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Aeroplan’s new partnership brings your dream trip closer

That bucket list vacation you’ve been mapping out could be a little bit closer today.

Aeroplan, Canada’s favourite rewards program, has announced that members can now earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles on all car rental in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental. Those are two of the largest car agencies in the world.

Aeroplan also announced members will be able to earn and redeem miles with Payless Car Rental in the coming months, adding yet another way to earn valuable points.

Aeroplan members previously were able to earn and redeem points with Avis,
but not Budget, a partner agency, or Payless.

I had a Budget car rental in Toronto this week and was able to earn Aeroplan Miles with the transaction, giving my points a nice boost and getting me a little closer to my next trip. I fly a lot on business, but I also my use points for my wife and I to travel, including a trip next week to Florida to see the Blue Jays play some spring training baseball games. I also use my Aeroplan Miles every year to go see my Dad in California. So the more places I can collect those points, the better.

I’ll be using my Aeroplan points soon for a family trip to Florida for some beach and Blue Jays baseball time. – JIM BYERS PHOTO

In addition to using their points for rental cars or airline tickets, Aeroplan members can use miles to buy a wide range of goods, including fashion and accessories, gift cards, iPhones and other electronic goods, at www.aeroplan.com.

“We’re here to help create meaningful moments for our members,” said Kevin O’Brien, Chief Client Officer, Aeroplan. “The addition of Budget, soon to be followed by Payless, means more choice, value and increased flexibility for our members when they’re booking car rentals for both business and leisure.

“Aeroplan will also help deliver value to Avis Budget Group by using data analytics to maximize member relevancy and value through optimized offers,” O’Brien said.

Avis and Budget have more than 11,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world.

For Avis, members will continue to earn 500 Aeroplan Miles for each eligible Avis car rental at participating airport locations in Canada, the U.S. or internationally, and 250 Aeroplan miles for each eligible rental at participating off-airport locations. Members can continue to redeem Aeroplan Miles for Avis rentals starting at 5,000 miles for any date and destination within Canada, the U.S., Europe and many international spots, including Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. As well, members get 250 miles back every time they redeem miles for a rental with Avis. If they prefer, members also can use their miles to get Avis rental certificates worth $50 or $100 on aeroplan.com.

Aeroplan members can earn valuable points by renting cars with Avis and Budget in Australia and other countries around the world. – JIM BYERS PHOTO

For Budget, members can earn 250 Aeroplan Miles for each eligible rental with Budget at participating locations on or away from airports in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Members can now use their miles to get Budget rental certificates worth $50 or $100 on aeroplan.com. Soon, members also will be able to redeem Aeroplan Miles for Budget car rentals for their choice of date and destination and will be able to earn 100 miles every time they do so.

Visit aeroplan.com soon for more details on their partnership with Payless Car Rental.

To celebrate the launch of their expanded partnership, from March 2 to June 30, 2017 Aeroplan members can earn up to 3,500 bonus Aeroplan Miles when renting from Avis and up to 1,500 bonus Aeroplan Miles when choosing Budget. Members also can get 3 times the miles back if they redeem and rent from Avis before May 31, 2017. For full details, visit www.aeroplan.com.
On top of that, members are being given the chance to win amazing prizes in their “Win the Road” content. Visit aeroplan.com/WinTheRoad for more information.

Don’t forget, Aeroplan members can use their Aeroplan-affiliated credit card when paying for their rental car to earn twice as many miles.

Be sure to visit aeroplan.com to learn how you can save up to 25% on base rates when renting with Avis or Budget.

There are lots of ways to take advantage of the new, strengthened relationship between Aeroplan and Avis/Budget/Payless. It’s easy, and it’s a great way to increase the points in your account and get yourself closer to great merchandise or a fabulous vacation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST

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