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When you cut through the small print, it turns out that you can earn 2,000 Marriott Rewards points very easily be following / liking just 8 Marriott hotels each month on Twitter or Facebook.
The links to the Twitter and Facebook pages of the participating hotels are in this post from US site Doctor of Credit. Once you’ve signed up, it will take literally two minutes to do your eight ‘likes’ or ‘follows’.
My points from this promotion are already arriving.
As promised, I was awarded 500 points as soon as I hit the seven day mark from originally linking my Twitter and Facebook accounts.
I received a further 1,000 points yesterday when I hit the seven day anniversary of following six hotels on Twitter. This should have been 1,500 so clearly it did not track properly with two hotels. Not to worry – I can easily do another two.
Since the points are clearly posting exactly on schedule, you might want to think about taking part if you are not already doing so. The rewards are not massive if you don’t already have a Marriott account – the most you can earn is 12,000 points.
10,000 Marriott points will get you 2,000 airline miles and that will take five months to run up. Alternatively, 10,000 points will also get you a night at a Category 2 Marriott hotel – a lot of the hotels in the AC chain in Spain are Category 2. You won’t find any Category 2 hotels in the UK though.
This is certainly not the most lucrative promotion ever. That said, it is unlikely to take more than 30 minutes of your life over the entire 6 months so it is a decent return on an hourly wage basis. If you already have a Marriott Rewards account with some points in it then I think its well worth it.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 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.
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.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(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.)