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Up to 35,000 Avios for NEW Marriott Rewards members

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Marriott’s current bonus promotion is ‘Double Points and Double Nights’. You earn double base points and double elite night credits on stays between 16th February and 27th April 2021. You can read our article here and register here.

Want to buy Marriott points? You currently get a 40% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points. See here for details. The offer runs until 22nd March 2021.

British Airways and Marriott Rewards have teamed up to offer a potentially attractive Avios promotion to anyone who is not already a Marriott Rewards member.

(I accept that this is not necessarily a lot of HfP members, but if you are travelling with your partner perhaps you could sign them up?)

The offer started on 1st April and has no closing date.

Marriott Rewards 35,000 miles

The bonus runs for 90 days from the date you join Marriott Rewards so do NOT join until just before your first stay!

You must set your Marriott Rewards account to earn miles, not points, and choose BA as your preferred partner.

You will earn:

1,000 bonus Avios on your first stay

1,500 bonus Avios on your second stay

2,000 bonus Avios on subsequent stays, up to a cap of 35,000 Avios within 90 days

These Avios are on top of the standard earning rate at most brands of 2 Avios per $1.

This could work out nicely if you doing a lot of short stays over the next three months.  The bonus would max out at 19 stays over 90 days so, if you are staying in 2-3 hotels per week, the full 35,000 Avios may be achievable.

If you value an Avios point at 1p, you are getting the equivalent of £20 of value per stay from your 3rd stay which is a good return.

You must sign up via this special link.  No other enrolment pages will qualify.

Note that this offer also applies to Air Canada, Asia Miles, Copa, Emirates, Iberia, Jet, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways.  You can select your preferred airline on the registration page.

You can find further details on the Executive Club promotions and offers page of ba.com here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.

You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

100,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and a long list of travel ….. Read our full review

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

50,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and free for a year Read our full review

Here are your other options. There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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