One great perk about American Express Membership Rewards points is that Amex regularly runs bonuses on its travel transfer partners — allowing you to get even more value out of your Membership Rewards points.
Usually, American Express will offer a transfer bonus on 1 or 2 partners at a time, but now they’re offering a whopping 12 separate transfer bonuses!
12 American Express Transfer Bonuses
Here are details of all 12 transfer partners that are included in the deal, with each transfer bonus ranging between a 15% and 40% bonus:
|Loyalty Program||Transfer Ratio||Bonus||Minimum Transfer|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||1,000:1,200||20%||1,000|
|Aer Lingus AerClub||1,000:1,400||40%||1,000|
|Aeromexico Club Premier||1,000:2,000||25%||1,000|
|Air France/KLM Flying Blue||1,000:1,250||25%||1,000|
|British Airways Executive Club||1,000:1,400||40%||1,000|
|Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles||1,000:1,250||25%||1,000|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||500:600||20%||500|
Each of these transfer bonuses expires on September 30, 2021, so if there are a few that catch your eye, make sure you locate award space and complete the transfer by then.
Hot Tip: You can keep tabs on all ongoing transfer bonuses for all major flexible point programs by using our dedicated transfer partner tool calculator.
Which Bonuses Are Best?
While 12 separate transfer bonuses certainly provide many options for Amex cardholders, some are significantly better than others.
So if you’re considering taking advantage of one or more of these offers, we highly suggest you opt for Air Canada or Avianca as they offer great value when booking with Star Alliance partners, British Airways for short-haul redemptions within Europe or the U.S., Air France/KLM for Flying Blue Promo Rewards and SkyTeam availability, or Virgin Atlantic for ANA first class or Delta One redemptions.
With that, we highly advise against using the transfer bonuses for Aer Lingus, AeroMexico, Hilton, or Marriott Bonvoy, as redemption options with those programs offer little value relative to what you could receive from other programs.
It’s worth mentioning that, even if you come across a great transfer bonus, it rarely makes sense to transfer points speculatively. Once you move your points from Amex to an airline or hotel, the transfer is final, so only do so if you have an immediate use for them
Even though some of the transfer bonuses aren’t ideal from a value perspective, others definitely are, and it is great to see American Express offer so many transfer bonuses at once to offer more value to its cardholders.
Remember that you have until September 30, 2021, to finalize any transfers, so there is no need to make any rash decisions or speculative transfers.