If a frequent flyer award is good, a cheaper frequent flyer award is even better.
Case in point: this discount on Aeroplan awards.
Through February 28, Aeroplan members will receive a 1,000-mile rebate when redeeming miles for the following awards:
- Selected Air Canada Vacation packages
- Selected MSC cruises
- Fairmont Hotel stays priced at 30,000 miles or more
- Stays at Sheraton, Westin, W, Four Points, Le Meridien, and St Regis hotels priced at 30,000 or more miles
- Any Best Western stays
- Any Avis car rentals
Members will receive their rebated miles within 30 days of the end of the promotion, or within 30 days of the end of the qualifying stay in the case of some vacation packages.
Deal or No Deal
A 1,000-mile rebate on a 30,000-mile award amounts to a discount of 3.3 percent. Whether that's negligible or a needle-mover is in the eye of the redeemer.
On the other hand, a Best Western stay can be had for fewer than 10,000 miles, in which case the rebate amounts to a solid if unspectacular 10 percent discount.
And applying the rebate to a 5,000-mile Avis rental yields a hefty 20 percent discount.
For most, the discount is probably insufficient to trigger a redemption they wouldn't have made anyway. But for those already inclined toward one of the eligible awards, any discount—even a modest one—is better than no discount at all.
Reader Reality Check
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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.