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Starwood Transfers: Best, Rest, and the Secret Weapon

Amex Transfer Partners

Yesterday I added a new resource page to this site: SPG Transfer Partners. This new page has several (hopefully) useful sections: Tips This section has suggestions for when to transfer points, who’s accounts you can transfer to, and more. I expect this section will grow over time in response to reader questions and suggestions. The Secret Weapon: Marriott and Beyond This section briefly discusses the value in transferring SPG points at a 1 to 3…

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Singapore KrisFlyer: 6 things I love and 3 things I don’t

Many, if not most, US-based flyers are focused on the airline loyalty programs of major North American carriers. There are plenty of sweet spots to be had when using American, Delta, or United miles, and I love programs like Southwest Rapid Rewards / Alaska Mileage Plan / JetBlue TruBlue as well. But getting to know some of the foreign frequent flyer programs can really help you extract max value from your points. There are many sweet…

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Transfer SPG 1 to 3 to… Choice?

You already knew that it’s possible to transfer SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) points to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, but did you know that the same is possible with Choice?  This is another one of those Rube Goldberg approaches to miles & points, but this one actually works. When Marriott bought Starwood and let loose 1 to 3 point conversions, all kinds of great things happened.  Suddenly, top tier Marriott properties (45K…

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[EXPIRED] Increased Amex SPG sign-up bonuses: 35K on both business and personal!

This offer is expired. American Express has increased the signup bonuses on both the SPG personal and SPG business cards to 35k bonus points for completing the total required spend. We have only seen a 35k signup bonus once before on these cards. While the required spend was lower on the previous offer, these sign up bonuses are still excellent. Starpoints have historically been highly valuable due to their versatility, and the merger with Marriott has…

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British Airways Avios 35% bonus when transferring hotel points

British Airways is offering a 35% bonus when converting hotel points in British Airways Avios. While this works with points from a number of hotel programs, the two with which it would likely be most attractive are: Starpoints: You always receive a 5,000 point bonus when converting 20,000 Starpoints to Avois and these promotion stacks on top of that. This is to say that 20,000 Starpoints become 33,750 British Airways Avios. These points would be…

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