40% Bonus on Membership Rewards Transfers to Avios

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In light of the recent re-evaluation of the Membership Rewards transfer ratio to British Airways Avios, Amex is going the extra mile, and there is now a 40% bonus on transferring Membership Rewards points to Avios, so your transfers from Membership Rewards to either BA or Iberia Avios will net you 1.4 Avios for each Membership Rewards point.

Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios 40 Percent Bonus Summer 2017

Key Terms and Conditions

The offer is very straightforward with few terms and conditions:

  • Offer is valid through September 17, 2017, at 11:59 pm MT
  • Earn a 40% bonus on transfers with a minimum of 250 points, giving you 350 Avios

Membership Rewards to Iberia Avios 40 Percent Bonus Summer 2017

Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios 40 Percent Bonus Summer 2017 Terms & Conditions

Solid Value

While generally it is not recommended to transfer or buy points speculatively, this promotion can be very handy. It is on the higher end of the usual Avios transfer bonuses, with the highest we have seen at 50%, so if you need to top up your Avios for a specific award redemption, now is the time to do it.

On the other hand, if you do not have any redemptions planned but you current Avios are getting close to expiring, prevent your Avios from expiring by transferring Membership Rewards points to your BA account, and resetting your expiry clock.

If you want to collect Avios directly and not transfer points from The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, you can always pick up the British Airways Visa Signature® Card, which will let you earn Avios directly for everyday spending.

Overall

The British Airways Avios program is one of the better frequent flyer programs out there. While it does not always have the best-priced awards, it does have some excellent sweet spots that may be worth exploiting. Whether or not you take advantage of this promotion depends on your travel plans, although in all likelihood quite a few people will be taking advantage of this offer.

Source: American Express

40% Bonus on Membership Rewards Transfers to Avios
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Comments

  • This offer is only with US-Cards, as far as i see it…So here*’s my Question: Will there be a similar Offer for European/German Cards anytime soon? Any Ideas?

    • Sebastian, the vast majority of promotions that we cover here are for US-based programs. The reasoning behind it is two fold:

      1) It is the area we have the most knowledge
      2) US credit card issuers and US affiliated programs tend to have the most lucrative opportunities available.

      If we come across noteworthy with another program, we’ll point it out. That said, I wouldn’t hold your breath as history has shown us we should have limited expectations of anything.

      • Sebastian says:

        True, i agree with you….its mostly us-based.

        So if I might add a comment: Why not broaden the View and add a Chapter for Cards/Promotions outside the U.S.?

  • Jacqueline parsons says:

    At last, we’ve been waiting for a decent avois conversion bonus for what it seems like forever. Thanks for highlighting as I’ve not received any communication of this offer from Amex yet!

  • polarbear says:

    Also just received an email about a 35% bonus for transfers from hotel programs to Aeroplan.As usual MR points transfers are excluded.

  • Surprisingly long period for the promotion. I would have expected it to be shorter…

  • Solid deal if you’re in the Avios buying market and looking at a specific redemption.

  • It’s ironic that Avios are better for use on other airlines but when you fly on their own metal, the taxes and fees can make the flight expensive.

  • Very nice, Avios are very useful “currency” due to possibility of household accounts – I collect them for my entire family and every year or so have at least 1 reward, usually a hotel stay

  • now that is a quality bonus, and with a long run time.

  • Nice to see a bonus MR promotion with a lengthy expiry period. It’s great when such an offer comes up avios conversion promos have been a bit thin on the ground as of late!

  • this will be perfect to add enough avios to use our free certificate from the BA credit card

  • Never a promotion for Krisflyer though…

  • Great offer. Redemption on BA can be expensive. I prefer Iberia & Spain anyways. This is perfect for loading up and being ready for next trip

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