To celebrate its association with the US Open tennis tournament, Starwood Preferred Guest (the Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, St Regis, W etc chain) is running a daily online competition called ‘Open The World’.
The competition is open to UK residents, although some gift card prizes are restricted to US residents.
You are eligible to win one of 33 free night certificates and 561 prizes of 1,000 to 25,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points. At the end of the competition, there will be an additional prize given to one entrant of a holiday at the Starwood hotel of their choice.
You can play TWICE per day until 30th September. I had no success yesterday, despite playing twice for every member of my family with an SPG account, but I’m sure at least one HFP reader can win something today!
You need to be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest to play. If you are not a member, you can sign up for free at the Starwood website.
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.)