Get an Extra 20% Bonus Miles for a Total of 50% Bonus When You Transfer SPG Points to US Airways or American
One of the great perks of the SPG program is the ability to get a 25% bonus when you transfer points in 20,000 point increments to one of SPG’s huge list of airline partners. In other words whenever you transfer 20,000 SPG points to, for example, American Airlines you will receive a bonus of 5,000 miles for a grand total of 25,000 Advantage miles.
This is a great perk that has been the subject of debate for years with one side saying the points are too hard to earn & still more valuable left with SPG and the other-side scoffs and transfers their piles away for some great flight redemption options that work for them. I say who cares, I’ll use mine how I like and you use yours how they work for you and that is all that matters. But no matter which side you are on you have to recognize that this newest offer is making it worth considering transferring points.
For the month of July, American Airlines and US Airways have launched a joint promotion with SPG offering you another 20% bonus on you transferred points which can effectively give you a 50% bonus! So for an example –
- transfer 20,000 SPG points to US Air or American
- SPG gives me an extra 5,000 for the normal 25% bonus for a total of 25,000
- AA or US Air will kick in a 20% bonus on the 25,000 newly converted miles
- Grand total is 30,000 miles from my 20,000 SPG points – 50% bonus!
I would suggest rushing to convert your points without a game plan however this is a really good deal and if you a specific use for AAdvantage Miles or US Airways Dividend Miles then you could take advantage of this. Keep in mind that this is not a targeted offer but rather it is available to everyone through July 31st. I have a pretty large stash of SPG points and I might just use this to top off my AAdvantage account. What are your thoughts?
Dividend Miles bonus mile terms and conditions: To qualify for this Dividend Miles bonus mile offer, you must initiate the mileage conversion with Starwood Preferred Guest between 12 AM (CST) July 1 and 11:59 PM (CST) July 31, 2014 (the ‘promotion period’), and be in good standing in the Dividend Miles program. You can convert multiple times during the promotion period.
To earn the 20% conversion bonus, you must convert points from Starwood Preferred Guest. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.
Bonus miles will be posted within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by Starwood Preferred Guest. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.
Starwood Guest Preferred transfer to miles terms and conditions: Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer up to 79,999 of your Starpoints into Dividend Miles at a 1-to-1 ratio. And for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, you will earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints which will be automatically added to your transfer up to a maximum of 94,999 miles per eligible transfer.
There is no minimum Starpoint transfer requirement for Platinum Preferred Guest members. Gold Preferred Guest members have a minimum transfer requirement of 1,500 Starpoints, and Preferred Guest members have a minimum transfer requirement of 2,500 Starpoints.
Transfer maximums are based on a combination of member Starpoints and the Starwood Preferred Guest airline transfer transaction bonus. Only one airline transfer transaction per member per 24 hour period is allowed; multiple transfer transactions within the same 24 hour period will reject. Both the Starwood Preferred Guest and Dividend Miles account must have identical member names in order to complete this request; different names will cause the transfer to reject. Airline transfers are one-way, non-reversible, and non-refundable.