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PROMO: July only, move 20K SPG points to AA or US for 30K AA

PROMO: July only, move 20K SPG points to AA or US for 30K AA

 
Old Jul 1, 14, 3:18 pm
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PROMO: July only, move 20K SPG points to AA or US for 30K AA

July only: Move 20K SPG points to AA and get 30K miles instead of the normal 25K. You can find the description on the AA website here.

From July 1 through July 31, 2014, simply convert your Starpoints® to American Airlines AAdvantage miles and earn a 20% bonus. As always, for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, SPG® will automatically add another 5,000 miles. With the additional 20% mileage bonus offered by the AAdvantage program, you will receive a total of 30,000 miles from the transaction.

20,000 Starpoints = 20,000 AAdvantage miles
Standard SPG bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
AAdvantage 20% mileage bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
Total = 30,000 AAdvantage miles


AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offer Terms and Conditions
To qualify for this AAdvantage bonus mile offer, member must initiate the AAdvantage mileage conversions with the Starwood Preferred Guest® program between 12:00 a.m. CT July 1, 2014, and 11:59 p.m. CT July 31, 2014, (the “Promotion Period”), and be in good standing in the AAdvantage program. Members can convert multiple times during the Promotion Period.

To earn the 20% conversion bonus, member must convert points from the Starwood Preferred Guest program. This offer is non-transferable and non-reversible.

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

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Old Jul 1, 14, 4:50 pm
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Wow, that's a great promo! I don't need AA miles though... but good to see someone doing this
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Old Jul 1, 14, 5:31 pm
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Thanks for posting, I just tried it.
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Old Jul 1, 14, 6:13 pm
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The way it is set up it should also apply to Nights And Flights redemptions?
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Old Jul 1, 14, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
The way it is set up it should also apply to Nights And Flights redemptions?
Probably not
Historically I cant remember ever seeing discounted nights and flights further on the mileage component or rooms side of the equation
But by all means don't take my word on it call SPG and double check or wait for an official Legacy Starwood Lurker
I am excited to see SPG doing something with partners that is meaningful generally for their membership base.
Its been a long time I can remember something significant.
Back in the day they were the leader's at innovation and partnership promotions that at the time was literally thrilling and unheard of from most any program out there.
Certainly the Delta crossover partnership gets an interesting nod in recent times but after all its Delta at the end of the day(enough said)
The former promotional stuff with Qantas, American Express and others has never been equaled since at SPG.
Its really refreshing to see this from an old program friend ^

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Old Jul 1, 14, 10:03 pm
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This is HUGE

60,000 SPG points + 25%

So 75,000 gets transferred to AA

AA gives 20%... so additional 15,000

Ultimately 60,000 SPG points gets you 90,000 AA miles....

GREAT!!!
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Old Jul 1, 14, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by NYCtraveler View Post
Ultimately 60,000 SPG points gets you 90,000 AA miles....
And 80,000 gets you 120,000.
And 100,000 gets you 150,000.
And so on, and so on, up to a maximum of 1,860,000 (60,000 per day) that gets you 2,790,000.
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Old Jul 1, 14, 10:45 pm
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I'm torn on whether to speculatively transfer some points. My AA balance is low right now and will need some AA miles for a mid-2015 trip that I plan to book in about three months from now. Knowing my luck, i'll see a devaluation a week after making the transfer!
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Old Jul 1, 14, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
The way it is set up it should also apply to Nights And Flights redemptions?
The language in the offer from the AAdvantage web site states the following "With the additional 20% mileage bonus offered by the AAdvantage program..."

This implies that American Airlines is providing the additional 20% bonus miles, not Starwood. If that is the case, it makes sense that the airline miles transferred over from Starwood from a Nights and Flights transaction should have the Aadvantage 20% mileage bonus apply.

It would be best if a Starwood Lurker could confirm.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 3:00 am
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One world changes are coming I am sure

AA already devalued the AAdvantage program with their new award structure for AA metal. The OneWorld chart has not yet been tweaked....It's coming for sure as StarA changed their award levels significantly last year. I recently flew HKG-JFK via Korea using United miles on Asiana which cost 130,000 miles. This same ticket on Cathay using AA miles in First Class is 67,500. I believe the other shoe will drop in August/September after this "filler up" round.

I would book your flights soon!!!
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Old Jul 2, 14, 6:53 am
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The extra 20% doesn't appear to be kicking in when I set-up a transfer. Is anyone else running into this issue? Under this promotion, 20,000 SPG points should = 30,000 AA points, but it is only showing the normal 25,000 AA points.

EDIT: Just re-read the terms and it looks like the 20% may post separately and would not show up in the point transfer transaction.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 7:17 am
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Pretty good deal IMO. And right in the nick of time. Having the hardest time finding tickets to Cairo for December...This promo will send me over the edge for an award booking.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 8:33 am
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I don't think I'll be jumping in on this deal since I have 600k (AA & US) miles, 225k BA Avios (That I can use for AA flights), and I only have 140k SPG points which I plan on using.

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Old Jul 2, 14, 10:14 am
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FYI, Same offer came through for US Dividend Miles as well
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Old Jul 2, 14, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by roadtriper View Post
FYI, Same offer came through for US Dividend Miles as well
Do u have a link for US promo?
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