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40% Transfer Bonus From Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy

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Chase’s latest promotion means you can earn bonus Marriott Bonvoy points when converting your Ultimate Rewards points to the hotel’s loyalty program.

Until June 15, 2024, you can get a 40% bonus when you transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy.

While a 40% bonus may appear great at the outset, there’s more to consider before making a transfer — let’s investigate.

Is It Worth It?

First and foremost, here’s a reminder of the valuations we assign to the points in each program:

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards Points: 2 cents per point
  • Marriott Bonvoy Points: 0.7 cents per point

The usual transfer ratio is 1:1, but with the 40% bonus that increases to 1:1.4.

Using the example of a transfer of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points, you’d get 140,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. Considering the value of those amounts, you’d be swapping $2,000 worth of Chase points for just $980 worth of Marriott Bonvoy points — over 50% less value!

However, there are occasions where booking some properties using Marriott Bonvoy points transferred from Ultimate Rewards would equate to significant savings.

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If you were already planning a Marriott stay and were deciding whether to use cash or points, do some calculations based on what the cash cost versus the points cost of your stay would be using the valuations above.

Once you’ve done that, factor in the bonus points you’d get if you transferred from your Ultimate Rewards account. If, after all of that, you would end up saving money, then it would be worth making the most of this 40% bonus promotion.

If you decide to transfer, don’t worry that you don’t see the bonus included on the transfer page. The bonus Marriott Bonvoy points will be credited once the transfer arrives in your account. Note that it can also take up to 2 days for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to transfer to Marriott Bonvoy.

Hot Tip:

Check out our guide to the latest credit card and loyalty program transfer bonuses!

Final Thoughts

This promotion by Chase is a fine example of when a promotional “bonus” isn’t always as good a deal as you might imagine.

As is often the case, there are reasons for and against making the most of this transfer. The most important thing to do is work out whether you personally would benefit from using the promotion based on your travel plans and a few calculations.

For some redemption inspiration, check out our guide on the best ways to maximize your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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