Posted by William Charles on September 27, 2018
Hotel Booking

Published on September 27th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [YMMV] American Express Transfer Bonus: 30%-50% To Hilton Honors (1:2.6/3)

Deal has now expired, view current transfer bonuses by clicking here.

The Offer

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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

Our Verdict

American Express traditionally hasn’t offered transfer bonuses on Hilton before, previous deals are as follows:

Targeted promotions:

  • 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:

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:

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.

 



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cowsareverywhere
cowsareverywhere

Hmm, not showing the bonus on my end. Anybody else? Also might want to edit “during this promotion you’ll receive 2,600 Avios instead (1:2.6)” That would be amazing 😀

Aaron
Aaron

Still a pretty terrible redemption – I never seem to get much more than 0.5 cents of value per point from Hilton, so this is like 1.3 cents per Amex point.

Paul
Paul

It must be targeted, I’m not seeing it.

Trippy

Me neither

Paul
Paul

I did see the Avios, though, but that’s over. I would have used the Hilton, because I’ve been using one where I’m getting about 0.5 cent/pt.

Paul
Paul

Now I’m getting it, and the Avios & JetBlue.

Jags
Jags

I have a 50% bonus 1:3.

Ferris
Ferris

This isn’t actually a baddeal. If you value AMEX points at 1.25 cpp, this would translate into 0.4808 cpp on HHonors points. I tend to value them around 0.45 lately, so this is very reasonable.

Jody
Jody

we just have the regular transfer rate on our accounts (2 data points in our house)

David
David

No targeted bonus for me currently.

Brady
Brady

Not sure why bloggers aren’t stipulating that this is a targeted deal. Doesn’t show up in my account either.

gman
gman

I wouldnt do it even at a 3 to 1 rate. Hilton points are so low value.

slomichael
slomichael

Showed 1:2.6 on Blue Business on Wednesday, on Thursday 1:2

Greg
Greg

Yeah, this is a targeted offer. I don’t have the bonus.

Brian
Brian

I have a 1:3 Transfer rate on BGR

Player 2 has 1:2.6 on PRG

Lisa
Lisa

I have 1:3 on AmEx EveryDay. Showed on account this morning, wasn’t there yesterday.

Mike
Mike

Anyone know if the additional 600 points transfer right away? Looking to book a hotel this weekend and it actually is a really good deal (football weekend, regular Hilton 40K rate) but don’t want to do it if I can’t get the 30% bonus.

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