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Decent Starwood Hotels ‘3-4-2’, ‘4-4-3’ and ‘6-4-2’ deals

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Starwood – the Westin, W, Sheraton, St Regis, aloft etc hotel group – has teamed up with Mastercard to offer a free nights promotion.  This is valid for selected hotels in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa and requires payment with a Mastercard.

This does offer genuine savings.  I will be in Qatar for three nights in October.  I had a Starwood Preferred Guest points redemption at the St Regis Doha on the beach, photo below. 

St Regis Doha 3

This was acceptable value – although by no means exceptional – compared to paying cash.  With this promotion, though, the value of my SPG points drops to under 1p per point – so I decided to rebook for cash on a ‘3 for 2’ rate.

The link for the promotion is here.  Alternatively, you can use the main SPG booking page and insert code M3D in the Promo Code box.

Some hotels are not participating and not all of them offer all of the 3-4-2, 4-4-3 or 6-4-2 deals.  Annoyingly, no closing date is given for either booking or staying.

If you are looking to get away for half-term – especially in the Middle East – it is worth a look.

Note that all rooms booked under this promotion must be prepaid and are not refundable.


Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (April 2021)

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 status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold 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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (10)

  • Kezza says:

    6-4-4 😉

  • sandgrounder says:

    6-4-2 got me all excited but it’s 6-4-4!

    • sandgrounder says:

      Beat me to it!

    • James67 says:

      Would have been on prolonged vacation if it was 🙂 As it stands making 2 x 3-4-2 would probably be more sensible as rates are nonrefundable.

  • where2travel says:

    6-4-2? Wow! Is that right or is there a catch? Although I can’t recall the last time I spent 6 nights on the trot at a hotel.

  • James says:

    No sign of a Q3 SPG promotion then? Just booked twenty days for September and hoping they will have something more than the standard star points earning rate.

  • Martin says:

    Is this any different to the usual Z3H promo that’s always running and doesn’t required Mastercard usage?

  • RogerWilco says:

    Thanks, 120 quids well saved at the Meridien Amman!

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