Hump Day Update with TheRewardBoss – July 2, 2014 (SPG 20% Transfer Bonus to AA, Waived Fee Amex Plat Offer)

Don’t have time to sift through BoardingArea and Flyertalk? Here are the Rewarding Highlights from the past week:

 

Quite a few newsworthy updates, yet not quite newsworthy enough for individual posts. With a busy July 4th weekend coming up, I am posting a hump day update in case I don’t get around to it this weekend.

    1. SPG’s Nights & Flights redemption one can typically redeem 60,000 Starpoints for 50,000 airline miles and five free nights at a Category 3 hotel or 70,000 Starpoints and receive 50,000 airline miles and five free nights at a Category 4 hotel. Now instead of receiving 50,000 AA miles, one receives 60,000 AA miles through this promo in addition to the five free nights at Category 3 or 4 properties.
    2. AA branded Citi cards typically earn only 1 AA mile per dollar spent. Keeping this in mind, there are those out there who spend on the SPG Amex card since there is a 5,000 mile transfer bonus for every set of 20,000 SPG points transferred. This equates to 1.25 miles earned per dollar spent. Now with this promo, the transfer rate becomes 1.50 miles earned per dollar spent. As a general rule, if you are not trying to meet minimum spend requirements and there are no category bonuses, you are better off charging on your SPG Amex card vs an AA card. Don’t have an SPG Amex card? Check out this page to see the latest offers available.

 

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Comments

  1. this is perfect. i have been saving up 70k spg pts for transferring to AA. now i can do the nights and flights, and get an extra 10k miles. music to my ears!

  2. i have half a million AA miles already from the citi aa exec bonuses. might as well go for another 60k from nights and flights, haha! hope AA doesnt shut down my account from getting flagged for something stupid like earning too many miles in too short a time frame

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