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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

You get a 45% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 8th December. Click here for details.

Back in September I wrote about the Starwood promotion for mid September to mid December called ‘More For You’.

Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, was offering:

double Starpoints on every SPG stay of two nights or more between September 15th and December 15th

triple Starpoints if your stay includes a Friday or Saturday (Thu/Fri in the Middle East)

Starwood SPG

The promotion is working as it should – I received double points for my stay at the St Regis in Doha and my wife received them for a stay in Madrid.

Starwood has now added an extra carrot to the promotion – 500 SPG points just for registering and updating your details.

Registration is available via this webpage.  At the bottom of the page it now says:

Update your stay preferences on your spg.com profile to personalize your stay and earn 500 bonus Starpoints® from October 15 to December 15, 2014.

The small print says:

My Stay Preferences bonus: Registered members are eligible to receive 500 bonus Starpoints when updating the members spg.com profile online between October 15, 2014 and December 15, 2014. Updates made prior to registration are eligible, but only if the update falls within October 15 to December 15, 2014. The bonus will post to the registered member’s account 2-4 weeks after the end of the promotion period. All members who are registered for the More For You promotion are eligible for the My Stay Preferences bonus regardless of whether they have an eligible booking in the promotion.

The key point to note is that you MUST register for ‘More For You’ in order to get the 500 bonus points but you do not have to do a stay.  Simply register via this link, then go to spg.com to log-in and make a minor tweak to your stay preferences in your online profile and you’re sorted.  You will find the ‘My Stay Preferences’ menu under ‘My Profile’.


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

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

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 (26)

  • BLT says:

    OT: Just got an email from IHG saying I won a free night from the recent competition. Thanks to HfP, as I only found out about the competition from here. Now to find somewhere to use it before March!

  • danksy says:

    woohoo, well done BLT! I’d redeem wisely in a decent hotel!

  • Saf says:

    Does anyone know how soon the 500 bonus points show up? Did mine 2 days ago and still nothing. Followed all the instructions. Thanks:-)

    • Rob says:

      Instructions say 2-4 weeks after the end of the promo don’t they? That would be end of January.

  • Nilesh says:

    I take it the more for you link is no longer valid, didnt work when I tried it even though the update period is until December.

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