Chase gives you the ability to earn points and then transfer them to 13 different travel partners. This makes Chase Ultimate Rewards one of the best points systems to invest in. Just to make it super easy for you, we’re going to lay out how to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards.
What are the benefits of transferring points? Think about it this way…If you get a Southwest credit card, you just have Southwest Rapid Rewards. If you have The Hyatt Card, you just have Hyatt points. If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you have points that can be transferred to 13 different programs. Do you need flights? Transfer your points to Southwest or United. Do you need a hotel? Transfer your points to Hyatt or Marriott. You’re not stuck with just one program. You’ve got options.
Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners
How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards
Now that you know the basics, how do you actually transfer your points to one of these travel partners? Here’s how:
Step 1: Create Rewards Account with Travel Partner
Go to the website for any of the travel partners listed above and create a free loyalty account.
Step 2: Log Into Chase Ultimate Rewards
When you sign into your Chase.com account, you’ll see your accounts listed on the left-hand side. First are your deposit accounts and then come your credit cards. Just underneath you’re last credit card it has a Chase Ultimate Rewards option with your points balance. Click that.
Step 3: Select “Transfer to Travel Partners”
At the top you’ll see “Transfer to Travel Partners” and that’s what you’ll want to select.
Step 4: Select Your Travel Partner
All 13 travel partners will appear and you’ll need to select the one you where you want to transfer your points.
Step 5: Enter Account Number
In this case, you’re going to enter your Hyatt account number. If you were transferring to United or Southwest, you’d be entering your frequent flyer number.
Step 6: Enter Desired Points
You can only transfer points in increments of 1,000. In some cases, like with Southwest, this can often mean you need to transfer a few extra points than you actually need. But, those extra points will still be there the next time you need them, so they’re still ultimately usable.
Step 7: Book Your Trip
The last two times we’ve transferred points to Hyatt and Southwest, the points have shown up in those respective accounts within about 30 minutes or less. With Hyatt, it was a matter of moments. Other travel partners may take longer, so don’t panic if you don’t see the points right away. Even with modern technology, some systems don’t sync up as well as others.
Once your points are in your account, like with Hyatt or Southwest, go ahead and book your trip as if they’ve always been with that travel partner. It’s that simple.
We transfer our points to various travel partners every few months and have found it both simple and extremely useful. Sometimes we need free flights, other times we need a hotel. With Chase Ultimate Rewards, we have the flexibility to use our points however we need them. For anyone thinking of a trip to Disney, we highly recommend the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve. The sign up bonuses are worth $1,000 when used with Hyatt and nearly that much redeemed on Southwest.