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500 bonus SPG points per stay when you book a hotel via their mobile app

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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 Preferred Guest is keen to get you to book via their mobile phone app, and is willing to bribe you with SPG points to try it!

You will receive 500 bonus SPG points per stay up to a maximum of three stays.  You MUST pay for your stay with an American Express card to receive the bonus.

The bonus runs until 31st March 2015.

You MUST pre-register by visiting this page on the Starwood website.

If you have any Starwood stays planned, this is a no-brainer.  I value SPG points at 1.5p each based on recent redemptions, so you are looking at an extra £7.50 ‘rebate’ on each of those three stays.  It will also combine with whatever general promotion Starwood rolls out for the January to March period.

Remember to register here before you book.  I will add this deal to our ‘Hotel Offers’ page where you will also find a summary of other major promotions for the big chains.

Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

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.

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.

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 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 (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).

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 (4)

  • squills says:

    OT So I’ve got a few thousand Amex MR points sitting there. Is there any point in waiting for a bonus conversion to Avios? Did it ever happen?

  • RIcatti says:

    AMEX MR bonus to Avios has not been seen in years now. I now think of one-time 50% bonus in the past (was it 2013?) as a burst of marketing activity + BA needing cash in that financial year.

  • Kipto says:

    We need the 20000 SPG Amex points sign up bonus back Asap !!

  • Werner says:

    It seems that the promotion code field that lets you save tons of money is missing in the app.

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