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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:46 am
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Aeroplan Spring 2018 hotel points conversion promo

https://www.aeroplan.com/spring-2018...entLanguage=en

Aeroplan miles earned from the Marriott Travel Package deals are excluded from earning bonus miles in this promotion

Originally Posted by alc View Post
Since Travel Package is exclude again, I expect some will ask this question again - is it better to transfer from SPG to get the bonus over Travel Package without Bonus?

Here is a quick calculation based on starting at 90K SPG

- 90,000 SPG to Aeroplan direct with standard 25% bonus (20K SPG get 25K AP) will be 112,500. With this convert promo, another 25% on top, for a total of 140,625 AP.
- 90,000 SPG convert to 270K Marriott and order a CAT 1-5 Travel Package will get 120,000 AP + 7-night cert

So it is that 7-night cert or 20,625 AP.

Also, please note again, the standard SPG 25% bonus is for every 20K SPG transfer, so if you only have 90K SPG, it will not get thew 140,625 AP that is in my calculation above.

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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:48 am
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Can someone please remind me what the maximum promo was for hotel points transfer to Aeroplan? Was it 35%?
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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by longtimeflyin View Post
Can someone please remind me what the maximum promo was for hotel points transfer to Aeroplan? Was it 35%?
Yes, I think it was 35% last year.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 10:08 am
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Since Travel Package is exclude again, I expect some will ask this question again - is it better to transfer from SPG to get the bonus over Travel Package without Bonus?

Here is a quick calculation based on starting at 90K SPG

- 90,000 SPG to Aeroplan direct with standard 25% bonus (20K SPG get 25K AP) will be 112,500. With this convert promo, another 25% on top, for a total of 140,625 AP.
- 90,000 SPG convert to 270K Marriott and order a CAT 1-5 Travel Package will get 120,000 AP + 7-night cert

So it is that 7-night cert or 20,625 AP.

Also, please note again, the standard SPG 25% bonus is for every 20K SPG transfer, so if you only have 90K SPG, it will not get thew 140,625 AP that is in my calculation above.

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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by MasterGeek View Post
https://www.aeroplan.com/spring-2018...entLanguage=en

Aeroplan miles earned from the Marriott Travel Package deals are excluded from earning bonus miles in this promotion
All I see pertaining to this is:
Please note that some hotel loyalty programs have hotel and flight redemption packages where Aeroplan Miles are issued. It is at the discretion of each Hotel Program if these miles are deemed a conversion of points to miles or simply a bonus earned for the redemption.
Less explicit than the previous promotion, but still cause for concern.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by milesforhire View Post
All I see pertaining to this is:


Less explicit than the previous promotion, but still cause for concern.
It seems that it's Marriott trying to save money by excluding the Travel Package from earning bonus miles
Originally Posted by http://www.marriott.com/rewards/usepoints/morepack.mi
*Bonus miles from Aeroplan (Air Canada) offers are not applicable.

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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:42 am
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yet again no IHG
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Originally Posted by MasterGeek View Post
Originally Posted by http://www.marriott.com/rewards/usepoints/morepack.mi
*Bonus miles from Aeroplan (Air Canada) offers are not applicable.

It seems that it's Marriott trying to save money by excluding the Travel Package from earning bonus miles
Well that's pretty disappointing. And definitive.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by alc View Post
Since Travel Package is exclude again, I expect some will ask this question again - is it better to transfer from SPG to get the bonus over Travel Package without Bonus?

Here is a quick calculation based on starting at 90K SPG

- 90,000 SPG to Aeroplan direct with standard 25% bonus (20K SPG get 25K AP) will be 112,500. With this convert promo, another 25% on top, for a total of 140,625 AP.
- 90,000 SPG convert to 270K Marriott and order a CAT 1-5 Travel Package will get 120,000 AP + 7-night cert

So it is that 7-night cert or 20,625 AP.

Also, please note again, the standard SPG 25% bonus is for every 20K SPG transfer, so if you only have 90K SPG, it will not get thew 140,625 AP that is in my calculation above.

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I dont believe its clear the Marriott packages are excluded. Last time there were excluded explicit. This time the language is not so clear
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Old Mar 14, 18, 7:11 am
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I know the terms say bonus points may take up to 4-6 weeks after the end of the promo in April to post but I'm trying to remember from last year if it actually took that long. Anyone else?
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Old Mar 14, 18, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by alc View Post
Since Travel Package is exclude again, I expect some will ask this question again - is it better to transfer from SPG to get the bonus over Travel Package without Bonus?

Here is a quick calculation based on starting at 90K SPG

- 90,000 SPG to Aeroplan direct with standard 25% bonus (20K SPG get 25K AP) will be 112,500. With this convert promo, another 25% on top, for a total of 140,625 AP.
- 90,000 SPG convert to 270K Marriott and order a CAT 1-5 Travel Package will get 120,000 AP + 7-night cert

So it is that 7-night cert or 20,625 AP.
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Great post. This should be at the top of the thread
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Old Mar 14, 18, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by alc View Post
Since Travel Package is exclude again, I expect some will ask this question again - is it better to transfer from SPG to get the bonus over Travel Package without Bonus?

Here is a quick calculation based on starting at 90K SPG

- 90,000 SPG to Aeroplan direct with standard 25% bonus (20K SPG get 25K AP) will be 112,500. With this convert promo, another 25% on top, for a total of 140,625 AP.
- 90,000 SPG convert to 270K Marriott and order a CAT 1-5 Travel Package will get 120,000 AP + 7-night cert

So it is that 7-night cert or 20,625 AP.

Also, please note again, the standard SPG 25% bonus is for every 20K SPG transfer, so if you only have 90K SPG, it will not get thew 140,625 AP that is in my calculation above.

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Commenting on alc's note at the bottom: transferring in 20k chunks will result in the following.

(4x 20k) + (1x 10k) + (4x 5k) = 110k x 25% = 137.5k AE miles

Versus 120k from the vacation package, you are deciding between 17,500 miles vs 7 nights in a cat-5 Marriott.

EDIT: Also for science, has anybody redeemed a Marriott hotel package with Aeroplan recently? I'm wondering if they've actually patched it over yet.
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Old Mar 20, 18, 3:40 pm
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I know the terms say bonus points may take up to 4-6 weeks after the end of the promo in April to post but I'm trying to remember from last year if it actually took that long. Anyone else?
any data points on this?
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Old Mar 20, 18, 6:39 pm
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any data points on this?
Took 5 days for my transfer from SPG to post at all. It's been 4 days since then and still no bonus.
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Old Mar 21, 18, 1:11 pm
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Great post. This should be at the top of the thread
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