Reminder: Today Last Day to Transfer Amex Points to Priority Club

by on June 30, 2012 · 7 comments

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This is just quick reminder that after today, June 30, 2012, Priority Club (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, etc.) will no longer be a transfer partner of American Express. You can find the details on Priority Club’s website here.

While I’m not too upset, because Priority Club is also a transfer partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards at the same 1:1 transfer ratio, so I’ll still be able to use all the points I’m racking up with my Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold cards, I did like knowing that I could top up my Priority Club account with Membership Rewards points at a 1:1 transfer ratio, and being able to use just 5,000 points for PointBreaks awards. But I can’t say I often took advantage of this option, with the exception of fortuitous timing for a stay in Phnom Penh.

The Priority Club page announcing the end of its partnership with American Express. Notice the Chase credit card ad on the left!

This is just an additional loss for Amex that comes after Chase added Ritz-Carlton to its transfer partner roster and continues its push for points program dominance. I’d be happy to see American Express permanently change the Starwood Preferred Guest transfer ratio to at least 2:1 instead of the bad current ratio of 3 Amex to 1 Starwood point. Either that or add some interesting new non-chain hotel redemptions that offer more than a cent per point in value. Otherwise, Chase Ultimate Rewards seem to be on a path to topple Amex Membership Rewards for the title of best transferable points program.

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  • Sean

    This is not a big deal. PC points can be bought for $0.007 and many of us value MRs higher than one penny.

  • PJ

    UR 1 point = Priority 1 point? no way I would do that very sweet to have 1 to 1 on UR over to Hyatt, United, SOuthwest. I think amtrak should be fine as well .

  • PJ

    today is the last day to use up the $1500 allowed on 5% rebate for Grocery purchase from Chase buy gift cards at your favorite groery store = you are getting 5 % grocery rebate this quarter..

  • lana

    there is something wrong with the amex website. I have been trying to move points from MR to priority, and it isnt working. providing errors all day.

    Anyone else having this problem?

  • Jim

    What the heck is going to be left at AMEX MR!!??

  • PJ

    MR to priority? wish there would be an exchange I could go the other way ie i give you PC and you give me AMEX MR

  • PJ

    i have trasnferred big chunks of MRs to Avios with 50 % Bonus. If I am not ready to pay $175 each on 5 signonbonus : I am waiting for Delta to come out with transfer bonus and my bullet to fire is transfer everything out into Aeroplan to fly on United not bad when you come to think about it

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