Just a reminder that the 20% bonus on Starpoint transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest to the American Airlines AAdvantage program ends tomorrow, August 31, 2015.
Normally, a 20,000 point transfer from SPG to American Airlines would net you 25,000 AAdvantage miles. That’s because Starpoints transfer at a rate of 1:1 to AAdvantage, with a 25% bonus when you transfer at least 20,000 points. But, with the current, promo, you get an additional 5,000 miles with that transfer to net you 30,000 AAdvantage miles.
Most people can’t generate tons of miles and points on a daily basis, so they need to take advantage of opportunities to leverage their points when they can. This is a prime example of that. While Starpoints are certainly valuable for hotel stays, this bonus is likely the most lucrative you’ll see. The only caveat is that once you transfer the points to American Airlines, you can’t transfer them back. So, just make sure you have a plan for the miles if you’re committing to transferring them.