To transfer Chase Sapphire Preferred points to travel partners, cardholders must first log in to their Chase account and go to the rewards redemption page, then select “Transfer to Travel Partners.” People with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card can transfer points to travel partners such as United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and World of Hyatt.
How to Transfer Chase Sapphire Preferred Points
Log in to your Chase Sapphire Preferred account online.
Navigate to the Chase Ultimate Rewards page.
Select “Transfer to Travel Partners” as the redemption option.
Follow the steps to transfer your Chase Sapphire Preferred points to a travel partner.
Keep in mind that some travel partners may offer more value for your points than others. Also, remember that Chase transfers will require a minimum of 1,000 points, and that all transfers to travel partners must be in increments of 1,000.
The easiest way you can redeem Chase rewards is online, but you can also do that over the phone at (800) 432-3117. You can redeem Chase rewards for gift cards, travel, statement credits and cash. Chase points are generally worth 1 cent each, regardless of what they’re redeemed for. If you’re redeeming for cash, you can also go to a … read full answerChase branch. You’ll get your money as a statement credit or as an electronic deposit to the bank account of your choice.
Here’s how to redeem Chase rewards:
Online: For online redemption, log in to your Chase account and go to the Chase rewards portal. From there, you’ll be able to book trips, buy gift cards, request statement credits, etc.
By phone: To redeem by phone, call Chase customer service at (800) 432-3117. Enter your account number to connect to a customer service representative. State that you want to redeem rewards.
At a Chase branch: You can request a statement credit or bank account deposit in exchange for your Chase rewards at any Chase branch. You just need your account number and a picture ID. But you won’t actually get cold hard cash on the spot.
Different Chase cards have different rewards programs. One card might give you the most rewards for travel, another for everyday purchases. So, you’ll want to pick a card with a reward structure that matches your lifestyle.
For all Chase cards in the Ultimate Rewards program, except Chase Freedom Flex℠ and Chase Freedom Unlimited®, you can also transfer Chase points to 14 airline and hotel loyalty programs at a 1:1 ratio. Whether or not that’s a good deal depends on the value of the loyalty program’s miles. Chase travel partners include United, British Airways, Southwest, IHG, Marriott and others.
You can book flights on pretty much any major airline directly through the Ultimate Rewards website. This option allows you to charge part of the flight to your card if you don't have enough points to cover the full fare.
Transfer Points to a Travel Partner.
A majority of Chase's travel rewards partners are airlines. So, if you belong to one of their loyalty programs, you can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to that program and combine them with the miles/points already in that account for redemption. Transfers are done at a 1:1 ratio.
Get Cash Back.
You can always redeem your Chase Sapphire points for a statement credit and use the savings to pay for your plane ticket, wherever you book it. Bear in mind that you need at least 2,000 points to redeem for cash. Plus, your points are worth 25%-50% more, depending on the card, when redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
Simply Pay with Your Sapphire Card.
The most obvious of your options doesn't really involve rewards, but it's nevertheless worth noting that all Chase Sapphire cards can be used to purchase airfare directly from airlines, travel-comparison sites, etc. Besides, paying for a plane ticket could help you reach either of the Sapphire cards' initial spending requirements, thereby earning you a lucrative initial bonus.
Keep in mind that how much you get for transferred points depends on how much the particular travel partner’s points or miles are worth. This offers a certain amount of boom-or-bust potential. Your Chase Sapphire credit card points could wind up being worth a lot more than normal or a lot less.
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