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Help! Last minute trip to Hawaii, want to use points. Have about 250k points thru both Chase and Amex (each). Also have Amex Plat. - Chase is running 1.5x points to transfer to Bonvoy right now. - Amex has basically the same deal as Chase - every 2 pts transfer to Bonvoy for 3 pts (am I doing the math right?) - Amex also has $200 FHR/Hotel Collection annual credit for one of the hotels I'm considering - Could also transfer points to Hyatt, but not as good hotel options where I'm headed CONT...

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Where are you headed? Hyatt is generally going to be a lot more bang for your buck. Not as many options in Hawaii but they’ve got some coverage.

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Sheraton Moana in Honolulu was great and would stay there again. It was on the beach but also close to shops and restaurants

Do I transfer points to Bonvoy and book thru the site? Or use Amex MR and book thru Amex Travel directly to use the hotel credit?

How did you manage to get so many points? Lol

Sign up bonuses, and accruing over time. And all my spend is in those two ecosystems. I've actually tried using points but several vacations past 1.5 years have been cancelled for obvious reasons.

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Typically you get more bang for your buck when transferring to travel partner rather than using the chase or amex portals. Also, as a data point - amex was running 3x point transfer to bonvoy earlier this year

Oh yes you are right. Those examples are hilton honors - my bad.

Math here is cpp (cent per point). See which option maximizes. For CSR target min of 1.5cpp but aim for 2+cpp. Anything below just pay cash.

Can I fight the prompt and have you go to Maui instead?

What are your dates

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