50% Bonus on Hotel and Car Partner Activities Through April 30

You need to register and have at least three qualifying activities to earn a 50% bonus on all of your hotel and car partner earning through April 30th.

Regular readers know that I’m not a huge fan of Delta Skymiles. And it’s not the 150% bonus offer that Delta mistakenly offered in November, 2008.

But I am a fan of bonus miles.

This would, for instance, make a 2-day Avis car rental that would otherwise offer 2010 miles especially value (3015 miles!).

Mileage transfers count, so 20,000 Starwood points normally generate 25,000 Delta miles. If you’ve got two other qualifying partner transactions, then a 20,000 Starpoint transfer would yield 37,500 Delta miles.

This isn’t lucrative enough to actually get me to burn my Starwood points, they’re too value and Delta miles aren’t. But if you want to top off towards an award, now’s a great time.

Just remember that you need three transactions to qualify. Right now I’m headed over to my Starwood account, as a Platinum I am able to do a mileage transfer of as little as 1 mile. (I do this often to my lesser used mileage accounts in order to keep them active.) Boom, there’s a partner transaction. And if I come back in a week or so and do it again, that should be another transaction. Because on quick read of the rules it appears as though the same partner/activity can count more than once.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Great tip about being able to transfer 1 starpoint for being a spg plat. As a first time plat with them, I forgot about this added benefit.

  2. I couldn’t agree more with you Scott & Gary in terms of the surprisingly valuable benefit of being able to transfer a single mile to a large number of Frequent Flyer Prgrams…

    Like Scott, I too am a first time Starwood Plat, but my current run as a Starwood Plat will be ending in about 10 days (March 1st, 2010), & I intend to transfer a mile to just about every F.F. Account (both my own & various accounts I’ve set up for my family & friends) to make sure I capitalize on SPG Plat to prolong the life of all said accounts…

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