20% Transfer Bonus from SPG to AAdvantage: 20K = 30K

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American Airlines AAdvantage is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer SPG Starpoints into their program.

The Offer

Convert your Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints® to American Airlines AAdvantage® miles and earn a 20% bonus from August 1 – September 14, 2016. Plus, if you convert 20,000 points in one transaction, Starwood automatically adds a 5,000 bonus.

How it Works

  • Your 20,000 Starpoints® convert to 20,000 AAdvantage® miles (20,000 miles total)
  • When you convert 20,000 points, Starwood adds a 5,000 point bonus (25,000 miles total)
  • You earn 20% bonus miles on your conversion (20% of 25,000 = 5,000; 30,000 miles total)

Key Terms

  • To qualify for this AAdvantage® bonus mile offer, member must initiate the AAdvantage® mileage conversions with the Starwood Preferred Guest® program between 12:00 a.m. Central time August 1, 2016 and 11:59 p.m. Central time September 14, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”), and be in good standing in the AAdvantage® program.
  • Members can convert multiple times during the Promotion Period.
  • To earn the 20% conversion bonus, member must convert points from the Starwood Preferred Guest program.
  • This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.
  • Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to the qualifying AAdvantage® member’s account within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by Starwood Preferred Guest.
  • Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.

You can find the full terms of the promotion here.

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Last updated on December 20th, 2018

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T3pleshot
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T3pleshot

I read 20k => 29k
20k SPG => (20k * 1.2) + 5k AA

Great deal anyways.. Good way to transfer out SPG to hedge against the uncertainty with the Marriott takeover.

Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor
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Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

You earn 20% on the amount that posts to your AA account which is 25K. 25K * 1.2 = 30K. This is confirmed on the bonus page.

Greg Hadden
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Greg Hadden

Looks like a pretty good deal, but AA is hard to book awards on. I think I’d rather have 25K on UAL then 30K on AA. Anyone have a different experience?

Sam Dunnaby
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Sam Dunnaby

COmpletely Agree. AA is almost impossible to redeem on decent itineraries. Im wondering if this strategy is paying off for them, as it’s gone on for over a year.

Babetta Daigle
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Babetta Daigle

Is this a better transfer than to Aeroplan? It seems there present promotion is for about the same bonus?

Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor
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Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

Yes they are about the same with Aeroplan giving 29K in the end. Aeroplan is Star Alliance which generally is better to Europe, so it may be more useful for some people.

George
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George

Does it automatically apply after transferring? Since I still see 1:1 for American Airlines on SPG.com

Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor
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Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

The bonus is being given by American so you won’t see it on the SPG side.

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