Posted by William Charles on October 23, 2016
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Published on October 23rd, 2016 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] 50% Transfer Bonus: American Express Membership Rewards To Starwoods Preferred Guest (2:1)

The Offer

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  • Receive a 50% bonus when you transfer your American Express membership rewards points to Starwoods Preferred Guest (SPG). For example, transfer 1,000 American Express membership rewards and receive 500 SPG points.

spg-transfer-bonus

The Fine Print

  • Must transfer a minimum of 1,000 points
  • Valid until November 17th, 2016

Our Verdict

They offered a similar transfer bonus last year, there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason as to who it’s targeted to (e.g some Platinum cardholders will be eligible, others won’t be). A 50% transfer bonus is as good as it gets for SPG, so if you’re thinking about transferring then now would be the time to do it. I still don’t think this is a good value of MR points due to the low transfer rate (even with the bonus) although you could effectively get 3 Marriott rewards points per 2 MR rewards points (still terrible value IMO).

Marriott travel packages might be worth considering though, you’d 180,000 Memebership Rewards points and for that you’d receive a seven night stay at a category 1-5 property and 152,000 United Miles (with this bonus), 142,000 American Airline miles (with this bonus) or 120,000 miles with other programs.

American Express have the current transfer bonuses:

You can view a full list of historical bonuses here.

Hat tip to subintima1 on /r/churning



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Marcus Narvaez
Marcus Narvaez

I only see this as being decent for topping out a marriott account to get a travel package. I have about 82k SPG and 3k marriot, leaving me 21k marriott or with this, 14k MR short of the package.

P
P

I just need 500 additional SPG points and I don’t have the cc but i’m not targeted for this transfer bonus.

Michael
Michael

for 17$ you can buy 500 SPG points. might be with it if u really need them

PG
PG

Where do I find out if I am targeted or not?

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