Posted by William Charles on June 20, 2019
Airline Rewards

Published on June 20th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Transfer Bonus: 40-50% To British Airways Avios (1:1.4 or 1.5)

The Offer

Direct link to offer (need to be logged in)

  • You can currently receive a 40% transfer bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios. Normally you can transfer 1,000 MR points and receive 1,000 Avios, during this promotion you’ll receive 1,400 or 1,500 Avios instead (1:1.5)

The Fine Print

  • No end date listed, but it does say ‘If you return to redeem points later, this offer may no longer be available’

Our Verdict

Keep in mind this is one of the transfer bonuses were it will likely only show up once, so don’t navigate to the transfer page until you’re ready to transfer if interested in this bonus. A history of Avios transfer bonuses can be seen below:

Transfer rate was reduced to 1:0.8 on October 1st, 2015 and restored to 1:1 on July 13th, 2017.

As you can see 50% is as good as it gets, so if you’re interested I’d do the transfer sooner rather than later. For a full list of all transfer bonuses click here.

 



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Fat Ted
Fat Ted

I definitely had this bonus a few days ago, but don’t have it now. I actually would have transferred today if it was there. I’m probably going to call and complain about this bait and switch. I don’t want to start playing games like this with Amex. It’s already annoying when Amex offers show up right after you could have used them or expire right before an opportune time.

Aloha808
Aloha808

On FM they state that the bonus only lasted 6/10-6/16.

scott
scott

I got the 50% bonus offer last week. I did log out and then logged in later in the day and found the offer was still there, and I transferred some points over. I just checked today and no longer saw the offer.

A S
A S

I don’t see it as well now.

Cap

Is anyone else avoiding logging into AMEX altogether, except to make Payments?

There was the 30-50% bonus to Hilton late last year. Amazon even offered 1/2 cent redemption for Hilton points. We’ve had bonuses to BA, AC, VS, QF, among others this year too.

I understand it’s a free bonus and we are lucky AMEX gives it to MR members and all that jazz…

But ain’t nobody got time for these Here-Today-Gone-Tomorrow AMEX shenanigans.

Davidrotts63
Davidrotts63

Died Monday morning

Talent Hacker
Talent Hacker

This offer was not for every Amex customer. IT was targetted to some people and unfortunately, I wasn’t the lucky few

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