Weekly Roundup: The Best Points Deals This Week

Every week at Simple flying we will bring you the hottest deals and offers around at the moment, so be sure to check back with us every Saturday to see the best offers in the points and miles world.

Deal Of The Week: 30% Bonus When Transferring Hotel Points To Aeroplan

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Aeroplan is now offering a 30% bonus on hotel point transfers. The promotion includes transfers from 10 hotel brands and is valid for transfers through April 22nd, 2019. Fortunately this time around, unlike a lot of previous Aeroplan hotel transfer promotions ,Marriott Bonvoy is included as a partner in the promotion.

  • The promotion runs through April 22nd, 2019
  • Receive a 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to Aeroplan
  • Bonus points should post to your account within 4-6 weeks

While all transfer partners receive a 30% bonus, Aeroplan is boosting the bonus for transfer from Radisson Rewards, who will receive an additional 30% bonus, for a total transfer bonus of 60%. Transfers from the following programs are eligible for a 30% bonus:

  • Best Western
  • Choice Privileges
  • Coast Hotels
  • Hilton Honors
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Le Club Accor
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Radisson Rewards
  • Shangri-La
  • Wyndham Rewards

If you are thinking of transferring Radisson Rewards or Marriott Bonvoy points, then this promotion can make a lot of sense. A 60% bonus from for Radisson transfers is very generous, while if you transfer 60,000 points from Marriott Bonvoy, you will receive a double bonus. Marriott points normally transfer at a ratio of 3:1, however, you receive a 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer 60,000 points, and you receive 25,000 miles for your 60,000 points. With the promotion transferring 60,000 Marriott points to Aeroplan would yield an impressive 32,500 Aeroplan miles.

50% Bonus When Purchasing Choice Privileges Points

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Choice Privileges is offering you a 50% bonus when you purchase Choice privileges points. To receive a bonus, you will need to purchase a minimum of 5,000 points. The promotion is valid for purchases through April 22nd, 2019.

  • The promotion ends on April 22nd, 2019
  • You can receive a bonus of up to 50% when you purchase Choice Privileges points
  • The bonus is tiered, and you need to purchase a minimum of 5,000 points to receive a bonus
  • Choice Privileges members can purchase a maximum of 50,000 points per day

The bonus you receive will vary from 20% to 50% depending on the number of points you purchase according to the following tiers.

  • Purchase between 5,000 and 9,000 points to receive a 20% bonus
  • Purchase between 10,000 and 19,000 points to receive a 30% bonus
  • Purchase between 20,000 and 29,000 points to receive a 40% bonus
  • Purchase between 30,000 and 50,000 points to receive a 50% bonus

With award nights at Choice properties costing from 6,000 to 35,000 points per night, this promotion could be quite lucrative. Maximizing the promotion and purchasing 50,000 points would yield 75,000 including the bonus. This is enough for two nights at a top tier Choice privileges property, which would normally set you back several hundred dollars per night.

Turkish Airlines Giving Away 30 Million Miles

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To Celebrate its 30th Turkish Airlines is giving away a whopping 30 million miles in a sweepstakes that runs through the end of the year. There is no need to make any purchases or take any flight to enter, and you could be in with a chance of winning a slice of 30 million miles.

  • Sweepstakes registration is required before December 31, 2019
  • Each month 30 winners will be awarded 100,000 miles
  • Winners are chosen for each month from March to December

The quicker you register, the greater your chance of winning a prize, since Turkish is giving away 30 prizes each month of 100,000 miles each. If you are lucky enough to be chosen, you will be notified within the first week of the following month.

We love sweepstakes! They take a few seconds to enter, and you stand a chance to win big. Registering for the sweepstakes is arguably one of the best investments of a few seconds of your time.

Transfer Membership Rewards To Flying Blue With A 25% Bonus

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American Express Membership Rewards is offering you a 25% bonus when you transfer points to Air France/KLM Flying Blue. You can take advantage of the promotion through April 29, 2019.

  • The transfer bonus is valid on transfers through April 29, 2019
  • Receive a 25% bonus on transfers to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

The bonus is integrated into the transfer, and with the promotion, you will receive 1,250 miles for every 1,000 miles you transfer, instead of the usual 1,000 miles.

We never recommend that you transfer points speculatively no matter how good the bonus is. Losing the flexibility of Membership Rewards points is simply not worth it. However, if you have an immediate use for your points, or want to take advantage of the upcoming Flying Blue Promo Rewards promotion then this promotion is worth a closer look.

Hyatt Globalist Challenge

A great points bonus with Hyatt
A great status climber from Hyatt. Image: Hyatt

World of Hyatt is running a targeted challenge offering you a fast track to Globalist status. The challenge is targeted so it may be worth checking your junk email folder to see if you have received it, or logging into your Hyatt account. Data points from challenge recipients is as follows:

  • You need to register for the challenge by November 29th, 2019
  • Upon registration, you receive temporary Explorist status
  • If you complete the challenge, you will receive status through February 2021

Once you have registered, you have 90 days to hit your targets to either maintain Explorist status or get upgraded to Globalist.

  • Stay 10 nights in 90 days to retain Explorist status
  • Stay 20 nights in 90 days to receive Globalist status

If you are lucky enough to be targeted, this promotion could be quite lucrative. On the plus side, you have to November to register. This means you can take your time to plan and create a strategy to fully maximize the challenge. At this point, you can register and complete the challenge with confidence.

Earn 5X Delta SkyMiles per dollar

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Delta Airlines has announced a promotion earning you 5X SkyMiles when you book hotels on the airline’s hotel website. The offer is valid for bookings made through April 8th, 2019.

  • Bookings must be made by April 8th, 2019
  • The promotion is valid for stays any time in the future
  • Bookings must be made directly with Delta
  • Allow up to 8 weeks for the bonus miles to post to your account

If you are a fan of SkyMiles and have some hotel stay coming up in the future, then this promotion makes a lot of sense. Earning 5X SkyMiles per dollar on hotel stays is as good as it gets with Delta.

Transfer Life Miles with A 125% Bonus

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Avianca LifeMiles is running an interesting promotion offering you a 125% bonus when you transfer LifeMiles from one account to another. The promotion is interesting since LifeMiles charges you fees to transfer miles, but even with those fees, the promotion can be lucrative.

  • The promotion is valid for transfers through April 3rd, 2019
  • Receive a bonus of 125% when you transfer LifeMiles from account to another
  • You can transfer a maximum of 75,000 miles per year
  • LifeMiles charges you $15 for every 1,000 miles you transfer.

If you take full advantage of the promotion and transfer 75,000 miles, you would end up with a total 168,750 miles (75,000 + 93,750 bonus miles). However, the transfer will cost you $1,125. At this price, the 93,750 bonus miles are costing you 1.2₵ apiece, which is great value and is the lowest we have seen LifeMiles on sale for.

This promotion can be very lucrative especially if you are looking for a Star Alliance partner awards. However, one thing to remember is that if you don’t have an immediate use for your miles it is not worth buying miles speculatively, you are always better off holding cash.

Final thoughts

This week there are some excellent deals out there. While the transfer bonus to Aeroplan can yield great value, for a wider range of travelers, the Avianca LifeMiles transfer bonus promotion can be extremely lucrative to the right person. In the meantime, if you decide to take advantage of a promotion, you could always sign up for the Turkish Airlines sweepstakes while you wait for the page to load. The real question this week is which promotions will you not take part in?

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