Old Sep 26, 2023, 7:55 pm
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What is the birthday perk thing?

Some Aeroplan members are offered a selection perks via an email on or around their birthday.

Does everyone get this offer on their birthday?

No. The offer seems to be targeted somewhat randomly. You may get it one year, but not the next. No one here understands for sure how the offer is awarded.

So, what are these perks?

The offers seems to have varied, but as of the last Wiki edit, here is a summary:

25% OFF BASE FARES + A PREFERRED SEAT
When you book a domestic, transborder, or Caribbean flight by XXX for travel by YYY (subject to availability)

EARN 5X ON A BIRTHDAY RIDE!
Earn 5X the points on your next Uber Comfort, UberXL, Uber Premier or Uber Black ride by XXX

UP TO 10% OFF VACATION PACKAGES
When you book a vacation package with Air Canada Vacations to select destinations by XXX for travel by YYY.

500pts
With a purchase of $50 or more via the Aeroplan eStore.

100pts
Celebrate simply! Get 100 bonus points (250 points for some) for your special day.

The following perk was reported shortly after the birthday perk was launched, but appears to be no longer offered:

500pts
When you load your linked Starbucks Rewards account with $50 or more.

Sounds great! So, do I get ALL of those perks?

No, you get your choice of one of them.

Is there a catch?

Sort of. Several of the perks come with date restrictions. The 'XXX' date referenced above is usually about 30 days after your actual birthday. The YYY date is usually about 7 months after your birthday. More or less. And the 25% off can't be used for J fares.
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Old Aug 13, 2021, 12:41 pm
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Aeroplan birthday perk

What is this "birthday perk" everyone's talking about?
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Old Aug 13, 2021, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
What is this "birthday perk" everyone's talking about?
This was sent to me a few days ago by a friend who recently had a birthday.



My birthday was a few weeks before that and I got nothing, so either it's very new, or AC likes him more than me
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
This was sent to me a few days ago by a friend who recently had a birthday.



My birthday was a few weeks before that and I got nothing, so either it's very new, or AC likes him more than me
I'm assuming the "250 bonus points" is... 250 Aeroplan Miles?
500 Starbucks points is 10 coffees... I'd take the 25% off base fares even though they don't apply to legit international.
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
I'm assuming the "250 bonus points" is... 250 Aeroplan Miles?
500 Starbucks points is 10 coffees... I'd take the 25% off base fares even though they don't apply to legit international.
There's no such thing as "Aeroplan miles" any more.

If Aeroplan refers to "points", it's "Aeroplan points".
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
This was sent to me a few days ago by a friend who recently had a birthday.



My birthday was a few weeks before that and I got nothing, so either it's very new, or AC likes him more than me
Unless you have another friend whose birthday was this month, that's me, and I'm virtually certain AC likes you more than me by every conceivable metric.
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
There's no such thing as "Aeroplan miles" any more.

If Aeroplan refers to "points", it's "Aeroplan points".
Hopefully I didn't confuse everyone here by saying "Aeroplan miles", especially the FOTSGs.
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Hopefully I didn't confuse everyone here by saying "Aeroplan miles", especially the FOTSGs.
I was more concerned with the "Starbucks points". It's 500 Aeroplan points.
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
I was more concerned with the "Starbucks points". It's 500 Aeroplan points.
Oh... yeah for some reason I thought it was Starbucks Rewards points instead of Aeroplan points.
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Originally Posted by YOWgary
Unless you have another friend whose birthday was this month, that's me
I didn't want to out you

and I'm virtually certain AC likes you more than me by every conceivable metric.
I don't know. I think those FPs you buy are massively overpriced, so maybe you do better margins than me even if I do higher volume
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Dunno about everyone else, but as Birthday presents go, this one is pretty Meh.
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Dunno about everyone else, but as Birthday presents go, this one is pretty Meh.
25% off isn't bad.
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
25% off isn't bad.
True, but it ain't good for the places I wanna go. Which reminds me, I have a 25% off system wide that I need to burn before the end of Feb.
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True, but it ain't good for the places I wanna go. Which reminds me, I have a 25% off system wide that I need to burn before the end of Feb.
You must buy the occasional North America revenue trip that's not on an FP, and a 25% off code is probably worth three figures
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
I don't know. I think those FPs you buy are massively overpriced, so maybe you do better margins than me even if I do higher volume
And here I've been thinking of $560 for essentially-guaranteed Transcon J-pod as a pretty good deal.
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Well, I am travelling home on Monday which is my birthday. I will see if I receive one of these birthday perks. When I booked some additional flights last night, the concierge did notice my birthday and wished me a happy birthday which was nice.
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