• Joe Breitfeller

Air Canada’s Aeroplan Loyalty Program Teams With Starbucks Canada for Convenient Everyday Earning

In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program has teamed up with Starbucks Canada so members can earn and redeem points everyday with Starbucks. Starting today, Starbucks Rewards and Aeroplan Members can link their accounts.


Aeroplan and Starbucks Canada Launch New Partnership - Courtesy Air Canada

On Monday (March 8, 2021), Air Canada announced the launch of a first-of-its-king partnership between their Aeroplan loyalty program and Starbucks Canada. Starting today, Aeroplan members can link their account to a Starbucks Rewards account and ‘double-dip’ by earning both Aeroplan points and Starbucks Stars at participating Starbucks locations throughout Canada. Linking accounts only takes a moment and can be accomplished at aircanada.com/starbucks. In Monday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President – Products, Marketing and eCommerce, Mark Nasr, said,


“We redesigned Aeroplan with the feedback and ideas of over 36,000 people. Consistently across this group, members told us that they wanted more opportunities to earn and redeem points in their everyday lives at their favourite brands. We're proud to launch this first-of-its-kind partnership with Starbucks, a globally respected brand offering the best-in-class experience for all its customers. New everyday partnerships with well-loved, frequently used brands are another reason to get excited about the reimagined Aeroplan.”


Also commenting on the new partnership, Starbucks Canada’s Vice President – Product and Marketing, Peter Furnish added,


“By bringing together two of the country's most celebrated rewards programs, Starbucks Rewards and Aeroplan, we're excited to open up a new world of benefits for customers and invite more Canadians to try the Starbucks experience. Through the Starbucks app, we continue to build meaningful ways to deepen our direct relationships with our customers digitally.”


In addition to the new partnership, throughout 2021 Aeroplan will be introducing a series of “Aeroplan Ahead” earning opportunities on the ground and at home, bringing members closer to a future travel experience.


Aeroplan members can start earning points for a variety of Starbucks rewards activities. Members will earn 75 Aeroplan points each time they load or reload $50-74.99 to their Starbucks Card, and 150 Aeroplan points for loading or reloading $75.00 or more. New Starbucks Rewards members will earn 400 Aeroplan points when they create a new Starbucks Rewards account, link it to their Aeroplan account and make their first purchase via the Starbucks app within one month. From today through June 6, 2021 customers will also earn 25 Aeroplan points by making four or more qualifying transactions in a week. Members can also earn 50 Aeroplan points each time they redeem 150 Stars two times or more in one calendar month


Through May 31, 2021. Linked Aeroplan members can also purchase Starbucks gift cards for a discounted number of points, with a $10 gift card available at the Aeroplan eStore for only 1,000 points. Finally, TD Aeroplan Visa card members will earn 50 percent more Aeroplan points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases at participating Starbucks locations.


Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, serving over 51 million guests in 2019. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last two years, Air Canada was named Global Traveler's Best Airline in North America.


Source: Air Canada