As of today, transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to Aeroplan will include a 30% transfer bonus on top of the usual 1:1 ratio.
Among all transferable rewards in the US, Chase typically offers the lowest frequency of transfer bonuses to any transfer partner, so this first-ever Aeroplan transfer bonus is quite exciting and shows the depth of the relationship between Aeroplan and Chase.
This offer ends November 30, 2022, and can be an excellent opportunity to rack up Aeroplan points – especially if you also hold the Chase Aeroplan Card.
30% Transfer Bonus to Aeroplan
Between November 1 and November 30, 2022, all Chase Ultimate Rewards transferred to Aeroplan will include a 30% transfer bonus. This brings the transfer ratio from 1:1 to an effective ratio of 1:1.3.
As a reminder, Chase Ultimate Rewards points are US-issued points currency, and you will need to be fairly far along in the US credit card game in order to earn these points as a Canadian.
There’s no minimum points required for transferring in order to take advantage of the 30% bonus, and you can earn the 30% bonus an unlimited number of times as long as all the transfers are initiated by November 30, 2022. No registration is required.
Chase Aeroplan Card: An Extra Bonus of 10% Aeroplan Points
If you also hold the Chase Aeroplan Card, you have the potential to earn an additional 10% bonus alongside the current 30% transfer bonus.
Currently, Chase and Aeroplan are offering a 10% bonus when converting Ultimate Rewards points into Aeroplan points for all Chase Aeroplan Card holders until December 31, 2023.
The 10% transfer bonus will post separately from the base amount and can take up to 72 hours to post on your Aeroplan account.
Note that this extra 10% bonus will apply to the base transfer points, and not on top of the promotional 30% transfer bonus. In other words, the two transfer bonuses will combine additively, not multiplicatively.
For example, when transferring 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan as a holder of the Chase Aeroplan Card, you’ll earn a total of 70,000 Aeroplan points:
- 50,000 Aeroplan at the normal 1:1 transfer ratio
- 15,000 Aeroplan points as a result of the 30% transfer bonus
- 5,000 Aeroplan points as a result of the 10% transfer bonus
There are a two extra conditions for earning the 10% bonus:
- You must transfer a minimum of 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points
- There is a maximum of 25,000 bonus points per calendar year, which is equivalent to transferring 250,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points
Therefore, if you transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan between the amounts of 50,000 and 250,000 during the month of November 2022, you’ll earn an effective 40% bonus or unlock an effective transfer ratio of 1:1.4.
Should You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Aeroplan?
An effective transfer ratio of 1:1.3, or potentially 1:1.4 if you’re a Chase Aeroplan Card holder, is very attractive on the surface.
Still, whether or not you should take advantage of this transfer bonus really depends on your personal earning and redeeming habits.
For most Canadians, the answer may be no. After all, Aeroplan points are easy to come by in Canada with our plethora of Amex MR cards and Aeroplan co-branded credit cards.
Therefore, Canadians earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points almost always do so with the goal of transferring to Chase’s more exclusive partners in World of Hyatt and occasionally United MileagePlus.
For Americans, however, who might earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points as one of their primary currencies are sitting on a large haul, there’s no reason to pass up this 30% transfer bonus opportunity to Aeroplan.
After all, Aeroplan can be reasonably considered one of Chase’s most valuable transfer partners, and this 30% bonus would only amplify that value – especially if you’re already invested in the program via the Chase Aeroplan Card and can benefit from a further 10% bonus as a result.
From November 1 to November 30, 2022, Chase Ultimate Rewards points will be subject to a 30% bonus when converted to Aeroplan, for an effective transfer ratio of 1:1.3.
If you also hold the Chase Aeroplan Card, you’ll earn an additional 10% transfer bonus as long as a minimum of 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points are transferred, resulting in an effective ratio of 1:1.4.
This can be a very attractive promotion if you’re sitting on a large stash of Ultimate Rewards points and are in need of more Aeroplan points, so be sure to take advantage this month if the transfer bonus suits your needs.
This story originally appeared on PrinceofTravel