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Starwood announces ‘Take Two’ promotion for Q4

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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 is now closed, unfortunately. Click here for our full article.

You receive a 25% discount when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 20th December 2022. Click here to buy.

Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, has announced its promotion for the final quarter of the year.

Called “Take Two”, it is a very simple one:

You will earn double Starpoints on every SPG stay you make between September 1st and December 15th

You will receive an extra 2,500 Starpoints for every 5th night, up to a maximum of 10,000 extra Starpoints

Starwood SPG

Unfortunately, it is not quite so straightforward in practice:

Over 150 properties have decided not to participate including three of the UK ones

You need to register your SPG account to take part

You need to register by 31st October, even though the promotion runs until 15th December

Registration is not yet available, but will be via this webpage.  I will post a reminder when the registration link is live.

I will look at Marriott’s competing offer over the next few days.  Remember that you can keep track of all major hotel promotions by clicking on the ‘Hotel Offers‘ tab at the top of the page.


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

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

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points 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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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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  • r says:

    150 hotels not participating… including all in London or NY – is this a joke?

    • Brian Taylor says:

      The post says ‘three of the UK ones’…

      • Rob says:

        ‘Three’ is about 33% of the portfolio! What is there? Turnberry, Sheraton Edinburgh, Park Tower, Sheraton Park Lane, the two dodgy Heathrow Sheratons, W Leicester Square, Meridien Picc Circus, aloft at the Excel Centre …. any more?

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