25% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to British Airways

Even though we recently saw the announcement of a major hit to earning, we are seeing a decent transfer bonus a second time in less than 12 months (back in June 2015)

American Express Membership Rewards is once again offering a 25% transfer bonus to the British Airways Executive Club. You normally need to transfer a minimum of 1,000 Membership Rewards points for 1,000 Avios, but now you will receive 1,250 Avios. The offer is valid between January 12, 2016 and March 28, 2016.

With all the devaluations going on, I have no idea if we would ever see something like this again. I actually thought that it was going to be a one off. But I am more than happy to see a positive surprise.

I have been sitting on some Membership Rewards trying to figure out what to do. I am glad I waited out for this promotion. You can be sure that I will be taking advantage of this offer!


  1. This is a great deal considering the US version of AMEX transfers to Avios at 1 to 0.80. If Canadians ever wanted to try Cathay Business or First from Vancouver to New York then this deal makes it cheaper. Only 30K Business or 40K First plus very small taxes. Of course it’s cheaper with American miles but this is your best bet if you don’t have AA.

      1. Is this transfer bonus for Canadian Amex users only? I’m not seeing the BA bonus listedwhen I log into my account the US Amex site.


  2. PLEASE put the word “Canadian” in blog titles like this in the future. I was on the verge of initiating a transfer. Although I ultimately would not have authorized it (catching my error) many of us scan titles quickly and won’t miss the all-important NON-U.S. disclaimer which should be more obvious.

  3. Have you ever seen a similar promotion where you could get more than 1 Aeroplan mile for 1 AmEx Reward Point?
    Getting 1.25 Aeroplan for 1 AmEx would be so nice! 🙂

    1. Unfortunately the last time we saw an MR to Aeroplan bonus promotion is back in 2011. Doubt we will be seeing another one any time soon. But maybe we will be surprised!

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