50% Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios

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Through 10/10/2016, American Express is offering a 50% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios

The Offer

Get 50% more Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 10/10/2016.

Example:

With this bonus, 1 Membership Rewards point becomes 1.20 Avios.

  • 250 Membership Rewards becomes 300 Avios.
  • 10,000 Membership Rewards becomes 12,000 Avios.

To transfer points, visit this page and log-in to your account.

Key Terms

  • Minimum transfer is 250 Membership Rewards points.
  • Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. CT on August 10, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. CT on October 10, 2016, to receive 50% additional Avios.
  • Additional Avios will be awarded at the time of transfer.

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17 Comments on "50% Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios"

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Carl
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Shawn, I know I am still a n00b at this thing in many ways, but how the heck is this a 50%bonus? I cannot, for the life of me, figure that out.

R. Kramden
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A bOOb or a nOOb? 300 is 50% more than 200

Carl
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No need to be rude, dude. This was why I am confused, and was asking so as to help me learn and understand. Shawn writes in part of the post here:

“With this bonus, 1 Membership Rewards point becomes 1.20 Avios.

250 Membership Rewards becomes 300 Avios.”

So, I didn’t see (fine print I missed) here that it used to be 200 Avios rather than 250 (1-1). Like I said, I was asking for clarification, not not to troll. I thought we were all here to help each other, but maybe some of us aren’t.

Michael
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Carl: Normally you get 200 Avios for 250 MR points. Now you get 300. So 300/200 = 150%. The 50% is that 300 is 100 more than 200 or 50% more.

Carl
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Thanks, Michael for the *helpful* reply. I was confused as I missed a fine point detail at the top. Thanks for the explanation.

Duane Peterson
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Will this transfer extend the expiration date of Avios?

Ali
Guest

I just transferred about two weeks ago without the bonus. Does anyone know if there’s a way to reverse the transfer or retroactively get the point bonus?

DAS
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Nope. I tried that previously when I transferred MR points to Etihad just before they announced a transfer bonus and was told there is no way to make the bonus retroactive to earlier transfers, not matter how close you were. Real bummer.

ff_lover
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Real clever by AMEX and British Airways to “devalue” the points transfer ratio first and then after a while give a 50% bonus promotion thinking consumers have a real “short term memory”…

p00p
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Nobody owes you anything. ALso, 1-1.2 is still better than 1:1, not sure what the problem is. Lastly, no guns are being held to any heads to force transfer of MRs…

anon
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@p00p: Why reply to ff-lover’s astute observations with the rhetoric about a “problem” and guns being held to heads? Your argument that 1-1.2 is still better than 1:1 is accurate of course. That does not take away from the equal accuracy of the cleverness (putting it kindly) of AMEX/BA.

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George
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I think that I must be being a bit thick, but I am still being shown a 1:1 ratio if I try to convert.. has anyone had any success?

francesca leverkus
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also had no success….where is this deal?

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