FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Those of you with large SPG points balances - what are you doing?
Old Apr 30, 18, 12:12 pm
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 113
Instead of transferring it directly to Alaska for 20k=25k. You can transfer it to Marriott then do the vacation packages 270k Marriott points for 120k Alaska points + 7 night category 1-5. Thats 90k SPG for 120k Alaska + 7 night category 1-5.
So with your 450k spg point for 5 packages with 50k left over. So 600k Alaska points instead of 625k but you still have 50k SPG point left over and 5 7 night category 1-5 certificate.

I heard you can refund each of those certificate for 45k each so thats 225k Marriott Points(Kinda a waste though) + the 50k spg point from before you can buy another cert. So 720k Alaska points + 1 7 night category 1-5 cert and 35k SPG points left over still.

Just a thought if you were going to transfer from SPG directly to Alaska. Its the same if you transfer after August 1st though, so no idea why you want to transfer it all before August 1st. Only thing that might change is the Marriott Vacation package.
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