30% Amex Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Etihad Guest

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Through 6/15/2016, American Express is offering a 30% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest.

The Offer

Get 30% more points when transferring Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest. The normal rate of 1:1 becomes 1.3:1.

Example:

  • 1,000 Membership Rewards becomes 1,300 Etihad Guest Miles
  • 10,000 Membership Rewards becomes 13,000 Etihad Guest Miles

To transfer points, simply add your Etihad Guest number to your Membership Rewards account and then go to the transfer section under “Travel”.

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PurpleBagm

Any tours on USA east coast to JoBurg? I only am finding through Heathrow. Looks thin

Jagir Jhaveri

Any sweetspots you recommend from India that would make this a better deal than using AA miles?

LACLONGQUAN

Is it the best deal to use MR points to exchange to Etihad?

LACLONGQUAN

Is this the best exchange using MR points?

iahphx

This seems like a sweet deal. Several months ago, I transferred Citi Thank You points to Eithad for an AA reservation when you could get a 25% bonus. Etihad’s award chart for AA was similar to AA’s own chart, so it resulted in a 25% savings. At the time, I read some horror stories about dealing with Etihad’s agents, but my bookings went smoothly (obviously, you need to know what you want before you call).

I’m guessing this transfer from MR isn’t immediate? The Citi transfer took more than a week as I recall.

Is there any recent analysis of the best deals from the Etihad chart?