Aeroplan birthday perk

Old May 22, 22, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Kishiwada View Post
... I didn't see it upthread, but was anyone able to apply eups to their offer? Or not, since it technically comes with a "Preferred Seat"? We're planning a short getaway YYC-YVR in June, and I have a stock of eups I can burn still.
Yes.
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Old May 24, 22, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by Kishiwada View Post
... I didn't see it upthread, but was anyone able to apply eups to their offer? Or not, since it technically comes with a "Preferred Seat"? We're planning a short getaway YYC-YVR in June, and I have a stock of eups I can burn still.
A discount on a fare brand that allows for eUpgrades to be applied does not negate the ability to eUpgrade.
The rules are by brand and not by what you paid for it. I think you get the gist.
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Old May 24, 22, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
A discount on a fare brand that allows for eUpgrades to be applied does not negate the ability to eUpgrade.
The rules are by brand and not by what you paid for it. I think you get the gist.
That's usually true, but not always.

I've flown 0% earning business flexible fares.

Latitude bookings with the buddy pass do not earn anything.
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Old May 24, 22, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post

Latitude bookings with the buddy pass do not earn anything.
So if I am the primary passenger on a buddy pass and my wife is the "buddy", I won't earn sqm,sqd for the flight?
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Old May 24, 22, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Latitude bookings with the buddy pass do not earn anything.
That's really unfortunate. Would have been a "nice to have" option of the buddy pass. .
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Old May 25, 22, 1:51 am
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The buddy, who paid $0, earns nothing.

Heck, there are 15% (ish, I can't remember the number) employee discount codes that result in no earnings.

There are tons of ways to fly "eligible fare brands" but not actually be eligible for earnings.

I can't speak for eUpgrades, as I have no personal experience with them on any "special" bookings (my specials were always in J).

But don't just "assume" a "Flex" booking allows eUpgrades any more than you would assume it earns 100% if it includes a segment on UA.

"Promos" make things weird.
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Old May 27, 22, 8:50 am
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Received my, on my birthday this AM.

Same as everyone, 25%, 500points, etc.

Even though I get the preferred seat for free, the 25% off made the most sense given I'm travelling most of June

Either way, Happy Birthday to me
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Old May 31, 22, 8:49 am
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Had confetti when logging in my account for a week before my actual birthday.
And on my actual birthday, I received an email to pick a birthday gift: 25% off base fare domestic, US, Caribbean or up to 10% off AC Vacations package or 500 points when spending $50 at the eStore or 100 points.
The 25% off will be useful.
Thank you AC/Aeroplan
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Old May 31, 22, 10:38 am
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I think maybe that I need to change my birthday to sometime next month and see if I get more than just confetti this time. How hard could that be?
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Old May 31, 22, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
I think maybe that I need to change my birthday to sometime next month and see if I get more than just confetti this time. How hard could that be?
It's totally random. SO is also SEMM and only received confetti 🤷‍♂️.
My parents, both FOTSG, received the total package 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️.
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Old May 31, 22, 11:29 am
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Received the confetti and the email with my choices, ended up going for the 25%. Happy to see the code applies for two people on the same booking!
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Old Jun 1, 22, 12:24 pm
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I tried to use the code for a Mexico booking and it says the code is expired. Mexico is included in the Ts an Cs. Is it because one of the flights is operated by United even though the fare is sold on AC.com ?
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Old Jun 1, 22, 7:09 pm
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Discount code received - and was expired.

Received my code on May 14th (12 hours after selecting that option).
Book by June 13. Travel completed by Nov 14th.
Tried to use it today and error message that it is expired.
Spoke to concierge, she kindly contacted help desk who indicated the promo code expired May 31 not June 13.
Concierge is following up to get me a new code hopefully soon.

My favourite part of the experience was the concierges shock that this could happen when she said I am so surprised because Air Canada IT systems are always perfect. That alone made my day.
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Old Jun 2, 22, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by yeeg View Post
So if I am the primary passenger on a buddy pass and my wife is the "buddy", I won't earn sqm,sqd for the flight?
I used a buddy pass on a friend of mine when we went to HNL in March. We book a Flex fare, I received 100% SQM, SQS & SQD and she received 0, nada, zip, nothing!

It makes sense as one person is flying for free except for the taxes paid.
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Old Jun 2, 22, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
The buddy, who paid $0, earns nothing.

Heck, there are 15% (ish, I can't remember the number) employee discount codes that result in no earnings.

There are tons of ways to fly "eligible fare brands" but not actually be eligible for earnings.

I can't speak for eUpgrades, as I have no personal experience with them on any "special" bookings (my specials were always in J).

But don't just "assume" a "Flex" booking allows eUpgrades any more than you would assume it earns 100% if it includes a segment on UA.

"Promos" make things weird.

Last year the regular Go Canada employee fares were increased from 10% to 15% and I think I used perhaps six of them and all received SQM,SQS & SQD and I did upgrade on a couple of those flights. There are some employee discount codes that are generous so they give you nada.

This year the regular Go Canada employee Fares are back down to 10% and I have two now, have not used any yet due to the frequent discounts floating around from various providers.

Who doesn't like a sale, so I like buying AIr Canada on sale, lol

Last month AMEX sent out two 15% discount codes which I used on my current flights.

I like buying the AIr Canada gift cards when on sale and then using a discount code to get 20% or 25% off fares. ( yes I am cheap or financially thrifty, depending on your outlook, lol)
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