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HSBC Rewards Program Points vs. Avios
I have over 50,000 HSBC Rewards Program points – a pretty uncommon points program, so there isn’t much written about it on this site or elsewhere, especially in terms of point valuation. It seems to me that the most valuable use of the points are towards travel credits – much like Chase ultimate rewards. In this case, 50,000 points can be used for $800 in airfare credit (i’ve attached an image below). This month however, there is a promotion where they will give a 30% bonus when you transfer these points to BA/Avois. Which would be more valuable?
Are you looking to redeem for flights soon? The BA program is distance based and I think they assess fuel surcharges. I’d look to see how many points and cash you would need for a redemption and see how that compares. If you can get more value from redeeming avios than a cash redemption, go for it.