Last month it was announced that JetBlue and Amazon will be scaling back their partnership as of March 27, 2018. Up until now it has been possible to earn three JetBlue TrueBlue points per dollar spent on Amazon, either when shopping on a JetBlue flight through their inflight wifi, or when following their dedicated link.
That partnership is being scaled back, and soon you’ll only be able to earn TrueBlue points for Amazon purchases when shopping on one of their flights.
While that’s bad news in the US, it looks like a Canadian loyalty program has just developed a new partnership with Amazon.
Specifically, Aeroplan members will be able to earn miles for amazon.ca purchases as of April 24, 2018. As of that date, members will be able to earn at least one Aeroplan mile per dollar spent. Elite members will be able to earn even more miles — Silver and Black members will earn up to 2x miles, and Diamond members will earn up to 3x miles.
Here’s how they describe the process:
- Aeroplan Members simply visit aeroplan.com/estore;
- Using the search function on the page, find Amazon.ca;
- Enter your Aeroplan Number and last name;
- Click on the ‘Shop Now’ button to be redirected to Amazon.ca. Happy shopping! Members will earn a minimum of 1 Aeroplan Mile per $1 spent.
Essentially they’re just adding Amazon to their online shopping portal, and you’ll have to follow the link each time you make a purchase, just as you had to do with the JetBlue partnership.
As of now, Aeroplan continues to be Air Canada’s loyalty program, though that will be changing in 2020, as Air Canada is taking back their loyalty program, and discontinuing their contract with Aeroplan. Obviously the value of Aeroplan miles will decrease significantly at that point. It’s anyone’s guess whether Aeroplan will still be a viable loyalty program by developing other partnerships, though I’m skeptical.
Anyway, this is great news for anyone in Canada who does a lot of shopping with Amazon.
(Tip of the hat to @anthonyfalls)