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发信人: newjersey (NJ furniture dealer), 信区: EasyMoney
标 题: 15,000 United Miles for Transferring Hotel Points
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Sat Oct 27 19:47:41 2012, 美东)
Through November 30 United is offering up to 15,000 bonus miles for
transfers of hotel points into miles. The amount of the bonus varies by the
number of miles transferred it, at exactly 50,000 miles the bonus is at its
biggest — 30%.
Transfers of hotel points into 5000 – 9999 miles will earn 1,000 bonus
Transfers of 10,000 – 19,999 miles will earn 2500 bonus miles
Transfers of 20,000 – 49,999 miles will earn 5000 bonus miles
Transfers of 50,000 miles or more will earn 15,000 bonus miles
Eligible hotel transfer partners are Starwood, Wyndham, Hyatt, Marriott,
Priority Club, Hilton, and Club Carlson.
They’ll total all of the hotel points transferred by November 30 to
determine the number of bonus miles you’ll receive, the total doesn’t all
need to come in one transfer or from one program.
The bonus isn’t big enough to get me to transfer hotel points to United
miles without a specific purpose in mind — such as topping off an account
towards a particular award level (e.g. to get to 100,000 miles for a
business class award to Europe, 120,000 for business to Asia, etc).
With most airline programs, when there’s a transfer bonus from hotel points
, the biggest bang comes from transfers in from Starwood. That’s because
with most airline programs 20,000 Starpoints transfer to 25,000 airline
miles. We’ve seen 100% bonuses with US Airways, where 20,000 Starpoints
become 50,000 US Airways miles. There I’m pretty tempted to go big.
Starwood is not a great transfer partner with United, points transfer at a
ratio of 2:1 instead of 1:1. The conventional wisdom is that it’s
ultimately a function of the strong sway that Chase holds with United (since
the issuer of the co-branded United Visa was such a huge part of the
airline’s bankruptcy and also provider of hundreds of millions of dollars
of liquidity through pre-purchase of mmiles), that Chase moved against the
Starwood American Express being a more lucrative way to earn United miles
than Chase’s own offerings. I’d stay away from moving Starpoints into
United miles unless really necessary and the only strategy to get enough
United miles for a specific award.
Register by November 30. Bonus miles will be credited by January 31.
【在 f********i 的大作中提到】
5Marriott 用来换那个Flight and Hotel Package
200K Marriott Points:
7 nights Cat 5
+ 65(50 +15)K United Miles
【在 B******y 的大作中提到】