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Ultimate rewards – Friend owes me – best way to transfer?

Ultimate rewards – Friend owes me – best way to transfer?

  1. FPMiles

    Hello All,

    First, I have done some research but wanted to see if anything changed and perhaps a new updated feedback as some of the post online are dated a bit older.

    My friend owes me about 70k worth of points. I bought her ticket with my AA points. She have AMEX MR and Ultimate rewards. We don’t live in the same address.

    What’s the best way she can transfer me her points? I know i will need to be an authorized user to the least. Can I technically change my address to match her and let her transfer directly and then maybe 1-2 months change my address back to normal?

    Thanks,
    Brendan

  2. rickyw

    Hi Brendan, I would think the easiest way to do this would be to actually have her book a flight for you, using her points (assuming that’s how you plan to use the points she owes you).

    That way there is no extra cost to transfer points between accounts…..

  3. FPMiles

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 32033, member: 1436″]Hi Brendan, I would think the easiest way to do this would be to actually have her book a flight for you, using her points (assuming that’s how you plan to use the points she owes you).

    That way there is no extra cost to transfer points between accounts…..[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the speedy response. There should not be any transfer cost that I know of. UR to SQ = free UR to KR = free UR to hyatt = free.

    Just trying to find the loopholes to transfer the point to my account rather than I pay and I owe you down the line.

  4. rickyw

    Sorry, I didn’t mean a fee to transfer the actual points. The only way to do transfer between separate people that is “technically” within the rules of each program, is to be an authorized user on the account. That sometimes incurs a fee, depending on the card she has.

    The alternative, as you said, is to change your address to match hers. That would work (I’ve done it before with my brother), but can be risky.

    I think the risk-free way to do it, for free, is to just have her book a trip for you. I know that’s less than ideal, but as far as I know, is the only way to do with zero risk.

    Maybe someone else can chime in with other ideas?

  5. FPMiles

    Thanks [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER].

    From what I read, as an authorize user. I should be able to receive Hyatt, SQ, and Korean via UR.

    Is that still valid statement?

  6. rickyw

    If you’re an authorized user, you should actually be able to receive UR points… no need for your friend to transfer to another loyalty program first.

    Tiffany wrote about this last year (scroll to the end for transferring between people, not cards)

    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/09/06/combine-ultimate-rewards-points/[/URL]

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