How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

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This step-by-step tutorial explains how to transfer Chase points to any of their thirteen partner loyalty programs. If you’re curious to learn more about the Chase airline and hotel partners or strategies for booking, check out our comprehensive guide to the Chase transfer partners. If you're looking for help with how to transfer Ultimate Rewards to a spouse or another person in your household, we cover that in our tutorial on how to combine Ultimate Rewards earned with multiple credit cards.

Fortunately, it's simple to transfer your Ultimate Rewards using the Chase website, and most transfers will post instantly to your frequent flyer or hotel loyalty account. Read on for a complete walkthrough of each step.

How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards

First, you need to navigate directly to Chase Ultimate Rewards and log in with your Chase credentials.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Login Page

Pick a Chase Ultimate Rewards Card

If you have more than one Chase credit card, choose the card from which you would like to transfer points. In general, it doesn't matter which card you transfer from. But, if you don't have enough points on one card, you may need to combine your Ultimate Rewards points onto one card and then complete your transfer.

Select “Transfer to Travel Partners”

In the Earn/Use drop-down menu, you need to choose how you would like to use your points. In this case, you'll want to select “Transfer to Travel Partners”. If you have selected a card that is not eligible to transfer points to partners, like the Chase Freedom®, you will not see this option. Simply go back and choose a card that does offer point transfers.

How to Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points

Choose a Transfer Partner

Choose which airline or hotel program you would like to transfer your points to.

 

Provide Your Account Information

From the drop-down menu, choose the owner of the frequent flyer account and enter the frequent flyer or hotel loyalty number. If you've previously transferred Ultimate Rewards to the same program, you shouldn't need to fill in the loyalty number again.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer to United

Choose the Number of Points to Transfer

Enter in the number of miles you would like to transfer and make sure that the “Transfer to” information is correct before you press continue. If you're transferring to a program for the first time, we recommend doing a test transfer of 1,000 points (the minimum allowed) before you transfer the total amount you need for your award. Most Chase transfers are instant.

Transfer Ultimate Rewards to United

Verify the Details and Confirm

Review and confirm the transfer. Make sure to double and triple check all of the details, because once you have initiated a transfer, you cannot reverse it! That's not the type of lesson you want to learn the hard way.

Once you've sent your test transfer, log into the loyalty program account to verify that the points have posted.

Note: If you are already logged into your frequent flyer or hotel account at the time you press the “confirm & submit” button on the Chase website, you'll need to log out and log back in to the account where you are expecting the points to post. Refreshing the screen won't update your points balance on most loyalty program websites.

If your points posted as expected, you can transfer the full number of points you need for your award.

Which Cards Can Transfer Ultimate Rewards?

To take advantage of the Chase Transfer Partners, you'll need to have at least one of the following cards:

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
Our #1 recommended beginners rewards card featuring a 60,000 point signup bonus after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide
  • 1X point per dollar spent on all other purchases
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Annual Fee$450
Welcome Bonus Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
Chase's flagship Ultimate Rewards card. You get a $300 travel credit, airport lounge access courtesy of a Priority Pass membership and industry-leading travel insurance benefits. New cardholders earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named "Best Premium Travel Credit Card" for 2018 by MONEY® Magazine
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit. 3X points on dining at restaurants & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. $0 foreign transaction fees.
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select
  • Up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✔®
  • 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit
  • 3X points on dining at restaurants
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Offer Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
The most valuable Ultimate Rewards signup bonus on offer and our top pick for small business rewards cards. Business owners earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, earn up to 450,000 points per year on a wide range of 3X bonus categories.
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases - with no limit to the amount you can earn
  • Points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Redeem points for travel, cash back, gift cards and more - your points don't expire as long as your account is open
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Employee cards at no additional cost
  • $95 Annual Fee
  • 3X points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year
  • 1X point per $1 on all other purchases
Ink Bold Business Charge Card
Ink Plus® Business Credit Card
Ink Bold Business Charge Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus This card is no longer accepting applications
Ink Plus® Business Credit Card
Ink Plus® Business Credit Card
Ink Plus® Business Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus This card is no longer accepting applications

Wrap-Up

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are extremely valuable, and one of the best ways to use your points is by transferring them to partners. Luckily, Chase makes the transfer process pretty straightforward, but if you ever get stuck you can always refer back to this article!

How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
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Comments

  • Kevin Pak says:

    It’s nice to see an updated post on this! Seeing a guide on how to do something 3 years ago is something worrisome.

  • How do you add family members who dont live with you or can you even? My mom never uses her chase points and I would really like to get those off of here but different addresses obviously.

    • You can’t transfer mom’s Chase points to your Chase account. However, if mom wants to let you use them, she can transfer to a frequent flyer program in her name and book a ticket for you. For example, Mom’s Chase > Mom’s United – ticket for you. Hope that helps.

    • cant transfer direct to others. you can book for someone else though once transferred

  • As noted above, most, but not all transfers are instant. Last I knew, at least, Marriott took 2 days, IHG had a short processing delay, and SQ “might” take up to 2 days.

  • I really like the fact that most Chase airline transfers post immediately.
    No need to worry about losing an award seat one has in mind while waiting for the transfer to complete.

  • Chase is one of the easiest to transfer points…

  • I have transferred Ultimate Reward points to both United and British Airways and the transaction were instantaneous.

  • Hey thanks for sharing..

  • I have Ultimate Rewards and find it is so simple to transfer them. Love this card.

  • Chase Ultimate Reward points are my favorite. I find I am transferring to Hyatt when I want to stay spur of the moment and the fact that the transfers are instant is really helpful.

  • When I first started this hobby, I remember seeing the quote: “You can never have enough Ultimate Rewards Points”. I completely agree. There’s so many great ways to use them, thanks for this update.

  • When booking a British Airlines flight over the phone, they had no problem waiting on the phone line while I transferred the miles over on my computer.

  • Alexander Coates says:

    Super helpful!

  • linda moyer says:

    Thanks for this information. Are points transferable to American?

  • I’ve transferred points from Chase to Southwest several times. Each time it was easy and almost instantaneous.

  • In my experience with Chase transfer to United mileage, it also took less than 10 minutes to show up.

  • Are there any partners left who doesnt require name match?

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards are the most user-friendly program I’ve come across. Transfers are instantaneous and you can transfer to another person if they are a Sapphire cardholder on the same account.

  • I’m glad I’ve applied for many of the Chase cards first before getting hit by 5/24. Without having the airline cards though, I’ve yet to find a real good redemption value/availability to transfer my ultimate rewards points to airline miles. However, I’ve been using the sapphire reserve portal for the 1.5x redemption and can’t say I’m unhappy.

  • I did this to my husbands account and it was awesome. It just to prolong the life of his miles and it worked plus gave him some elite credit too. That was a nice surprise. Now this was at least 2 yrs ago. I wonder does United still give elite miles credit if we transfer from Chase? Or was this a fluke thing in my husbands account?

  • Does anyone else find that finding award flights which actually cost less points than paying straight cash or redeeming in the portal? I usually only fly economy, but have seen crazy deals for business/first class. Unless I see those amazing higher end flights for cheap points, then I will continue to fly with economy…

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