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American Express Membership Rewards 25% Avios Transfer Bonus

It has been 18 months since the last time we saw an American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways’ Executive Club in Canada. Personally, I thought that we would never see a transfer bonus like this again from American Express, so I was pleasantly surprised to see a 25% transfer bonus.

Transfer bonuses are my favourite way to boost my loyalty accounts. The special offer starts today, September 11, 2017 until November 12, 2017.

You have to transfer a minimum of 1,000 Membership Rewards points, you would normally receive 1,000 Avios. However, with the 25% transfer bonus, you will receive 1,250 Avios. If you were planning on transferring your points to Executive Club anyway, now is the time to do it!


  1. I’m a bit confused. Is this regional or something I’m not aware of? It’s been all over the travel blogs about this bonus since July in the USA. Did it stop and restart when I wasn’t looking?

  2. Is the value of an Avios point better than an Aeroplan mile ? Which one do you usually go for yourself with your MR points when toi do transfer ?

    1. This answer depends on whether you are able to redeem the miles. I would work it backwards and determine if you have trips in mind to see how much they cost before deciding.

    1. There’s a details button or something like that under the 1:1 information, and if you click that it shows the bonus.

      Unfortunately for me, I transferred at 11pm Sunday night, so missed out by one measly hour. Ugh.

  3. Hey Matthew…have you heard anything about changes coming to the Amex Gold Rewards card on September 14th? No longer going to be 1st year free?

  4. As a data point – I also didn’t like the language not completely reflecting the bonus, so I did a small test transfer of 1000 MR points. I did get 1250 Avios. 🙂

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