100 Free Aeroplan Miles

But you have to sign up to receive text messages from the program.

Here is what you can expect from the Aeroplan Text Message Service

  • No more than 2 or 3 text messages per month.
  • Up-to-the-minute opportunities to earn more miles.
  • Program news and information.
  • If you’re willing to do this, here’s how to sign up.

    You can unsubscribe from text messages after the miles post in 3-4 weeks.

    Last year I called Aeroplan the most devalued program in North America.

    First there was the gutting of their award chart on July 15, 2011. For instance, my favorite award — first class to most of Asia — went from 120,000 miles to 175,000 miles (a 46% increase in one shot). Australia awards went from 75,000 to 80,000 in coach; 100,000 to 135,000 in business (35% increase), and 140,000 to 185,000 in first (32% increase).

    Then the cost of redeeming awards went up hundreds of dollars through the imposition of fuel surcharges on many of their partners effective November 2011.

    And then they increased award prices again. Remember that first class Asia award that two years ago cost 120,000 miles? It now costs 210,000 miles. First class to Australia? 220,000.

    So I guess these days, every mile counts.

    About Gary Leff

    Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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    1. @ Thomas, What short code, the text #?

      Thanks Gary, this is useful as it prevents my modest # of miles from expiring.

    2. I think…you can add a 011 in front to text from USA but…you might get hit with international text rates also so it might not be worth it unless you cancel right away.

    3. Canada residents only.
      sometimes I wish bloggers would do their homework (like trying to sign up for a promo like this) before posting.

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