Aeroplan, one of Canada’s most popular rewards program, have announced that starting on April 24, 2018, members will now be able to earn miles on purchases made through Amazon.ca. This is good news for Aeroplan’s 5 million members as they can now earn more reward points for everyday shopping on Amazon.

Generally, members are able to earn at least one Aeroplan Mile for every dollar spent. Status members can earn more, with silver and black status members earning up to 2x the miles, and diamond status members, up to 3x the miles per transaction.

Members who make their purchases using Aeroplan-affiliated credit cards (e.g. TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite and American Express AeroplanPlus Gold cards) will also earn more miles.

To qualify for the rewards, you will need to visit Amazon.ca through the Aeroplan website (Aeroplan.com).

Here’s how the company describes it:

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Aeroplan – Other Changes

Starting on June 1, 2018, Aeroplan members will no longer be able to earn direct Aeroplan Miles at Esso stations. This is because the parent companies (Imperial Oil Ltd. and Aimia) are parting ways.

However, if you are paying for gas using Aeroplan-affiliated credit cards, you will still be able to earn 1.5 miles for every $1 spent at Esso.

As previously announced, the partnership between Air Canada and the Aeroplan rewards program will also end in June 2020.

In the mean time, you can continue to use and accumulate direct points when you shop at Air Canada, and over 75 partner brands including Costco.ca, Toyota, Avis, Home hardware, etc.

Earn PC Optimum Points at Esso

PC Optimum cardholders can now earn rewards points when they fuel up at over 1,800 Esso stations starting this summer. Points will be earned at the rate of 10 points per litre on gas, as well as 10 points per dollar spent on eligible convenience store purchases/car washes.

That is more points you can redeem for ‘free’ groceries, etc. 🙂

It is not yet clear if there will be any changes to points earned using the PC Financial Mastercard at Esso stations because of this new program. Currently, you get a bonus of 2 cents/litre when you pay for gas using the PC Financial World Mastercard and 3 cents/litre if you use the PC Financial World Elite Mastercard.

The PC Optimum loyalty program combines the PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum programs and has been in place since February 1, 2018.

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Have a good long weekend!