As I’ve already told you how helpful Aeroplan’s 5,000-point stopover can be, I figured it would make sense to show you the simplest way to earn points with Air Canada – the Aeroplan Credit Card from Chase.
The card currently comes with a 70,000-point intro bonus worth up to $1000 when you spend $3000 in the first three months of opening the card. Beyond that, you’ll grab a free checked bag, a 25k elite status bonus, and some strong spending categories.
70,000 point intro bonus worth up to $1000
25,000 point bonus towards elite status with the airline
Free checked bag for the cardholder and up to eight travelers on the same booking if flying with Air Canada
3X points per dollar on groceries
3X points per dollar on dining, including takeout and delivery
500 bonus points for every $2000 spent each month
Points are tied to Air Canada (although it’s a flexible points system)
$95 annual fee
The checked bag perk is only available for those who use the airline – many will use its points for other carriers