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I’ve never, ever, EVER seen Amex hit so hard on transfer bonuses! If you’re planning a trip and you have Membership Rewards, the best time to transfer points is when Amex is offering a transfer bonus. Usually this happens a couple of times per year and hits a couple of transfer partners.
They are currently doing on a dozen partners!
Now…don’t get too excited. If you aren’t actively planning to redeem points via a transfer, don’t do it speculatively. The best place to keep your points is in a flexible currency, not in a partner account where you’re vulnerable to their devaluations. But, if you’re looking to make use of points…this could be a great time to shore up your account to make that redemption.
Amex Cards I would Recommend
- American Express Platinum
- Lounge access, 5x on flights, Fine Hotels and Resorts, Uber Credits, and one of the best offers we’ve ever seen
- American Express Gold – our most used Amex
- 4x on all dining, 4x on us supermarkets up to $25k a year, $120 a year in uber credits, $120 a year in dining credits, it’s one of my all time fave cards
- American Express Business Platinum
- Lounge access, 1.5x on purchases over 5k, Dell Credits, etc
- American Express Business Gold
- 4x on your top two monthly categories including gas and dining
- American Express Blue Business Plus
- 2x on every single purchase up to $50k a year.
The bonuses currently running until September 30th
- 40% bonus
- Aer Lingus
- British Airways
- 30% Bonus
- Virgin Atlantic
- 25% Bonus
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Air France
- 20% Bonus
- Avianca Lifemiles
Don’t forget to check out our Best Uses of Amex Points! Here’s a sneak peek
British Airways 40% bonus…what could you do?
The cheapest you could fly BA is 7500 Avios in economy on short haul flights. That means two people could fly one way for just 11k Amex points when you factor in the transfer bonus. You could even fly to Hawaii for 13k Avios one way per person, or 26k for two people….just 19k Amex points with this transfer bonus
You could redeem 70k Aeroplan to fly Business Class from the US to Europe…just 59k with the current transfer bonus
The list goes on and on…
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****ALL TIME HIGH 100k OFFER!****
A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 100k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else (beginning 8/16/21)
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out (previously 2x – beginning 8/16/21)
♥3x on select streaming (beginning 8/16/21)
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs -(beginning 8/16/21)
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary (beginning 8/16/21)
♥ 10% Anniversary Point Bonus. Spend $10k in a year, get 1k bonus points. (beginning 8/16/21)