25% extra points when transferring from hotel partner [~£350 for 31,250 BA Miles]
I haven't seen this posted anywhere else, so apologies if this is discussed elsewhere.
"Your hotel points are now worth 25% extra BA miles"
Hilton, SPG, Radisson, Hyatt, Marriott, Accor and ICG are participating.
SPG is also doing a 20% discount on buying points and has a usual 5K bonus when transferring 20K, so you may well find you're able to get 30K BA miles for $560. This looks a lot better value than 24K miles for £399 on BA.com
Not a bad way to acquire quite a lot of points, although I worry if this is going to further inflate the amount of miles sloshing around the system and hence decrease award availability...
Last edited by EuropeanPete; Nov 3, 10 at 3:06 pm.
Reason: edited to reflect SPG pts discount from continentalclub
$560 is currently £348. 20k SPG = 25k BA = 31,250 BA Miles with the extra 25%. That is just 1.1p per mile and is certainly attractive. If you factor in an extra 696 miles for doing the purchase on the Amex Gold, you are down to 1.09p.
If the $ goes into a dive over the next few weeks after the Fed starts QE again, you may even get close to 1p.
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete
SPG is also doing a 25% discount on buying points and has a usual 5K bonus when transferring 20K, so you may well find you're able to get 30K BA miles for $560. This looks a lot better value than 24K miles for £399 on BA.com.
If my math is correct you should even get:
(20.000 + 5.000) = 25.000 + 25% = 31.250
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SPG --> BA
Thanks for posting this OP - I too just read the email from BA regarding the 25% bonus.
Boy, is BA in a giving mood!! - this in addition to the 20% discount on redemption on BA for Chase BA cardholders in the US.
One more question to see if I can extract further value from this:
I've got an SPG award stay coming up -40k for 5nights....(5th nite free).
I've been thinking of changing the above SPG redemption to the 70K SPG --> (5nights + 50K miles on an airline).
So the question is, in the past, have such 50K transfers also received the 25% bonus at BA?
Note that if you want to use this promotion to top up your BA miles but don't already have an SPG account, then you should create an account now while deciding if you want to go for it, as you cannot purchase SPG points until your account has been opened for 30 days.