Monday, November 16, 2015

25% Bonus on American Express Membership Rewards Points Transfers to Etihad Airways Guest

Great news for American Express Cardholders in Canada who like to transfer their Membership Rewards Points to Etihad Airways' Guest program! Right now you'll get a 25% bonus on all transfers until December 31st This is an Etihad Guest promotion not one from Amex as you won't find any details on Amex's website about the offer.

Normally the transfer rate 1,000 Membership Rewards Points for 750 Guest Miles. With this promotion that is bumped to 937 miles (or 938 as we're not sure if Etihad will round up or down) for every 1,000 points. If you own the American Express Gold Rewards Card this means your rate of return jumps based in the 2 points per dollar on select categories or roughly 1.9 Etihad Guest Miles per dollar spent including the bonus. Still it may not be as good 1:1 ratio we see with Aeroplan or British Airways Executive Club however Etihad does have some great short haul redemptions in the Middle East, we're talking only 4,000 or 5,000 miles each way. So if business or pleasure takes you to the U.A.E. and you want to jump  on a quick visit to Bahrain, Muscat or other cities this could be the way to go!

On top of this you can also convert hotel points to Etihad Guest. As with the majority of hotel to airline transfers, SPG is the way to go as when you convert 20,000 Starpoints SPG will bump that to 25,000 miles and then you'll get the 25% on top of that. You can get 20,000 Starpoints for signing up for the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express

Offer Details:
25% Bonus Guest Miles when you convert your Credit Card, Hotel or Loyalty Reward Points into Etihad Guest Miles. Full details Until Dec 31, 15

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