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Up to 35,000 Avios for NEW Marriott Rewards members

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You can currently buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a 30% discount. See this page of marriott.com for details. The offer runs to 20th June.

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 (June 2021)

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

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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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