Red Cross Aeroplan miles

Old Sep 7, 23, 3:53 pm
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Red Cross Aeroplan miles

Got an email today :
Air Canada® will match your donations made to the Canadian Red Cross

For every $5 you donate to the Canadian Red Cross, you’ll get 100 Aeroplan points.

Your donation will support the entire organization and their efforts to help communities at home and around the world when help is needed most.

Plus, Air Canada will match every donation you make!
seems like a decent deal, except they don't disclose before you donate that you don't get a tax receipt, so BEWARE. 55% deduction is way better ...
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Old Sep 7, 23, 10:42 pm
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Good to know, I never looked closely at it but am surprised to hear that if you donate miles there is no tax receipt available.
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Old Sep 7, 23, 10:53 pm
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Anytime you get anything as a gift or incentive to donate, you never get a tax receipt.
Only truly donated funds, art, securities, etc as defined in the Income Tax Act trigger a tax receipt!

So $100 to a good cause gets you 2,000 AP points?
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Old Sep 13, 23, 3:26 pm
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hello, long time reader-- first time poster.. hehe.. Do you know if you get the Aeroplan Points-- it counts towards EDQ with this promotion?
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Old Sep 13, 23, 6:09 pm
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Or just donate to a better charity. Bloor Hollandview for example.
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Old Sep 14, 23, 10:26 pm
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It did count for EQD last year.
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