Just a reminder that United is currently offering a 25% mileage bonus if you convert MR points to MileagePlus frequent flyer miles. I believe it expires March 31. I just called and got 132,000 United miles (not including the bonus which will be added by United once the points hit my MileagePlus account) and a 5 night stay in a cat 8 property for 300,000 MR points. If I did a straight conversion from MR to United miles, it would have cost me 304,000 MR points. So it's like getting the 5 night stay for free, basically.