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So I have over a million SPG points, but close to zero airline miles. Who wants to travel together? #yintomyyang

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I can hook you up with a way to sell them if you want... prob like 1.3-1.6 cents per point, so ballpark $15k

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Convert them over to delta sky miles. That will be equivalent to at least 10 international trips.

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SPG to Marriott to United is not the worst. Also consider Marriott Hotel+Flight

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I'll pay you $12k for them right now. Sight unseen.

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There's brokers that basically buy and sell points and make a little off the difference; the trick is in finding one you can trust. Happy to refer you to the one me and my friends have used, just shoot me a note - 989chicago@gmail.com

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SA1 I'm interested

15k cash is pretty good too

989chicago@gmail.com That's my burner email, hit me up if you're interested and I'll reply with my real email

You can use SPG miles to get flights as well. Conversion isn't great but at least you don't have to pay out of pocket

Some shady ishh SA1 hahah

Do you get taxed on that cash?

Highly doubt it, I just did 99k amex points and got paid over PayPal, don't see how the IRS would figure that out

PayPal can send you a tax form depending on how much you earn.

I've done SPG - Delta. It's not terrible bc you get 5k bonus miles for every 20k starpoints transferred

What is 99k Amex points worth? More than the 1c cash value?

I got 1.3c, $1350, but it's market price, changes over time and by volume

Ok. Have 1 million+ amex. Enlighten me.

Marriott hotel and flight is the way to go, as BCG1 suggested. Transfer SPG to Marriott (1:3 for now) and then you can get 132,000 United miles (or 120,000 other airlines miles) plus a five-night stay in a cat 1-5 for 235k Marriott points (or 78,000 Starwood points transferred to Marriott). If you transferred straight from SPG to an airline, 80K SPG points would only get you 100k miles, so you're getting more miles and a five-night stay. Higher category hotels and seven-night stays are available for more points, and it has become harder to get five-night stays (the normal package is a seven-night cat 1-5 stay plus 132,000 United miles for 270,000 Marriott points/90,000 starwood points)

And I am always looking for people to travel with! Have about 3 million miles and 700k SPG points at the moment.

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