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Today has seen the launch of the new Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard Credit Card and after a lot of rumors and speculation, we now have confirmation of exactly what the new card offers. I’ll write a full review of the credit card in good time but for now, here are the details of what the credit card offers.
Note: there are no Chase Aeroplan credit card affiliate links in this post.
Successful new applicants can earn 2 flight reward certificates worth up to 50,000 points each after they spend $4,000 in the three months immediately after their new account is opened.
The Chase Aeroplan Credit Card comes with a $95 annual fee.
- 3 points/dollar on dining, takeout, and eligible delivery services
- 3 points/dollar on spending made at grocery stores
- 3 points/dollar for spending made directly with Air Canada
- 1 point/dollar on spending in all other categories
In addition, cardholders will earn 500 bonus points for every $2,000 spent in a calendar month up to a maximum of 1,500 points per calendar month.
The primary cardholder receives Aeroplan 25K Elite Status for the remainder of the first calendar year as well as for the whole of the following calendar year.
What this effectively means is that if you don’t already have Aeroplan status, you will probably be better off applying for this card in early January. That way you’ll have 25K Elite Status for all of 2022 and all of 2023.
Spending $15,000 on the Chase Aeroplan Credit Card in a calendar year will grant the primary cardholder Aeroplan 25k elite status for yet another year.
Spending $50,000 on the Chase Aeroplan Credit Card in a calendar year will grant the primary cardholder an Aeroplan elite status “level-up” which gives the cardholder a one tier boos in status for the next calendar year.
Full Aeroplan benefits can be found via this link.
Preferred award pricing
Per Chase and Air Canada, primary cardholders “will often require fewer Aeroplan points to redeem for flight rewards through the Aeroplan program than Aeroplan Members who do not hold an Aeroplan co-branded Credit Card”.
This preferred pricing applies only to flight rewards with Air Canada.
The primary cardholder gets a free checked bag for themselves as well as for up to eight other travelers booked on the same itinerary when flying with Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, or Air Canada Express.
Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit
The Chase Aeroplan Credit Card gives cardholders a $100 credit toward Global Entry, TSA Precheck, or NEXUS every four years when the membership fee for one of those programs is charged to the card.
Protections & insurances
The information that Chase has supplied says that the Chase Aeroplan Credit Card offers all of the following protections/insurances:
- Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance
- Baggage Delay Insurance
- Trip Delay Reimbursement
- Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
- Roadside Assistance
- Identity theft protection
- Purchase protection
Unfortunately, Chase hasn’t provided details of exactly what the cover levels are and the page dedicated to the Chase Aeroplan Credit Card only says “[o]nce your account is opened we will send you a Guide to Benefits, which includes a full explanation of coverages.”
Carbon offset benefit
Air Canada will purchase carbon offset instruments each time a holder on a Chase Aeroplan Credit Card redeems Aeroplan Points for a flight reward on Air Canada.
Pay yourself back benefits (coming soon)
Holders of the Chase Aeroplan Credit Card will be able to apply their Aeroplan points toward travel purchases on any airline, including hotel, car rental, and more at a rate of 1.25 cents per point up to 50,000 points per year.
World Elite Mastercard benefits
The Chase Aeroplan Credit Card is issued as a “World Elite Mastercard” which means that it comes with a variety of extra benefits that can be very useful. Unfortunately, Chase has not yet confirmed which of the following World Elite benefits the card will offer.
- 3-month DoorDash DashPass membership – free delivery, reduced fees, and $5 off the first two orders every month.
- 5% back on every HelloFresh order for use on future purchases.
- Free ShopRunner membership.
- Get a $5 Lyft credit every month that you take 3 Lyft rides.
- Up to $1,000 of yearly Cell Phone protection ($800 max per claim, 2 claims per year)
- Spend $20 on movie tickets at Fandango or at home on Fandango’s streaming service and get a $5 Fandango Reward.
The new Chase Aeroplan credit card may offer all of these benefits but as the Chase page for the card doesn’t confirm this, we’ll have to wait and see what further information comes out before we can be sure.
The new Chase Aeroplan Credit Card has now been launched and is open to new applicants (here). The benefits and earning rates look good for a card that costs just $95/year so this will undoubtedly be a very popular card amongst travelers that enjoy collecting and using Aeroplan Points.