Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
You can now transfer Hilton Honors points from one account to another free of charge.
Previously, Hilton charged $2.50 for every 1,000 points you transferred, so this is a big improvement.
All you need to do is go to this page, sign in with your Honors account number, and you can transfer points to another member.
The limits are…
You can choose anyone you’d like to receive the transfer, and transfers post within 24 hours.
Transfers are also completely reversible using the same method, but when your recipient transfers back, they’ll be dinged for one of their 6 transfers per year.
Honors also has a feature called points pooling that works almost exactly the same way.
With point pooling, you can choose up to 10 people to be in a pool, and request they send points to your account.
It’s also free, and it’s like each member did their own transfer to your account. What’s different is you can do up to 6 pooling transactions a year, on top of the 6 regular transfers per year.
Beware that points earned by pooling and transfers all count toward the annual 2 million point limit for receiving points.
Points pooling is activated when you enter the emails of up to 10 friends on the pool points page.
People in your points pool will get an email like this one…
Each of them can click on the ‘pool your points’ button to enter how many points they want to transfer, and you’ll receive them.
Pooling does not create a joint account where you can all see the points together. It just sends points from whomever responds to you, the member who starts the pool. So it’s not much more than an email blast that lets you ask multiple friends to transfer points your way.
Most people will find it simpler to just do a basic point transfer, but if you run short on the 6 you can do each year, you can just add one, or up to 10 emails in a points pool form anytime, and those transfers will count toward the separate 6 point pool transfers per year limit.
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