Hello nice people! I joined Aeroplan last year because my family were taking a long plane trip from London to Tokyo (we live in London). I figured we'd get a huge pile of points, because that seemed like such a massive journey. [noob] Well, I was wrong, and we only got 6000 points. We and our family do fly once or twice a year to Canada, which might get us a few more points before the end of the year. I didn't realise until after I'd signed up that Aeroplan requires you to use your points within a year, or they evaporate. I doubt we'll ever fly enough to accumulate enough points to actually use them - 6000 points will just about buy me a crappy travel alarm clock from the Aeroplan website. What should I do? Should I hope that another return flight LHR-YYZ will provide enough points to actually make this thing worthwhile? Should I get some cheesy credit card (I have never owned a credit card before and can't see myself actually using it). Or should I just bail from all this points malarkey?