American Express currently has a 25% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios. This ends November 12th, 2017, this Sunday. That means there are less than two days for you to take advantage of the offer.
Cards that earn Membership Rewards that qualify for this promotion are the following:
- American Express Business Platinum Card: Get up to 75,000 Membership Rewards Points!
- American Express Business Gold Card: Get up to 40,000 Membership Rewards Points!
- American Express Platinum Card: Get up to 60,000 Membership Reward Points!
- American Express Gold Rewards Card: Get up to 25,000 Membership Rewards Points!
These are all charge cards and are the current best offers. AMEX has also improved their application eligibility requirements, making it easier for many people to obtain a card.
25% Avios Bonus Offer
The last time this offer ran was back in January 2016, so it’s likely there won’t be another transfer bonus for a while. While the bonus is not hard coded into your conversion, clicking “Product Information” will display the full details of the promotion.
There is a transaction minimum of 1,000 Membership Rewards Points (which converts to 1,250 Avios). Converting your miles may take up to 5 business days, although most transfers take 2-3 days. The bonus also posts at the same time the transfer is completed.
The best use of Avios are for short-haul redemptions that are fantastic value for non-stop flights. See my ideas on the best short-haul redemptions with Avios. As well, there potentially is huge value when using Avios for a complex multi-carrier award.
With Avios, I would not transfer more miles than I need for the next year. They are very flexible which gives them lots of redemption options all around the world. The only other 1:1 American Express Canada transfer partner is Aeroplan, so allocate your points wisely.