Travel News You Can Use (20% Transfer Bonus with SPG)
American Airlines just announced a promotion from July 1 through August 7, 2015 where you can convert your Starpoints to AAdvantage miles and earn an extra 20% bonus on top of the 25% you already earn with SPG.
Now for those of you who are new to travel hacking or would like a reminder that one of the benefits of SPG points is that they transfer to multiple airlines, over 30 airlines to be exact. In addition to being one of the most flexible programs out there they provide a bonus of 5,000 miles for each 20,000 you transfer. Meaning each point you earn through SPG is equivalent to earning an effective rate of 1.25 points a dollar.
Here’s a breakdown of how many AA miles you’ll get by just converting 20,000 SPG points to AA.
- 20,000 Starpoints = 20,000 AAdvantage miles
- 5,000 Standard SPG bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
- AAdvantage 20% mileage bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
- Total = 30,000 AAdvantage miles
This is a great way to maximize your miles with AA if you have any upcoming redemption with AA. Be mindful that you can only transfer up to 79,999 SPG points per 24 hours at a time. So to maximize this promotion. I’d highly suggest just transferring 60,000 points per day. Which will net you 90,000 AA miles with the promotion.
Do you have any upcoming AA redemption in mind that this promotion would be useful?