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Starwood Preferred Guest and American Airlines are offering a limited time bonus on transfers.
If you don’t travel for a living or generate a ton of points from credit card spending, you should always consider bonuses like these when they come up. It doesn’t mean you should definitely transfer, since you can’t transfer them back for anywhere near the same value in most cases. But, if you’re playing the game and trying to get the most out of limited spending, transfer bonuses like these can represent a great way to accelerate your earning to your next vacation.
For the month of July, Starwood Preferred Guest is offering a 20% bonus on transfers to American Airlines and US Airways. I’ve always regarded Starpoints as one of the most valuable currencies. One of the main reasons they’re so valuable is the generous transfer bonuses to many airlines. Normally, a transfer of 20,000 Starpoints would earn you a 5,000 mile bonus, yielding 25,000 AAdvantage miles. For the month of July, that 20,000 Starpoint transfer turns into 30,000 AAdvantage miles. The maximum you can transfer in any given day is 99,999 miles, […]