AAdvantage members have just received an email indicating a 20% bonus from converting your Starwood Points into AAdvantage miles:
Don’t miss your chance to earn more miles toward your next trip with the American Airlines AAdvantage® and Starwood Preferred Guest® programs. Now through September 14, 2016, you can earn a 20% bonus when you convert your Starpoints® to AAdvantage miles.
As always, for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred within the same transaction, SPG® will automatically add another 5,000 Starpoints. With the additional 20% mileage bonus offered by the AAdvantage program, you’ll receive 30,000 miles from the transaction.
Convert your miles today and plan your next vacation.
This promotion comes ahead of the Marriott and Starwood Hotels merger. Given the uncertainty of what Marriott would do with SPG members’ points, this could be one of the reasons why American Airlines is offering this promotion.
Given that AAdvantage miles value is around 1.9 cents and SPG points at around 2.2 cents, this promotion may make sense for those needing more AAdvantage miles and planning on losing their SPG status in the coming year.
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