Posted by William Charles on December 6, 2018
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Published on December 6th, 2018 | by William Charles

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

For more American Express transfer bonuses, click 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 12/31/2018

Our Verdict

They just offered the same deal, looks like this one is YMMV again. Strange to see how many of these YMMV bonuses American Express is now offering, seems like this might be the new meta for transfer bonuses. Other previously Hilton transfer bonuses include:

 

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)

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:

Other transfer bonuses include:



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Frank
Frank

So this basically offers 1.5 CPP via Hilton Amazon cash out? Seems like quite a deal for heavy Amazon users

Enrico
Enrico

I woudn’t call it a good deal but certainly not a bad one (if you get the 0.5CPP Hilton>Amazon promo back).
To get better with MR you need to have some good redemption opportunities with the airline or hotel where you would otherwise transfer/redeem the points. Which is doable depending on your travel frequency and options.

Btw. I also got the 50%, 1000 MR > 3000 HH.

Jeff
Jeff

Thanks for the heads up DoC, first time I’ve been targeted by Amex and got +50%!

Francesco
Francesco

This would make MR points worth 1.5 cents on Amazon if the increased transfer rate from HHonors to Amazon would appear again!

Johnson
Johnson

So, if I transferred points to hilton last week at a rate of 1:2.6 to use for an upcoming trip and now I have a 1:3 offer, would they give me bonus hilton points if I call since I just transferred last week?

Floyd
Floyd

I got the 50% bonus too! Thanks for the heads up!

amz
amz

Confirming I can see 1:3 and “until 12/13/2018” statement

Clow
Clow

Think you meant 12/31, it’s what mine says.

amz
amz

Yes, sorry for the typo guys

amz
amz

Transferred some points today.at 1:3 rate. Completed very promptly, including the bonus.

klanfa
klanfa

Ah, nice, 50%.
Thanks!

Abey
Abey

Since I have the 1:3 offer I would have transferred some, but I already have 462K Hilton points…

Abey
Abey

At this rate if you use the Amex Blue plus Business you get 6 Hilton points on everything.

KaizenWarrior
KaizenWarrior

Also got the 3:1 offer, but with some interesting special terms noted… If this is enforced, make sure to wait a couple days (starts December 10) and the transfer of extra bonus points might take a while.

“Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. “MT on December 10, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. MT on December 31, 2018, to receive 50% additional Hilton Honors Bonus Points. Please allow up to eight weeks for the additional Hilton Honors Bonus Points to be awarded. Hilton Honors Bonus Points do not count towards elite tier qualification.”

R Johnson
R Johnson

Thanks for sharing this. Just transferred 350K for 1.05 million HH points. We now have 1.7M HH points for our 2 weeks upcoming in Hawaii. First trip, so we are looking forward to that.

Sevillada
Sevillada

So Doc, what’s your opinion, worth it?
Not that i have many points since I’ve been cashing out with schwab

P
P

Meh. Mine is 1:2

Susan Hall

My offer was 1000 Membership Rewards points = 3,000 Hilton Honors Points. I called customer service because I couldn’t find my 3 digit pin number and he asked if I wanted to accelerate my “pending” rewards points and redeem 5000 points for 15000 Hilton points. So that all worked out!

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