United 30% Hotel Transfer Bonus; Transfer 60K Marriott Points Into 35,750 United Miles!

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You can register here for 30% bonus when you transfer hotel points to United miles.

  • The promotion runs through 11/30. It is run by United, so you won’t see any mention of it on the hotel’s points site or during the transfer process. As long as you initiate the transfer by 11/30 you will get the bonus from United.
  • United will add 30% bonus miles for all transfers from hotel programs made between 10/9-11/30.
  • You can earn up to 25K bonus miles with this promotion per United account.
  • Transfers from Radisson will get a 50% bonus.

United will add the bonus miles by 1/30/20.

Hotel point transfers to airlines are generally not worthwhile even with this bonus, with the exception of Marriott.

You can transfer 60K Marriott Rewards points into 27.5K United miles. United will add 30% more miles by 1/30/20, leaving you with 35,750 miles.

Note that more than a year after the SPG merger, Marriott’s mileage conversion tool still doesn’t account for the 15K bonus Marriott points they add onto a transfer when you transfer in increments of 60K points, but those points will be added. The tool calculates 60K points as converting into 22K United miles at the 3:1.1 ratio (or 20K miles with other airlines at the 3:1 ratio) but you’ll actually get 27.5K United miles (or 25K miles with other airlines) for every 60K points transferred thanks to the 15K bonus Marriott points that will be added onto that transfer.

If you want to come close to maximizing this promotion you can transfer 180K Marriott points to United the tool will say you’ll get 66,000 United miles, but you’ll actually get 82,500 United miles due to the bonus 45K Marriott points you’ll get for making the transfer in 3 increments of 60K points. United will add 24,750 bonus miles by 1/30/20, leaving you with 107,250 miles.

If you value Marriott points at 0.65 cents each, 180K Marriott points would be worth $1,170. You would get 107,250 United miles from a transfer of 180K Marriott points. At that valuation, you’re looking at an effective cost of 1.09 cents per United mile, which is an excellent deal! Of course this depends on what value you typically get for your Marriott points and United miles.

Another possible option is with Marriott’s miles+nights travel packages. 7 nights at a category 1-4 hotel and 71.5K United miles would cost 255K Marriott points. 7 nights at a category 1-4 hotel and 135K United miles would cost 330K Marriott points.

Will you transfer points to United with this promo?

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27 Comments On "United 30% Hotel Transfer Bonus; Transfer 60K Marriott Points Into 35,750 United Miles!"

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M

What can I do with my Hilton points?

Israshot

So combining the current Marriott offer with this one you can buy UA points at 1.4 cpp. Not that bad.

leah

what if i want to close my united account, will my united miles expire? or will they stay active until i use them?

LT

How many Raddison points would we need to transfer to maximize the bonus?

YS

Can I do 180k Marriott to my account and then the same to my wives account, from the same Marriott account?

Ari

Hmmm… This is quite tempting. I have 450k Chase points that I’d typically use for flights, then I have 248k Marriott points. I’ll think it over the next few days.

Dovy2

Do names need to match exactly? Or is same address OK?

Dave

Dan- are you recommending this as a good value for the Marriott Points? I have more than 180k, so I can do the maximum if that makes sense.

Dave

Great. Thanks for the response!

Moishe

that was not a response. is was copy and paste word for word what he already mentioned in the post. not sure where how he arrives at the .65 cent Marriott point valuation though.

New York

Can I open now a united account and then transfer the Marriott points?

MS

I’m a little confused by, “due to the bonus 45K Marriott points you’ll get for making the transfer in 3 increments of 60K points.” Are you saying to do three separate 60k transfers?

simplicity

any info on when united is actually gonna give this bonus? #Qantas

Sy Katz

Dan-

I first transferred my Marriott points to UA and then immediately thereafter registered for the UA 30% bonus. Will that impact my receiving the bonus?

european

could raddison book the mayfair hotel london do zou have raddsion points have you ever used them

AJ

I’ve received an offer from Marriott to purchase points at 30% off, up to 100,000 (50,000 max at a time. 50,000 for $437.50; reg $625.00). Does it make sense to purchase the miles just to be able to transfer them to United?

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