It’s that time of the year once again… the holiday season is upon us! Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you planning to travel over the holidays?
I’m starting my holiday gift planning early, and thinking about using my Aeroplan miles for either travel, or gifts for the family. Aeroplan has some fantastic rewards for those Aeroplan miles, which can be used for family holiday gift shopping. I can’t even begin to list all of the reward choices – you’ll have to look for yourself.
Last year, about 2.7 million rewards were issued to members including 1.9 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance carriers which offer travel to more than 1,300 destinations worldwide! Crazy numbes, right?! Also, Aeroplan members have access to over 1,000 exciting specialty, merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards.
You can save on your holiday budget by using Aeroplan miles for holiday gifts for the entire family:
Travel Rewards for the Family
I am seriously considering taking a trip from Toronto to New York City in December, and you can redeem your miles for four Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards in Economy (roundtrip) for 60,000 miles (check the dates on this one).
iFLY Toronto 4-Flight Experience – on promotion right now for 19,000 Aeroplan Miles
Legoland Florida Park pass for adults and children – 16,000 and 17,500 Aeroplan Miles
San Diego Zoo passes for adults and children – 9,000 for adults, 7,500 Aeroplan Miles for children
London Eye Standard Ticket & River Cruise – 9,000 Aeroplan Miles
Gift Ideas for the Family
What if travel isn’t on your list for the holiday season? Here are some great gift ideas to use with your Aeroplan Miles. Bonus – there are some great family rewards with reduced miles on right now:
Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad
A gift certificate is the perfect way to give the gift of entertainment, whether it’s cinema, books or live theatre. He or she will love these gift ideas:
Cineplex $50 gift card – 6,500 Aeroplan Miles
Chapters Indigo & Coles $100 Gift Card – 13,000 Aeroplan Miles
Mirvish $100 Electronic Gift Certificate – 14,500 Aeroplan Miles
Roots $100 Gift Card – 10,000 Aeroplan Miles
Starbucks $50 Gift Card – 6,500 Aeroplan Miles
Gift Ideas for Kids
These gift ideas for kids are perfect for keeping kids busy, creative and tech happy! The Apple iTunes gift card or shuffle will keep those little feet dancing.
Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam – Purple – 11,000 Aeroplan Miles
Warm Buddy Warm Up Puppy – 5,500 Aeroplan Miles
Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB – Pink – on sale for 10,000 Aeroplan Miles
My son would LOVE this Sidney Crosby Autographed 2014 Canada Jersey – 78,500 Aeroplan Miles
Apple iTunes $50 Gift Card – 6,500 Aeroplan Miles
Gifts for the Home
From movies to music to the web and beyond, Apple TV wirelessly streams your content from the web and iTunes on your computer directly to your big screen TV in Full HD 1080p. And, now it’s equipped with the A5 chip, so streaming is effortlessly smooth. – 14,500 Aeroplan Miles
iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Sit back and let the Roomba clean the house for you. The iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot features the revolutionary new Aeroforce Performance Cleaning System Tangle free AeroForce Extractors with increased airflow faster and 50% more dirt pick up. – 91,500 Aeroplan Miles
What’s on your holiday wish list?