UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 recently announced that Iberia Plus has become a partner in Marriott Rewards. I didn’t bother to write about it, as Marriott Rewards has been a British Airways partner for years so it didn’t bring anything new.
Now, however, something interesting has turned up.
From June 1st to September 30th, you will earn triple Avios when you stay at Marriott Group property and credit your stay to Iberia Plus.
Let’s look at the key details:
This is an Iberia Plus promotion, not a BA one, so you MUST have an Iberia Plus account and send the Avios from your stay into it. You can transfer the Avios to BA or avios.com at a later date via ‘Combine My Avios’ at ba.com.
You MUST register for the promotion via the link above in order to receive triple Avios.
You cannot earn Marriott Rewards points and Avios points – you need to select one or the other on each stay
As well as Marriott hotels, this promotion is also valid at Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, AC Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Vacation Club and Gaylord Hotels.
The standard earnings rate at a full service hotel is usually 2 Avios per US$1. With this promotion, you will be receiving 6 Avios per US$1, so effectively 9 Avios per £1 spent. This is not a bad return, especially when compared to the relatively dull ‘bonus points’ promotions currently on offer from the various chains.
Earning rates for ‘limited service’ hotels are lower, check out the terms and conditions of the promotion.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.