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2,000 free Marriott points per month available until November

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UPDATE – JANUARY 2023:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Click here for our article on Marriott’s Spring promotion, which runs from 7th February to 23rd April. You receive 1,000 bonus points per night and double elite night credits. You can register here.

If you have a Marriott Rewards account, you can earn a quick free 2,000 point per month with their new social platform ‘Plus Points’.

You can earn this 2,000 points each month until the end of November and it won’t take a huge amount of your time.

Marriott Plus Points

Marriott Plus Points is a new way to earn Marriott Rewards points via social media.

Earning your first 500 points is easy.  Go to the Marriott Plus Points website here and link your Facebook account.  After you have linked your Facebook account, you have the option of linking Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare accounts.

This will only work if your Marriott Rewards account is set to earning points and not miles.  If your account is set to miles, you will have to switch to points first.  Your Facebook account also needs to have at least one ‘friend’ and be more than 24 hours old.

You can then:

Like Marriott Rewards on Facebook for 250 points, and

Follow Marriott Rewards on Twitter for 250 points

That is the easy bit.  You receive the points after 7 days, as long as your have not un-liked them!

You can get a further 250 points by following specific Marriott hotels on Twitter and / or Facebook.

There is a full list, together with the relevant Twitter and Facebook links, on the US blog Doctor of Credit here.

Each month (it is not clear if it is calendar month or every 30 day period) you need to go to this link and Facebook like or Twitter follow eight Marriott properties.  8 x 250 points gets you the maximum 2,000 monthly points.

For the first month you can only follow another six properties as you have already earned 500 points from following Marriott Rewards.

I did this the other day and it seems to work fine.  I got email confirmations for signing up with my Twitter and Facebook accounts and I got email confirmations for four of the six other hotels I followed on Twitter.  All confirmed that I would receive 250 points next week as long as I didn’t unfollow!

You can also earn points with ‘interaction’ – but I don’t recommend it

Another way of working towards your 2,000 points per month is, and I quote:

Sharing or retweeting our posts to your Facebook or Twitter feeds each day

Checking into properties on Facebook or Foursquare every day you visit

Posting a photo each day to Instagram and tagging it with a property’s location

Using #LoveMarriottRewards, #RenHotels or #Autograph in your daily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts

Liking and following select brands and properties in Facebook or Twitter

This is a complete waste of your time, as you only earn 25 points per action.  Don’t even think about it.  Focus on following or liking eight hotels per month from the list provided by the Doctor of Credit blog – it will only take a few seconds per month.  (Click hotel name to go to Twitter, click Follow, close window, go back to Doctor of Credit list, click next hotel, repeat.)

Is this worth it if I don’t already have a Marriott Rewards account?

Marginally.  10,000 Marriott Rewards points converts into 2,000 airline miles.

It would take you five months of ‘liking’ eight hotels per month to earn enough points for 2,000 Avios.  Can you remember to play the game that long?

10,000 points would also be enough for a free night but only at a very downscale Marriott property.  The going rate for a top hotel in London is 45,000 points for example.

As I do have an active Marriott Rewards account I will give this a go.  If the 2,000 points post promptly seven days after ‘liking’ the hotels then I will keep on with it. 


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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)

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 (29)

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  • Nick says:

    I’ve managed to link my facebook account and Twitter account an receive confirmation e-mails i’m completely useless with twitter and facebookas i don’t use them. Do I just search the hotels in the search bar on both twitter account and facebook and then click on Like?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    • Rob says:

      Have your Twitter and Facebook accounts logged in.

      Go to that ‘Doctor of Credit’ blog post I linked and scroll down to the hotels list. Click on the names, it takes you to their FB or Twitter page direct and you can just click Like / Follow.

      Remember not to do more than 8 per month.

  • Fenny says:

    Just set a reminder for the next 6 months.

  • Elaine says:

    I’ve linked both my dummy FB and Twitter accounts. I have one friend on the dummy FB account and it’s been active for months (maybe even years). I haven’t had an email back to confirm these are signed up so I’m not sure whether that means it won’t work. Have liked Marriott Rewards on FB and followed one hotel on Twitter but no emails for either of those. Guess it may not work for me.

  • Scott says:

    I’ve liked / followed on facebook / twitter, and following 6 hotels on twitter as of a few seconds ago… does this mean I need to wait until 1st June to go back, or 30 days from today’s date?

  • Craig says:

    I have received 4×250 points for following properties on Twitter but nothing for liking their Facebook page or Facebook likes. I used Facebook before Twitter so lets see if they post!!

  • Fenny says:

    750 points for assorted FB likes, but nothing for linking my FB and twitter accounts. I’ve just liked a bunch more FB pages, so will see what points appear down the line.

  • Steve says:

    I got all the points for my first batch, for May.

    I liked 8 more for June, but only got 5 confirmation emails, so have done 3 more.

    • Steve says:

      and then, of those 3, only 2 registered, so have done 1 more……

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