Aeroplan’s Targeted Offer for 4,000 Bonus Status Qualifying Miles

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

With the Accelerate Your Elite Status with Air Canada Flights offer, you’re eligible to earn bonus Status Qualifying Miles on select cash bookings with Air Canada. 

This targeted offer is valid through to October 31, 2023, which leaves just over a month to take action if you stand to benefit.

Aeroplan’s Targeted Offer for 4,000 Bonus Status Qualifying Miles

Aeroplan has launched the Accelerate Your Elite Status with Air Canada Flights targeted offer, which runs until October 31, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. 

With this promotion, you’ll earn 4,000 bonus Status Qualifying Miles when you book and travel on a round-trip flight with Air Canada in an Economy (Flex) fare or higher, to any domestic, US, or Sun destination by October 31, 2023.

Since this is a targeted promotion, you’re only eligible for the offer if you received a communication directly from Air Canada. Otherwise, there’s no need to opt-in or register for the offer.

To earn the bonus SQM, you must have booked an eligible cash fare for round-trip flights to eligible destinations that take place between September 19, 2023 at 12:01am Newfoundland Time and October 31, 2023, at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

The eligible fare types listed in the promotion are as follows:

  • Economy (Flex)
  • Economy (Comfort)
  • Economy (Latitude)
  • Business Class (Lowest)
  • Business Class (Flexible)
  • Premium Rouge

It’s worth noting that Premium Economy (Lowest) and Premium Economy (Flexible) fares are excluded from the list; however, in the terms and conditions, Business Class (Lowest) and Business Class (Flexible) fares are listed twice, which may be an error. 

Economy (Basic), Economy (Standard), Unlimited Flight Passes, and Aeroplan flight rewards aren’t eligible for this offer, including Points + Cash reservations.

Flights that are eligible for this promotion include flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, and Air Canada Rouge.

Destinations that are eligible for this offer must originate in Canada, the US, Mexico, or the Caribbean, and fly to destinations within Canada, to the United States, to Mexico, and/or to the Caribbean.

The bonus SQM will be deposited in your account up to 6–8 weeks following the end of the offer.

Be sure to attach your Aeroplan number to your booking, otherwise you may not receive the bonus SQM.

Is This Offer Worth Pursuing?

It’s worth noting that this offer is much less valuable than another targeted offer that was sent out to members, through which you can extend your elite status by earning 10,000 Aeroplan points.

However, since not everyone was targeted for that promotion, if you’ve received this offer instead, it’s worth considering in the overall context of your 2024 Aeroplan Elite Status strategy.

If you’re looking to qualify or requalify for Aeroplan Elite Status in 2024, head over to the “Status” tab on your Aeroplan dashboard to see where you currently stand.

If you’re close to reaching the next SQM threshold that’d bump you up to the next tier of status, it’s certainly worth considering making a booking with this promotion, as long as you won’t otherwise qualify through flying for the rest of the year.

If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll also want to consider any remaining Status Qualifying Dollar (SQD) requirements, and then start shopping around for fares

On the other hand, if you just need the SQM, then look for the lowest-cost round-trip flights from your home airport and back. Just be sure to book at least an Economy (Flex) fare, and make sure you’re flying to and from an eligible destination.

As a reminder, you can also earn SQM through spending on an Aeroplan co-branded credit card.

You’ll earn 1,000 SQM for every $10,000 (CAD) spent on a core card, such as the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card, the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card, or the American Express Aeroplan Card, and you’ll earn 1,000 SQM for every $5,000 (CAD) spent on a premium card, such as the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card, the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card, or the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card

Therefore, you may not even have to make a qualifying booking to earn enough SQM to push you over the next threshold by the end of the year. 


Aeroplan has launched the targeted Accelerate Your Elite Status with Air Canada Flights offer, which lets members with Aeroplan Elite Status earn bonus SQM upon completing an eligible cash booking with Air Canada.

The promotion runs from September 19, 2023 to October 31, 2023, at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Generally speaking, it’s not worth going out of your way to take part in the offer; however, if you’re in need of some SQM to reach the next status threshold, then it’s worth considering as part of your 2024 status strategy.

  1. PW

    The offers are targeted and vary widely. I received a 5000 SQM offer ; my spouse only a 400 SQD offer. For Ironcat, I believe both the booking and travel need to be within the timeframe; existing bookings would not qualify.

  2. Ironcat

    Unclear whether the booking has to be made between Sep 19 and Oct 31, or only the flight has to be completed in that time frame. What about those with existing bookings?

  3. Wilson

    I received the same offer as Ed. I am wondering: if I redeem points at the E-store for an Air Canada gift card and the. Use it for a flight: will I get SQDs and SQMs for the flight as well as the SQMS as per this offer, for the redemption at the E-store? I recognize I would lose the benefit of my CC insurances but I am working on my status for 2024. Thoughts?

    1. T.J. YQQ

      Yes, you’d earn SQM and SQD if you paid for a flight with a gift card.

  4. Ed

    I have 25k status at the moment and my bonus is different, must be dependent on your elite status level.

    Redeem 25,000 – 49,999 points and get
    1,000 SQM

    Redeem 50,000+ points and get
    2,500 SQM

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