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People like to complain about Marriott’s IT capabilities (and I can attest to many 404 errors while trying to simply book rooms), but it looks like there is new functionality added to the site. Members can now transfer Bonvoy points between accounts without having to call customer service.
This is a great addition if you have a partner who is also earning with Marriott and you want to top off your account or combine points to book a more expensive redemption.
To transfer points, click here. Then, you’ll need the following information:
- Recipient’s first and last name
- Recipient’s Marriott Bonvoy account number
- The number of points you want transfer (you must transfer in 1,000-point increments of 1,000 and this is capped at 100,000 points per year)
Transfers will process and appear in your account within 24 hours. Some things to keep in mind:
- 500,000 points is the maximum that can be received annually
- Points transfers can only be done with accounts that have been open and active for 30 days (or 90 days without qualifying activity).
- There is no fee to transfer points, which is much more generous than many other loyalty programs that charge for this option.
Anthony’s Take: Self-serve tools are always my preferred method of handling tasks. It’s nice to see that Marriott added this functionality and that they’re not charging a fee for transfers.
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