Current point transfer bonuses

Amex Transfer PartnersThe best points rewards programs, in my opinion, are those that allow points to be transferred to many different airline and hotel loyalty programs.  In this way, it is often possible to get outsized value from your points.  For example, suppose you want to fly lie-flat business class to Europe.  Prices from the US are typically $3,000 or more.  If you use a point program to pay with points for that airfare, you’ll pay 300,000 points when points are worth 1 cent each or 200,000 points when points are worth 1.5 cents each (as with the Chase Sapphire Reserve or US Bank Altitude Reserve).  If you can find award availability for those same flights, though, the same flights will typically cost 140,000 miles or less…  Sometimes much less (depending on the airline program).

One way you can get even better value is to take advantage of transfer bonuses.  Every now and then a transferable points program will offer a bonus: you’ll get more miles or points than usual by transferring points to a particular airline or hotel program.  Similarly, airlines sometimes offer bonuses for transferring points from hotel programs.  Usually transferring hotel points to airline programs doesn’t offer good value, but two programs: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott Rewards do offer good value for certain types of transfers.

This page is designed to always show current point transfer bonuses.  Please keep in mind that we list all transfer bonuses regardless of whether or not we consider them a good deal.  In general you should only transfer from a transferable points program if you have a specific high value use in mind for the transferred miles or points.

Transfer FromTransfer Bonus DetailsEnd Date
Citi30% transfer bonus from Citi to JetBlue
The usual transfer ratio is 1 to .8 for Premier and Prestige cardholders. This bonus brings the ratio up to an even 1 to 1.
5/19/18
HotelsTransfer bonus to Virgin Australia Velocity (20% from SPG, more from select partners)
SPG is probably the only useful partner for most US-based readers, but 20K SPG would get you 30K Velocity points with this one.
5/31/18
Hotels25% transfer bonus: hotels to American Airlines
This transfer only really makes sense if you're planning to convert from SPG
5/31/18
Amex25% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Flying Blue
1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,250 Flying Blue miles with this promotion
6/15/18
Amex25% transfer bonus to Hawaiian from Membership Rewards6/26/18
IHG RewardsGood transfer bonus: IHG->United (buy miles from 1.67c)6/30/18
Hotels50% transfer bonus from hotels to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
This promo excludes the best partners - SPG and Marriott - and requires that you have not transferred from hotels since 5/1/17.
6/30/18
Citi15% transfer bonus to Asia Miles from Thank You points
Keep in mind that there is a devaluation coming on June 22nd.
7/04/18

See Also

Expired Transfer Bonuses

Transfer FromTransfer Bonus DetailsStart DateEnd Date
Hotels35% bonus for hotel transfers to Aeroplan
Aeroplan is Air Canada's mileage program until June 2020. Make sure you have plans to use your miles before then!
7/17/178/21/17
Hotels35% bonus for hotel transfers to Aeroplan
Aeroplan is Air Canada's mileage program until June 2020. Make sure you have plans to use your miles before then!
7/17/178/21/17
Citi20% transfer bonus to Cathay Pacific8/7/179/06/17
Amex40% transfer bonus to British Airways or Iberia Avios
250 Membership Rewards points transfer to 350 Avios
7/17/179/17/17
Citi33.3% transfer bonus from Citi to Hilton
The usual transfer rate is 1 ThankYou point to 1.5 Hilton points. With this bonus, the transfer is 1 to 2 (still not a good deal in most cases)
7/6/179/20/17
Citi25% transfer bonus to JetBlue
The usual transfer ratio is 1 to .8 for Premier and Prestige cardholders. This bonus brings the ratio up to an even 1 to 1.
9/7/1710/25/17
SPGUp to 30% bonus to AA: 20% plus 10K AA bonus for every 100K AA miles received9/1/1710/31/17
Hotels35% bonus for hotel transfers to British Airways Avios. SPG is not included, but you can transfer SPG -> 3X Marriott -> Marriott Travel Package --> British Airways9/22/1710/31/17
Amex30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic10/10/1711/30/17
Hotels30% bonus for hotel transfers to United
This time around, the bonus has a 25K mile cap, two chains are offering even more than a 30% bonus.
10/12/1711/30/17
Marriott30% transfer bonus from Marriott to AA...probably not worth it10/21/1712/5/17
Hotels30% bonus for hotel transfers to Aeroplan.
Aeroplan is Air Canada's mileage program until June 2020. Make sure you have plans to use your miles before then! Also note that Marriott Travel Packages are excluded from this bonus.
11/6//1712/11/17
Amex33% transfer bonus to Hilton Honors10/24/1712/15/17
Hotels50% transfer bonus: Hotels to Asia Miles11/1/1712/31/17
Amex20-30% Transfer bonus to JetBlue TrueBlue [Targeted] Rewards2/26/183/25/18
Hotels35% bonus on hotel points to Avios
SPG is not included, but you can transfer SPG -> 3X Marriott -> Marriott Travel Package --> British Airways
3/1/183/31/18
Diners Club Rewards30% transfer bonus from Diners Club to British Airways Avios
With this bonus, 1,000 Club Rewards = 1,300 Avios
03/16/183/31/18
Hotels20% transfer bonus from hotel points to Etihad
Etihad Guest has some award chart sweet spots (like their chart for AA flights), though awards can be challenging to book.
3/1/183/31/18
Hotels25% transfer bonus from hotel points to Aeroplan
Aeroplan is Air Canada's mileage program until June 2020. Make sure you have plans to use your miles before then!
3/12/184/16/18
Hotels25% LifeMiles transfer bonus from hotels
LifeMiles has some great values in terms of mixed cabin awards, so this could present good value for the right redemptions.
4/2/185/06/18

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Alex
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Thanks!

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Patrick Ohearn
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Is your Master Transfer Spreadsheet on Google still available? i couldn’t find the link.
Thanks for this resource!

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Frank
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You say above: 30% transfer bonus from AA to Marriott…probably not worth it

I believe you mean Marriott to AA.

Nick Reyes
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Sure do. I had already fixed the post if you clicked through to it, but I’ve fixed it here as well. Thanks!

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jordan
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25% amex to flying blue appeared today. was hoping for VS

jordan
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tick tick tick
anyone here actually read the comments or check Amex ever?

jordan
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please remove the word “current” from the title of the article.

Nick Reyes
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Thanks. We’ve added that as well as transfer bonuses to Virgin Australia Velocity and and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles.

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