Starting July 7, 2020, the Buy and Gift Miles Offer allows Aeroplan members can buy or gift Aeroplan miles and earn bonus miles as well as Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD).


Members will earn Altitude Qualifying Dollars whether they buy or gift Eligible Aeroplan miles. For example, if a member buys 50,000 Aeroplan miles for the price of $1,500, then the dollar amount would earn $1,500 Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD).

The same goes for gifting miles. The buyer (gifter) and not the recipient earns the Altitude Qualifying Dollars.

For those who wish to reach Air Canada Altitude Elite status, this is a good opportunity to doing it without the hassle of flying. Members can earn 25K and 35K status with a $3,000 or $4,000 miles purchase.

AQD threshold
AQD threshold

As a member, it would’ve been nice to purchase 200,000 Aeroplan miles for $6,000 then this will grant you Elite 50K which is the Star Alliance Gold status recognition.

However, Aeroplan has capped the purchase amount at $5,000. It’ll be hard for those starting from the bottom.

AC Altitude Benefits Chart
AC Altitude Benefits Chart


Although your offer may be different, here are the bonus Aeroplan miles threshold (either bought or gifted) for this offer:

Up to 25% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when a minimum of 2,000 Aeroplan Miles up to a maximum of 50,000 Aeroplan Miles

Up to 40% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when a minimum of 60,000 Aeroplan Miles up to a maximum of 170,000 Aeroplan Miles

Up to 60% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when a minimum of 180,000 Aeroplan Miles up to a maximum of 240,000 Aeroplan Miles

Up to 75% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when 250,000 or more Aeroplan Miles.


Buyer can purchase up to 350,000 Aeroplan miles per transaction. Members can buy up to 1,000,000 Aeroplan miles per year and bonus miles do not count in that annual limit.

Interesting to notice that the 500,000 miles gifting annual cap does not apply to this offer.

This is Aeroplan’s 2nd generous miles sale. In the context of Covid-19, it is a good time to earn miles. Buying is one option, one can also earn them via regular spend.