”

    I called Aeroplan to confirm this because I was gifted 50K in March this year and wanted to know if I should try to hit these spend requirements on my card to retain 50K next year or if I would automatically get 50K until end of 2023 as you suggest.

    I was told by the rep that a gift of 50K is indeed only for the calendar year it is given. So it seems it is different than earned statuses which start immediately when earned and last until the end of the following year.

    Was this a typo on your part or do you think the customer service rep was mistaken?

    Thanks!

    1. Josh YVR

      My comment assumes that status is earned AND gifted in the same year, for the following benefit year. More accurately: as I understand, status gifts are valid for the benefit year of the gifter. Sounds like your gifter achieved Super Elite in 2021 but didn’t make the gift until 2022, as both status are valid for 2022. In any event, the best way to be sure, if you’ve already received the status gift, is to tap your Aeroplan membership card in the app – it’ll show the proper expiry date, if it shows 2022 then you’ll need to use this promo to extend. In short, the repo you spoke with was probably right.

      1. Sam

        Ok yes, this makes perfect sense now. Thanks for clearing this up for me. The Aeroplan customer service rep was not good at explaining this at all!

  14. Zz

    Does this mean if our statement date is beginning of Nov, we have to have the spending done prior to that statement date…?

    1. Josh YVR

      Yes.

  15. Elton

    If I have more than 1 co-branded credit cards, can I combine the earnings on all of them to requalify? Also I wish we can have a progress bar, now I will need to dig out my old statement to see how much I am missing. Thanks!

    1. John Bucher

      That is an excellent question. I am in the same boat.

      1. John Bucher

        I should have read the other comments first.
        The total of all cards seems to qualify.

        1. Elton

          Me, too. Now I have a new question posted, and I did check if it had been asked. lol

  16. Ian

    My wife currently has Super Elite (100K) status. If I refer her to get the referral bonus (I’m an Aeroplan reserve member), and she signs up and spends $30K on her card before November, will her status extend into 2023? Or is this only good for existing cardholders?

  17. Chris H

    With the Amex Aeroplan Reserve card, is there any benefit of having 25k status over the perks offered on the card itself?

    1. Ron Sigal

      Chris H. the main benefit to 25k(or higher) status that wouldn’t come with the Aeroplan Reserve is e-Upgrades. You need Aeroplan status to get e-upgrades.

    2. Ron Sigal

      Your plan should work fine; her status would be extended if she earns 30,000 points on the Aeroplan-affiliated card through regular spending (not including bonuses such as the signup bonus or targeted time-limited bonuses).

      1. Ron Sigal

        This response was intended for Ian regarding whether his wife could maintain Super Elite status if she spends $30k on a new Aeroplan affiliated card.

  18. Mike

    Hi Josh. Does ALL EDQs add towards this promotion? I checked my Aeroplan account and see Uber, LCBO, Starbucks all giving me EDQs apart from my Aeroplan credit card. Just checking in the easiest way to add and get to 30,000.

    1. Josh YVR

      No, EDQ includes other sources. This promo only includes credit card spending (which is also included in EDQ).

  19. Jeff

    I have Aeroplan Premium cards (AMEX Reserve Card and TD Infinite Privilege). I’m cancelling the TD in June and keeping the AMEX. By keeping the AMEX, wouldn’t this give me Aeroplan 25K status regardless as long as I keep the card? Thanks!

    1. Ron Sigal

      Not just by having the card; you would need to also meet the spending and/or flying requirements.

  20. Rad

    Does spending to meet MSR count towards both MSR and this promotion?

    1. Josh YVR

      Yes.

    2. Ron Sigal

      Yes

  21. Francis

    oh dear – was planning on cancelling my aeroplan reserve august 1. I really hope my transactions and status is processed in July!

    If I signed up for say, a TD Aeroplan visa in July, and cancelled my AMEX in August – would I still qualify theoretically or would all my spending in 2022 on my Reserve card be reset?

    1. Ron Sigal

      The terms are ambiguous but I suspect you could lose your status if based solely on previous earnings from the canceled card.

      1. VSol

        Didn’t think right and just cancelled my Amex Aeroplan card but still have my TD Aeroplan Infinite. I was almost at 30000 spend points.
        Did I screw up??

  22. Jonathan

    I wonder if we can contact AP or Amex to ask if the 30k threshold has been met. Pretty sure I should have it be August but I wouldn’t want to miss is by some points…

  23. Mark

    Josh, does this impact the “accelerate your way to status” promotion where you earn double sqm and sqd for flights to europe to end of sept.?

  24. Peter

    So here’s a question. Say as a US person I was status matched to Aeroplan 75K for 2022 (applied in 2021).

    I have the Chase card. Can I spend $50K on it and earn both the (I) status rollover for spending 30K, and (II) get the status bump for spending $50K, and get Super Elite next year?

    1. Josh YVR

      The Chase status bump is only for your earned status. If you matched to 75K, you won’t be lifted to Super Elite. However, this promotion will extend your matched 75K into next year.

        1. Josh YVR

          Peter’s question was about status matches (i.e. if you have top-tier status with a Oneworld airline), which was specifically excluded from the Chase bump when the card was launched, as per my understanding. Scott seems to have clarified this via several sources, but I’m still unclear whether the Chase card bumps matched status, or whether the extension promo (valid for all status for the 2022 benefit year) “converts” it into bumpable status for 2023. In the latter case, Peter’s gambit would require US$30K spent before November 30, 2022, plus US$50K spent in 2023.

          1. K

            Hi is there any further clarification on this? I think there’s a fair portion of people looking at this given the launch of the card in US this year and the match opportunity.

      1. Dave

        If you spend $30K this year, you earn 75K for next year through this extension. Spending another $20K should bump you to SE.

  25. Matt

    Just curious and couldn’t find it in the T&C’s. If we’ve flown enough to earn status already this year (I’ll be hitting SE within about a month) will this extend status any further than what we would have already earned?

    1. Josh YVR

      No, this promo is useful for people who had status last year. It won’t do anything for you that you haven’t achieved already.

    2. BigG

      Same boat as you exactly . I’ve hustled to get to super elite . What do I get out of this?

      1. Nathan

        BigG, yeah I’m like you: worked my butt off to hit SE, still good til end of 2023. So mehhhh. I’ll buy you a coffee if/when you’re in Vancouver. There’s a gift. I’ll get Matt one too.

  26. WT

    Good news but damn. Becoming too easy to get status. I think this is why the line-ups are becoming so long to get into the ML lounges!!

  27. Omar YYZ

    Maybe I missed it…

    Does the spend have to be on one Aeroplan card, or can it spread across multiple Aeroplan branded cards?

    1. Josh YVR

      Multiple is fine, they’ll take the cumulative total across all of your Aeroplan cards.

  28. El Dubbo

    Frustrate. I just spent $1000 on a hard to find thing from a store that didn’t accept AMEX, so I used the Aeroplan Visa. Today I ended up finding the thing at a store that does accept AMEX. So now I have to spend $32 on gas to drive 7 KM, return the thing, go to the other store, and buy the thing with my AMEX. …….Unless Aeroplan would consider the total points between 2 AP cards?

    1. Biff Loman

      > I have to spend $32 on gas to drive 7 KM

      Lol. You driving a 16-cylinder turbocharged Hummer with afterburner? Think I found the cause of climate change right here.

    2. Chris W YCD

      the points are cumulative as long as you the are the primary cardholder on the AP cards, no need to waste the gas

      1. Josh YVR

        Or time. Even if it weren’t cumulative, surely there are more convenient ways to rack up $1,000 in qualifying spend.

  29. Chris W

    Josh does the spending requirements apply to estore spending as well? i just bought 2 imacs at 9x points for ~5k. Theoretically that would put me over the threshold with 45000 points earned, or is the promotion just aeroplan points earned on my card by spending alone?

    1. Josh YVR

      Just credit card spending.

  30. Al

    Josh – As a current 75k member (P1), I have yet to gift 35k status as a select benefit to my P2 as they already have 25k (was waiting for later in the year to gift it to extend the expiry of their e-upgrades as per a previous article!). If I were to gift P2 35k now, would P2 then requalify for 35k if they satisfy the 30k spend on their Aeroplan CC?

    1. Josh YVR

      Gifted status now will be good for 2023 anyway, so there’d be no need to requalify with this promotion.

      1. George Niang

        Thanks for this timely post Josh, very useful. Just wondering where did you see that 2022 gifted status will be automatically extended until December 2023. I have a 50K status was given by a super elite member in early Jan 2022, does that mean my status will be good until Dec 2023 automatically? Thanks in advance. Cheers.

        1. Josh YVR

          The gifted status year is the same as the benefit year of the gifter. For example, if the SE earned status in 2021, the 50K gift is valid for 2022, and can be extended with this promotion for 2023. If the SE earned and gifted status in 2022, it would be good for 2023 anyway. The best way to know if your status needs to be extended is by checking its expiry date (tap on your membership card in the Aeroplan app).

  31. Poppy

    If I have cancelled my credit card earlier but the spend was satisfied on the same card earlier this year, does that mean I got disqualified because my card was cancelled…

    1. Josh YVR

      Aeroplan reserves the right to disqualify any spending on a cancelled card. You never know … but the only way to be sure is to put all qualifying spending on cards you’ll keep.

    2. Elton

      I am in the same boat. Got Amex Reserve last summer, and earned about 10k on it in 2022, but I don’t think I will keep it unless I can get the annual fee waived(justified). If I do cancel it in July, I am not sure if I need to earn another 20k on my TD Aeroplan Infinite Visa, or have to hit 30k there.

  32. Ana

    Smart on their end. Give us all another reason to keep the credit cards (and spend on them!). I probably already qualified for my 25k, I will make sure hubby qualifies with his 75k!

  33. Abraham

    Is there an easy way to look up how much you’ve already accrued?

    1. Reuven Levinson

      Josh- I’m a bit confused. I’m a super elite member. I won’t meet the SQD or miles needed to qualify for 2023. Are you saying that all I need to do is spend $30,000 on my Aeroplan Amex and I will get super elite status extended again? I don’t need to sign up or anything?

      1. Josh YVR

        Yes, it’s that simple.

    2. Josh YVR

      Not that I’m aware of. Best to add up all of your 2022 credit card statements.

      1. Wei

        Also, if i had a referral bonus where i got 3x additional points for referring someone to the card, i dont think those count as well, right?

        1. Josh YVR

          That would fall under limited-time spending promotions, so likely not unfortunately.

      2. Wei

        Hey Josh – If i spent $10k in December but got the statement on January 7th, does that spending count? How would Aeroplan know that the spending was not done in the calendar year 2022?

        1. Cathy Nobleman

          What id we didn’t qualify last year but do this year? Is it only an extension?

        2. Josh YVR

          They wouldn’t, therefore I’m inclined to assume it’ll count.

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