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Transfer from Amex MR to a different person's SPG account?

Transfer from Amex MR to a different person's SPG account?

 
Old Oct 1, 09, 8:43 am
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Transfer from Amex MR to a different person's SPG account?

Hello All,
I am looking to make a small transfer of Amex Membership Rewards points from a friend's account into my SPG account so I will have enough points to make an award reservation. Will this be a problem? Is it okay to transfer from one person's Amex to another's SPG? Many thanks.
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Old Oct 1, 09, 11:50 am
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From what I know, it is probable that SPG will not accept the points if the names on the account do not match. A friend of mine tried to do transfer from her husband's Amex to her SPG # and the SPG agent told her that the points from his Amex needed to be put in his SPG account.
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Old Oct 1, 09, 2:26 pm
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FYI, as with Airlines, If you initiate the transfer online it should work
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Old Oct 1, 09, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by family friend View Post
Hello All,
I am looking to make a small transfer of Amex Membership Rewards points from a friend's account into my SPG account so I will have enough points to make an award reservation. Will this be a problem? Is it okay to transfer from one person's Amex to another's SPG? Many thanks.
Rupesh
Just as an FYI, I'm told that AMEX Membership Rewards would not even initiate such a transfer over the phone. YMMV.

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Old Oct 1, 09, 4:01 pm
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Many thanks for the responses. I am currently 4.8k short of the points needed for my redemption. I am owed 2k points for 2 stays from the 1k promo but it has taken weeks to post those! I am now concerned that the hotel's availability may disappear. Are there other ways to get quick points or perhaps I should look at buying?
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Old Oct 2, 09, 12:03 am
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Well, if you are short points, but they are coming in within a week, you can ask them to hold a reservation pending the points arriving in your account. You may want to consider buying your points depending on what the room rate would cost...consider 1000 points is $35, you are looking at spending about $175. I can't think of anything off the top of my head that can get you points in the next few days, but then again it's late, so if I come up with something I'll let you know.
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Old Oct 2, 09, 12:31 am
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I have never done this so someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but you could deposit these points into your friend's SPG account (create one if he/she does not have one) and then transfer those points over to your own account.
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Old Oct 2, 09, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by bulldoggolfer05 View Post
...you could deposit these points into your friend's SPG account (create one if he/she does not have one) and then transfer those points over to your own account.
You can only do that if the following requirements are met:
1. Both members live at the same address
2. The member from whose account the Starpoints are being deducted must advise us of his/her password
3. Neither member is an employee of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Old Oct 2, 09, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelFreak131 View Post
Well, if you are short points, but they are coming in within a week, you can ask them to hold a reservation pending the points arriving in your account. You may want to consider buying your points depending on what the room rate would cost...consider 1000 points is $35, you are looking at spending about $175. I can't think of anything off the top of my head that can get you points in the next few days, but then again it's late, so if I come up with something I'll let you know.
I spoke with them regarding the option of holding the reservation. They have told me you have two 7 day periods to extend. I am owed some of these points for weeks but have been told that it can take 4-6 weeks so am not confident of receiving in time since most of my stays have posted immediately I fear this will take a long time and perhaps more appeals past the 4-6 week stage.
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