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SPG announces its May – July promotion – ‘Earn Away’

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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2020:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Starwood, the Sheraton / W / Westin / Aloft / St Regis etc hotel group, has announced its Spring promotion for Starwood Preferred Guest members.

Called ‘Earn Away’, it wins prizes for simplicity if nothing else:

Earn double SPG points on all stays between 1 May and 31 July

Earn triple SPG points on all stays between 1 May and 31 July if your stay includes a Sunday (Saturday in Middle East)

Starwood SPG

The only rules you need to bother about are:

Registration closes on 30 June, even though the promotion runs for a month more

140 hotels are not taking part

Only base points are doubled, not any elite status bonus

Unfortunately, a lot of UK hotels are on the non-participating list.  These are:

  • Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
  • Le Meridien Piccadilly
  • Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
  • Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow
  • The Park Lane Hotel, London
  • The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
  • Turnberry Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
  • W London – Leicester Square

That leaves just the Aloft at the Excel Centre as the sole participating UK hotel!

If you think there is even an outside chance that you might have an SPG stay before the end of July, you should register via this website.

I will also add the promotion to our ‘Hotel Promos‘ page, alongside the current offers from all the other chains.


Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

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!

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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (4)

  • Jeremy I says:

    I feel bad for the other 2 posts today – they seem a bit neglected!

    • Alan says:

      Indeed – and I’m very glad for Gmail’s ‘mute’ function for conversations given the hundreds of email alerts coming in on the competition thread! (I’m subscribed to all comments)

      • Simon says:

        You must get a lot of emails by subscribing to all comments Alan!

        I have a stay booked at a Sheraton in Poznan in June so double points are handy. I won’t be switching any stays to SPG hoteIs as a result of this promo though.

    • Rob says:

      It was done on purpose – I deliberately kept Avios posts off today!