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Earn a 20% Bonus When Converting Marriott Rewards Points to AA Miles

Oct. 05, 2015
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Earn a 20% Bonus When Converting Marriott Rewards Points to AA Miles
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From now until October 31, 2015, you can convert your Marriott Rewards points into American Airlines AAdvantage miles and earn a 20% bonus. Is this limited-time offer worth acting on? Let's take a look.

TPG currently values Marriott Rewards points at 0.7 cents apiece, and AAdvantage miles at 1.7 cents each. The conversion table on the Marriott promotion site is as follows:

To get 50,000 AA miles (worth $850, according to TPG's valuations), you'll need to transfer 140,000 Marriott Rewards, worth $980. So you're ultimately losing $130 in value during the transaction based on the regular transfer rate.

Once you throw in the 20% bonus, though, you're essentially buying 60,000 AA miles worth $1,020 for $980, so you're coming out ahead by $40. It's not exactly the steal of the century, but if you need AA miles for a particular redemption and have a ton of Marriott Rewards points going unused, this offer could make sense.

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You can also use the transfer bonus for hotel and air packages, in which you receive miles when you redeem Marriott points for a seven-night stay. In general, this only makes sense with higher category hotels, and then only if you're able to stay a full seven (consecutive) nights. Still, if you were planning to take advantage of one of these awards, now's the time to do it!

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