I just received an email from US Airways that Dividend Miles members will also receive the bonus from Starwood for transferring points.
Earn more miles toward your next trip! We’ve teamed up with Starwood Preferred Guest® to bring you this exclusive offer.
From July 1 – 31, 2014, convert your Starpoints® into Dividend Miles and earn a 20% bonus.
Here’s how it works:
- Convert 20,000 Starpoints into Dividend Miles (in one transaction).
- As always, SPG® will automatically add 5,000 miles.
- You’ll earn 20% bonus miles.
Your total = 30,000 Dividend Miles (for every 20,000 Starpoints you convert)
Again, this may only work for you if a) you have a bundle of SPG points sitting around and b) if you have a specific award in mind.
Note that US Airways does not allow one way awards, however, there are still some partnerships with Star Alliance partners Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Award bookings for those two carriers will be allowed through the end of this month (July 31st, 2014).
With Starwood, you can transfer up to 79,999 Starpoints in a 24 hour period to an airline. In order to maximize the bonus, the best strategy would be to limit your transfer to 60K points a day in order to receive 90K US Airways miles.
Terms and Conditions
Dividend Miles bonus mile terms and conditions: To qualify for this Dividend Miles bonus mile offer, you must initiate the mileage conversion with Starwood Preferred Guest between 12 AM (CST) July 1 and 11:59 PM (CST) July 31, 2014 (the ‘promotion period’), and be in good standing in the Dividend Miles program. You can convert multiple times during the promotion period.To earn the 20% conversion bonus, you must convert points from Starwood Preferred Guest. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.Bonus miles will be posted 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.
Starwood Guest Preferred transfer to miles terms and conditions: Starwood Preferred Guests can transfer up to 79,999 of your Starpoints into Dividend Miles at a 1-to-1 ratio. And for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, you will earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints which will be automatically added to your transfer up to a maximum of 94,999 miles per eligible transfer.
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 Dividend Miles 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.