The 5 Best Chase Transfer Partners — and 4 to Avoid

Dan MillerSep 8, 2021

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Chase Ultimate Rewards® are a favorite points currencies for a variety of reasons. First of all, there are many different credit cards that allow you to earn Ultimate Rewards®, which makes them one of the easiest points currencies to accrue. Also, many of the cards come with good benefits and category bonuses. And lastly, Chase Ultimate Rewards® come with the flexibility to be redeemed both as cash (from 1 to 1.5 cents per point) or transferred to one of more than a dozen hotel and airline Chase transfer partners.

This flexibility makes the program a stand-out amongst points and miles nerds, veterans and alike. Here's what you need to know about Chase transfer partners, plus tips and advice on how to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards® points quickly.

All of the current Chase transfer partners transfer 1:1 from Ultimate Rewards. Below is my ranking of the five best Chase transfer partners:

is the only Chase hotel transfer partner that I would recommend in most situations. With a compact award chart including very nice hotels starting at only 5,000 points per night, this is one of my favorite redemptions.  Hyatt points at  each.

My favorite use of United miles is business class on partner airlines. If you need more inspiration, check out our . NerdWallet values United miles at each.

Because British Airways has a distance-based award chart, you can redeem as few as for flight distances under 1,151 flown miles within North America.

Two of my include U.S. West Coast to Hawaii for 17,500 KrisFlyer miles and using miles to book premium cabin travel like Singapore Suites.

One great use of FlyingBlue miles is their . Every month, these promo awards offer select award flights for up to 50% off.

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These next four Chase Ultimate Rewards® transfer partners can provide value as well, depending on what you’re looking for:

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Generally the easiest and fastest way to earn a healthy balance of Chase Ultimate Rewards® is through the welcome offers that come from the family of Chase credit cards. Here are a few of the cards that offer Chase Ultimate Rewards® both from an initial welcome offer as well as ongoing spend.

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Besides the Ultimate Rewards® that you get from the initial welcome offer, many Chase cards have category bonuses and other attractive offers for ongoing spend. A few of my favorites are:

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Before we start talking about some of the Chase partners and which of those would be best for transfers, it's worth mentioning that one benefit of Chase Ultimate Rewards® is the ability to pay with points.

You can use your Chase Ultimate Rewards® points through the Ultimate Rewards® travel portal at the following rates, depending on which card your points are under.

If you have multiple Chase cards and plan to redeem your Ultimate Rewards® through the Ultimate Rewards® portal, of course make sure to transfer your points to the card that gives you the highest redemption rate.

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That should give you some ideas of the best use of Chase Ultimate Rewards® and the best Chase transfer partners. Which is your favorite Ultimate Rewards® transfer partner? Let us know in the comments.

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