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1,000 Marriott Rewards points for free … if you know something about baseball!

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UPDATE – JANUARY 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Quite a few Head for Points readers will collect Marriott Rewards.

Very few Head for Points readers will know much about baseball!

I was therefore in two minds about posting this, but I am sure that the keen Marriott Rewards collector will be able to get over obvious problem of not knowing anything about baseball!

What am I talking about?

Well, over at the Marriott Rewards official forum, Marriott is offering 1,000 Marriott points if you share 2 stories about baseball!

Heaven knows what you will write about! However, they can be pretty short, so perhaps just pop in something about how you met your wife in a bar in the US whilst watching a specific game.

In theory, you must be a US resident to get the points. This clause is always in these promotions, though, and it is 90% likely that you will get them.

(If you won the big prize you would be in trouble, but I doubt any HfP reader will have a baseball story that good!)


Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (January 2021)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year. You can apply here.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy 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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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