UPDATE – DECEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Marriott is not currently running a global bonus points offer. However, until 22nd December, you get a 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points. The link is here.
It is certainly a straightforward one:
- You will earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints for every 4 nights (nights need not be consecutive) up to 16 nights
- You will earn a 10,000 point bonus on your 20th night
This is not uber-generous – with a Starpoint worth 1.5p – 2p in my mind, you are effectively getting an extra £10 per night in rewards.
This obviously accelerates if you hit 20 nights, but the qualifying period is only January 15th to April 15th. Given the relatively modest number of SPG properties in Europe, that will be very tricky.
I will let you know when registration opens up. Competing promotions from the other chains should drip out over the next couple of weeks.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (December 2020)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)