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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the current 50% bonus that Amex is offering on transfers to Hilton Honors. It’s a solid option if you’ve got some Amex MR Points to burn, offering 3 Hilton Points for each Amex Membership Rewards Point, rather than the usual 2.
Hilton Points are useful (I took advantage of the offer myself), but I rate Marriott Bonvoy Points even more highly. The problem is that the standard transfer rate is 2 Amex MR Points = 3 Marriott Bonvoy Points, and I can’t remember ever seeing a bonus.
I was therefore very interested to read on the Indian points/miles blog Live from a Lounge, that right now there is a 50% bonus available for Indian Amex cardholders on transfers to Marriott Bonvoy.
Obviously, just because Amex decides to offer a transfer bonus to a particular hotel/airline partner in one country doesn’t mean that something similar will pop up elsewhere – each market is very different.
The reason this one really caught my attention is because almost exactly a month before the Hilton transfer bonus was available here in the UK, Amex ran a similar offer in India… Is it completely outlandish to think that we might soon see the same thing happen with Marriott?
For now, file this under ‘highly speculative’. But, I will certainly be keeping a close eye on the emails Amex send me over the next few weeks – and you might want to do the same!