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AA 35% bonus for points conversion from hotels

Old Jun 14, 10, 11:43 am
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AA 35% bonus for points conversion from hotels

Just got an email on this:

For a limited time, earn up to 35% more miles when you convert your hotel points to AAdvantage miles with participating partners. Participating AAdvantage Hotel partners are shown below with a green diamond. Offer ends June 30!


http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/pa...n.jsp?from=Nav
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Old Jun 14, 10, 12:06 pm
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Awesome. I have about 10k orphan miles at Choice that expire in 6 months ... perfect time to move em to AA.
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Old Jun 14, 10, 12:12 pm
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60K SPG should get you over 100K AA - mighty tempting...
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Old Jun 14, 10, 12:39 pm
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answered own question

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Old Jun 14, 10, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by sucker777 View Post
What does the "up to" 35% mean? I havent been able to find further elaboration in AA's terms and conditions.
AAdvantage® Bonus Mile Offer Terms And Conditions

To qualify for this AAdvantage® bonus mile offer, member must complete AAdvantage mileage conversions with eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants between 12:00 am CDT June 14, 2010 and 11:59 pm CDT June 30, 2010 (the “Promotion Period”), and be in good standing in the AAdvantage program. Members cannot combine AAdvantage mileage conversions from the same or multiple eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants to earn the bonus miles.

To earn the 25% conversion bonus, member must convert points from eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants that result in 1,000 - 20,000 AAdvantage miles within the Promotion Period. To earn the 35% conversion bonus, member must convert points from eligible AAdvantage program hotel participants that equate to 20,001 or more AAdvantage miles within the Promotion Period. Conversions for hotel and air packages from eligible AAdvantage hotel participants are excluded from this offer. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.

Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to the qualifying AAdvantage member's account within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by the eligible hotel program participant. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.

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Old Jun 14, 10, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sucker777 View Post
answered own question
Up to 35% refers to the fact that you only get a 35% bonus if you transfer 20,001 or more miles. If you transfer 20,000 or less, you will only get a 25% bonus.
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Old Jun 14, 10, 12:53 pm
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I'm was about to convert 140k SPG points. I think its a little unclear if we get the 35% on top of the 20%. Is it everyones assumption that we'll get the double bonus here?
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Old Jun 14, 10, 1:05 pm
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According to this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...june-30-a.html

you get the 35% on top of the 25%. The reasoning there is that AA only sees the final amount from SPG - not the itemization.

I'm going all in!
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Old Jun 14, 10, 1:11 pm
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The 1000 starting point is a bit misleading because many programs have a minimum threshold for converting points.

Also many programs have crappy conversion rates as well.
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Old Jun 14, 10, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by docwoz View Post
I'm was about to convert 140k SPG points. I think its a little unclear if we get the 35% on top of the 20%. Is it everyones assumption that we'll get the double bonus here?
Just remember you can only transfer 60k max per transfer to get all the bonus miles. If you want to move 140k be sure to break it up into smaller transfers every 24 hours (60k, 40k, 40k would work.)

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Old Jun 14, 10, 2:41 pm
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Hyatts conversion rate was a little borderline considering what you get for 50k GP points... but now after the davluation of some of my favourite properties and this 35% bonus it was due to cash out big time ! ^
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Old Jun 14, 10, 2:57 pm
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sorry -- wrong thread

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Old Jun 14, 10, 3:03 pm
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WOW!

I am gold for life working on Platinum for life. Are we sure this wont go towards that?

Also, sitting with Million or Membership Rewards and want to transfer to a hotel program and then to AA, any suggestions on the best conversions?
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Old Jun 14, 10, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by lkar View Post
The T&C say:

Bonus miles will be posted by American Airlines to the qualifying AAdvantage member's account within 7 business days after the initial conversion activity has been posted by the eligible hotel program participant. Bonus miles earned in this promotion do not count toward elite status qualification.

Does this mean they don't count toward lifetime status?

If so, it seems sending 60k for 101.25k seems like a no brainer. Not really going to do better than that for AA miles I don't think.

Maybe with the relationship with Marriott ending we'll see other promos like this one.
The miles won't count towards published elite status qualification. Lifetime status on AA is an unpublished benefit that counts all miles earned, regardless of the source.
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Old Jun 14, 10, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by kfreflyer View Post
WOW!

I am gold for life working on Platinum for life. Are we sure this wont go towards that?

Also, sitting with Million or Membership Rewards and want to transfer to a hotel program and then to AA, any suggestions on the best conversions?
It will go towards that.
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