Transfer Bonus From Choice To United

Old Oct 12, 17, 7:02 pm
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Transfer Bonus From Choice To United

Cutting to the chase, a combination of bonuses means you can get 3250 United miles for 5000 Choice points through 11/30. Details here: http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.co...297.1506727859.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 5:16 pm
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I'm surprised this is getting so little attention. Seems like a great deal. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's sitting on lots of Choice points from DA.

Are there any datapoints how long transfers take? I assume we're not going to beat the Nov 1 devaluation?
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Old Oct 16, 17, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
I'm surprised this is getting so little attention. Seems like a great deal. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's sitting on lots of Choice points from DA.

Are there any datapoints how long transfers take? I assume we're not going to beat the Nov 1 devaluation?
Not all the point you get are from the transfer. The 30% bonus is issued by United itself.

So there's two timings involved:

1. How long it takes for the points to get from Chase to United.

2. How long it takes after that for United to issue the 30% bonus

Meanwhile, do you have an actual booking you plan to do before the devaluation (that's affected by the devaluation*) if you get enough miles by then (but don't have enough miles now)? That would seem to cutting it very close, even if there's a chance it all will post in time.

* The devaluation is not universal. For example, the USA<->Europe on UA metal simply is getting elevated to what USA<->Europe was on partner airlines for a few years now. If you were planning to fly USA<->Europe on partner airlines, there's no devaluation.
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Old Oct 16, 17, 11:15 pm
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I transferred 165k Choice points last night and can confirm that the Choice --> UA transfer goes through within a day. I don't expect the 30% bonus to arrive before the devaluation.
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Old Oct 16, 17, 11:31 pm
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I'm not able to process the transfer - just get a blank screen...
I'd love to get my points out, very disappointed with the program...
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Old Oct 17, 17, 7:46 am
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Yes, a better deal than the club carlson 100% transfer that I was thinking of. Maximum is 25,000 bonus points issued by UA.

Bonus points will be issued by 1/30/2018. And reading prior threads, UA does keep to its word, so bonus points will take a long time to post.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 9:38 am
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Weird, but the Exchange function seems to round my last fraction of 1000 Choice points _up_, treating the 500 remainder as if the full 1000 points were present and giving me 500 UA miles for it. So there is no need to top off your account to a multiple of 5k multiple or even a multiple of 1k. (Edited to add: you might only get credit for 500 or more remainder points, not for 499 or less.)

Choice just began a 30% bonus on points purchases yesterday. With that 30% and the 5k to 2.5k transfer and the 30% UA bonus, you can outright buy UA miles for about 1.3 cents each until you reach the 25k cap on UA bonus or the 50k cap on Choice points purchases.

For people who saved up Choice points to use for Southwest's Companion Pass (no longer possible) this is an excellent redemption option. If Cash + Points were not dead this deal would be even hotter, possibly causing a repeat of the long-ago Continental>Amtrak>Choice>Southwest fiasco. As it is, the deal is warm but not hot.

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Old Oct 17, 17, 7:29 pm
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I'm not able to process the transfer - just get a blank screen...
I'd love to get my points out, very disappointed with the program...
Your points earning preference needs to be set to Choice points rather than any airline in order to enable points purchase or transfer functionality.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 1:21 pm
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I just bought points to top off my United Account for an award redemption. My Mother bought them at the same time for her account. My points posted immediately and I was able to initiate the transfer to United.

Her points purchase has not gone through. I checked and her account is set to earn Choice points. She received a pending email and it is showing on her credit card. The only issue that I can think of is that her account was dormant as she had not had a choice stay in over three years. Anybody have any data points?
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Old Nov 13, 17, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by KathinJax View Post
I just bought points to top off my United Account for an award redemption. My Mother bought them at the same time for her account. My points posted immediately and I was able to initiate the transfer to United.

Her points purchase has not gone through. I checked and her account is set to earn Choice points. She received a pending email and it is showing on her credit card. The only issue that I can think of is that her account was dormant as she had not had a choice stay in over three years. Anybody have any data points?
It normally takes 24 hours for the purchased Choice points to credit. That is how long it took for me.
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Old Nov 13, 17, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
I'm surprised this is getting so little attention. Seems like a great deal. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's sitting on lots of Choice points from DA.

Are there any datapoints how long transfers take? I assume we're not going to beat the Nov 1 devaluation?
I think this bonus is for a lot of hotel chains so its attention is spread.

Also I don't think you can double dip this bonus with any other transfer. Either way I think your capped at the 25k total no matter what.
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Old Nov 13, 17, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by skimthetrees View Post
It normally takes 24 hours for the purchased Choice points to credit. That is how long it took for me.
It took about 36 hours for her Choice points purchase to post to her Choice account. I donít know what her holdup was as my Choice points purchase posted almost immediately.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 7:45 am
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Careful

You must register with UA for the promo and not everyone is eligible-me included.

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Old Nov 15, 17, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
You must register with UA for the promo and not everyone is eligible-me included.
When I log in to my UA account and go to the tab for hotel offers, I see the offer listed with 'no registration required'.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by soy View Post
When I log in to my UA account and go to the tab for hotel offers, I see the offer listed with 'no registration required'.
Right, Choice to UA doesn't require registration. It's the 30% bonus UA miles that requires registration.
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