UPDATE – AUGUST 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
You will receive a 25% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 15th September. You can buy here.
Registration opens today, probably in the UK afternoon, for the new Starwood Preferred Guest promotion. This covers Sheraton, Westin, W, Le Meridien, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, St Regis etc.
The registration page should be here.
It is called ‘Triple Up’ and there are three ways to earn bonus points:
Earn triple Starpoints when you stay at a Sheraton for two or more nights
Earn double Starpoints at all other SPG brands for two or more nights
Earn an extra 1,000 Starpoints if your stay is for two or more nights and includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East)
The promotion runs from 9th May to 31st July.
I tend to value SPG points at 1.5p each. This means that the bonus for a weekend stay is worth £15 which, at a cheaper SPG property, would be a decent rebate. You would also receive double or triple base points on top.
Registration closes on 17th July.
In general, the current batch of hotel promotions is not great. I will do a comparison later in the week. The Hilton promotion is notionally weaker (double points at all hotels, no weekend bonus) but does not require a two night stay. Let’s see if IHG can pull something out of the bag.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
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