25% point conversion bonus - is this a good deal?

Old Dec 8, 10, 2:15 pm
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25% point conversion bonus - is this a good deal?

Just got an email saying there is currently a 25% bonus for selected hotel points converted to BA miles before the end of December. Is this a good deal to take or is there a way to get a better than 25% bonus?

Email from BA
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Dear

Have you enjoyed the hospitality of any of our hotel partners? If so then we’re pleased to tell you that you could soon enjoy a further benefit of staying with them.

From now until 31 December, Executive Club members can exchange their hotel loyalty points for BA Miles and earn 25% bonus BA Miles on the total amount exchanged.

Seven hotel groups are participating – Hilton Worldwide, Starwood, Radisson, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts™, Marriott®, Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group. So if you belong to any of their loyalty programmes, you’re eligible for this exclusive offer.




Convert points now



Each hotel chain has its own conversion rate and points exchange threshold, so click on the button to find out more and convert now.

25% bonus BA Miles. It’s a pretty tempting offer, isn’t it? Especially when you consider that by taking it up you’re that much closer to taking off on a reward flight.

Warm regards,

The Executive Club Team
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Old Dec 8, 10, 4:32 pm
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You can't get a better bonus, although this one comes around most Winters. You need to think about your balance of hotel and airline miles - no point having airline miles if you can't afford to pay for a hotel and have no hotel points left (and vice versa).

Some hotel chains have better conversion rates (vs room costs) than others as well. Priority Club needs 25,000 points for a Crowne Plaza in New York / Paris / London or 5k BA (6,250 with this promo) .... the miles look quite poor in that scenario. Hilton is even worse in terms of sacrificing a good hotel for a low amount of miles.
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