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Transfer Bonus of 50% From Membership Rewards to Avios

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Written by Charlie

A new transfer bonus is here to give you a boost of 50% on your transfers from Amex MR to British Airways Avios!

American Express Membership Rewards is a program that had often had transfer bonuses to British Airways Avios. However, last year, they devalued the transfer ratio so the transfer bonuses were not quite as good in the end as before. But, with this new transfer bonus, you can still get more Avios for your Membership Reward points so a good value. Here is the deal and details.

Transfer Bonus of 50% From Membership Rewards to Avios

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Transfer bonus for your Membership Reward points to Avios with a 50% bonus!

Transfer Bonus Details:

  • 300 Avios = 250 Membership Rewards points with this new transfer bonus
  • Membership Rewards points must be transferred in increments of 250.
  • Get 50% more Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards points
  • Valid through 10/10/2016
  • Amex website

Bonus Value

British Airways Avios is a currency that can be very useful for short haul flights around the world (even in the US in many circumstances). They are also a currency that benefits from multiple transfer partners – American Express Membership Rewards (250:200), Chase Ultimate Rewards (1:1 ratio), SPG Starpoints (1:1 with 5K bonus when transferring 20K), and British Airways has their very own credit card with a bonus.

With a transfer bonus like this, it can be a very attractive way to get value from your Membership Reward points. I still use Avios for most of my short haul oneworld redemptions and being able to transfer them from MR at a bonus is a really good deal for me – and probably for many of you as well.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.