Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Transfer Bonuses

The biggest advantage of earning transferrable credit card points is the flexibility when you need to redeem them for travel. You can never know in advance which airline program will have availability on the flights you want to take. It’s impossible to put a value on being able to move points into whichever program you need at the exact moment you need them.

As a reminder, here are the transferrable point currencies from the major banks:

  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Capital One Venture Rewards or Spark Miles
  • Citi ThankYou points
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards

You can also transfer points from the Marriott Bonvoy program to airline programs.

Occasionally, banks will offer bonuses to transfer points into a specific program. Most of these offers last for 1 to 2 months, so there’s not usually a need to jump into them right away.

While these promotions offer great value if you were planning on transferring points anyway, speculative usage of transfer bonuses isn’t a good idea for the average traveler.

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Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Are You Short Delta Skymiles For An Award? American Express May Lend You The Miles

Delta SkyMiles. I’m sure some people love the program while others despise them for doing away with award charts and generally making changes whenever they want with no notice to members. I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. While I hate that they sometimes charge an unbelievable amount of miles for some flights, I’ve also been able to find awards for decent prices on both Delta aircraft and with their partners, like Virgin Atlantic.

That means I’m in a constant cycle of earning Delta Skymiles and using them for redemptions. Fortunately, American Express partners with Delta and you can transfer Membership Rewards to Delta Skymiles, albeit for a price. American Express and Delta also offer a number of co-brand cards like the Gold Delta Skymiles American Express card so it’s pretty easy to add to your Skymiles balance.

But what if you’ve exhausted all other options and are still just a few hundred or thousand Skymiles short for a redemption? Continue reading “Are You Short Delta Skymiles For An Award? American Express May Lend You The Miles”