Get Some Caffeine
Let's start with my first purchase of the day, a Starbucks(R) beverage, and I'm always ordering my coffee through the mobile app to save time. I'll need the fuel for doing my picnic prep and then hosting my friends soon after it's done. Did you know that you can link your Aeroplan and Starbucks(R) Rewards account, and earn 150 points every time you reload$75 on to your digital Starbucks(R) card.
Pick Up Beverages
Next up is picking up beverages from the LCBO. A nice bottle of dry rosé is perfect for a summertime backyard picnic. You can earn 1 Aeroplan point for every $4.00 spent plus look out for bonus offers at the LCBO! This is a spot where earning points comes naturally to me, haha!
Upgrade Your Picnic Gear
You can also earn points when you shop online with over 200 retailers through Aeroplan eStore as well! My picnic blanket and basket, for example, are from a retailer via the Aeroplan eStore. Pretty incredible, and I love how even shopping online can help to earn Aeroplan points.
Want to know a secret to my summertime picnics? I like to rely on Uber Eats to deliver the food! That way, we can enjoy whatever cuisine all of my guests are in the mood for and I have less preparation beforehand which really cuts back on the stress of hosting. If the host is stress-free then that good energy will rub off on the guests! You can also have Uber Eats delivered to a park if that is your location of choice - this time I had it delivered straight to my backyard.
You can actually link your Aeroplan account on both the Uber and Uber Eats app, earning points on eligible rides and food orders. Listen - with the amount of Uber Eats that I order, I'm convinced this is the purchase category that accelerates my points earning the most!
Hosting Tip: If I'm planning a picnic in my backyard, or at a park near me, I like to send an Uber XL ride to pick up my friends. It's a nice gesture that really elevates their experience, and also a sneaky way that you can keep a schedule on-time!