Update: Apparently this is targeted, so there’s a chance the miles won’t post. Given that it takes so little time, I’d probably take the quiz anyway, as your account could have been targeted without you receiving the email.
Aeroplan, the independent loyalty program of Air Canada, has published a quick quiz to test your knowledge of their program. You earn 1,000 Aeroplan miles for participating, and it takes no time to complete.
Fortunately, as Aeroplan and I apparently exist in different realities, it doesn’t seem to matter whether or not you get the answers “correct.”
Some are downright falsehoods:
While others are more a matter of opinion:
Regardless, there’s only five questions, you don’t have to get them “right,” and upon completion you can enter your Aeroplan number to receive your bonus miles.
You want Aeroplan miles because —
Aeroplan is a transfer partner of both American Express Membership Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. They offer two stopovers (or a stopover and an open-jaw) on round-trip itineraries, have reasonable routing rules and mostly reasonable change fees.
While Aeroplan does assess fuel surcharges on some award tickets, they don’t charge them when the partner carrier doesn’t. So you can fly Air China, Brussels, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA Air, Scandinavian, Singapore, Swiss, Turkish, or United with no surcharges, and the fuel surcharges on LOT are really low.
So take a few moments to run through the quiz — it can either prevent your miles from expiring for another year, or save you from transferring some miles later on.
(Tip of the hat to Doctor of Credit)