Transfer Points To United
Details on earning United Miles by transferring points from other programs to your account. Also covers the best partner cards for earning United Miles.
Those looking to earn United Miles can do so easily by transferring reward points earned in other programs directly to their United MileagePlus account. This allows you to easily earn United Miles using partnering program credit cards and their sign up bonuses to build your miles fast. This is also a way to efficently earn more United Miles than you normally would with United's own credit cards. Read on to get the list of partners that transfers directly to United and the best cards you can use from those partners to rake up your miles.
Transfer Rewards To United
United Airlines is a direct transfer partner of several rewards programs. This means you can earn points in the partnering programs listed below and transfer them directly into your United Mileage Plus account. Enter any amount of United Miles in the field below to see the amount of rewards needed to equal the value you specified.
Chase Ultimate Rewards
Ultimate Rewards transfer to United at a 1 to 1 ratio making it easy to build United Miles using Chase's line up of Ultimate Rewards credit cards. Cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve can earn you 3x points on all travel and dining purchases.
Choice Points are earned at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent and can be transferred at a 5 points to 1 mile ratio with United. This gives you 2 United Miles per $1 spent staying at Choice brand hotels. Choice members can earn up to 20 points per $1 as a Choice Diamond Members using the Barclays Choice Privileges Credit Card which equals to 4 United Miles per $1 spent.
Hilton Honors Points are earned at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent and can be transferred at a 10 points to 1 mile ratio with United. This will only give you 1 United Mile per $1 spent. Those who pick up the Hilton Aspire Card will be granted complimentary Hilton Diamond Status earning a total of 34 Hilton Honors Points per $1 spent for a total of 3.4 United Miles.
Hyatt points transfer to United at a rate of 2.5 points for 1 mile. Since Hyatt points are earned at a base rate of 5 points per $1 spent, you're looking at 2 United Miles per $1 spent. Hyatt Globalist Status members wielding the Hyatt Credit Card will earn 10.5 Hyatt Points per $1 spent equaling to 4.2 United Miles. Hyatt also throws in 5,000 bonus miles for every 50,000 points transferred.
IHG Points are earned at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent and transfer to United at a 5 points for 1 mile ratio giving you 2 United Miles per $1 at IHG brand hotels. IHG Spire Members using the IHG Premier Credit Card will earn 30 IHG Points per $1 spent. This is equal to 6 United Miles which makes IHG Hotels a great choice for earning United Miles.
Marriott Points are earned at a rate of 10 points per $1 spent and transfer to United at a 3 points to 1.1 miles ratio giving you 3.6 United Miles staying at Marriott. Marriott Titanium Members and higher using any of the Marriott Credit Cards will earn a total of 23.5 Marriott Points per $1 spent. This is a total of 8.6 United Miles per $1 spent making Marriott one of the best programs for earning United Miles. On top of that, Marriott throws in 15,000 bonus points for every 60,000 points transferred giving you an additional 5,500 United Miles.
You can also transfer United Miles to Marriott in the case that you need to top off your account.
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Radisson Points are earned at a base rate of 20 points per $1 spent. They transfer to United at a 10 points to 1 mile ratio earning you 2 United Miles per $1 spent. Radisson Platinum Members using the Radisson Premier Visa Signature Card will earn 45 Radisson Rewards Points per $1 for a total of 4.5 United Miles.
Wyndham points transfer to United at a 5 points to 1 mile ratio. Since Wyndham Points are earned at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent, you're looking at the standard 2 United Miles per $1 earned at Wyndham hotels. Unfortunately, having Wyndham Elite Status doesn't grant you any point boosts like other hotel chains. Wyndham members using the Wyndham (Platinum) Rewards Card will earn 15 points per $1 for a total of 3 United Miles.
Earning Miles With Partner Credit Cards
All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your United MileagePlus Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to United Miles. Remember you can use the Search By Currency function to find lists of cards that earn rewards with specific programs!
Chase Sapphire Reserve
The luxury Chase Sapphire Reserve card is a great option for earning United Miles since you'll be earning the equilivent of 3 miles per $1 on all travel and dining purchases. This is higher than anything you can earn on United's own credit cards when it comes to these categories. The Chase Sapphire Reserve also offers $300 in annual travel credits, a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck credit, excellent travel/trip insurance and protection, and much more.
Chase Business Ink Preferred
Those looking to earn 3 United Miles per dollar on travel, shipping, Internet, cable, telecommunications and advertisment will find the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card to be mighty useful. This card also offers a standard 80,000 Ultimate Rewards Points sign up bonus which converts to 80,000 United Miles quite nicely.
Chase Cash Back Cards
Those who own a Chase Ultimate Rewards card (hint: such as the two listed above) can convert cash back earned with Chase into Ultimate Rewards Points at the rate of 1 cent earned cash back for 1 Ultimate Rewards point. This opens up four no-fee Chase cash back cards that can be used to earn a significant amount of United Miles. This includes 5 miles per $1 on rotating categories with the Chase Freedom Card, 5 miles per $1 across business categories similar to the Ink Preferred with the Ink Business Cash Card, and 1.5 miles per $1 on all purchases with the Chase Freedom Unlimited or Chase Ink Business Unlimited.
Marriott Bonvoy Cards
Marriott Bonvoy Points transfers to United at an increased rate of 3:1.1 thanks to the partnership between both programs through RewardsPlus. This means using Marriott's lineup of cards at Marriott hotels will earn you the equilivent of 2.2 United Miles per $1 spent. United Premier Gold status or higher can receive complimentary Marriott Gold status through the RewardsPlus program. The program also allows those who pair United Flights and Marriott Stays to double dip and earning Marriott Bonvoy Points and United Miles on those booking. Those with Marriott Titanium status can also status match to United Silver.
If you're looking for other ways to earn miles, there's a few options you can take. United has a good amount of car rental and hotel partners that you can use to earn a solid amount of additional miles. You can also check out United's credit cards which offers benefits that mirrors having elite status such as free checked bags, lounge access, and priority boarding. Those looking to top of these account can also buy United Miles though that route can be a little on the costly side.
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