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

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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.

-United will add the bonus miles by 1/30/19.

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

-You can transfer 60K Marriott Rewards points (20K Starpoints) into 27.5K United miles. United will add 30% more miles by 1/30/19, leaving you with 35,750 miles. That’s a transfer ratio of 0.596 United miles per Marriott point (or 1.79 United miles per Starpoint).

Note that even 2 months after the 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 (60K Starpoints) 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 1/30/19, leaving you with 107,250 miles.

Another possible option is with Marriott’s devalued miles+nights travel packages. Marriott’s new restrictive terms say that airlines won’t give bonus miles for these packages, so this would be a gamble. However nothing on United’s site excludes these packages and they did work last year. 7 nights at a category 1-4 hotel and 55K United miles (plus a potential 16.5K bonus from United) would cost 255K Marriott points. 7 nights at a category 1-4 hotel and 110K United miles (plus a potential 25K bonus from United) would cost 330K Marriott points.

Will you transfer points to United with this promo?

HT: Aryeh

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dave

is it worth transferring SPG to United or only Marriott?

Mr g

Nice, any promotions from any other airline? American? JetBlue? Delta. Thinking about transferring spg points to one.

Marques

You usually do a breakdown of flight examples you can take with their point cost. Any way to do that now?

yyk

How long does it take to transfer points from Marriott till it reaches your United account?

Akiva

How much is a flight from nyc to fll with United? Just to get a picture of the “basic” value of 35,000 united points…

Hvaces42

Any update on what you can get as refund for Cat 1-4 or other Category unused certificates? It was 45k before anybidea if that changed?

Dav

Dan as far as I knew spg miles wasn’t worth to transfer to United as they didn’t transfer into 1.25 as with other lines. Have that changed besides that specific promo ?

copyjsoh

“Hotel point transfers to airlines are mostly not worthwhile even with this bonus, with the exception of Marriott.” .. so it’s not worthwhile to transfer Ultimate Rewards to Hilton Honors at a 1:1 and then to United for the 30% bonus on your UR:United?

Joe Kay

I have 317,000 Marriott points I would much rather have United miles should I do all of them? If I understand correctly I should do them in increments of 60k?
Please let me know
Thank you

Hmm

Can we transfer points from one Marriott account to another like it was with SPG?
How does it work with Marriott?

Interested

So how do you do it?

Moshe

So I can transfer to spouse United account?

David
lk

@Dan would you say that this is the best choice for Marriott points [after the merge]?

HH

Will Hilton Honor points work with this?

jr

will the bonus points come before 1/30?

AJ

Dan,

I just transferred 60k points from Marriott to United on October 8 which showed in my account on Oct 9 but the date shown is 10/8. Is there any recourse for me? Can I request them to match this promotion?

Joe

How king does the transfer take?

lindnuck

Do you need to make the transfers in increments of 60k to get the 15k bonus each time? I just transferred 240k into Qantas to try for an El Al flight. They told me on the phone I’d end up with 100k Qantas miles, but now the language you have in this post is making me nervous!

Forbin

Dan – What is the theme song United uses?

chaim

i think last year was the deal much better

Menachem

whats the rate from hilton to united?

rivki

When I type in to transfer 60,000 marriot points it show me that I will get 22,000. Shouldn’t it show me 27,500?

chaim

Dan wasn’t the last years transfer much more valuable?

chaim

that’s the point is it worth to transfer with current travel package?

Adam

Hello, If i did a Marriott travel package for 330,000 points it would yield a cat 1-4 hotel 7 night cert and 110,000 miles… does this 30% increase work on the 110,000 miles and give me 110,000 + 33,000 = 143,000 ??

RH

Can I transfer marriot to united if I don’t have a united account? Can I open an account with united without a credit card?

Kay

Hey Dan,
I have been living under a rock so please excuse my question. Is it necessary to merge my SPG and Marriot account?
Thanks!

RH

If I open a united account and transfer marriot points, how long do the pounts live? Can I lose them if I don’t do anything with them for a while?

yanky

can I transfer Marriot to united with a different name?

Benji

Does it make a difference if I initiate the transfer from my Marriott account or SPG? Is there anything that I need to know about the transfer to do it properly, to get the points?

Zev

Is it worth it to transfer my Chase UR points to Marriott, then transfer from Marriott to United?

Benji

Im not sure what I am doing wrong. I enter 60,000 Marriott points but it shows that it will only convert to 22,000 United poins (and not the 27.5k referenced above in the post). Why?

A

Note that even 2 months after the 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.

Benji

oh. And then the 30% on top of that, making the total 35,750?

YL

Hi i transferred points last week and i registered today with united for the bonus will i sill get the 30 % bonus ?

Daniel Peikes

Has anyone’s 30% bonus been applied yet? I realize United has until 1/30/19, but I am curious. I am guessing they will just batch this up do it in one shot on 1/30/19.

lindnuck

I did my transfer mid-October, got the regular points by Oct. 23, still waiting on the promo points rebate.

Yaakov

Is it worth transferring 100k Marriott points to United?

Al

Ahhhhh…today, day of posting, is DECEMBER 1st 2018…..
Offer ENDED November 30th……?

Kranzman

Getting this reminder is nice, but not so much so at 345pm on a Friday. ….

Simone

I tried the transfer and it said your mileage number is either invalid or not eligible. The number is valid so are there restrictions as to who can transfer?

Yehuda

Seems like the link is still active and it doesn’t say anything about an expiration date of 11/30

sbp

By bonus has still not posted.
Was it required that you register in order to get the bonus?
Don’t remember if i did so

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