I am a big fan of frequent flyer miles and travel (this is unrelated to groceries but completely about saving money). My family and I enjoy to travel and one way we can afford to do it in Canada is using frequent flyer miles (Aeroplan).
You see using Aeroplan we can travel anywhere in North America for just 25,000 Aeroplan miles and this includes one stopover!
I live in Victoria, BC and this fall we are all travelling to Toronto for our daughter’s baptism but I need to visit my relatives in Thunder Bay as well! Instead of paying for multiple tickets, I use my points and pay a little in taxes to save big.
My trip would have cost me over $850 each (multiplied by three) = over $2,500 for a family vacation to visit. Instead using our miles we used 75,000 to fly to Thunder Bay and stop in Toronto on the way back and use just $430 total (to pay for the lovely taxes).
If you apply for the AMEX Aeroplan Plus card you earn 30,000 Aeroplan Miles with no annual fee the first year (you can’t lose).
This card has no annual fee for the first year so you can and your spouse can each get this card and then evaluate after 10 or so months if it is worth it keeping. I recommend re-evaluating and looking for other promotions (as this is how you earn the most miles).
You are earning a nice bonus for using our link!
You only need 30,000 Aeroplan points for (2) round-trip short haul flights (could be BC to Oregon or Ontario to New York or North Carolina even) or 25,000 points for a free round-trip flight to anywhere in North America!
Here is the award chart for Aeroplan:
Here are some ideas for destinations for short-haul flights with Aeroplan:
Please make sure that you understand the seriousness of credit – I only like to promote deals and savings to our readers that I know would save money.
Disclosure: For referring you to this card, I would receive a referral bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan Miles for each approved referral. I appreciate your support of the blog!
Remember that once you sign up for this card, you can also refer your friends and family to receive the 10,000 Aeroplan mile referral bonus.
Here is the sign-up link.
This offer expires July 14, 2014.
Enjoy and if you have any questions please let me know (I love to help).