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Introducing Starwood’s ‘Earn Your Dreams’ hotel promotion

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UPDATE – OCTOBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 Bonvoy is offering 2,000 bonus points per stay between 21st September and 15th December.  The offer starts with your second stay during the period.  Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders will receive additional bonuses.  Registration closes on 1st December. Click here for our full article. Click here to register.

I recently wrote about ‘Double Take’, the official Starwood promotion for the May to July period.  This offers double points on all stays and 500 additional points if you book via the SPG app.

Starwood also has an additional promotion which it has run for a number of years called ‘Earn Your Dreams’The website is here.

The current version runs until December 31st and covers Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  It tends to be offered at quiet times.  The deal varies from property to property but basically:

  • A standard room earns double Starpoints
  • A premium room earns triple Starpoints
  • A suite earn 3,000 bonus Starpoints

Starwood SPG

Having checked a few examples, these deals price off Best Flexible Rate where available.  Unless you need a cancellable room, they may not offer good value compared to an Advanced Purchase rate.

(Check and compare, though.  A suite I looked at at the aloft hotel in London was only £30 cheaper for Advanced Purchase, so it would have been a better deal to pay the extra £30 for a flexible rate with the 3,000 points.)

I would imagine that you CAN combine this promotion with other Starwood promotions such as ‘Double Take’, although I am not 100% certain of this.

There are also variants of this promotion which offer bonus airline miles, eg this one with Miles & More.  Since you can transfer the SPG points to miles anyway, though, there is no benefit in doing this.  You should take the points so you have the flexibility of using them either for hotel room or for airline transfer.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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.

EDIT: Until 8th November 2022, the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is doubled to 40,000 points!

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

40,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

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.)

Comments (3)

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  • flood says:

    Does this require registration? I’ve had a look on the web site and all I can see is an option to search for a hotel…

    • Rob says:

      No. If you book the necessary special rate – which will mention the bonus points – they will go on automatically.

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