The author looks at this opportunity rather myopically because he assumes that these points need to be earned by personally spending money on a personal credit card.
I think this is another reason why young graduates should consider self-employment. By funneling all business spending through an Aeroplan credit card, an Ontario small business owner could pay an extra $250 on their student debt EACH MONTH!
This could drastically reduce a person's student debt by years.
For more ways to use credit cards to achieve strategic business goals, read my book Credit Card Advantage.