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Amex –> SPG/Marriott transfers offline until Aug 18th

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In case you have recently logged in to your American Express Membership Rewards account and noticed that it’s missing a transfer partner, you aren’t seeing things. Right now, only Choice and Hilton are options:

But fear not, transfers will return once the program is complete, at a 1:1 ratio Membership Rewards –> Marriott.

This is the same transfer ratio as before, when SPG transferred at 3:1 (since the conversion from SPG to Marriott is 3:1).

I suspected all of this yet went through a chat session just to reconfirm.

Is this a good use of Amex Membership Rewards points?

Generally no. Marriott points are worth about .6 cents a piece, so it’s not a good transfer unless you have a healthy Amex MR balance and need to top off your Marriott account for a specific award.

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