United Airlines has launched a bonus for converting Marriott Rewards points to MileagePlus miles by March 31, 2016.
You can get 25% conversion bonus that is maxed at 25,000 miles. This offer requires registrations.
You can access and register for this offer on United’s website here.
It doesn’t make any sense to convert point to miles. It does, however, make sense to issue Travel Package award at 120,000 miles level with one week (7 nights) award at category 1 – 5 hotels for 270,000 Marriott Rewards points.
This would earn you 120,000 miles + RewardsPlus 10% conversion bonus of 12,000 miles + 25,000 conversion bonus from this current offer = total of 157,000 MileagePlus miles.
The hotel award is valid for a year and can be reissued at least one time (I have extended the validity more than once). You can also later up the category 1 – 5 hotel award to other categories by paying the difference in points.
This is actually a decent offer and I will likely issue at least one Travel Package and get the 157K United MileagePlus miles in the process.
I have two hotel awards Travel Packages that I need to use though. Sometimes difficult to find a place where one would like to spend a week, although nothing stops you from using it for shorter stays and forfeiting rest of the nights.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Eligibility and Registration: To qualify for this offer, members must register for the promotion at www.united.com/rewardsplustransfer between February 27, 2016 and March 31, 2016 (“Promotional Period”).
Qualifying Activity: A member must earn MileagePlus award miles as a result of one or more Marriott Rewards points to MileagePlus miles conversion transactions, including in connection with RewardsPlus/Marriott Rewards® Air+Hotel Travel Packages, that are conducted during the Promotional Period (“Qualifying Activity”) in order to qualify for bonus miles as described below (“Bonus Miles”). All points-to-miles transactions are subject to the Marriott Rewards and RewardsPlus terms and conditions.
Bonus Miles: At the conclusion of the Promotional Period, miles earned by each member from Qualifying Activity will be multiplied by 25% to determine the eligible bonus, up to a maximum of 25,000 Bonus Miles per member. Bonus Miles will be credited into the member’s account on or before April 30, 2016. No Bonus Miles will be awarded for transactions that occur prior to registration for this promotion or for transactions that occur outside of the Promotional Period. The maximum Bonus Miles that can be earned by a member under this promotion is 25,000. MileagePlus will not be responsible for technical problems with partner miles postings, or failures or delays in miles postings by hotel partners, that would render any points to miles converted as ineligible under this promotion.
General:This offer is not combinable with other MileagePlus offers. Offer subject to without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post to your account. United may change the MileagePlus program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time and without notice. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the program. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, go to www.united.com.