Pay your taxes with aeroplan miles - at 0.85 cpm.

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  1. The Lev
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    The Lev Silver Member

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    Aeroplan has the "feature" allowing you to pay taxes and fees on an award redemption with additional miles up and running.

    It now appears as a tick box option of either cash or miles with cash being the default.

    Each aeroplan mile is worth 0.85 cents towards the taxes and fees. Ouch - i think i'll continue to use cash..
     
  2. YULtide

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    Ouch indeed! :eek:
     
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  3. londoncalling

    londoncalling Silver Member

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    Aeroplan/Aimia did not become a cash cow by giving things away. It will be interesting to see how Aimia will continue to be profitable once AC takes back the FF program in 2019.
     
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    mevlannen Silver Member

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    0.85 cents/mile. Hmm...

    I think that I shall stick with the tried-and-true of transcontinental cross-border J, and northwestern outstation Y, redemptions. Both of these at short notice, can usually manage to get better than 5 cents/mile in apparent value, net of 'taxes, paid in cash (of course).
     
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  5. pointshogger

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    Hopefully no one takes advantage of this option, so that it would either push them to improve it.
     
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