UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Marriott is not currently running a global bonus points offer.
I think I have been overdoing the exclamation marks in article headlines recently. That is unlikely to a problem with the Summer Starwood Preferred Guest promotion.
(There is a Sheraton-only promotion on the way which is more interesting – more on that tomorrow.)
Called ‘Make It Count’, you earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints when you stay for two or more consecutive nights, one of which must be a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
It is valid for stays from now until 31st August. The last to register via this page is 15th August.
All Starwood properties globally (Le Meridien, Westin, W, St Regis, Luxury Collection, Aloft, Sheraton etc) are taking part. For once there are no exclusions.
As I value SPG points at around 1.5p each, this is around £15 of value from the bonus.
Frankly, it is not a desperately exciting offer. More importantly for Starwood, it is unlikely to have many people adjusting their schedules in order to earn it.
That said, this is a bonus I am actually going to earn as I already have two nights in a Westin booked for August. I will happily take the 1,000 bonus points.
You MUST register in order to receive the bonus via the link on this page. It is worth doing now as you may forget later, although I will add it to our ‘Hotel Promos‘ page. This page should always be your first stop if you are looking to maximise your rewards from an upcoming hotel booking.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (January 2021)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
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 Elite status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
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).
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)