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Free night after two stays when you join Marriott Rewards

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Marriott Rewards is currently offering a very interesting deal for new members – a free night after just two stays.

The good news is that you have up to 150 days to complete the two stays.   You have all of the month you enrol plus a further 120 days after the end of that month.

Marriott Northampton

More good news is that ALL of the Marriott brands count – Marriott, Courtyard, EDITION, Autograph, Renaissance, Protea, Residence Inn, Ritz-Carlton, AC Hotels etc.

The link to sign up is here.

There is one piece of bad news.  The free night can only be redeemed at a Category 1-5 Marriott Rewards hotel.  To be fair to Marriott, 80% of their properties globally fall in Category 1-5 – it is just that all of the high profile ones do not.  There is nothing in London below Category 7, for instance.

The Marriott in Northampton – a Category 4 hotel, pictured above – is the sort of place you will be spending your free night.

However, it is wrong to look a gift horse in the mouth.  If you have some Marriot stays coming up it is worth joining.  You may want to sign-up (the link is here) in the name of your partner if you already have a Marriott account and they don’t – or risk opening a new account for yourself at a different address.


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 (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 (19)

  • RT says:

    I have 4 nights booked in Marriot Bangkok… booked via Hotels.com… will this count??

    • Rob says:

      Unlikely, because it is a third party booking.

      Remember that you don’t get free Wi-Fi at Marriott unless you book direct so, if Wi Fi is essential, you want to consider cancelling and rebooking directly. It depends how much the Wi-Fi costs versus what you get back in Welcome Rewards via hotels.com.

      • RT says:

        You do get WiFi access. It’s free throughout the Marriot hotel in Bangkok. I was there in January and was booked via hotels.com too.

  • kevin says:

    I also got the same message as George but emailed Marriott rewards who confirmed that I had been enrolled with the free night offer but it would take 24-72 hours to update my account. Fingers crossed

  • Felix Flyer says:

    Just wonderered if it would link with the Marriott refer a friend offer or not?

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