1 Day Only: Convert your points to Etihad Guest for up to 40% Bonus miles

From time to time, Etihad Guest offers a transfer bonus on transferring points into Etihad Guest points. It turns out, this weekend is one such time they chose to offer a transfer bonus.

Transfer into Etihad Guest for 20% – 40% Bonus Miles

From August 26 to August 28, 2021, you can convert points from your other programmes into Etihad Guest points with up to a 40% bonus on the miles transferred.

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The bonus on transfer is being offered on the following partner programmes:

  • 20% Bonus Miles on Amex Membership Rewards -> Etihad Guest conversion (usually 2:1 for India, 3 Business Days)
  • 20% Bonus Miles on Citi  -> Etihad Guest conversion (usually 2:1 PremierMiles, 1:4 Prestige Points for India, 10 Business Days)
  • 20% Bonus Miles on Accor Live Limitless  -> Etihad Guest conversion (usually 4000:2000)
  • 40% Bonus Miles on Marriott Bonvoy -> Etihad Guest conversion (usually 3:1). You can transfer between 3,000 to 240,000 Bonvoy points a day.

There are other partners of interest in the Middle East listed on the offer page as well.

If you intend to participate in this offer, you need to ensure that you make your conversion today itself, or at the most by August 29, 2021 (01:29 am) as per the terms and conditions set out by Etihad Guest. However, what is of concern is that the T&C state only Amex GCC and Citibank UAE will be validated for the transfer bonus, so I’m not sure if this will work out for Indian transfers, but I will try for sure.

On the other hand, T&C state also,

The promotion is applicable for any member who transfer’s their points from a qualifying Partner loyalty programs to Etihad Guest Miles. The eligibility of the bonus miles for a specific member will be done based on the validity of the promotion and the date of conversion provided by the partner for that respective member.

However, Marriott Bonvoy transfers are a done deal as no geographic limitations seem to be indicated for those. Bonus Etihad Guest Miles earned during this promotion will reflect in your Etihad Guest membership account within ten working days of the promotion’s end date.  Also, as a point to note, Etihad Guest does not expire points anymore if you have an activity in your account within 18 months.

Remember, Etihad Guest is good for booking tickets on many partner airlines as well, apart from Etihad itself.

I’ll be making a token transfer each from my Marriott Bonvoy account and my Amex/Citi accounts to see how this works out for a future transfer. At the worst, I’ll get my 2022 expiring points to be extended for a longer duration.


Etihad Guest offers up to 40% miles bonus on transferring from some credit card and loyalty programmes into the programme until August 28, 2021, 2359 hours UAE time. While the terms are ambiguous for Citi and Amex, they are more straightforward for ALL and Marriott Bonvoy.

Are you going to transfer to Etihad Guest using this transfer bonus opportunity?

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