With the continued COVID-19 pandemic keeping many frequent flyers on the ground, Air Canada has announced a new partnership aimed at keeping members of its loyalty program, Aeroplan, engaged on everyday purchases.
Aeroplan announced Monday a new partnership with Starbucks Canada, enabling the earn of both Aeroplan points and Starbucks Stars on qualifying purchases.
“Starting March 8, Aeroplan Members can link their Aeroplan account to their Starbucks Rewards account and earn Aeroplan points in addition to Starbucks Stars at participating Starbucks locations throughout Canada,” said a press release from Aeroplan “Linking takes less than a minute and can be done at aircanada.com/starbucks.”
- Go to aircanada.com/starbucks to link your Aeroplan account with a Starbucks Rewards account.
- Start earning Aeroplan points for the following Starbucks Rewards activities:
- Earn 75 Aeroplan points each time you load or reload $50 up to $74.99 to your Starbucks Card.
- Earn 150 Aeroplan points each time you load or reload $75 or more to your Starbucks Card.
- Not yet a Starbucks Rewards member? Earn a one-time bonus of 400 Aeroplan points when you create a new Starbucks Rewards account, link it to your Aeroplan account and make your first purchase using the Starbucks app within one month of creating the Starbucks Rewards account. Visit aircanada.com/starbucks for full details.
As part of the launch Aeroplan is also releasing some limited-time bonus activities:
- Until June 6, 2021, earn 25 Aeroplan points when you make four or more qualifying transactions using Starbucks Rewards in a week. Visit aircanada.com/starbucks for full details.
- Earn 50 Aeroplan points every time you redeem 150 Stars two times or more in one calendar month until May 31, 2021.
- In addition, linked members can purchase Starbucks Cards for a discounted number of points. Redeem as little as 1,000 Aeroplan points for a $10 Starbucks Card at the Aeroplan eStore.
Earlier this year, Aeroplan announced a promotion through some of their co-branded credit cards and Starbucks, so this seems like a deeper integration as the airline looks to keep loyalty members engaged through the slow ease back to regular life post-pandemic.