American Express Membership Rewards has made yet another points transfer promotion available to their U.S.-based members, offering a 20% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Etihad Guest.
This promotion is showing card accounts with Membership Rewards earning capability and the official expiration date of this campaign is July 30, 2022.
Transferring Membership Rewards points from Amex to Etihad Guest is usually 1:1 in increments of 1000 and during the promotional period, members will benefit from the 1000:1200 ratio (20% bonus).
You can find the transfer option in your online Amex card account under Membership Rewards – Airline Transfers
There are several opportunities to use Etihad Guest miles including for Upgrade Awards and certain sweet spots on partner carriers. It’s still not my favorite program but it all depends on the award you’re trying to redeem.
Those of us with U.S.-based accounts are quite spoiled as far as point transfers are concerned as there are almost always ample opportunities to offload Membership Rewards Points at a good ratio and with bonuses for a variety of programs (unfortunately never with ANA or Singapore Airlines).
This could be a great opportunity for those with enough Amex points in their account to transfer them over to Etihad for upgrades or some partner flights that are still decent under Etihad Guest.
Unfortunately, the downside of Etihad is that they don’t have an alliance backing and despite a variety of redemption partners moving points to Etihad Guest renders them into a rather limited currency. Best to have a clear idea of what the points are supposed to be used for before initiating a transfer.
These are the official Terms & Conditions for this transfer promotion:
You must be enrolled in Etihad Guest Miles in order to participate in this offer, visit https://www.etihadguest.com/join to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations or any other rewards in the Etihad Guest Miles frequent flier program. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Etihad Guest Miles Frequent Flyer Program and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on Etihad redemption flights and upgrades. See Etihad Guest Miles Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Individual air carrier restrictions may apply. Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. MT on 6/30/2022 to 11:59 p.m. MT on 7/30/2022 to receive 20% additional Etihad Guest Miles. Additional Etihad Guest Miles may be awarded at the time of transfer.
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