Transfer Hotel Points to Earn Up to 35 Percent Bonus Avios — But Hurry

T here is still time to convert your frequent guest loyalty program points into Avios by Tuesday, July 5, 2016 for you to be rewarded with up to 35 percent bonus Avios — but you must be a member of the British Airways Executive Club frequent flier loyalty program who is at least 18 years of age and is enrolled and registered as a member of at least one of seven frequent guest loyalty programs of lodging companies in order to be eligible for this offer.

Transfer Hotel Points to Earn Up to 35 Percent Bonus Avios

Keep in mind that points from the different participating frequent guest loyalty programs — along with the minimum amount of points you can transfer — listed below must be redeemed separately, as they cannot be redeemed together. Complete details on the earning rates of Avios per individual hotel partner are found here.

  • Carlson Hotels — 2,000 Club Carlson points
  • Hilton Worldwide — 10,000 Hilton HHonors points
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts — 5,000 Gold Passport points
  • InterContinental Hotel Group — 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points
  • Marriott International — 10,000 Marriott Rewards points
  • Shangri-La — 2,500 Golden Circle points
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts — 2,500 Starwood Preferred Guest points

Select Terms and Conditions

The standard earn rate for loyalty points earned through the hotel loyalty programs varies according to the hotel partner. For example, Hyatt Gold Passport is one Avios for every 2.5 loyalty points converted. Therefore, if you convert 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points loyalty points, you will earn 2,500 Avios in total.

Bonus Avios — which cannot be redeemed for cash — can take up to six weeks to appear in your account from the date of conversion. Standard Avios are issued to your account in addition to bonus Avios.

This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other British Airways or participating hotel partner offer or promotion.

By taking part in this promotion, you agree to the personal data you supply being used by the promoters or their agents or subcontractors to administer this promotion, who will only use the information provided for the purpose of administering the promotion.

Other terms and conditions — especially from the aforementioned frequent travel loyalty programs — apply.

Summary

The mere act of sleeping in a bed in a hotel room could lead to a bonus of up to 35 percent additional Avios for you, which could mean more — or upgraded — flights for you…

…but you should consider taking advantage of this offer only if earning bonus Avios is really that important to you, rather than using your frequent guest loyalty program points for lodging on a future trip; or the conversion into a different frequent flier loyalty program which potentially offers more value for the transfer of your hotel points — such as perhaps transferring Starwood Preferred Guest points into a Virgin America Elevate account; earning bonus Elevate points for the transfer; and then getting JetBlue Airways to match or exceed the number of Elevate points you have in a new TrueBlue account.

In other words, do your research to ensure that you are getting the most value out of the frequent guest loyalty program points which you have earned.

As for me, I am not participating in this promotion.

 Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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