Points Transfer Bonuses: March 2018

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Points transfer bonus deals for Canadian reward programs are much rarer than for our southern neighbours – but they do happen. Transferring points can help you get the best deals possible. From a value perspective, the best travel reward programs are those that give you the flexibility of transferring points to other programs.

This is the one of the main reasons Boomer Traveller strongly recommends such cards as American Express The Platinum Card (see our review here) and The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express (see our review here). You can convert Amex and SPG points to a vast number of airline loyalty programs. SPG even gives you an extra 25% bonus for converting your hotel points to frequent flyer programs – which makes the SPG card one of the most valuable cards on the market.

From time to time transferable rewards programs offer great bonuses to transfer your points. Sometimes it is not about maximizing value – for instance, you may want to move some points around to top off an account for a specific flight or hotel, or because points will otherwise expire.

Here are some time limited points transfer bonuses that may interest Canadian cardholders.

25% bonus when you convert hotel points to Aeroplan Miles

Transfer From: participating hotel rewards programs – Starwood Preferred Guests, Marriott Rewards, Hilton Honors, Raddison Rewards, Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Rewards, Coast Hotels, Choice Hotels, Le Club ACCOR Hotels, Shangra- La Hotels & Resorts – La Golden Circle
Transfer To: Aeroplan Miles
End Date: April 16, 2018
Full details here

  • 25% bonus when you convert hotel points to Aeroplan Miles
  • Total amount converted must be at least 5000 Aeroplan Miles to receive the 25% bonus
  • No limit on the number of hotel loyalty programs you convert
  • Aeroplan calculates bonus based on the total miles earned by converting
  • Bonus mile crediting may take up to 6 weeks after the end of the offer
  • American Express Membership Rewards transfers to Aeroplan Miles do not get this bonus.
  • Although eligible CIBC Aventura cardholders can convert their Aventura points into Aeroplan Miles, these conversions are not eligible for this bonus miles promotion.
  • Bonus Aeroplan Miles from this conversion are not eligible for status in the Aeroplan program
  • Some hotel loyalty programs have hotel and flight redemption packages that issue Aeroplan Miles. It is at the discretion of each Hotel Program if these miles are deemed a conversion of points to miles or simply a bonus earned for the redemption.

35% bonus when you convert hotel points to British Airways Avios

Transfer From: the following hotel rewards programs – Carlson Rezidor Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Marriott International, Shangra-La Hotels & Resorts – La Golden Circle
Transfer To: British Airways Avios
End Date: March 31, 2018
Full details here

  • Convert your hotel loyalty points into Avios and collect up to 35% bonus Avios when they convert Qualifying Hotel Loyalty Points into Avios
  • Bonus Avios can take 4-6 weeks from the date of conversion
  • Minimum amounts vary between hotel partners

20% bonus when you convert hotel points to Etihad Guest Miles

Transfer From: Accor Hotels, Club Carlson(Rezidor), Citibank UAEonly, Emirates Islamic Bank, Hilton Honors, Hyatt, IHG, Joyalukkas, NBAD, Shangri-La, Etisalat Rewards, Commercial Bank of Dubai, HSBC, Boubyan Bank, ADCB TouchPoints
Transfer To: Etihad Guest miles
End Date: March 31, 2018
Full details here

  • Convert your hotel loyalty points into Etihad Guest miles and collect up to 20% transfer bonus
  • Conversion rates vary between partners
  • Non participation points conversion partners: Flybuys Rewards, AMEX MR(ALL), Citibank ROW, Marriott Rewards and Starwood are excluded from this promotion.
  • Bonus Etihad Guest Miles will reflect in the member’s Etihad Guest membership account within 15 days of the end date of the promotion

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