50% Bonus For Converting Hotel Points to US Airways Miles

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

In addition to the current 50% share/transfer miles bonus that US Airways is having at the moment, the airline is also offering a 50% bonus on hotel points that you convert into US Airways Dividend miles. Before you get too excited and start transferring tons of Starwood points to US Airways miles, SPG is not participating in this bonus, which is too bad since 20,000 Starwood points would have been converted into 37,500 US Airways miles under the terms of this promo.

Screen shot 2013-04-02 at 2.14.01 PM

You don’t have to register – the bonus is coded into the hotel point transfer page, and the promotion is running through April 30.

US Airways is partners with the following hotels, and you’ll get miles at the following conversion rates:

Best Western Rewards: 1,000 miles for 5,000 points (5 points : 1 mile)

Choice Privileges: 1,000 miles for 5,000 points (5 points : 1 mile)

Club Carlson: Points vary

Hilton HHonors: 850 miles for 10,000 points (11.8 points : 1 mile)

Marriott: Conversion rates vary between 5 points : 1 mile and 2.5 points: 1 mile depending on how many you convert

Priority Club: 2,000 miles for 10,000 points (5 points : 1 mile)

Wyndham Rewards: Points vary

La Quinta Returns: 1,000 miles for 6,000 points or 2,000 miles for 10,000 points (between 6:1 and 5:1)

There are a couple of points from the terms and conditions to note, though.

First, the activity date of your conversion must occur between April 1-April 30, 2013, though the T&C  also say that “the last date that activity from a qualifying partner can be received by US Airways for bonus miles consideration is April 10, 2013, regardless of the eligible activity date for such activity.” So that’s a bit confusing, and I’d say to be safe, convert your points before April 10.

The T&C also state that Dividend members can earn only one bonus when they transfer hotel points into Dividend miles during the promotion, so it sounds like you can only make one transfer that will be eligible for the bonus and had better choose carefully.

While this isn’t an amazing opportunity to bank bonus US Airways miles since the conversion rates are pretty unfavorable in most cases (I mean, 12 Hilton points to 1 US Airways miles says it all!), if you have some stray points in various programs like Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges or Wyndham Rewards, this could be a good opportunity to clean your slate and pick up some extra US Airways miles in the process pre-merger.

Ink Plus® Business Credit Card

Apply Now
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Earn 5X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 2X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent in combined purchases at gas stations and hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases—with no limit to the amount you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Employee cards at no additional cost
  • $95 Annual Fee
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Balance Transfer Credit Rating
N/A 15.49%-19.49% Variable $95 See Terms Excellent Credit