Looking back at this past year, I feel like I have travelled more than I have in my entire life. While I’m staying grounded for the next few months thanks to my kids’ insane hockey schedules, I’m already thinking about our next trip(s) for next year (fingers crossed). But how to plan our vacation faster?

While we enjoy visiting Florida every spring, I’m tempted to try a new destination this year… even more tempted to take another trip to Europe. I’m also thinking about scooping my husband away for a long weekend getaway to the Caribbean, sans children. It would be the first time we’ve ever taken a trip without our kids – long overdue?!

Why don’t families or couples take vacations more frequently? For many, they simply can’t afford it – and some families think they can’t. The biggest expense for a family of four is the airline tickets.

Plan Your Next Vacation With Aeroplan Miles

BUT if collecting Aeroplan® miles helps to pay for those tickets, why wouldn’t you? It’s a no-brainer! Plan your next vacation with miles and you’ll be sipping margaritas in no time!

All you have to do is carry your Aeroplan® card to earn miles on your everyday purchases. Plus, you can earn miles twice when you pay with an Aeroplan®-affiliated credit card.

Where can you use your Aeroplan® card to earn miles faster for your next trip?


I don’t know about you, but every time I shop at Costco, I’m not walking out of there without spending $200. So if you earn 1 mile per $1 spent online at Costco.ca on select products, those miles add up! If you don’t have a Costco card, sign up for a new Costco Membership and register your account with Aeroplan.


While I do enjoy shopping in retail stores because I enjoy seeing products in person, I also like to shop after hours from the comfort of my couch. Aeroplan® Members can earn 1 mile per $1 spent year-round at SHOP.CA. Plus, earn 800 bonus miles on your first purchase of $99 or more.

Plan Your Next Vacation With Miles


When it’s time to fill up, why not earn even more points by filling up at Esso. You can earn up to 3 Aeroplan® Miles for every $3 you spend at Esso stations – the higher the grade of gas, the more miles.


Ok, if you’re in the market for anew vehicle and Volvo happens to be your choice, you can earn Aeroplan®miles through your entire auto journey. Earn 25,000 miles or more with the purchase or lease of a new Volvo and continue to earn miles throughout the life of your car! Here’s how else you can earn:

  • Test drive any new vehicle—earn 250 miles
  • After-sales service—1 mile per $1 spent
  • Parts and accessories—1 miles per $1 spent

Simply present your Aeroplan® Card when you visit your Volvo dealership. Earn a minimum of 25,000 miles with the purchase or lease of a new Volvo and continue to earn throughout its life cycle.

Aeroplan’s eStore

If you don’t shop with any of these brands, check out Aeroplan’s eStore which features over 100 retailers such as Apple Store Canada, Indigo.ca, Dell.ca, and Sears.ca from 10 different product categories including accessories, apparel, gift cards and more.  Members can shop online and earn at least 1 Aeroplan® Mile for every $1 that they spend and double that if they pay with one of the Aeroplan® affiliated financial cards.  Visit www.aeroplan.com/eStore for more details.


More tips to Earn Miles Faster with Aeroplan.  

How does Aeroplan Work?


Where would you like to vacation next?


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    I would love to go to Hawaii – or London. Anywhere is fine, actually. That sounds like a great way to vacation.

  3. I’m going to share your post with my sister. I can’t travel much because of health reasons but she is always traveling and I’m sure she’d love to learn all about Aeroplan® miles.

  4. Oh how I would love to have a vacation planned for this winter–it gets pretty depressing in Chicago during January. Will definitely look into what Costco has to offer.

  5. Elizabeth O. Reply

    This is very interesting! I would love to go on a vacation, it’s been a long time since I went out of our city, lol. This would be helpful!

  6. I’d love to take some bigger trips to other countries. The savings from purchases with the Aeroplan card would definitely add up and help out immensely.

  7. I always hear about people earning miles with credit cards, it would be nice to earn such a fantastic reward and go somewhere nice.

  8. These are great tips. I hate planning vacation because it is stressful but this sounds like it will be easier. I want to plan a big one next year.

  9. Now this is a great incentive to earn miles. I can certainly use a nice vacation and good break from upcoming chilly winters.

  10. Super awesome! Airline milages really comes in handy don’t they? My fiance use his Qantas milage a lot and it really help us being in this long distance relationship 😀

  11. This is a great way to save for a trip. Plane flights are always one of the most expensive parts of traveling so I’d love a way to save more.

  12. I didn’t know cars got in on this kind of thing too. Now I’m thinking of Volvo for the first time ever. Not even kidding. 🙂

  13. Vacation? What’s that? I’ll definitely be trying to plan one soon! I really want to visit Europe in general so I think that’ll be our goal! 🙂

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