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Chase to Marriott 50% transfer bonus
Chase has announced a new 50% Marriott transfer bonus which matches its highest ever. From now until 09/30/23 you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott and get a 50% bonus. One thing to pay attention to is the changes Marriott has done to their award program which is fully dynamic now ( no award charts ). Also, don’t forget we keep an up to date transfer bonus page.
What cards are eligible?
Your card needs to earn transferrable Ultimate Rewards so you need to have one of the following cards to qualify.
As long as you have one of those cards, your points can be moved from Chase and into any of the programs listed below, including Marriott. If you have a Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Freedom Flex, Chase Ink Business Cash or Chase Ink Business Unlimited AND one of the cards listed above, you can merge those points into the account with transfer capabilities. If you’re unfamiliar with that feature, read this article.
What are the details?
- Runs until 09/30/23
- Increments of 1k
- 1k Chase Ultimate Rewards: 1500 Marriott Bonvoy points
Is transferring Chase points to Marriott a good idea?
Ordinarily I would say that Chase points are worth close to 2 cents a pop while Marriott are worth less than a penny. So, no, under normal circumstances I would advise against such transfers…but there is a always a caveat.
Super high end properties that are crazy expensive per night. For instance, I went to the St Regis Maldives as part of my honeymoon – here is a look at the the St Regis Maldives calendar
With the current transfer bonus, on the cheapest nights you’d only need to move 60k Chase points per night to get over $1500 worth of value. When you factor in the 5th night free… you could do 5 nights for 328k points, or 235k points. That is $7500 worth or 3+ cents per point and definitely worth the transfer.
Marriott offers 5th nights free…
As long as you are a Marriott Bonvoy member, you get a 5th night free. If you were to go at the beginning of Sept, you’d pay 372k with a 5th night free, or 250k Chase points with the bonus
Crunch the numbers, the transfer bonus ends 09/30/23
If you’re sitting on a healthy balance of Chase points and looking to take an experiential trip at an expensive property…this could be a wonderful time to get more bang for you buck. If you’re looking at run of the mill hotels – personally I wouldn’t advise using your Chase points unless you’re getting more than 2 cents per point in value.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
In Chase branch: 70k Points after $4k spend in 3 months ( make appt with banker –Information about this card has been collected independently by Monkey Miles. Card issuer is not responsible for the information or accuracy.)
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.