We just received word that Starwood Preferred Guest and American Airline’s Aadvantage program are running a promotion where customers can transfer their SPG points over to Aadvantage for a 20% bonus on said transfer. These sorts of promotions have been run in the past, and for this 2016 it’s a great way to earn a few extra miles with minimal effort.
In fact, this promotion goes above and beyond a 20% bonus for converting your miles. Since Starwood by default automatically credits you an additional 5,000 Starpoints on ANY 20,000 point transfer, compounded with this promotion 20,000 Starpoints sent over to AA will net you 30,000 Aadvantage points.
Details on the Starwood to Aadvantage 20% Transfer Bonus
How Long is the SPG to AA Promotion Running?
SPG and Aadvantage members can transfer points between August 1st through midnight on September 14th, 2016.
How to Transfer Starwood Points to American Airlines Aadvantage
The transfer must be initiated from within the Starwood Preferred Guest program member portal and it can be done numerous times as long as the current promotion lasts. Note that you shouldn’t have any delinquencies in your Aadvantage member account or there’s a chance the transfer won’t be allowed.
SPG and AA members may transfer up to 79,999 SPG points with each conversion / transaction every 24 hours. As we mentioned earlier, SPG also adds 5,000 points for every 20,000 point transfer, making netting you 25,000 SPG points without the promotion. During this promotional period, 20,000 SPG points actually earns you 30,000 AA miles, since 25,000 divided by 20% = 5,000 miles.
There is no minimum transfer requirement if you’re a Starwood Platinum member, while Gold members must transfer at least 1,500 Starpoints and Starwood Preferred members must transfer at least 2,500 SPG points over to AA. Note that we only advise this conversion if you’re transferring at least 20,000 SPG points to Aadvantage so you can earn the 5,000 point bonus from SPG.
SPG to AA Transfer Time
Aadvantage members will see their updated point balances refresh on AA.com with the newly transferred SPG points within 7 business days once the transaction has been posted within your SPG account.
Additional Promotion Fine Print:
- Note that once the transfer is complete, it cannot be undone and no further transfer to another Aadvantage account is permitted.
- Also note that this conversion does not count towards earning any form of elite status with the airline.
- The same member name must exisist within both your Starwood and American Airlines Aadvantage account for the transaction to be valid.