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Old Jun 14, 10, 9:31 am
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Lightbulb PROMO: Move SPG points to AA: 25-35% bonus thru June 30

Not sure if this should be posted in AA forum or here but I wanted to get your input.

Received an e-mail from AA this morning as follows... link provided:

Convert Your Hotel Points Into AAdvantage® miles
and Earn Up To 35% Bonus Miles Towards Your Next Trip
Now through June 30, 2010 you have a unique opportunity to convert your
hotel points into American Airlines AAdvantage® miles and earn a bonus on
the amount of AAdvantage miles you receive from the conversion.
Earn a bonus of:

When you convert hotel points to:
25% 1,000 - 20,000 AAdvantage miles
35% More than 20,000 AAdvantage miles

For example, convert your points into 20,000 AAdvantage miles and earn
5,000 bonus miles from American Airlines to have enough for a round-trip
flight award. Convert your points into 40,000 AAdvantage miles and you'll
earn 14,000 bonus miles from American Airlines.
Thinking this through, AA & SPG have a cap of 79,999 miles per transfer in place:

With American Airlines, you can transfer up to 79,999 of your Starpoints® into AAdvantage® Miles at a 1-to-1 ratio. And for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction you'll earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints, which will be automatically added to your transfer up to a maximum of 94,999 miles per eligible transfer.
Am I missing something here? Is this the biggest no-brainer in terms of transferring SPG points into an AA account?

Doesn't it make sense to only transfer 60,000 at a time, so that you don't give up the extra potential 5,000 points?

Suppose we transfer 60,000 SPG points into AA miles, would it look like this?

60000 SPG --> SPG adds 15000 bonus miles --> 75000 miles to AA --> AA adds 35% or 26,250 bonus miles --> 101,250 AA miles (or 1.6875 AA miles per SPG point).
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