50% more Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards to BA Executive Club

Posted on August 11, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Best use of British Airways/ Iberia Avios

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What’s the deal with 50% more Avios?

Right now, you can earn 50% more Avios points when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways Executive Club. You need to transfer at least 250 Membership Rewards and then in increments of 250 Membership Rewards with this limited-time promotion.

With the current bonus, 1 Membership Rewards point will equal 1.2 Avios; the usual ratio is 250:220, but they will transfer at  250:300 instead. So if you transfer 10,000 Membership Rewards, you’ll get 12,000 Avios.

How do I get the 50% more Avios deal?

Log in to your Membership Rewards account here and transfer at least 250 points by October 20th, 2016. You’ll earn the bonus points at the time of your transfer.

What else do I need to know about the 50% more Avios deal?

Transferring your Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios can be a good idea for short-haul awards, especially for flights where there’s no or low surcharges. Long-haul flight redemption is generally not a good option with BA Avios.

This deal lasts a while – you can earn the bonus points through October 10th, 2016 – but it may be better to transfer sooner rather than later so you don’t forget!