Marriott Merger Loopholes: The Secret Way to Transfer Starwood Points to ANYONE!

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I love sharing miles & points with friends and loved ones!  Because this can can help them achieve Big Travel goals!

That’s why I’m excited there are tricks with the Marriott and Starwood points programs that make it easier to transfer Starwood points to another person!

This means you can take advantage of Marriott’s generous points sharing rules.  In a few quick steps, you can transfer Starwood points to friends or family NOT in the same household.

Transfer Starwood Points To Anyone
I’ll Show You the Secret Way to Transfer Starwood Points to Another Person, Even If They Don’t Live at the Same Address! This Can Give Your Family & Friends More Travel Options!

I’ll show you how to transfer Starwood points to anyone!

Step-by-Step:   Transfer Starwood Points to Another Person

Link:   How to Link Your Marriott & Starwood Accounts 

If you’d like the ability to transfer Starwood points to another person, you’ll first have to link your Marriott and Starwood accounts.  It only takes a minute!

Then, you’ll be able to transfer points between your Starwood and Marriott accounts at a 1:3 ratio.  This means 1 Starwood point gets you 3 Marriott points and vice versa.

The reason for linking your accounts is you can transfer Marriott points to ANY other Marriott Rewards member.  But Starwood limits you to transferring points to someone in the same household!

So once you move your Starwood points to your Marriott account, you’ll have more flexibility to get your points to ANYONE.  Then, they can use Marriott points for award stays at Marriott.  Or transfer them to their own Starwood accounts!

Step 1 – Move Starwood Points to Marriott Account

First, you’ll want to transfer your Starwood points to your Marriott Rewards account.

On the Starwood website, click “Transfer Starpoints to Rewards Points” to get started.

Transfer Starwood Points To Anyone
The First Step Is to Transfer Starwood Points to Your Marriott Account

Step 2 – Transfer Starwood Points

Next, select the number of Starwood points you’d like to transfer.

You can transfer Starwood points to Marriott points in increments of 1,000.

In this example, I entered 20,000 Starwood points.  This converts to 60,000 Marriott points because of the 1:3 ratio.

Transfer Starwood Points To Anyone
Enter the Number of Points You’d Like to Transfer

Step 3 – Confirm Starwood Points Transfer

Before your Starwood points to Marriott points transfer is complete, you’ll see a summary of your transfer.

Review and click “Complete Transfer“.

Transfer Starwood Points To Anyone
Review Details of Your Starwood Points Transfer and Click Complete Transfer

That’s it!  Your transfer is complete.

If you make a mistake, don’t worry!  Because you can convert points back and forth between both points programs instantly.

Step 4 – View Your Marriott Points Balance

Now that your points transfer is complete, you can log-in to your Marriott account to check your points balance.

This is the number of points you’ll be able to transfer to another Marriott Rewards account.

Transfer Starwood Points To Anyone
View Your Marriott Points Balance After Transferring Starwood Points

Step 5 – Call Marriott to Transfer Points to Another Person

You can now share your Marriott points with ANY other Marriott Rewards member by calling Marriott Rewards Customer Support at 801-468-4000.

Transfer Starwood Points To Anyone
Call Marriott to Transfer Points

You have to transfer at least 1,000 Marriott points.  And can transfer up to 50,000 Marriott points out of your account each year.

If you need to transfer more than 50,000 Marriott points, Marriott will allow you to transfer however many Marriott points you need for a specific redemption.  So as long as you explain the situation to the Marriott representative, you should be able to transfer as many points as you’d like!

Remember, you’ll pay a $10 transaction fee for each transaction (free for Gold and Platinum elite members).  But I’d gladly pay a small $10 fee to increase options for using points!

Bottom Line

By transferring Starwood points to your Marriott account, you’ll have the option to transfer Marriott points to anyone.  This means you can effectively transfer Starwood points to another person, even if they don’t live in the same household!

After moving Starwood points to your Marriott account, call Marriott Rewards Customer Support at 801-468-4000 to transfer points to another person.

You can transfer up to 50,000 Marriott points out of your account each year.  And you’ll pay a $10 transaction fee for each transaction, unless you have Marriott Gold or Platinum status.

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