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Current Transfer Bonuses from Credit Card Rewards to Airline and Hotel Programs

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Current Transfer Bonuses
(Last Updated Nov 28, 2022)
The OfferExpiresNotes
Amex 25% Bonus when you transfer Amex Membership Rewards to Air France Flying BlueNo end date stated yet.FlyingBlue rates are variable, so run a search before transferring.
Chase 40% Bonus when you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott BonvoyDecember 20, 2022Could be nice for a 5 night stay (5th night free) but do the math first and don't transfer speculatively. Remember that in Jan 2023, Marriott's program will be all revenue based.
Amex 15% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles.December 7, 2022Notes: Known for the best way to fly First Class to Europe on Lufthansa with no surcharges and other good deals. Also see: Downsides of LifeMiles program
Capital One20% Bonus when you transfer Capital One Miles to British Airways AviosNovember 30thFly between 651 and 1,151 miles with American Airlines or Alaska Airlines using British Airways Avios. This is 9,000 Avios or 7,200 Amex points during this bonus.

Keep in mind that besides great deals on short-haul flights on Oneworld carriers like BA and AA, you can also freely transfer to Qatar's Avios: See Avios Now the 2nd Best Way to Book QSuites
Capital One20% Bonus when you transfer Capital One Miles to Accor Live LimitlessNovember 30thALL is a revenue based program; this is a 20% bonus on a 2:1 ratio.
Chase 30% bonus when you transfer to Air Canada's AeroplanNovember 30, 2022No surcharges; just a $39CAD booking fee. Lap infant just $25CAD
Expired / Past Transfer Bonuses
CitiThe bonus Avios awarded will be 20% of the number of base Avios on a transfer of 0-30,000 points converted in a single transaction and 30% of the number of base Avios for 30,000+ points converted in a single transaction.Nov 15th, 2022Note that this promotion is being offered by Qatar directly and not by Citi. Therefore there may be a delay in receiving the bonus Avios
Chase 30% transfer bonus when you convert Chase Ultimate Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying ClubNovember 12, 2022Best used to book ANA First Class for 42,500 – 47,500 Amex points (30% bonus). For First Class, round trip, you’ll pay 85,000 Amex points from the West Coast or 93,000 Amex points from the East Coast. The transfer bonus will give you the 110,000 (West Coast) – 120,000 (East Coast) Virgin miles required for the trip. One way flights are now allowed, thus my 42.5k – 47.5k range each way.

Also great for US-Europe redemptions on Delta which price at 50,000 miles if you can find space.
Amex and CitiEarn a 10% transfer bonus when you convert less than 30,000 Amex or Citi points to Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles. Earn 15% bonus miles when you transfer 30,000 or more.

Transfers of 30,000 or more will also reactivate any miles that expired January 1, 2020.
November 12, 2022AsiaMiles book oneworld and are great for Cathay Pacific flights as well as as oneworld partners. The best use is when your long haul flight is in a higher class of service than a connecting short flight in a lower cabin class. The overall price will be less than the one longhaul segment alone.
Brex25% Bonus when you transfer from Brex to Avianca LifeMilesNovember 12, 2022Notes: Known for the best way to fly First Class to Europe on Lufthansa with no surcharges and other good deals. Also see: Downsides of LifeMiles program
Amex25% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Choice PrivilegesOctober 31, 2022Better deal than normal, but remember that a Citi Premier card transfers 1:2 all of the time. Choice can also book some Preferred Hotels and Resorts which can be a decent bargain.
Capital One30% Bonus when you transfer Capital One Miles Virgin RedOctober 31, 2022Virgin Red converts 1:! to Virgin Atlantic. Best used to book ANA First Class for 42,500 – 47,500 Amex points (30% bonus). For First Class, round trip, you’ll pay 85,000 Amex points from the West Coast or 93,000 Amex points from the East Coast. The transfer bonus will give you the 110,000 (West Coast) – 120,000 (East Coast) Virgin miles required for the trip. One way flights are now allowed, thus my 42.5k – 47.5k range each way.

Also great for US-Europe redemptions on Delta which price at 50,000 miles if you can find space.
Amex20% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Marriott BonvoyOctober 31, 2022This is almost never a good transfer unless you are topping off for an award you are ready to book. Amex point are worth 3X what a Bonvoy point is worth.
Amex25% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to AeroplanSeptember 30, 202258,500 Amex points each way for Business Class on a Star Alliance carrier from the Central and Eastern US to most of Europe (flights up to 6,000 miles) using Aeroplan (25% bonus). No surcharges; just a $39CAD booking fee.
Amex15% Bonus Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMilesSeptember 30, 2022Notes: Known for the best way to fly First Class to Europe on Lufthansa with no surcharges and other good deals. Also see: Downsides of LifeMiles program
Amex20% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to HawaiianMilesSeptember 30, 2022The only way to book nonstop flights from the US to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines. Prices are variable.
Amex30% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Hilton HonorsSeptember 30, 2022Useful for topping off your account, especially 5th night free. Not worthwhile in most other cases but do the math vs. a paid reservation.
Amex25% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Aer Lingus AviosSeptember 30, 2022Aer Lingus has some sweet spots as well, like the US to Ireland for 13,000 – 16,250 Avios with no surcharges or 50,000 Avios – 62,500 Avios each way in Business Class. This would be if you find space on Aer Lingus metal. The lower pricing is from the East Coast, the higher is West Coast.

Combinable with other Avios programs like BA.
Amex25% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Air France / KLM Flying BlueSeptember 30, 2022FlyingBlue rates are variable, so run a search before transferring.
Amex30% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying ClubSeptember 30, 2022Best used to book ANA First Class for 42,500 – 47,500 Amex points (30% bonus). For First Class, round trip, you’ll pay 85,000 Amex points from the West Coast or 93,000 Amex points from the East Coast. The transfer bonus will give you the 110,000 (West Coast) – 120,000 (East Coast) Virgin miles required for the trip. One way flights are now allowed, thus my 42.5k – 47.5k range each way.

Also great for US-Europe redemptions on Delta which price at 50,000 miles if you can find space.
Amex20% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to AeromexicoSeptember 30, 2022Rarely a good use of miles but does have expanded inventory for Delta flights (again, rarely at a good price) and they can do a SkyTeam Around the World award (but in practice it's nearly impossible to piece together).
Amex25% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways Executive ClubSeptember 30, 2022Fly between 651 and 1,151 miles with American Airlines or Alaska Airlines using British Airways Avios. This is 9,000 Avios or 7,200 Amex points during this bonus.

Keep in mind that besides great deals on short-haul flights on Oneworld carriers like BA and AA, you can also freely transfer to Qatar's Avios: See Avios Now the 2nd Best Way to Book QSuites
Amex20% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Qantas Frequent FlyerSeptember 30, 2022You can book Emirates First and Business class flights with Qantas. Compare against the Emirates Skywards program before transferring.
Citi25% Bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Avianca LifeMiles.August 31, 2022Notes: Known for the best way to fly First Class to Europe on Lufthansa with no surcharges and other good deals. Also see: Downsides of LifeMiles program
Capital One25% Bonus when you transfer Capital One Miles to Air France Flying BlueAugust 31, 2022FlyingBlue rates are variable, so run a search before transferring.
Capital One20% Bonus when you transfer Capital One Miles to British Airways AviosAugust 31, 2022Keep in mind that besides great deals on short-haul flights on Oneworld carriers like BA and AA, you can also freely transfer to Qatar's Avios: See Avios Now the 2nd Best Way to Book QSuites
Chase50% Bonus when you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott BonvoyAugust 19th, 2022 at 11:59pm ETChase points are worth more than 3X Marriott Bonvoy points so only worth it to top off or if you have lined up a stellar redemption.
Amex[Targeted] 10-20% Bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Cathay Pacific Asia MilesAugust 31, 2022Asia Miles is a oneworld alliance partner. One sweet spot is flying long haul and then a taking short connecting flight in a lower class of service. This will price the entire award below the price of the long haul flight in the higher cabin class if it were by itself.

Awards open 360 days in advance, making it also a good choice for hard to snag seats like QSuites.
Chase50% Bonus when you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG One RewardsAugust 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm ETChase points are worth more than 3X IHG One Rewards points so only worth it to top off or if you have lined up a stellar redemption.