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Best way to maximize points?

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May 19, 2011
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Best way to maximize points?

Hi all,

So I've accumulated quite a few points and I'm looking for suggestions on how to maximize them. I currently have:

87,475 points on an AMEX Cobalt card (MR Select)
35,000 points on a AMEX Gold card (MR)
110,000 points on Aeroplan
105,000 points on British Airways Avios

I've found that I can transfer AMEX gold points (MR) to MR Select points. From there I would be able to transfer to Marriott Bonvoy, which itself allows transfer to British Airways Avios, to add to the points I already have there. Is this the best way to maximize my points? This stuff is complex so could use your help.

Thanks!
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Depends on the routes you want to travel.

Start drafting some fantasy itineraries.
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Ginu007 wrote: Hi all,

So I've accumulated quite a few points and I'm looking for suggestions on how to maximize them. I currently have:

87,475 points on an AMEX Cobalt card (MR Select)
35,000 points on a AMEX Gold card (MR)
110,000 points on Aeroplan
105,000 points on British Airways Avios

I've found that I can transfer AMEX gold points (MR) to MR Select points. From there I would be able to transfer to Marriott Bonvoy, which itself allows transfer to British Airways Avios, to add to the points I already have there. Is this the best way to maximize my points? This stuff is complex so could use your help.

Thanks!
By the way, if it is Aeroplan or Avios that you want, MR points (i.e., from your Amex Gold card) transfer directly to Aeroplan or British Airways Avios at 1:1, so no need to go through Bonvoy...
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Ginu007 wrote: Hi all,

So I've accumulated quite a few points and I'm looking for suggestions on how to maximize them. I currently have:

87,475 points on an AMEX Cobalt card (MR Select)
35,000 points on a AMEX Gold card (MR)
110,000 points on Aeroplan
105,000 points on British Airways Avios

I've found that I can transfer AMEX gold points (MR) to MR Select points. From there I would be able to transfer to Marriott Bonvoy, which itself allows transfer to British Airways Avios, to add to the points I already have there. Is this the best way to maximize my points? This stuff is complex so could use your help.

Thanks!
Do not transfer MR points to MR select points. Keep them separate.

MR points you can transfer to Aeroplan/ BA depending where you want to travel.

MR select points > Marriott > Alaska as it is valuable program. 50k miles (business) to asia , 60K (business)/ 70k (first class) to India/ South Africa/ Israel etc.

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