UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
There is a ‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points via this link by 25th September 2021.
Starwood Hotels, owners of Sheraton, Westin, W, St Regis, Aloft etc, has recently launched a new online ‘daily play’ game called ‘Tap Into Luxury’.
You can play twice per day, per person, and it runs until September 30th.
No skill is required! Simply enter your SPG credentials, spin the globe and see what comes up.
You can play as long as your SPG account is registered in one of the following countries:
United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom
What can I win?
The instant win prizes are:
195 free night vouchers valid for Category 1-5 hotels
390 prizes of 500 – 5,000 Starpoints
US residents can win additional iTunes and Ticketmaster vouchers
The grand prize is 250,000 SPG points – convertible into 300,000 Avios!
Reading between the lines, it seems that you only get one entry into the grand prize draw at the end of the competition regardless of how many times you play.
The daily prizes are not impressive enough to warrant dedicating time to this game every day until 30th September. It is worth having a go once, however, to make sure you are in the grand prize draw to win 250,000 SPG points. The entry link is here.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 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 usually 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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), 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).
(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.)