Published on September 27th, 2018 | by William Charles17
[Expired] [YMMV] American Express Transfer Bonus: 30%-50% To Hilton Honors (1:2.6/3)
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- You can currently receive a 30% transfer bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors points. Normally you can transfer 1,000 MR points and receive 2,000 Hilton Honors pointss, during this promotion you’ll receive 2,600 Hilton instead (1:2.6)
- Some people are even seeing a transfer bonus of 50%, making it 1:3
The Fine Print
- Valid until November 30th, 2018
American Express traditionally hasn’t offered transfer bonuses on Hilton before, previous deals are as follows:
- January 2nd, 2018: Transfer rate increased permanently from 1:1.5 to 1:2
- October 24th – December 15th, 2017: 33% transfer bonus
- October 16th – November 30th, 2014: 33% bonus (going from a rate of 1:1.5 to a rate of 1:2)
- December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013, 2013: 33% bonus (going from a rate of 1:1.5 to a rate of 1:2)
Given that the base rate was increased in January of this year this is the highest transfer rate we’ve ever seen. American Express also has these other current transfer bonuses:
- [YMMV] American Express Transfer Bonus: 25% To JetBlue (1:1), valid until October 1st.
- American Express Transfer Bonus: 40% To British Airways/Iberia Avios (1:1.4). Valid until November 15th
For a full list of current and historical offers head over to this post. In terms of how good this deal is it will really depend on how you value Hilton points and Membership Rewards points, I personally wouldn’t transfer unless I had a specific redemption in mind and even then it might make sense to get one of the increased offers on one of the Hilton cards instead:
- American Express Hilton Ascend Bonus Increased To 150,000 Points (Best Ever)
- American Express Hilton Honors Card No Annual Fee Card: 100,000 Point Offer Or 75,000 Points + $100 Statement Credit (Highest Ever)
- American Express Hilton Aspire Bonus Increased To 150,000 Points – Best Ever
- Hilton Honors American Express Business Card 125,000 Point Offer + $100 Statement Credit
I always get nervous about devaluations when this type of flood of points is on offer. With Hilton it’s even worse as they don’t publish award charts anymore.