Combining or Transferring Starwood Points into Another Account.
I know a lot of you took advantage of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express when the sign-up bonus was 30k. I wasn’t able to apply for the card, but my wife was. Always trying to make me look bad.
I have a very small balance in my Starwood account, but I would like to add it to Jordan’s balance, so when it comes time to burn our cherised Starpoints, we will have more. More is better.
This isn’t going to be an issue, because Starwood will let you combine points if you live in the same household. They are cool like that. So if you’re like me and your partner or spouse has more points than you, and you want to add your pitiful stash to theirs, here are the deets:
What’s sweet is that you can do all of this online. A lot of times when you’re combining or transferring points, you will have to pick up the phone. Ugh. Save that for the reconsideration calls.
You do have to have the same address in your profile as the person you’re transferring to, and the addresses have to be the same for 30 days. There ya go, 30 days people.
Transfers can take up to 5 days, so plan accordingly.
After you fill in your info – just hit transfer. Boom, so easy. The points should be combined together within 5 days. I receive a confirmation email one hour after transferring my Starwood points.
I love how easy it was to add my Starwood points into spouse’s account. Wow, it was weird to type out spouse. Does anyone still say spouse? Anyway, combining points makes it easier to book awards for two people. It’s usually a hassle when I have to book a night from my account and then a night from Jordan’s account. We don’t have to do that with Starwood.
This would really come in handy if one of us had a higher Elite status than the other one, but that’s not the case. We both have basic low level status with Starwood. Boo.
— Noob Master