Through April 30, 2013, US Airways is offering a 50% bonus on transferred hotel points, with the exception of Starwood. Here’s the list of eligible transfer partners:
Registration is not required, though the promotion is only valid for a single points transfer. It’s sad that Starwood is excluded, because that could have been a very good deal. 20,000 Starpoints ordinarily gets you 25,000 US Airways miles, so with the 50% bonus that would have been 37,500 US Airways miles per 20,000 Starpoints. They offered that exact promotion last year, so it’s sad to see Starwood excluded this year.
So which transfers make sense under this promotion?
With Priority Club 100,000 points would ordinarily convert into 20,000 US Airways miles, though with this bonus you’re looking at 30,000 US Airways miles. While it isn’t a rate at which I’d necessarily proactively transfer points, it’s also not a bad value if you have more Priority Club points than you know what to do with, or are a bit short on US Airways miles.
This would also be a good promotion through which to take advantage of Marriott’s Flight and Hotel Packages, whereby you can redeem points for a combination of miles and a set number of free nights.
So while I don’t think I’ll be taking advantage of this, it’s not a bad way to rack up some extra US Airways miles either if you’re a bit short…
(Tip of the hat to Gary)