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20% Transfer Bonus: Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Through October 31st, you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest Rapid Rewards with a 20% bonus.

The points always transfer 1:1, so with this deal, you’ll get 1,200 Southwest Rapid Rewards points for every 1,000 points you transfer from Chase.

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Is It Worth Transferring?

I generally find you get about 1.3 – 1.4c per Rapid Rewards points in value, given that they use dynamic award pricing. With this deal, you’ll get about 1.56 – 1.68 cents per UR point in value. Of course, you won’t earn Rapid Rewards point for your flight, so you will want to factor that in against just redeeming in the Chase portal if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve.

If you only have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Preferred, though, where you only get 1.25 cents n the portal, this the better deal if you are booking a Rapid Rewards flight now. If you fly SW all the time, you might transfer a few extra for this, though you are definitely limited on the upside once you transfer since you can’t get outsized value from Rapid Rewards redemptions.

HT: Frequent Miler

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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