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Up to 50% Bonus AA Miles With Starwood Transfers in July

by rssfeedJuly 2, 2014

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By The Points Guy

Starwood Preferred Guest points are the most valuable currency on my monthly list of currency valuations at 2.3 cents a piece. They’re valuable because they can be used for hotel redemptions (plus 5th night free on awards and cash + points) and can also be transferred to 32 airline partners- many at a 25% bonus for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred. My favorite transfer partners are Alaska, American and US Airways.

American AAdvantage miles are also pretty high up on the value list at 1.7 cents a piece. They recently suffered a stealth devaluation (most notably axing their valuable stopover rules and Oneworld Explorer awards), though not as bad as many other currencies. That being said, I still suspect program changes as they continue on towards merging with the US Airways Dividend Miles program at some point in 2015. That being said, there are still valuable awards, like 40,000 miles roundtrip to Europe off-peak (October 15-April 15) and there are several new partners that unlock unique destinations, like Qatar and Sri Lankan).

New SPG to AA transfer bonus

AA just launched a promotion for the month of July where you get a 20% bonus on SPG transfers- no registration is necessary. If you plan it carefully, this means you can get a 50% bonus because the 20% bonus includes the built in 25% bonus when transferring in blocks of 20,000 points.

For example, 20,000 Starpoints normally = 25,000 AA and with this 20% bonus you’d end up with a bonus of 5,000 extra, for 30,000 total AA. There is a max transfer of 79,999 Starpoints per day, so the most you’d want to transfer on a given day is 60,000 in order to maximize the 5,000 built in SPG bonus.

60,000 Starpoints= 90,000 AA miles, a pretty solid deal if you know how to maximize AA miles (this could also be a good way to pad your AA account for those who have also gotten in on the amazing 100,000 mile Citi Executive AAdvantage offer this is still alive and kicking!)

Note, SPG transfers can take over a week to process, but they usually go in weekly sweeps on Monday/Tuesday so if you do it by Sunday, it usually only takes ~72 hours. American Airlines will let you hold award tickets if you call and place them on hold for up to 5 days, so while there may be a small …read more

Source: TPG

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