British Airways Executive Club 35% Hotels Points To Avios Conversion Bonus September 22 – October 31, 2017 (Select Programs)

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British Airways has launched a conversion bonus to get people with hotel points balances to transfer those to Executive Club Avios.

British Airways Executive Club Avios September Campaign

You can get a 35% bonus for transfers that are made from select programs between September 22 – October 31, 2017

You can access this offer on BA’s website here.

Here are the eligible programs for 35% conversion bonus:

Club Carlson

Doesn’t make sense.

Hilton Honors

Equally bad.

Hyatt Gold Passport

No.

IHG Rewards Club

Perhaps but not when crediting to BA.

Marriott Rewards

Only if you redeem at the Travel Packages (read more here) level and even when my first choice would not be BA.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Starpoints

Rather convert to Marriott Rewards and then use towards Travel Packages.

Conclusion

Well I don’t usually advocate converting hotel points to airline miles but it can sometimes make sense.

I always use all my Marriott Rewards points for Travel Packages at the 120,000 airline miles level (132K always with United due to 10% bonus) when United or AA are offering conversion bonuses.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  1. This promotion is only open to Eligible Participants.  An Eligible Participant is a person aged 18 or over and is a British Airways Executive Club (“BAEC”) Member (membership terms and conditions apply).

  2. By taking part in this promotion, Eligible Participants confirm that they accept these Terms and Conditions.

  3. Participating hotel partners are Carlson Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Marriott and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.

  4. Participating hotel loyalty programmes are Club Carlson, Hilton Honors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards and Shangri-La Golden Circle. 

  5. Find out more about becoming a member of any of the hotel loyalty programmes. Simply choose the relevant hotel partner and follow the links to enrol via their website.

  6. Eligible Participants will receive up to 35% more BAEC Avios (“Bonus Avios”) when they convert qualifying hotel loyalty points into Avios during the Qualifying Period.  “Qualifying Hotel Loyalty Points” means a minimum of requirement of loyalty points earned through the hotel loyalty programme.  Minimum amounts vary between hotel partners:  Club Carlson – 2,000 points; Hilton Honors – 10,000; Hyatt Gold Passport – 5,000; IHG Rewards – 10,000; Marriott Rewards – 10,000; Shangri-La Golden Circle – 2,500.

  7. The standard earn rate for loyalty points earned through the hotel loyalty programmes varies according to the hotel partner. For example Hyatt Gold Passport Programme is 1 Avios for every 2.5 loyalty points converted. Therefore, an Eligible Participant who converts 5,000 of Hyatt Gold Passport Programme loyalty points will earn 2,500 Avios in total. Find out more about the earn rates per hotel partner.

  8. “Qualifying Period” means:  Between 20th September 2017 and 31st October, 2017 for Club Carlson, Hilton Honors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards and Shangri-La Golden Circle.

  9. To participate, Eligible Participants must first enrol if they are not already members and then visit the relevant hotel website to convert their loyalty points into Avios.

  10. Bonus Avios can take 4-6 weeks to show on your account from the date of conversion.  Once they have been credited, you can start redeeming them for flights, hotels and Avis car hire. Taxes, fees and charges remain payable by the BAEC Member. Reward flights are subject to availability and capacity control and availability may be limited at peak times.

  11. Loyalty points from the different participating hotel loyalty programmes cannot be redeemed together and must be redeemed separately.

  12. Loyalty points earned with the participating hotel loyalty programmes during the Qualifying Period are valid for this promotion, provided that they are redeemed within the Qualifying Period.

  13. Bonus Avios is non-redeemable for cash.

  14. Once a transaction has completed, it is non-reversible. Bonus Avios is issued subject to the BAEC Terms and Conditions and all passengers and baggage are subject to the general terms and conditions of carriage.

  15. Hotel loyalty scheme membership, and earning and redemption of qualifying hotel loyalty points are subject to the Terms and Conditions of each specific hotel’s loyalty scheme in addition to British Airways Terms and Conditions, as applicable.

  16. Standard Avios are issued in addition to Bonus Avios.

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

  18. The Promoters reserve the right to withdraw the promotion or amend these terms and conditions without prior notice at any time, for whatever reason, and without any liability to customers for doing so.

  19. By taking part in this promotion, participants agree to the personal data they 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.

  20. This promotion shall be governed by the laws of England & Wales and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

  21. This promotion is provided by: Carlson Hotels Inc. having its registered office 701 Carlson Parkway, MS 8203, Minnetonka, MN 55305, USA, Hilton Honors Worldwide, having its registered office at L.L.C. 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102, USA , Hyatt Corporation having its registered office at 71 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60606, USA, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC having its registered office at Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5HR, UK, Marriott® having its registered office at Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HQ, UK and Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd having its registered office 28/F Kerry Centre, 683 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, and British Airways Plc Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB.  Registered No. 1777777 England.

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