Torontonicity was invited to attend the launch event of Aeroplan’s dExclusives program, available to Distinction members. To give us an idea of the type of exclusive rewards available via auction in the dExclusives category, we were treated to a live performance of the Sam Roberts Band at Revolution Recording in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood on June 12, 2014.
The Sam Roberts Band performed “Shapeshifters,” “We’re All In This Together,” “Never Enough,” and “Where Have All The Good People Gone,” courtesy of Universal Records.
Roberts has also launched his own beer, Sam Roberts Band Session Ale, part of Spearhead Brewing Company. Guests were invited to sample the ale.
We were informed about Aeroplan’s dExclusives category, which offers various types of rewards including Escapes, In The City and Money Can’t Buy, which you bid on with your Aeroplan miles. In order to participate in dExclusives, you have to be a member of Aeroplan’s Distinction program.
Some of the recent rewards under dExclusives included:
- Grand Slam Wimbledon Tennis Finals in London from July 2-7, 2014. Closing bid was 684,000 Aeroplan miles
- Broadway Weekend in the Big Apple from June 27-29, 2014. Closing bid was 275,000 Aeroplan miles
- World Championship Soccer Finals in Brazil from July 5-15, 2014. Closing bid was 1,602,000 Aeroplan miles
- Napa Valley Wine Tasting Getaway from June 27-July 1, 2014. Closing bid was 322,000 Aeroplan miles
This P.K. Subban autographed Sochi 2014 Olympics jersey is currently available with an opening bid of 25,000 Aeroplan miles:
Aeroplan’s Distinction program rewards top accumulating members with preferential mileage levels for redemption, bonus mile offers and exclusive privileges. You become part of the Distinction program once you accumulate 25,000 Aeroplan miles. The different levels are:
25,000 Aeroplan miles – Silver
50,000 Aeroplan miles – Black
100,000 Aeroplan miles – Diamond
If you are or have been an Aeroplan member, there are several new features worth mentioning. First is the fact that effective June 2013, Aeroplan Miles no longer expire if not used within seven years. The one caveat is a member must use their Aeroplan card once a year to remain an active member and not have Aeroplan miles expire.
You can earn Aeroplan miles at several popular hotel chains including Marriott, Best Western, Novotel, Park Plaza, Quality Inns, Radisson, Ramada, Crowne Plaza, Renaissance, Days Inn, Delta, Shangri-La, DoubleTree, Sheraton, Econo Lodge, Delta, Fairmont, Hilton Travelodge, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf Astoria, The Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Holiday Inn, Wyndham, Howard Johnson, InterContinental, and JW Marriott.
You can also earn Aeroplan points at Direct Energy, Esso, Home Hardware, Rexall Pharma Plus, Sobeys, Uniprix and Volvo Canada.