Aeroplan Elite Status Offer is back – The American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card

by Anshul
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Air Canada has announced the return of its Aeroplan Elite Status offer for a second consecutive year. This promotion will assist Aeroplan Elite status members accelerate their progress toward 2025 status qualification.

The limited-time offer is available to Aeroplan Elite status members who apply for and are approved for the American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card. Cardholders must earn 20,000 Aeroplan points through eligible card purchases to benefit from this promotion. These points must be posted to the cardholder’s linked Aeroplan account by July 31, 2024. Members will receive 20 eUpgrade credits and 15,000 Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) upon meeting this criterion. Members seeking to apply for the card must ensure they earn their points through base and category accelerators to qualify for the offer.

To participate in this offer, members must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the offer using the English link or French link
  2. Apply for the American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card.
  3. Accumulate 20,000 Aeroplan points using the card. The points must be credited to the member’s Aeroplan account by July 31, 2024, to earn 20 eUpgrade credits and 15,000 SQM

It’s important to note that the Aeroplan Number used in the American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card application must match the Aeroplan Number linked to the member’s email on file with Air Canada and registered for the Elite Status offer.

Note that this promotion is exclusively available to Aeroplan Elite status members who are new American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Cardmembers. Existing cardholders are not eligible for this Elite Status offer. 

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The sweet spot of this promotion will be those who can now move from 35K ⇒ 50K and enjoy the benefits of a Gold Member (worldwide lounge access, full suite of airport priority services) across the Star Alliance network. The other group that can see a significant bump in their membership experience is the ones that can unlock the bump from 75K ⇒ Super Elite.

American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card – Apply Now
American Express Aeroplan

American Express Reserve Card

    • Card Type: Credit Card
    • Annual Fee: $599
    • Welcome Bonus Offer: Get up to 85,000 Aeroplan points
      • 60,000 Aeroplan points after spending $7,500 in purchases within the first three months of Cardmembership.
      • 25,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $2,500 in purchases in month 13.
    • Earn Rate:
      • 3x on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®* when your Welcome Offer ends
      • 2x on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada
      • 1.25x the points on everything else
    • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
      • Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane
      • Complimentary valet service
      • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Save 15% on Car Care Services
    • Air Canada Priority Airport Service Benefits:
      • Air Canada Priority Check-in
      • Air Canada Priority Boarding
      • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
    • Lounge Access:
      • Access to more than 1,200 Priority Pass™  airport lounges around the globe.
      • Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™* and Air Canada Café™* in North America with a same-day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight. One Guest is allowed.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Receive up to CAD 100 in statement credits every four years when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card
      • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
      • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the next year to enjoy during your travels
      • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases before your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of CAD 599 (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
      • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada flights
      • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)
      • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
        • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, Entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
        • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to buzzworthy virtual concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Details of the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card can be found here.


Ryan December 9, 2021 - 11:18 am

Hi there – do we know when the status upgrade will take place? I signed up right when it came out and am currently at 75K. I am counting on this for super elite status by year end!

Anshul December 9, 2021 - 11:23 am

Hi Ryan – while I can’t be 100% sure, my guess is that all status related updates should be reflected in the next couple of weeks. AP program is now on a calendar year, so it should all settle up in the new year.


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