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Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG -> Aeroplan, Marriott -> SPG, Amex MR -> SPG, etc.)

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Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG -> Aeroplan, Marriott -> SPG, Amex MR -> SPG, etc.)

Thought it would be useful for people to aggregate this info in one spot.

Start off with a few data points ...
  • Marriott <-> SPG: instant [as of Nov 2016]
  • SPG <-> SPG (at same address): up to 5 days reported, 1 business day (3 calendar days) actual [as of Nov 2016]

Examples of data points to contribute, anything missing below or anything else you think of ...

Amex Membership Rewards (MRs):
  • MR -> SPG: next morning, 1 day, 4 days, 3days [as of Nov-Dec 2016, sources: coleworld, Flitox, Elfwood, neverless]
    - 2:1 transfer ratio, minimum 1,000 MR, increment 100, "Estimated transfer time: 5 business days" [official source]
  • MR -> Aeroplan: instant, ~30 minutes [as of Nov 2016, sources: jerryhung, DefconZero]
    - 1:1 transfer ratio, minimum 1,000 MR, increment 100, "Estimated transfer time: up to 30 minutes" [official source]
  • MR -> Avios: 6 days, but also 2 sources for 36-48 hours (shows up 2nd day by 11pm), and another "6 business days" [as of Dec 2016, source: bemat786, as of Jan 2017, source: Nimbusplane plus offline source, 6 business days Raven_007]
    - '2nd day at 1am' (ET?) If so could be same as "by 11pm" (PT?) source above making it 25-49 hours Nimbusplane post #88
  • MR -> other
  • MR -> US MR (see below): ??? <- curious about this one

US Amex Membership Rewards (MRs):
  • US MR -> CDN MR: 2 days after agent contacts you by phone to confirm [source: sahiljain22]
  • US MR -> SPG
  • US MR -> Aeroplan
  • US MR -> Avios
  • US MR -> other

Marriott Rewards Points (MRPs):
  • MRP -> SPG: instant [as of Nov 2016, source: OP]
    - 3:1 ratio, 1,000 MRP minimum transfer size and increment
  • MRP -> Aeroplan (via the hotel+flight combos, or otherwise)
    4-8 days for travel package, possibly "following Tuesday" [source: joeags post #34]
  • MRP -> Avios, etc (at a quick glance, these appear to suck compared to SPG->partners with 25% bonus for 20k redemption increments, e.g. 25k Avios cost 70k MRP, but 60k MRP would get you 20k SPG which gets you the same 25k Avios)
  • MRP -> United: 1 business day [as of Dec 2016, sources: sahiljain22 post #29, neverless post #42]

Starwood Preferred Guest (starpoints, aka SPGs):
  • SPG -> SPG (at same address): up to 5 days reported, 1 business day (3 calendar days) actual [as of Nov 2016, source: OP]
    - 1,000 SPG minimum transfer size and increment
  • SPG -> MRP: instant, 5 minutes (actually wasn't showing up for ~2 minutes but I logged out/in and it was there) [as of Nov-Dec 2016, sources: OP, neverless post #42]
    - 1:3 ratio, 1,000 SPG minimum transfer size and increment
  • SPG -> Aeroplan: 4 days (10pm ET of the 4th day) [source: crimsona post #81]
  • SPG -> Alaska: 'fast' (9pm PST next day) [source: Nimbusplane post #79]
  • SPG -> Delta: 'about a day' [source: crimsona post #91]
  • SPG -> Avios
  • SPG -> other

RBC Avion:
  • RBC -> Avios
  • RBC -> Asia miles: 4 business days [as of summer 2016, source: malakijoy's Mum :)]
  • RBC -> Westjet, AA, other...

IHG:
etc...


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[reserved, for maybe a table or something]

Or how do you turn on the "thread summary" feature?

Claiming this post for a new section ...

Transfer times from credit cards to partner rewards programs

  • SPG Amex -> SPG: 1-2 days after statement typical (have had delays of over a week once)
  • Chase Marriott Visa -> Marriott: (everyone's statement cycles on the 11th and points appear at Marriott ~18th)
  • MBNA Alaska Airlines MC -> Alaska: 3-5 days [source: Malakijoy]
  • MBNA Best Western MC -> BWR: seen as little as 1 day after statement, and also seen multiple weeks.
  • TD Aeroplan Visa -> Aeroplan: day monthly statement issued [source: foreigncontent]
  • etc...
Last edited by ace604 on Nov 20th, 2016 12:59 pm, edited 5 times in total.
POLL: How frequent is your RRSP-matching?
Plastiq: Pay any bill with credit card for 0-2.5% fee (help meet min spending and keep old cards active!)
Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG->Aeroplan, Marriott->SPG, Amex MR->SPG...)
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If you contribute a data point, please also include a date (or at least year/month and indicate estimate or otherwise quote a source) ... just in case these things change over time for the worse or better.
POLL: How frequent is your RRSP-matching?
Plastiq: Pay any bill with credit card for 0-2.5% fee (help meet min spending and keep old cards active!)
Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG->Aeroplan, Marriott->SPG, Amex MR->SPG...)
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Yay,I'm the first(besides op) to post! Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

Could you add transfers from RBC Avion to Avios,Asia Miles,Westjet,AA

RBC Avion to Asia Miles took 4 business days for my Mum a couple of month;s ago.
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Favourite credit cards I have-Amex Business Gold.Amex Business SPG
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Marriott to SPG was instant
SPG to aeroplan requested transfer on the 18th of November still waiting... :(

UPDATE 3 days :)
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MR to Aeroplan was about 30 minutes transfer 2 weeks ago for me.
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ignites wrote:
Nov 20th, 2016 11:31 pm
Might want to add in the conversion ratio as well...

ie off the top of my head...
Amex MR to SPG (2:1)
Amex to AP (1:1)
SPG to Marriot (1:3)
Marriot to SPG (3:1)
SPG to AP (1:1)
Marriot to AP (Varies)
Fair point, but I guess I thought this is more a resource for someone who already knows what they are transferring for (like I know all those off the top of my head too) but might not know (or forget) how long things take to transfer since it seems to be highly variable from instant, 30 minutes, 1 business day, to up to 2-3 weeks depending on which partner to which partner.
POLL: How frequent is your RRSP-matching?
Plastiq: Pay any bill with credit card for 0-2.5% fee (help meet min spending and keep old cards active!)
Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG->Aeroplan, Marriott->SPG, Amex MR->SPG...)
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ecgz88 wrote:
Nov 20th, 2016 4:53 pm
US MR -> CDN MR: ???....that can be done? How?

For SPG transfer time, you can check this Flyertalk thread http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood ... ts-35.html
I've read you can do this (once per year limit?? per direction or total???) by calling Amex MR department on the source side of the transfer and asking them kindly to do so for you.
POLL: How frequent is your RRSP-matching?
Plastiq: Pay any bill with credit card for 0-2.5% fee (help meet min spending and keep old cards active!)
Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG->Aeroplan, Marriott->SPG, Amex MR->SPG...)
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1 Business Day (Friday 11/18 to Monday) for SPG to SPG within household.
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joeags wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2016 12:18 am
1 Business Day (Friday 11/18 to Monday) for SPG to SPG within household.
Thanks, OP already updated -- exact same thing here ... Marriott 50k from Chase -> SPG on Friday -> SPG #2 by Monday.
POLL: How frequent is your RRSP-matching?
Plastiq: Pay any bill with credit card for 0-2.5% fee (help meet min spending and keep old cards active!)
Rewards program transfer times (e.g. SPG->Aeroplan, Marriott->SPG, Amex MR->SPG...)
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Can you provide the post/source? If I can transfer CAN MR to US MR, that would be awesome.Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
ace604 wrote:
Nov 21st, 2016 9:16 pm
I've read you can do this (once per year limit?? per direction or total???) by calling Amex MR department on the source side of the transfer and asking them kindly to do so for you.

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