How NOT to redeem your Aeroplan points: Points.com->PayPal

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    As of yesterday (9 Feb 2011) Points.com added PayPal as a means to redeem Aeroplan points. Basically you can cash out your points directly, skipping gift cards, certificates, vouchers and the like. Sadly, however, the rates are pretty bad.

    Getting $100 out will run you 17,734 points. Ouch.

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    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewa...worst-points-redemption-option-ive-ever-seen/
    http://blog.points.com/2011/02/09/points-com-paypal-introduce-a-new-way-to-use-your-miles/
    https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2011/02/paypal-teams-with-points-com-to-turn-airline-miles-into-cash/
     
  2. QSG
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    I wonder if we re-package the points, slice and dice them, and re-sell them.....It worked with mortgages![​IMG]
     
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    Well, don't underestimate the value of cash in your pocket. If I were a traveling on employer paid tickets, I might take $100 home on a TATL/TPAC flight.

    Well, I wouldn't but I can imaging a universe where someone might, just not the people who will.
     
  4. cvarming
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    It really shows the difference in value between the different kinds of miles:

    $100
    = 17734 Aeroplan miles
    = 24118 American Airline miles
    = 120589 US Airways miles.

    Wow. I thought my US miles were something like %60 - %80 the value of my Aeroplan miles. I guess not [​IMG]
     

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