Last chance for 25% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

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This is your final reminder that July 13th is the last day to instigate a transfer of hotel loyalty points to British Airways Executive Club in order to receive a 25% Avios bonus. The promotion is not mentioned on The link in the BA […]

What is the best HOTEL credit card for long-term spending? (Part 2)

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This is the 2nd part of my analysis into which of the UK hotel-branded credit cards are worth keeping for the long-term.  If you missed Part 1 yesterday, I recommend that you click here to read it before carrying on. Today I looking at which […]

What is the best HOTEL credit card for long-term spending? (Part 1)

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Today and tomorrow, I am going to take a look at the four major hotel credit cards – Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and IHG Rewards Club – to see if any of them are worth keeping in your wallet for the long term. This analysis ignores […]

Free Marriott night with the free Marriott credit card!

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The Marriott Rewards MasterCard is, to be honest, as ‘middle of the road’ and unexciting as your average Marriott hotel.  I’m not sure that was ever the plan but that is how it worked out. The card is free The sign-up bonus is 10,000 Marriott […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios for the 25% bonus?

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Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus if you transfer hotel points from six major loyalty schemes into Avios. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and often have special offers – I thought it would be […]

25% bonus on hotel points transfer to Avios is back!

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It’s back, on the fairly regular ‘every nine months’ timetable.  I’m talking about the ‘25% bonus when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion! The promotion is not yet live on  The link in the email sends you to this page which does […]

More thoughts on Marriott’s ’2000 points per month from social media’ promo

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I wrote last week about the new Marriott Rewards promotion linked to social media. When you cut through the small print, it turns out that you can earn 2,000 Marriott Rewards points very easily be following / liking just 8 Marriott hotels each month on […]

2000 free Marriott points per month available until November!

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If you have a Marriott Rewards account, you can earn a quick free 2,000 point per month with their new social platform ‘Plus Points’. You can earn this 2,000 points each month until the end of November and it won’t take a huge amount of your time. […]

Marriott launches ‘Getaway Bonus’ for June to August stays

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Marriott Rewards has launched its Summer promotion.  They have gone with the name ‘Getaway Bonus’. This is valid for stays at Marriott, JW Marriott, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, AC Hotels, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Moxy, Gaylord and Ritz-Carlton properties.  (Protea, […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (18): Marriott Rewards MasterCard


(EDIT July 2014 – whilst written in April 2014, all of the information in this review is still accurate.) This is the 18th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for.  […]

Up to 10,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points for London stays

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Marriott Rewards has launched a number of decent bonus points packages for stays in London and the surrounding area, including Heathrow. A 4-star stay will earn 5,000 bonus points (which I would value at £25) whilst a 5-star stay will earn 10,000 points (which I […]

Marriott Rewards devalues again via category creep

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Marriott Rewards has announced, via its members blog, that the annual re(de)valuation of its reward categories will happen on 8th April. Marriott undertook a brutal shake-up of its programme last year, with the introduction of a new Category 9 costing 45,000 points per night.  At […]

10% off UK Marriott weekend breaks, plus 1,000 bonus points

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Marriott Rewards has launched a weekend breaks promotion for the UK, running until April 28th. There are 50 participating hotels.  You will receive a 10% discount on the standard rate as well as receiving 1,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points.  You need to stay at least two […]