Etihad 20% bonus on miles converted from hotel programs


Through April 30th, Etihad is offering a 20% bonus on miles converted from hotel programs.

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The Deal

Key Terms

  • Valid April 1 to April 30, 2017
  • Bonus miles will be reflected in your account balance within 15 days of the end of the promotion

Our thoughts

Etihad is partners with most of the major chains. Whether or not this bonus is a deal really comes down to your point balances and whether or not you have a use for your points in either program. As a reminder, here are some of the transfer ratios (note that the Starwood ratio is incorrect, as noted in the caption):

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SPG should be 20,000 Starpoints = 25,000 Etihad miles. With the 20% transfer bonus, 20,000 Starpoints will equal 30,000 Etihad miles total.

While Etihad’s program isn’t the best value for flights on Etihad itself, there are some very interesting partner awards. Starwood is perhaps the only partner that would make sense with this promotion, and only if you have a specific plan for using them (and the patience to HUCA many times to find an agent who can assist you in booking an award ticket). Best of luck to those who participate.

Full terms from the Etihad site:

  • The offer is valid for all points to miles conversions made between 1 April and 30 April 2017 (both days inclusive).
  • All participating points conversion partners: Accor Hotels, ADCB TouchPoints, Club Carlson (Radison Blu), Citibank UAE, Emirates Islamic Bank, Heathrow Rewards, Hilton Honors, Hyatt, IHG, Joyalukkas, Marriott Rewards, NBAD Stars, Shangri-La, Boubyan Bank, Etisalat Rewards, and Starwood StarPoints.
  • Non participating points conversion partners:  All American Express Membership Rewards®, Flybuys Rewards ,Commercial Bank of Dubai(CBD) and all Citibank markets outside the UAE are excluded from this promotion.
  • Once the Miles transfer request in initiated it cannot be reversed.
  • This offer is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the Etihad Guest Programme.
  • A valid Etihad Guest membership number is required to successfully perform the conversion.
  • The Etihad Guest member will be responsible for quoting the correct Etihad Guest membership number to the participating conversion partners for the conversion activity.
  • Terms and conditions governing the existing Conversion partners will apply.
  • The promotion is applicable for any member who converts their points from a qualifying Partner loyalty programme to Etihad Guest Miles. The eligibility of the bonus miles for a specific member will be done based on the validity of the promotion and the date of conversion provided by the partner for that respective member.
  • Base Etihad Guest Miles converted by the member will be awarded as per the applicable conversion ratios of each respective partner
  • Bonus Etihad Guest Miles earned during this promotion will reflect in the member’s Etihad Guest membership account within 15 days of the end date of the promotion
  • If an Etihad Guest member holds credit cards and/or Hotel loyalty programme cards of different banks and hotels and converts the rewards points to Etihad Guest Miles under this promotion, then the number of Bonus Guest Miles he/she will earn will reflect separately in the members account for each partner
  • The above promotion construct is valid only for the all Points Conversion Partners which fall under the Points Conversion programme and governed by the conversion ratios and minimum thresholds applicable for these respective partners.
  • Bonus Etihad Guest Miles will not be calculated on retroactive basis under any circumstances i.e. credit card/ hotel reward points converted to Etihad Guest Miles and posted into the membership account during the promotion period but for which the conversion request was placed outside the promotion period will not qualify for the bonus miles promotion.
  • Etihad Guest reserves the right to withdraw or cancel the promotion or modify or alter the terms and conditions of such promotion at any time.
  • Participation under this promotion is purely voluntary for the members.
  • The decision of Etihad Guest will be final and binding under this promotion and no disputes will be entertained in this regard.
  • This offer cannot be clubbed with any other conversion offer.

H/T: Loyalty Lobby

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