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How to transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to another account

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How to transfer Marriott Bonvoy points

In 2023, Marriott just made it very easy to transfer points between accounts. If you were unaware that you could do this, it’s been a perk for years, but annoyingly, the IT wouldn’t allow you to do it online and you’d have to phone it. Weirdly, they’ve kind of buried the feature on their website, so I wanted to provide a direct link to transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points, but update you on how to find it should you need to locate it within your account.

The max is still capped at 100k points per year, but you can complete the transfer online, saving the hassle of phoning in. This should be very advantageous if you’re taking a trip with someone who has higher status than you and you’d like to split the cost and move your points into their account, or if someone is short on points, you could transfer from one Marriott account to the other to shore up the needed amount. Let’s take a look at how to do this!

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Things to know before transferring points:

  • You must transfer increments of 1000 points
  • You can only transfer 100k from a single account
  • An account can only receive 500k points in a year
  • Accounts are in good standing and have each been open for at least thirty (30) days with qualifying activity,
  • (90) days without qualifying activity.

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The most simple: Go here to transfer your Marriott Bonvoy points to another member

It’s very simply, just click the link up above, and fill in the information below. You’ll receive a text/email asking you to confirm the transfer, and voila, the points will move.

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Form to transfer Marriott Bonvoy points

 

Your account will show the transfer as points sharing:

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I visited the St Regis Instanbul earlier this year and could have done the same thing

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How many points can I share in a calendar year?

100k points total. This isn’t to a single account, but rather in aggregate across all accounts you transfer points to in a calendar year.

  • Calendar year = January through December

Theoretically if you wanted to give someone 200k points within 24 hours, you could do so on December 31st, and then again on January 1st.

a black text on a white backgroundYou can often find the New York Edition for just 50k a night. If you had 100k points in your account, another member could merge 100k, and you could potentially stay 5 nights in NYC for 200k points. Pretty great way to make use of transferring points and staying in an expensive city

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How many points can I receive in a calendar year?

You can receive multiple point transfers into a single account, but the maximum you’re allowed to receive is 500k in a calendar year. So, if you’re having a wedding, and you’d like contributions, you could receive, at maximum 500k points in a January to December year.

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The Grosvenor House London is one of my favorite London Properties and you can often find find between 50k and 65k per night.

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Your account needs to be open either 30 or 90 days

In order to transfer or receive points your account needs to have been open a minimum amount of time.

  • With Activity: 30 days
  • Without Activity: 90 days

Activity is defined as such here and if you transfer points into your account from Amex, Chase, etc that will qualify.

Members can remain active in the Loyalty Program and retain accumulated Points by earning Points or Miles, redeeming Points, or purchasing Points (as described in 2.9) in the Loyalty Program at least once every twenty-four (24) months

I used Marriott points to stay at the Mena House in Cairo…look at these views!

 

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How long do points transfers take?

I’ve done it a few times and they have been instant. Log out, and back in, the points have been here.

 

If you want to find it in your account:

Step 1 Log in to your account

You’ll want to click on About Marriott Bonvoy, you’ll then see “How to Use Points/Certificates”

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Step 2: How to use Marriott Bonvoy Points

Scroll all the way to the bottom – you’ll share “Share your Points”

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Step 3 – fill out the Combine Marriott Points form

You’ll see this and there is a link to the “Point Transfer Tool Online”

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This is great and quite straight forward

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This is a massive improvement and that will make transferring points from one member to another a lot easier and more straight forward

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 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℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

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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.

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Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

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

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