Earn a Bonus of 30 Percent When You Convert Hotel Points to MileagePlus Miles 2018

You can earn a bonus of 30 percent when you convert points from any combination of nine partner frequent guest loyalty programs which participates in offering a points to miles transfer program to MileagePlus miles — but you must first register for this offer; is only good through Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time; and you can only earn up to a maximum limit of 25,000 MileagePlus miles.

Earn a Bonus of 30 Percent When You Convert Hotel Points to MileagePlus Miles 2018

The conversion rates of the eight loyalty programs which qualify for the bonus are:

LE CLUB ACCORHOTELS
  • Convert Le Club AccorHotels points into MileagePlus award miles at a ratio of 2,000 Le Club AccorHotels points to 1,000 MileagePlus miles — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles.
CHOICE PRIVILEGES
  • Convert Choice Privileges points into MileagePlus award miles at a ratio of 5,000 Choice Privileges points to 1,000 MileagePlus miles — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles.
HILTON HONORS
  • Convert Hilton Honors points into MileagePlus award miles at a ratio of 10,000 Hilton Honors points to 1,000 MileagePlus miles — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles.
MARRIOTT REWARDS
  • With RewardsPlus, all MileagePlus members can transfer Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest points to MileagePlus miles and get a 10 percent mileage bonus over other airline partners:
    • Transfer points to MileagePlus miles at a 3 to 1.1 ratio
    • Transfer 3,000 to 240,000 Marriott Rewards points per day
RADISSON REWARDS
  • Convert Radisson Rewards Points into MileagePlus miles in the following increments — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles:
    • 2,000 Radisson Rewards Points to 200 MileagePlus miles
    • 10,000 Radisson Rewards Points to 1,000 MileagePlus miles
    • 50,000 Radisson Rewards Points to 5,000 MileagePlus nmiles
    • 100,000 Radisson Rewards Points to 10,000 MileagePlus miles
SHANGRI-LA GOLDEN CIRCLE AWARD
  • Convert a minimum of 2,500 Golden Circle award points into MileagePlus award miles at a ratio of one point to one MileagePlus mile — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles.
WORLD OF HYATT
  • Convert World of Hyatt points into MileagePlus miles at a ratio of 2.5 World of Hyatt points to one MileagePlus mile — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles.
  • Plus, receive a bonus of 5,000 MileagePlus miles when you convert 50,000 World of Hyatt points into 20,000 MileagePlus miles.
WYNDHAM REWARDS
  • Convert Wyndham Rewards points into MileagePlus miles in the following increments — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles:
    • 6,000 Wyndham Rewards points to 1,200 MileagePlus miles
    • 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points to 3,200 MileagePlus miles
    • 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points to 6,000 MileagePlus miles

Select Terms and Conditions

Bonus MileagePlus miles will be credited into your membership account on or before Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

This offer cannot be combined with other MileagePlus offers; and is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Please allow up to eight weeks after completed qualifying activity for MileagePlus miles to post to your membership account.

Bonus award MileagePlus miles, award MileagePlus miles and any other MileagePlus miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier elite level status unless expressly stated otherwise.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program — apply.

Summary

For 2018, Le Club Accorhotels points can be converted to United Airlines MileagePlus award miles; but apparently IHG Rewards Club points can no longer be converted to United Airlines MileagePlus award miles. Also, forget about the bonus of 20 percent members of the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program used to earn since the program was integrated into the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program.

I will repeat what I wrote in this article during the same promotion last year: in my opinion, frequent guest loyalty program points are worth more for redemptions at hotel and resort properties in general than they are for conversions to frequent flier loyalty program miles such as with MileagePlus — even with the bonus of 30 percent, in many cases.

If you have some orphaned frequent guest loyalty program points which you cannot use for any other award but have enough to convert to United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles, this could be a good way to use them towards an award flight — but I personally will not take advantage of this offer.

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

3 thoughts on “Earn a Bonus of 30 Percent When You Convert Hotel Points to MileagePlus Miles 2018”

  1. Christopher says:

    “Convert Marriott Rewards points and Starwood Preferred Guest points at a ratio of one Marriott Rewards point to one MileagePlus award mile — up to 50,000 MileagePlus award miles per member, per year — prior to earning the bonus of 30 percent MileagePlus miles.”

    This can’t be right, can it? Marriott to United at 1:1?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      What you caught in the article is not correct, Christopher, and has since been removed from the article, as that was actually supposed to be “All MileagePlus Premier® members can convert MileagePlus miles into Rewards and SPG points at a one-to-one ratio (up to 50,000 miles per member, per year).” As that is converting miles to points and not points to miles, that has nothing to do with this offer.

      Thank you for catching that error. I appreciate it.

  2. Christopher says:

    Dang, I thought maybe you were exposing the overlooked hack of the year

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