UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
At last, the barren dry spell of hotel promotions is coming to an end!
Marriott Rewards has brought back its MegaBonus promotion for the Autumn.
The promotion is for stays from September 15th to January 15th 2016
The last day for registration is November 15th
There seem to be four different offers available:
Double points starting from your second stay for up to 20,000 bonus points
Earn 2,000 bonus points per stay starting from the second one for up to 20,000 bonus points (this is what I got)
Earn 15,000 bonus points after 15 nights plus additional 2,000 bonus points per additional paid night for up to 35,000 bonus points
Earn 25,000 bonus points after 20 nights plus additional 2,000 bonus points per additional paid night for up to 45,000 bonus points
You can see what you have been targetted for by logging into your Marriott Rewards account and clicking ‘Your Promotions’ which is under ‘My Account’.
Most people will have received the first one, double points from the second stay.
There is absolutely nothing to get excited about here, especially as the double points only applies to base points and not any status points.
Even the more aggressive versions are not exactly highly motivating. I value Marriott points at £5 per 1,000, so they are basically offering an extra £75 of free stay for completing 15 nights.
Since registration closes two months before the end of the offer, there is a chance that you might miss out so you may want to log in and register now just in case.
You may want to compare this to the new Hilton HHonors promotion I covered yesterday.
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 (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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)