American AAdvantage and Starwood have ‘teamed up’ to offer a bonus on top of the regular transfer bonus.
For a limited time, between July st and July 31st, if you transfer your Starwood points into the AAdvantage program, you will earn a 20% bonus. Typically any 20,000 point transfer from SPG into a mileage program will give you a 5000 mile bonus. With this promotion, you can earn another 5000 miles on top of that.
20,000 Starpoints = 20,000 AAdvantage miles
Standard SPG bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
AAdvantage 20% mileage bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
Total = 30,000 AAdvantage miles
If you are looking to give your AAdvantage account that extra push for an award ticket, this might be a great chance to help it along – if you have a good balance of SPG points.
I tend to value Starwood points a little more than I do airline points so I will be thinking long and hard before I personally take advantage of this. Had it been a 50% bonus, well…
Here are the Terms and Conditions:
AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offer Terms and Conditions
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. CT July 1, 2014, and 11:59 p.m. CT July 31, 2014, (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 seven 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.
American Airlines, AAdvantage, the Flight Symbol logo and MileSAAver are marks of American Airlines, Inc.
Starwood Guest Preferred Transfer to Miles Terms and Conditions
Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer up to 79,999 of their Starpoints per transaction per program within a 24-hour period to the American Airlines AAdvantage program. Plus, for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, Starwood will automatically add another 5,000 Starpoints! This means that up to 94,999 Starpoints can be transferred into your AAdvantage account.
There is no minimum Starpoint transfer requirement for Platinum Preferred Guest members. Gold Preferred Guest members have a minimum transfer requirement of 1,500 Starpoints, and Preferred Guest members have a minimum transfer requirement of 2,500 Starpoints.
Transfer maximums are based on a combination of member Starpoints and the Starwood Preferred Guest airline transfer transaction bonus. Only one airline transfer transaction per member per 24-hour period is allowed; multiple transfer transactions within the same 24-hour period will reject. Both the Starwood Preferred Guest and AAdvantage account must have identical member names in order to complete this request; different names will cause the transfer to reject. Airline transfers are one-way, non-reversible and non-refundable.
Starwood Preferred Guest and Starpoints are marks of Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide, Inc.