50% Transfer Bonus, American Express to Starwood

It normally takes 3 American Express points to transfer to 1 Starwood point with the US Membership Rewards program. Through September 22, the transfer ratio is 2:1 — a 50% bonus.

This used to be a common promo, perhaps until 4 years ago. Since then the 50% bonus offers on transfers to Starwood points have more often than not been targeted.

It’s still not a great deal in most cases, unless you have a strong need for Starwood points. (I did make a final transfer from Amex to top off my Starwood account years ago when I was booking an overwater bungalow at the then-Bora Bora Nui.)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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