How To Transfer Points From Starwood Preferred Guest To Marriott Rewards

There’s been a lot going on with Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest since the merger between the two hotel companies was finalized.

It’s only been about a month since the merger was finally approved.  Immediately thereafter, Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest had great news for us about using our points at both chains.  They provided an immediate path to link your Marriott Rewards (or Ritz-Carlton Rewards) account with your Starwood Preferred Guest account.

In case you haven’t linked your accounts yet, follow these steps and do it now.

A couple of weeks later, Marriott and SPG were back with news about using their co-branded credit cards to earn bonus points at each other’s hotels.

With all these new options, I’ve actually been looking at Marriott properties in a couple of cities where there’s no SPG hotels for upcoming stays.  I’m sure that’s the behavior Marriott and Starwood are hoping for.  It’s easier to consider with the status match to Marriott Platinum.  In a city where I’m choosing between a handful of chain hotels all charging roughly the same price, knowing I get a few benefits could be the deciding factor on where I put that business.

I barely have any Marriott Rewards points, which made me wonder if the transfer process was working as it should be.  I decided to give a test transfer a try.

There are a handful of ways to navigate to the transfer page but you can just click on this link to get there.  You’ll also find a link there to transfer Marriott Rewards points to Starpoints.

Transfer Points From Starwood Preferred Guest

Once you click on “Transfer Starpoints To Rewards Points”, you’ll see a pop-up where you can fill in how many points you want to transfer.  Remember, the ratio is 1 Starpoint equals 3 Marriott Rewards points.

Transfer Points From Starwood Preferred Guest

The system will automatically calculate the “exchange ratio” for you.

Transfer Points From Starwood Preferred Guest

Next, you’ll head to a confirmation screen where you can review everything before making it final.

Transfer Points From Starwood Preferred Guest

The point transfer was instant for me, though it was a bit more, ahem, aggressive than intended.  My transfer actually went through twice even though I didn’t click the “Complete Transfer” button more than once.  No biggie, as you can transfer points back at the same ratio.

As Easy As That

The whole process took me less than 5 minutes.  I wouldn’t rush to transfer points unless you have a specific reason to do so.  You should link your accounts now, though.  There’s no downside.  You’re better figuring out any potential issues now than when you’re ready to jump on a special redemption.  Good luck!

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