A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question whether it would be worth converting Amex Membership Rewards to Hilton Honors during their current promotion.
You can access Hilton Honors here.
Here’s the offer that the reader in Canada received:
I am not sure what conversion partners Amex has in the market (these are always country specific), but even with this offer one Membership Rewards point would be just 1.5 Hilton Honors.
As long as the reader can convert to airlines at 1:1 ratio, I would say that Amex to Hilton Honors conversion bonus would need to be 150% to 200% to make this exercise worthwhile.
American Express has different conversion values and offers from market to market. The US tends to offer the best promotions.
I would not convert at 50% bonus from Amex to Hilton (1:1.5 when bonus is factored in) considering that you can always but Honors points during the frequent sales at .5 cents each.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
1. Membership Rewards point transfers must be made in increments of 100 points with a minimum transfer requirement of 1,000 points for each transfer. At the regular redemption rate, 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 1,000 Hilton Honors points. From 12:00:01 am ET on July 15, 2019 until 11:59:59 pm ET on August 31, 2019, when you transfer Membership Rewards points to Hilton you will receive 50% more Hilton Honors points on the total number of Membership Rewards points transferred. For example, if you transfer 1,000 Membership Rewards points to Hilton, you will be credited a total of 1,500 Hilton Honors points. You must be enrolled in Hilton Honors in order to participate in this offer, visit HiltonHonors.com/join to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability, accommodations or any other rewards in the Hilton Honors program. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Hilton Honors program and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. All Hampton by Hilton hotels in the Republic of China are excluded from the Hilton Honors program. See Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions for details. This offer is non-transferable and may not be combined with other offers. American Express in its sole discretion reserves the right to alter and or terminate these offers at any time. Hilton Honors Bonus Points do not count towards elite tier qualification. Hilton Honors membership, earning and redemption of Points are subject to Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.