The Aeroplan Blue Skies Calling
                Contest

The Aeroplan Blue Skies Calling Contest

Dreaming of a time when you can travel again?

Enter by June 1 and you could win 1 of 35 pairs of round-trip tickets valid through 2022 – so you could jet off to one of these destinations when you’re ready to fly!

Victoria, B.C.

Victoria, B.C.

San Francisco

San Francisco

Cancun

Cancun

Athens

Athens

Lisbon

Lisbon

Tokyo

Tokyo

Bogota

Bogota

Step 2

Get more contest entries through simple actions 1


Each action

you complete gets you 5 bonus entries

Complete 3 actions

get 10 additional bonus entries Total = 25 bonus entries

Complete 5 actions

get 25 additional bonus entries Total = 50 bonus entries

Turbo-charge your chances of winning


Earn bonus contest entries while boosting your points balance

Each action gets you 5 bonus entries1

  • Use your Aeroplan credit card during the contest period. Don’t have an Aeroplan credit card? Learn more.
  • Buy Aeroplan points and get a bonus of 60% more points.
  • Gift Aeroplan points to someone else and they get a bonus of 60% more points. You’ll get 5 bonus contest entries every time you gift points, up to 50 bonus entries.
  • Complete any Aeroplan eStore transaction. You’ll get 5 bonus entries each time you shop with a retailer through the eStore, up to 50 bonus entries.
  • Link your Starbucks ® Rewards account to your Aeroplan account. Don’t have a Starbucks Rewards account? You can create one when linking, and you’ll earn 400 Aeroplan points after your first purchase.2.
  • Load $50 or more to your digital Starbucks Card in the app and get at least 75 Aeroplan points (accounts must be linked first).
Earn bonus contest entries when you plan for future travel

Each action gets you 5 bonus entries1

  • Buy an Air Canada Gift Card to use for your future travel.
  • Book any hotel stay on our booking platform during the contest period (no restrictions on travel dates).
  • Book any car rental on our booking platform during the contest period (no restrictions on travel dates).

1 Restrictions apply. Please refer to Contest Rules & Regulations for details.

2 You’ll earn bonus entries even if you’ve already linked your accounts prior to the contest period, provided the accounts are still linked. But you must be registered in the contest. If you don’t have a Starbucks Reward account, you can create one when linking your accounts. If you join Starbucks Rewards for the first time, you are eligible to earn a one-time bonus of 400 Points after Account Linking when you make your first Starbucks Rewards purchase at a Participating Starbucks Store within one month of creating your Starbucks Rewards account. You must pay using your digital Starbucks Card or linked payment method in the Starbucks app, or by scanning your Starbucks app at the register prior to checkout. This offer is open to new Starbucks Rewards account holders only. If you are currently a member, or have ever been a member, you are not eligible for this offer.

Starbucks and the Starbucks logos are registered trademarks of Starbucks Corporation.

Contest Rules & Regulations

The Blue Skies Calling Contest (the "Contest") is brought to you by Aeroplan Inc. (the "Contest Sponsor"). The Contest starts on May 26, 2021 at 9:01 a.m. EST and closes on June 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST (hereinafter, the "Contest Period").

  1. Eligibility

The Contest is open to all Canadian residents having reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence prior to the Contest Period and who are active Aeroplan members in good standing (an "Eligible Participant"). Non-Aeroplan members can enroll online at aircanada.com/joinaeroplan. Aeroplan membership is free. The Aeroplan Program terms and conditions are available online at the following address: aircanada.com/aeroplan-termsandconditions.

Employees, representatives or agents of Aeroplan Inc., Air Canada and its subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies, and members of the immediate family (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they are domiciled) of any of the aforementioned and persons with whom any of the aforementioned are domiciled are not eligible to enter the Contest.

  1. How to participate in the Contest

No Purchase Necessary.

To enter the Contest, Eligible Participants must access the Contest landing page at aircanada.com/BlueSkiesCalling during the Contest Period and register for the Contest. Although online access is required in order to enter the Contest, no purchase is necessary. Subject to Covid restrictions, many public libraries, Internet cafés, retail businesses and others offer free access to internet.

Eligible Participants registering in the Contest will get one (1) eligible entry in the Contest. Eligible Participants may also earn bonus entries as further detailed in Section 3 below. The entry earned upon registration as well as each bonus entry earned as per Section 3 shall each be considered an "Eligible Entry" in the draw detailed in Section 5 below.

  1. How to earn more Eligible Entries

Below are three (3) ways to earn bonus Eligible Entries for the draw:

  1. Mail-in entry. Once registered, Eligible Participants can get five (5) bonus entries for each mailed-in 50-word essay on any of the following subjects (up to a maximum of 125 entries):
    1. A destination they would like to visit and why they would like to visit it
    2. A reward they are earning Aeroplan points for and why
    3. Who they are most looking forward to travelling with and why
    4. Their most memorable flight with Air Canada
    5. Their favorite feature of the Aeroplan program
    6. The reason why they joined the Aeroplan program
    7. Their dream trip
    8. A reward they have redeemed for in the past

    Essays must be accompanied by the Eligible Participant's name, Aeroplan number, address, e-mail address and telephone number and be sent to: 525 Viger Ave W, Suite 1000, Montreal (Quebec) H2Z 0B2, c/o: Marie-Pier Picard. Mail-in entries must be sent before the end of the Contest Period and received by Contest Sponsor before midnight on June 7, 2021. Each essay must be unique. Essays that are not an original creation of the person submitting it, or which are illegal, defamatory or in any way obscene, all as determined solely by the Contest Sponsor, will be disqualified.

    Additional mail-in bonus entries. Eligible Participants who submit a mail-in entry and are Aeroplan credit cardholders in good standing will also receive five (5) additional Eligible Entries even if they don't make an eligible transaction using their credit card during the Contest Period.  

  1. Eligible Entries through eligible use of Eligible Participant's Aeroplan account. Once registered, Eligible Participants can earn five (5) Eligible Entries for each of the following actions taken through their Aeroplan account (up to a maximum of 135 entries). All actions must be taken during the Contest Period to be eligible.
Action Maximum Number of Eligible Entries per Action

Linking Eligible Participant's Starbucks ® Rewards account with its Aeroplan account (no purchase necessary)*

Five (5) Eligible Entries

Making a purchase transaction with the Eligible Participant's valid Aeroplan credit card (in good standing)**

Five (5) Eligible Entries

Buying Aeroplan points for themselves

Five (5) Eligible Entries

Gifting Aeroplan points to someone else (up to a maximum of ten (10) gifts)

Up to fifty (50) Eligible Entries

Completing a purchase with any of Aeroplan's online partner retailers via the Aeroplan eStore (up to a maximum of ten (10) transactions with partner retailers)

Up to fifty (50) Eligible Entries

Loading $50 or more to Eligible Participant's digital Starbucks Card in the Starbucks app or Eligible Participant's Starbucks Rewards online account in a single transaction.

(this action is subject to Eligible Participants having linked their Starbucks Rewards account with their Aeroplan account)

Five (5) Eligible Entries

Making a hotel booking online at aeroplan.cxloyalty.com

Five (5) Eligible Entries

Making a car rental booking online at aeroplan.cxloyalty.com

Five (5) Eligible Entries

Purchasing an Air Canada gift card of any value at giftcard.aircanada.com 

Five (5) Eligible Entries

For all transactions with online retailers, it is understood that Eligible Participants must complete their purchase during the Contest Period.

All transactions listed above remain subject to the standard terms and conditions that may be applicable to each transaction. If the transaction is invalidated, cancelled or refunded, the entries related to such transaction shall no longer be considered "Eligible Entries" and shall be deducted from Eligible Participant's total number of Eligible Entries.

*Eligible Participants who have linked their Starbucks Rewards account with their Aeroplan account before the start of the Contest Period are also eligible to receive the five (5) Eligible Entries, provided they have registered for the Contest during the Contest Period using the same Aeroplan account and provided that the accounts remain linked during the entire Contest Period and until the draw. If accounts are linked during the Contest Period and unlinked before the draw, the entries related to such action shall no longer be considered "Eligible Entries" and shall be deducted from Eligible Participant's total number of Eligible Entries. If Eligible Participant does not have a Starbucks Rewards account, it is possible to create one for free when linking, subject to the acceptance of the Starbucks Rewards Termsand the Starbucks Card Terms.

** Valid Aeroplan credit cards include: TD ® Aeroplan ® Visa Platinum* Card, TD ® Aeroplan ® Visa Infinite* Card, TD ® Aeroplan ® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card, TD ® Aeroplan ® Visa* Business Card, CIBC Aeroplan ® Visa* Card, CIBC Aeroplan ® Visa Infinite* Card, CIBC Aeroplan ® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card, CIBC Aeroplan  ® Visa* Business Card, CIBC Aeroplan ® Visa* Business Plus Card, American Express ®* Aeroplan ® Reserve Card, American Express ®* Aeroplan  ® Card, American Express ®* Aeroplan ® Business Reserve Card, American Express ®* Aeroplan ® Corporate Reserve Card and American Express ®* Aeroplan  ® Corporate Card. The use of CIBC and TD convenience cheques, cash advances and/or posting of annual fees, interest and/or other fees do not apply as qualifying transaction as part of this Contest.

Aeroplan credit card partners are not Contest Sponsors and are not responsible or liable for this Contest.

  1. Extra Eligible Entries.
    1. Eligible Participants that: (i) complete three (3) different actions from the options provided under paragraph ii. above; (ii) send in three (3) different mail-in essays under paragraph i.; or (iii) have completed a combination of any three (3) actions in their Aeroplan account and/or mailed-in essays during the Contest Period, will receive an extra ten (10) bonus Eligible Entries.
    2. Eligible Participants that: (i) complete five (5) different actions from the options provided under paragraph ii. above; (ii) send in five (5) different mail-in essays under paragraph i.; or (iii) have completed a combination of any five (5) actions in their Aeroplan account and/or mailed-in essays during the Contest Period will receive an extra fifteen (15) bonus Eligible Entries.

For clarity, Eligible Participants can obtain up to a maximum of 25 entries under this paragraph iii.

  1. Prizes

There are thirty-five (35) prizes (each a "Prize") to be won consisting of thirty-five (35) pairs of Economy Class round-trip tickets on any flight operated by Air Canada (including, flights operated under the Air Canada Express banner and operated by Air Canada Rouge) from the major Canadian airport served by Air Canada closest to the winner's place of residence to one of the following destinations: Victoria, San Francisco, Cancun, Athens, Lisbon, Tokyo and Bogota.

Flight reservation is subject to availability and blackout dates as detailed below.

Destination Blackout periods

Victoria and San Francisco

24 July 2021 to 08 August 2021 

15 December 2021 to 05 January 2022

13 April 2022 to 20 April 2022

23 July 2022 to 07 August 2022

Cancun

18 December 2021 to 10 January 2022 

28 February 2022 to 18 March 2022

13 April 2022 to 20 April 2022

17 December 2022 to 09 January 2023

Bogota, Athens and Lisbon

01 July 2021 to 03 July 2021 

08 July 2021 to 06 September 2021 

15 December 2021 to 10 January 2022 

22 June 2022 to 02 July 2022 

07 July 2022 to 05 September 2022 

14 December 2022 to 09 January 2023

Tokyo

01 July 2021 to 13 September 2021

15 December 2021 to 12 January 2022 

22 June 2022 to 02 July 2022

07 July 2022 to 05 September 2022

14 December 2022 to 09 January 2023

Travel must be completed on or before December 31, 2022. Travel does not qualify for Aeroplan points accumulation or for mileage/points accumulation in any other frequent flyer program. No changes permitted to reservations once date of travel is confirmed or ticket has been issued. 

The Prize winners are responsible for all fuel, insurance, surcharges, taxes, fees and other applicable charges with a credit card at time of booking. The Prize winners and their travelling companion are responsible for: any and all costs, expenses and taxes not expressly described herein including, without limitation, applicable local air departure taxes, ground transportation, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, personal expenses of any nature for overnight layover, meals and beverages, service charges, in-flight meals and entertainment; costs incurred to and from the departure point as the Prizes originate and terminate there, obtaining sufficient personal travel insurance prior to departure, if desired; obtaining and carrying all necessary travel documentation, such as passports and visas and complying with customs immigrations regulations. The use of upgrade certificates is not permitted for flights. Use of the airfare tickets are subject to Air Canada's general conditions of carriage publicly available at www.aircanada.com.

The Prize winner and his/her travelling companion understand and acknowledge the risks related to the spread of infectious or contagious diseases and understand it remains his/her responsibility to take the necessary precautions applicable to any health hazards, including but not limited to Covid-19. The Prize winner also understands it is his/her responsibility to verify if his/her travel insurance policy covers incidents related to Covid-19.

The Prize winner and his/her travelling companion are also aware of Air Canada's CleanCare+ Program and the mandatory health and safety measures, including but not limited to pre-flight customer temperature checks, mandatory protective face coverings, and health screening questions. For more information, please visit the Air Canada webpage for COVID-19 Updates.

The approximate total value of the Prizes is $161,000. Exact value depends on point of departure and destination as well as time of travel. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold, transferred, or converted to cash and will not be refunded if unused. No substitutions, changes or extensions are permitted. Contest Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute each Prize for another prize of equal or greater value.

A maximum of one (1) Prize per Aeroplan member/account can be won.

  1. Prizes Draw

A random draw from all Eligible Entries received from Eligible Participants during the Contest Period to select the winner(s) of the Prizes will be held virtually on July 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. EST. The odds of winning the Prizes will depend upon the total number of Eligible Entries received from Eligible Participants during the Contest Period.

  1. Claiming of Prizes

In order to be declared a winner and be able to claim the Prize, the Eligible Participant selected by random draw will be contacted by telephone or by e-mail by the Contest Sponsor or one of its agents or representatives, shortly following the draw and must confirm acceptance as a selected Eligible Participant within three (3) calendar days of contact. If the selected Eligible Participant cannot be contacted, another Eligible Participant will be selected by way of random draw. Before being declared a winner, each selected Eligible Participant will be required to answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question and sign a release and waiver form confirming, without limitation, that:

  • He/she complies with the eligibility requirements;
  • he/she has read the Contest rules and regulations and complies completely;
  • he/she accepts the Prize as awarded;
  • he/she acknowledges the Contest Sponsor's right to publish his/her picture, name, and city of residence without compensation other than the Prize offered;
  • he/she successfully answers a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question; and
  • he/she releases and agrees to hold harmless of all liability the Contest Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising, promotional agencies and each of the foregoing entities' directors, officers, employees, contractors, and agents.

No correspondence will be undertaken except with the selected Eligible Participants whose Eligible Entry was drawn. Once an Eligible Participant is declared a winner by Contest Sponsor, Contest Sponsor will send the Eligible Participant an email or letter containing the details on how to redeem his/her Prize (i.e., reservation of the flights).

  1. General Terms and Conditions

All entries submitted, and all information provided, by Eligible Participants must be complete and accurate. Contest Sponsor will not be held responsible for any technological malfunctions, telephone or internet interruptions and/or any late/incomplete/erroneously completed Prize claims or release and waiver forms.

By entering the Contest, Eligible Participants expressly consent to the Contest Sponsor, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies, storing, sharing, and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with the Contest Sponsor's Privacy Policy publicly available on Contest Sponsor's website.

All entries are subject to verification by the Contest Sponsor and may be disqualified if they are received outside of the Contest Period, are incomplete, irregular, submitted through illicit means or if they contain any false statements, or do not conform to or satisfy to any condition of these Contest rules and regulations.

By entering the Contest, Eligible Participants agree that the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to publish without compensation the full name, city of residence, and photograph of all winners and Eligible Participants waive all rights with respect to printed, broadcast and other forms of publicity.  Eligible Participants further agree that all entries submitted and their content become the property of the Contest Sponsor.

Eligible Participants agree to be bound by all decisions of the Contest Sponsor regarding the Contest which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Eligible Participants agree that the Contest Sponsor is not liable for any incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or for any error or malfunction of any kind in connection with the Contest. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to, without advance notice, terminate or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify it in any way, without any further obligations to Eligible Participants. Furthermore, if the Contest Sponsor determines, at its sole discretion, that any entry compromises the integrity of the Contest, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the entry at issue or terminate the Contest in its entirety without any further obligations to Eligible Participants. The Contest Sponsor further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban the individual from any future contest of the Contest Sponsor who it finds or believes to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of the Contest rules and regulations or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

By entering this Contest, Eligible Participants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor, its parent company Air Canada, and each of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies as well as Starbucks Canada, including its subsidiaries and affiliates and each of the foregoing entities' respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability in connection with the Contest or, if declared a winner, the Prize awarded and use thereof.

The Contest is subject to federal, provincial and local rules and regulations.

For Quebec Residents only: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official contest rules, or the rights and obligations of an Eligible Participant in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and the laws of Canada applicable therein.

Governing Law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official contest rules, or the rights and obligations of an Eligible Participant in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and the laws of Canada applicable therein.

Language. In the event of any discrepancies between the English language rules and any French language rules for this Contest, the English rules shall prevail, govern and control. In the English language rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to any social media, point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the English language rules shall prevail, govern and control.

Eligible Participants may obtain the Prize winners' names between August 11, 2021 and September 11, 2021, by addressing their request, accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage to:

AIR CANADA
525 Viger Ave W, Suite 1000
Montreal (Quebec) H2Z 0B2
c/o: Marie-Pier Picard

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