Through April 30, Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is offering bonus miles for points transfers from hotel programs to Aeroplan. If you transfer the equivalent of 5,000 Aeroplan miles, you get 1,000 bonus miles, if you transfer the equivalent of 10,000 Aeroplan miles you get 2,000 bonus miles, and if you transfer the equivalent of 25,000 Aeroplan miles, you get 5,000 bonus miles. Registration is required here.
Essentially, if you convert 20,000 Starwood points to Aeroplan you would earn 30,000 miles. That’s because you get a 5,000 point bonus for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer, and another 5,000 Aeroplan miles through this promotion. Now, you’re limited to one bonus per hotel partner during the promotion, so you can’t transfer 100,000 points and get 150,000 miles from any single program, for example.
But in this case, since I already have a sizable Aeroplan balance, I’ll probably convert 20,000 Starwood points into 30,000 Aeroplan miles, given how favorable their award chart is.